CHARMINAR

  • Action and romantic films reaped gold for Kannada cinema in 2013 December 17, 2013

    Chennai: Over 600 films were released in the last 12 months across the Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam movie worlds, marking it one of the busiest years. In this vast scape, comedy proved to be economically successful at the box office, with the exception of a few commercial outings in...
  • 'Charminar' Review: Meghana is the surprise factor February 10, 2013

    Cast: Nenapirali Prem, Meghana Gaonkar, Rangayana Raghu, Raju Thalikote, Mrudula, Vidya Murthy Director: R Chandru Rating: 3.5 out of 5 For those who have felt filmmaker R.Chandru follows the same kind of storylines and narration, his new film 'Charminar' would come as a pleasant surprise! Though it has a rural backdrop like in...
  • Owaisi says hatespeech CD doctored, sent to judicial custody January 16, 2013

    Adilabad: MIM legislator Akbaruddin Owaisi on Wednesday denied that it was his voice in the hate speech CD, sources said. Owaisi was arrested for a hate speech made in December 2012 and the MIM leader has now said that the recording of that speech is that of someone else. The...
  • Old Hyderabad peaceful a day after mob violence November 17, 2012

    Hyderabad: The situation in the Old city of Hyderabad, which witnessed violence on Friday, is peaceful, police said on Saturday. The police lifted some restrictions on the movement of people and vehicular traffic around Charminar, where a mob indulged in stone pelting and arson after Friday prayers at the historic...
  • Hyderabad: Violence again breaks out in Old City November 16, 2012

    Hyderabad: Violence broke out once again near Charminar in the old city of Hyderabad on Friday over a temple row. At least seven people were injured in stone pelting by an unruly mob, and baton charge by police. Teargas shells were also fired by the police to disperse the mob,...
  • AP: Congress hits back at MIM over communal charge November 15, 2012

    Hyderabad: Two days after MajliseIttehadul Muslimeen (MIM) withdrew support to the Congress government in Andhra Pradesh, the ruling party on Wednesday hit back by condemning the allegations that it has joined hands with communal forces. The Congress demanded the MIM to withdraw the "baseless" allegations and hoped it would reconsider...
  • 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...
  • MIM withdraws support to UPA over temple row November 12, 2012

    Hyderabad: The MajliseIttehadul Muslimeen (MIM) on Monday withdrew support to the UPA government in the Centre accusing the Kiran Kumar Reddy government in Andhra Pradesh of high handedness on temple renovation issue at Old City area in Hyderabad. MIM has one MP, Asaduddin Owaisi, from Hyderabad in the UPA. MIM...
  • MIM withdraws support to Cong govt in Andhra Pradesh November 12, 2012

    Hyderabad: The MajliseIttehadul Muslimeen (MIM) on Monday withdrew support to the Congress government in Andhra Pradesh accusing the ruling party of high handedness on temple renovation issue at Old City area in Hyderabad. MIM has seven MLAs and one MP. Speaking to CNNIBN, MIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi said, "We are disappointed...
  • 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...
  • Court orders status quo on temple abutting Charminar November 6, 2012

    Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh High Court on Monday ordered that status quo, as of Oct 30, be maintained at a temple abutting the historic Charminar monument here and directed that no construction activity be taken up touching the monument. The division bench comprising acting Chief Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose and...
  • Hyderabad's Charminar area tense over worship site row November 5, 2012

    Hyderabad: The old city of Hyderabad remained tense on Monday after incidents of violence the night before over reported attempts to expand a place of worship abutting the Charminar monument, police said. Many shops remained closed and a holiday was declared in many schools and colleges. A policeman was injured,...
  • Will Golconda or Charminar ever get UNESCO tag? July 28, 2012

    Hyderabad: Will Golconda or Charminar ever figure in UNESCOs World Heritage list? Going by the present state of affairs, it can safely be presumed that nothing of the sort will happen in the next few years. Experts from UNESCOs International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) are set to visit...
  • Hyderabad: Charminar, Golkonda to be heritage sites July 24, 2012

    Hyderabad: The state government through central government has filed nominations for the declaration of Charminar, Golkonda and Qutubshahi Tombs as World Heritage sites by UNESCO, GHMC commissioner, M T Krishna Babu said. He held a review meeting with Rajath Kumar, commissioner, Tourism on the issue of declaration of World Heritage Sites...
  • I know what to do: Meghana Gaonkar July 5, 2012

    Sweet looking, milky white complexioned Meghana Gaonkar on the verge of completing her fourth film feels proud for accepting 'Charminar' after 32 days of shooting. This is the right kind of film I was looking for says the pretty actress. A Master degree holder in English literature Meghana Gaonkar from...
  • Local Venkatesha: Premkumar to play male lead June 24, 2012

    Lovely star Premkumar has picked another film with one film 'Shatru' ready for release and two films 'Chandra and Charminar' on the floors. This time the title for lovely star Premkumar is 'Local Venkatesha'. The growing actor from the days of 'Nenapirali' Premkumar was hit with a bad luck from a...
  • Flags take the charm out of Charminar April 20, 2012

    HYDERABAD: It would seem the tourism department and the Hyderabad corporations style of promoting the citys most famous landmark this World Heritage Week includes just a dash of bright coloured flags and self advertisement banners, rather than improving facilities for tourists to the monument as promised. For any visitor to...
  • H'bad: UNESCO gets Qutub Shahi dossier February 17, 2012

    HYDERABAD: The comprehensive dossier and management plan for the Qutub Shahi monuments in Hyderabad (Golconda Fort, Qutub Shahi tombs and Charminar) has been submitted to UNESCO through the Archaeological Survey of India for their recognition as World Heritage Sites. The dossier was sent well before the deadline of Feb 1,...
  • Celebrate Eid in Hyderabadi style, shop at Charminar September 30, 2008

    It is that time of the year when thousands throng the lanes of Charminar after the evening namaz, to indulge in some festive delights. Specially crafted bangles, traditional sequin dresses, sherwanis etc is available at these shops. Shopping at the Charminar for Eid celebrations is a tradition for most Hyderabadis....
  • Hyderabad may lose its heritage lake soon April 17, 2008

    Hyderabad Older than the Charminar and once the source of water for Hyderabad city, the Hussain Sagar lake is now in its death throes. Today the lake is just half of what it was 50yearsago because of encroachment by both government and private builders. 290 acres of the lake have...
  • India's tallest building in Hyderabad May 7, 2007

    Hyderabad: The historic Charminar might soon lose its status as Hyderabad's most famous structure. The state Industrial Infrastructure Corporation has given the final nod to the city's skyscraper zone, and a landmark building, to be located in a 100acre Business District in Manchirevula near Hyderabad. "In the area that the...