TELANGANA

  • Telangana native becomes DTC's first woman driver 2 days ago

    New Delhi: After driving autorickshaws and BMWs, Telangana native Vankadarath Saritha on Friday became the first woman to hit the Delhi roads as a DTC driver. 30-year-old Saritha, who completed a 28-day long training session, has been posted at Sarojni Nagar depot and will be put in day-time duty at a...
  • 5 suspected SIMI terrorists killed by Telangana Police after they try to flee, attack security personnel April 7, 2015

    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 to...
  • Crime against women: Telangana mulling setting up fast-track courts April 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Telangana Government is "actively considering" setting up fast-track courts to deal with offences against women and children. Delivering his address at the joint conference of Chief Ministers and High Court Chief Justices in New Delhi, Telangana Law Minister Indra Karan Reddy said the state government is actively considering to...
  • Telangana: Two SIMI operatives who fled Khandwa jail allegedly killed in encounter April 4, 2015

    Hyderabad: Two alleged Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) operatives were shot dead during an encounter in the Nalagonda district of Telangana on Friday night. These SIMI operatives - identified as Mohammad Ejazuddin and Mohammad Aslam - were among the five who fled Khandwa jail of Madhya Pradesh in 2013. This...
  • Amaravati: Once the capital of an empire, now the capital of a truncated state April 3, 2015

    Amaravati, a temple town on the banks of the river Krishna, is to be the new capital city of a truncated Andhra Pradesh. The town was a capital once before in the long, long past. Over 2300 years ago, Brahmin vassals of the Andhra-Telangana region of the then declining Mauryan...
  • India's newest state Telangana splurges on 21 Toyota Fortuner vehicles for its top officers April 2, 2015

    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 only...
  • Two policemen killed in firing in Telangana April 2, 2015

    Hyderabad: Two policemen on Thursday killed and as many injured after an unidentified person opened fire on them while they were questioning passengers during checking of vehicles in Nalgonda district of Telangana in the wee hours. The incident occurred at around 12:30 AM at a bus stand in Suryapet town when...
  • Telangana: Harassed for not bearing son, woman kills self with daughters March 31, 2015

    Hyderabad: A 26-year-old woman allegedly committed suicide along with her two daughters by jumping into a canal in Nizamabad district of Telangana on Tuesday, apparently due to harassment by her husband for not bearing him a son, police said. The incident occurred under Nagireddypet police station limits between 9.30 am...
  • Hyderabad: Writer Kona Venkat looted at knifepoint March 28, 2015

    Hyderabad: Popular Telugu writer Kona Venkat and producer DVV Danayya were robbed at knifepoint when they were returning home from a party late at night. The incident happened at Shadnagar on Thursday. "A very shocking moment for me & our producer Danayya garu, when we got looted at knife point by some...
  • TDP legislators stopped from entering Telangana assembly March 26, 2015

    Hyderabad: Tension prevailed in the premises of Telangana legislative assembly on Thursday when the security personnel stopped legislators of opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) from entering the building. Ten lawmakers, who were already suspended from the House for the entire budget session, faced embarrassing situation when the security staff did not...
  • Centre to appoint official to coordinate with Andhra Pradesh and Telangana March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: The Centre has decided to appoint a senior Home Ministry official to coordinate with Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and concerned ministries for speedy implementation of the provisions in Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act. The decision came following a meeting of a delegation of Andhra Pradesh BJP leaders with Union Home Minister...
  • IOTY 2014: K Chandrasekhar Rao, P Vijayan win Popular Choice Award March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and IPS officer P Vijayan have been awarded Popular Choice Award at the CNN-IBN Indian of the Year 2014 for their distinguished work in their respective fields. The credit for the oldest statehood movement of India this year that led to the creation...
  • Vehicle of Telangana CM's convoy hit a 12-year-old boy, allege locals March 16, 2015

    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 incident,...
  • Telangana government to spend Rs 6 lakh crore in 5 years: CM Chandrasekhar Rao March 10, 2015

    Hyderabad: Telangana government plans to spend over Rs 6 lakh crore towards plan and non-plan expenditure in the next five years, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said on Tuesday. Replying to a 'Motion of Thanks' on the Governor's address in the Telangana Assembly, Rao said that his government is...
  • Government sanctions Rs 100 crore to clean up and rejuvenate Hussain Sagar lake March 10, 2015

    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...
  • 10 TDP legislators suspended from Telangana Assembly for entire Budget session March 9, 2015

