Osmania University Professor held for alleged links with Maoists

Hyderabad: A professor of the Osmania University here was arrested on Saturday (January 18) for suspected links with the Maoists, police said.

Tollywood, a saga of bloated egos, caste and clan loyalties

Tollywood, as the Telugu film industry is popularly known, is probably the only enterprise that grabs media headlines, not for the quality of its output or coveted awards but for the bitter rivalry within its ranks.

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Anti-CAA protests: Hundreds take out march in Hyderabad

Hyderabad: Hundreds of people on Saturday marched towards the Dharna Chowk in the central part of the city to protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the National Population Register (NPR).

Rebel turned ruler; KCR perfects unpredictability as political craft

If unpredictability is a political craft, then the Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao qualifies to be its master. Political observers often miscalculate his moves and end up making inaccurate predictions.

TRS changes track, now supports protests against new citizenship law

Hyderabad: Bowing to mounting pressure, particularly from its ally All India Majlis Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM), the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) has joined the public protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC).

Telangana government raises RTC employees retirement age to 60

Hyderabad: The Telangana government has increased the retirement age from 58 to 60 for state-run transport corporation employees, an official release said on Wednesday (December 25). Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao signed on the file pertaining to the increase in the retirement age for the employees of the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (T...

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AIIMS to conduct second autopsy of 4 accused in Hyderabad vet rape-murder

New Delhi: AIIMS has formed a team of three forensic doctors to conduct the second autopsy on the bodies of four men accused of gang-rape and murder of a woman veterinarian near Hyderabad, who were killed in an alleged encounter on Dec 6.

Girl power: How a Telangana collector is making girls fighting fit

In the backdrop of growing incidents of crime against women, a female District Collector in Telangana has embarked on a unique initiative to impart training in Kalaripayattu, an ancient martial art form, for school and college girls and Anganwadi workers.

Vet rape and murder case: Telangana HC orders re-postmortem of four accused

Hyderabad: The Telangana High Court on Saturday (December 21) directed a re-postmortem of the bodies of the four accused in the gang-rape and murder of a female veterinarian near Hyderabad last month. The four accused were killed in an alleged encounter on December 6. The bodies of the four accused are preserved in the state-run Gandhi Hospital here as per...

Telangana parties in disarray over CAA protests; Congress stays away

Hyderabad: Despite being on the same page as far as opposing the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) is concerned, the political parties in Telangana are going separate ways and charting their own course in organising protest rallies.

CAB sets off protests, fear and uncertainty among Muslims in South

Hyderabad/Chennai/Bengaluru: The opposition to the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) is gathering momentum. The ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) and its ally All India Majlis Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) in Telangana have thrown their weight behind the legal challenge mounted by the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) which moved the Supreme Court on Thursday (December 12), ...

Telangana encounter deaths: SC orders inquiry headed by ex-judge VS Sirpurkar

New Delhi: The Supreme Court appointed on Thursday(December 12) a three-member inquiry commission headed by former apex court judge V S Sirpurkar to inquire into the circumstances leading to the encounter killing of the four accused in the gang-rape and murder of a veterinarian in Telangana. The commission, which also included former Bombay High Court judg...

SC for impartial inquiry into encounter of Telangana rape-murder accused

The Supreme Court on Thursday (December 12) said there should be an “impartial inquiry” into the encounter killings of the four men accused in the gang rape and murder of a veterinarian in Telangana. An apex court bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde was hearing two public interest litigations seeking an independent probe into the deaths last ...

Karnataka success prompts BJP to scout for aggressive face to lead Telangana unit

Emboldened by the benefits gained in the Karnataka by-elections, the BJP is scouting for an ‘aggressive’ leader to lead its unit in Telangana and expand the party’s footprint in the state as part of its ‘Look South’ mission. The party’s national general secretary P Muralidhar Rao, who was successful as Karnataka in-charge, is among the frontrunn...

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At a time when the encounter killing of the accused in the horrific gangrape and murder of a veterinary doctor in Hyderabad has raised questions over vigilante justice, conflicting signals have been emerging from the Telangana government about the police operation. While Cyberabad’s police commissioner VC Sajjanar, widely hailed for the pre-dawn...

Disha murder case: SIT to probe killings of 4 accused, HC to hear case today

Hyderabad: The Telangana government has constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the killing of four accused in the rape and murder of a woman veterinarian in "retaliatory" firing by police last week.

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For years, Jarpala Kumar has been teaching English and life skills to students, mostly children of farmers, in Rayagudem village in Khammam, Telangana. All along, he had focussed only on their studies. But now, he has realised the need to understand their personal issues and help them evolve as confident individuals. This change in attitude is a...

KCR on a collision course with BJP, flags federal concerns

Hyderabad: At a time when the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government is drawing flak for undermining federal spirit while dealing with states, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) government has flagged concerns over “deliberate neglect” of certain states on political grounds while allocation of central funds. The aggressive stance taken by the TRS c...

Preserve bodies of accused in vet rape-murder case: Telangana HC tells govt

While holding an emergency hearing on Friday (December 6), the Telangana High Court asked the state government to preserve the bodies of the four accused in the rape and murder of a veterinarian till 8 pm of December 9. The court gave the order on a representation received in the office of the Chief Justice, seeking judicial intervention into th...

Never mind loopholes in cop version, Hyderabad celebrates encounter

Hyderabad: It was too much of a coincidence that the accused were shot dead in the early hours of Friday (December 6) at exactly the same spot near Shadnagar on the Hyderabd-Bengaluru highway where the charred body of the victim was found eight days ago.

Law has done its duty: Cyberabad top cop on killing of rape accused

Hyderabad: Two of the four men accused of rape and murder of a veterinarian, who were killed in an encounter on Friday, had snatched weapons from the police and opened fire at them when they were taken to the spot of crime to get the sequence of events re-constructed, Cyberabad Police Commissioner VC Sajjanar said on Friday.

Andhra Pradesh, Telangana to implement ‘Zero FIR’ in all police stations

Amaravati/Hyderabad: In the backdrop of massive public outrage over the gang rape and murder of a veterinary doctor in Hyderabad, the Directors General of Police (DGP) of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have issued directions to all police stations in their respective states to register a First Information Report (FIR) when a person walks in with a complaint, irrespective...

Fast track court set up to try woman veterinarian case

Hydrabad: The Telangana government on Wednesday (December 4) issued orders for setting up a fast track court to try the four men accused of the gang rape and murder of a woman veterinarian last month. The government designated the court of First Additional District and Sessions Judge in Mahabubnagar district as the special court for speedy trial of the ca...

Hyderabad’s Nirbhaya: Chorus for capital punishment intensifies

In December 2008, two engineering students were attacked with acid outside the gate of their college in Telangana’s Warangal town in a suspected case of spurned love. Amid outspread public outrage over the incident, the three suspects were swiftly gunned down by the police in what was widely seen as a fake encounter. Though the encounter was ...

Last survivor in woman tahsildar attack succumbs to burns; toll rises to 4

Hyderabad: A 52-old revenue staff, injured in an attempt to save a woman tahsildar set ablaze by a man in her office near here last month, died at a hospital on Monday (December 2) as the toll in the gruesome incident rose to four, police said. K Chandraiah, an office subordinate, breathed his last in the early hours at the private hospital here, a senior ...

Shadnagar rape case: Police to seek maximum punishment for accused

A day after Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao announced setting up of a fast track court for expeditious trial in the case of rape and murder of a veterinarian near Hyderabad, the police on Monday said they would seek maximum punishment for the four accused.