Illegal migrants seeking passports on the rise in Hyderabad

Cases of illegal migrants from countries like Myanmar, Bangladesh and Nepal, who have settled in the city, applying for passport by producin...

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Woman forest official assaulted in Telangana, TRS MLA’s brother held

Hyderabad: A Telangana woman forest department official was injured Sunday when she was attacked by some people, allegedly led by the brother of a TRS MLA, at a village in Komaram Bheem Asifabad district over a land issue. Superintendent of Police Malla Reddy said Koneru Krishna, brother of TRS MLA Koneru Kannappa, has been arrested and booked under variou...

Felling of banyan trees prevented on highway thanks to people’s movement

Hyderabad: If you had travelled to Hyderabad by road a few decades ago, your best memory of that trip would invariably be the majestic banyan trees lined up on either side of the road leading to the city, forming a canopy that fills your heart with pure joy, the joy of being in the lap of Nature. The travellers would often stop under these trees to take a bre...

Water diplomacy: Sibling Telugu states break new ground

Shedding the bitter baggage of the past, the sibling Telugu states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh have decided to stop approaching courts and tribunals over water disputes in future and, instead, draw up joint plans to harness the river waters for the benefit of the people of both the states. A meeting of the two Chief Ministers K Chandrasekhar...

Andhra Pradesh, Telengana CMs to meet on June 28 to discuss water issues

Hyderabad: The chief ministers of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana would meet "officially" for the first time in almost three years on June 28 at Hyderabad to sort out differences related to water issues, sources close to the development said on Tuesday (June 25). In September 2016, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and his then Andhra Pradesh count...

Here’s how Telangana is nipping its water crisis in the bud

While several states are reeling under severe drinking water crisis, Telangana presents a picture of contrast. Despite delayed monsoon and a prolonged dry spell, there is no major water crisis in the state. This is particularly heartening for a region that was always in the news for protests over water scarcity, farmers’ suicides, prolonged powe...

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Kaleshwaram project inauguration missed Harish Rao. Did KCR sideline him?

Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Friday presided over the grand inauguration of the Rs 80,000-crore Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project (KLIP). Besides Governor ESL Narasimhan and chief ministers of Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh, Devednra Fadnavis and Jagan Mohan Reddy, his whole cabinet was present. The only person missing at...

How Kaleshwaram project is set to transform Telangana

Hyderabad: At 1,832 km-long water supply, 203 km-long tunnel route, 45 lakh-acre irrigation target, 141 TMC storage capacity, the figures of the Kaleshwaram project are mind boggling. With the launch of Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project (KLIP) on Friday, India’s youngest state Telangana has taken a giant step towards transforming into ‘Bangaru (golden) T...

Is Rajya Sabha becoming TDP-mukt?

Hyderabad: In a major jolt to the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), four of its Rajya Sabha members are set to switch over to the BJP. The regional party, headed by N Chandrababu Naidu, has six MPs in the Upper House. The former Union Minister Sujana Choudary, CM Ramesh, TG Venkatesh, and G Mohan Rao submitted a joint letter to the Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah ...

Karimnagar corporation plays Good Samaritan, buries the poor for ₹1

Karimnagar, known as the ‘city of granites’ in Telangana, has hit the headlines, not for the business it generates but for its humane approach towards bereaved families. It’s a city that truly cares for the dead. The city of a population of 3.5 lakh has set an example for the rest of the country by launching funeral services at a cost of just ₹1...

AP starts handing over buildings in Hyderabad to Telangana

Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh government on Wednesday (June 19) started handing over buildings in the Secretariat here to the Telangana dispensation in line with a recent order by the governor of both the states. The Andhra Pradesh government was allotted the buildings in four blocks at the secretariat complex after bifurcation of the state in 2014, as Hyd...

Telangana jail FM airs prisoners’ ‘mann ki baat’

The day begins at 6 am with devotional songs followed by announcements, music, educational programmes, motivational speeches, lectures by guests and ends at 9 pm, but not before playing some popular Telugu and Hindi chartbusters. No, this is not the daily schedule of one of the many FM radios operational in Hyderabad. These are the programmes aired...

Bid to install Ambedkar statue in Hyderbad foiled, Ex-Cong MP held

Hyderabad: A former Congress MP and some of his supporters were on Tuesday (June 18) taken into preventive custody when they attempted to install an Ambedkar statue near Panjagutta circle here without permission, police said. V Hanumantha Rao and around 20 of his supporters had transported the Ambedkar statue in a vehicle and tried to install it, but the p...