    Hyderabad: Ten legislators of the opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) were suspended on Monday from the Telangana Assembly for the entire Budget session for disrupting the proceedings. Speaker S Madhusudana Chary announced the suspension of the TDP members after Minister for Legislative Affairs T Harish Rao moved the resolution. As soon as...
  • Modi changed dress four times on a day while Obama wore just one suit: Akbaruddin Owaisi March 3, 2015

    Hyderabad: All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi's brother Akbaruddin has mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for changing his clothes often and trying hard to impress US President Barack Obama during the latter's visit to India on Republic Day. Ridiculing Modi, Akbaruddin said, "He (Modi) changed his dress four times...
  • Former IAF fighter pilot becomes new Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee chief March 2, 2015

    Hyderabad: An NDA graduate, newly-appointed Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee president N Uttam Kumar Reddy served as a fighter pilot in the Indian Air Force before plunging into politics two decades ago. He had flown MIG-21 and MIG-23 aircraft in frontline fighter squadrons, and was decorated for gallantry in Siachen and other...
  • Telangana CM to relocate Secretariat to Hospital site citing poor vaastu conditions March 2, 2015

    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 a...
  • 57 fresh cases of swine flu in Telangana February 28, 2015

    Hyderabad: Fifty seven fresh cases of swine flu have been reported in Telangana, where the number of deaths due to the virus stands at 56 as of on Saturday. "In the current year, from January 1 till February 27, 4,673 samples have been tested, out of which 1,469 found to be...
  • Telangana: With two more dead, swine flu death toll reaches 56 February 27, 2015

    Hyderabad: Two more deaths and 27 new cases of swine flu have been reported in Telangana, where the number of deaths due to the virus stands at 56 as on date. "In the current year, from January 1 till February 26, 4,483 samples have been tested, out of which 1,412 found...
  • 56 fresh swine flu cases detected in Telangana February 23, 2015

    Hyderabad: As many as 56 new cases of swine flu have been reported in Telangana, where the H1N1 virus has claimed 51 lives so far this year. From January 1 till Sunday, 4,040 samples were tested, out of which 1,316 were found positive for swine flu. The number of deaths due...
  • Telugu actor Jai Akash joins Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) February 23, 2015

    Chennai: Telugu actor Jai Akash who starred in films like 'Anandam' and 'Ready' has joined Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) party. He has no plans to leave acting. "I've officially joined TRS party. I'd like to juggle between politics and films, so I have no plans of quitting acting. "The TRS government...
  • Government battles swine flu outbreak, over 10,000 infected with deadly virus February 19, 2015

    Swine flu scare continues to spread across the country with 663 people having lost their lives in 2015 and more than 10,000 people having tested positive. On Wednesday, 12 people died in Gujarat taking the death toll in the state to 167 while 3 people succumbed to the deadly virus...
  • Swine flu scare: As death toll constantly rises, chemists report shortage of medicines February 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Chemists are reporting a shortage of swine flu medication at a time when 39 people have died in the country over the last 24 hours and 624 people have lost their lives due to the deadly H1N1 virus in less than two months. However, the government is claiming...
  • Bill soon to stop employment of kids below 14 years: Bandaru Dattatreya February 17, 2015

    Telangana: To ban employment of children below 14 years in any occupation, a Bill will be presented before the Cabinet soon, a Union Minister said on Tuesday. "To eradicate child labour under the age of 14, a Bill will be presented before the Union Cabinet and will later be introduced before...
  • Amendments to Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act likely in Budget session February 15, 2015

    Hyderabad: Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday indicated that the Centre may take up the issue of introducing amendments to the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act 2014 during the forthcoming budget session of Parliament. "Regarding amendments in AP Reorganisation Act 2014, we are going to talk to both the state governments...
  • Telangana: Death toll rises to 45 after 3 more die of Swine Flu February 13, 2015

    Hyderabad: Swine flu continues to claim lives in Telangana with three more people succumbing at a hospital on Friday. With this the toll due to swine flu rose to 45 since January 1, officials said. According to a bulletin by the health department on Friday, 89 samples were tested for H1N1 virus...
  • Swine flu menace continues, 216 cases registered throughout the country February 12, 2015

    New Delhi: The Health Ministry has stated that around 216 swine flu deaths have been registered throughout the country in just the first 10 days of February. But, the ministry has assured that there is adequate stock of medicines in most states. Five more people succumbed to swine flu in...
  • Telangana government not addressing drought conditions: BJP February 11, 2015

    Hyderabad: The Telangana government is not addressing drought conditions, state BJP president and MLA G Kishan Reddy said on Wednesday. "Some ministers are holding meetings on 'Mission Kakatiya' (restoration of tanks) programme, others on the water grid. But no one is talking about drought," he said. No reports have been...