Telugu states are shedding the past, one baggage at a time

Hyderabad: In May 2016, a few days after Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao laid the foundation stone for the ambitious Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation project that was expected to transform the face of Telangana, the YSR Congress president YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, who was then the Leader of the Opposition in Andhra Pradesh, sat on a three-day ‘Jala Deeksh...

One nation, one election sounds attractive but not possible: Former CEC

Hyderabad: Former chief election commissioner T S Krishnamurthy on Tuesday (June 18) said the one nation one election idea is very attractive but cannot be put into practice without a Constitutional amendment providing for fixed tenure for legislatures. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has invited heads of all political parties which have at least one MP eithe...

Telangana: Son, nephew set to return to KCR cabinet

Hyderabad: With his plans for Federal Front failing to take off and his dreams of playing a key role at the Centre lay shattered, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao is all set to induct his son K T Rama Rao and nephew T Harish Rao into his cabinet. The cabinet expansion is likely anytime after June 19. Hoping to play a crucial role at the Centre i...

‘Look South’ mission: How BJP is planning to make inroads in Telugu states

'What 2014 was for North-East, 2024 will be for South' is the new mantra being chanted by the BJP leaders in the two Telugu states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Even before the euphoria over an emphatic Lok Sabha victory could subside, the saffron party has unveiled its ‘Look South’ mission for the 2024 general elections. “Our next target ...

Collector admits daughter in govt school, stands as role model

Hyderabad: At a time when many parents prefer to admit their children in private schools, the Collector of Vikarabad district in Telangana chose to tread a different path. Standing as a role model for others, Masrath Khanam Ayesha enrolled her daughter in a government minorities residential school in Vikarabad town though she could have put the child in an...

MLAs’ defection: Cops foil Congress leader’s fast-unto-death protest

Hyderabad: The city police on Monday (June 10) foiled the indefinite fast of senior Congress leader M Bhatti Vikramarka, in protest against the "illegal" merger of 12 party MLAs with the ruling TRS in Telangana, and shifted him to a hospital in view of his "failing health". Congress Legislature Party leader Vikramarka had on Saturday (June 7) launched his ...

Vijayashanti back to silver screen after a failed political career

After a failed political career, popular South Indian actor of yesteryears Vijayashanti is set to don the greasepaint again after a gap of 13 years.

Telangana MLAs’ defection: CLP leader Vikramarka launches 36-hour fast

Hyderabad: Congress Legislature Party leader in Telangana M Bhatti Vikramarka on Saturday (June 8) began a 36-hour fast here protesting the illegal merger of 12 party MLAs with the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi. When contacted, Vikramarka said he is on a "satyagraha-fast." AICC in-charge of Congress affairs in Telangana R C Khuntia, state Congress pr...

TRS defends 12 Congress MLAs joining its ranks in Telangana

Hyderabad: The TRS on Friday (June 7) defended the action of 12 Congress MLAs in joining forces with the ruling party in Telangana, saying they have done so keeping in mind their political future, and blamed the Rahul Gandhi-led organisation for failure to keep its flock together. Assembly Speaker Pocharam Srinivas Reddy on Thursday recognised the 12 defec...

Telangana becomes Congress-mukt, 12 MLAs seek merger with TRS

In a major blow to the Congress in Telangana, 12 of its 19 MLAs met the Assembly Speaker P Srinivas Reddy on Thursday (June 6), seeking to merge with the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS). They had defected to the ruling camp in batches over the last six months. Earlier in the day, a Congress legislator from Tandur constituency Rohith Reddy...

After LS reverses, TRS captures Telangana hinterland in local bodies

After suffering reverses in the Lok Sabha polls, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) has regained its supremacy in rural Telangana in the elections to the local bodies and is set to capture all the 32 Zilla Parishads in the state. The resounding victory for the ruling party across the state reflects the undiminished popularity of Chief Minister ...

Respite from heat, sudden rain hits Hyderabad

Hyderabad: A sudden and brief spell of rain here on Monday (June 3) evening brought respite to the people who have been experiencing scorching heat with temperatures soaring over 40 degrees Celsius during the past few days. Officials of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) cleared water-logging in certain parts of the city. The India Meteorolo...

Lok Sabha poll impact: Internal turmoil rocks KCR family

Hyderabad: The friction within the first family of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) is talked about only in hushed tones and has not come into the public domain so far. However, the feud appears to be deepening after the ruling party’s disappointing performance in the Lok Sabha elections. An unstated yet clearly palpable friction between the Chief Minis...