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8 foreigners held in crackdown on fake marriages
Thu, Sep 21, 2017

The police began raids on Tuesday night after gathering evidence. A 15-year-old was rescued at a guesthouse in Chandrayangutta area and the raids were still going on.

Contract marriage racket: Police arrest eight Arab sheikhs in Hyderabad who wanted to ‘marry’ minor girls
Wed, Sep 20, 2017

Police said brokers not only identify and keep the young girls ready for marriage but also offer various packages.

Six dead as underconstruction tunnel roof collapses in Telangana
Wed, Sep 20, 2017

The construction of the project started on May 2, while that of the pump house and tunnel began on September 20 last year. The government has spent about Rs 11,000 crores so far, while only Rs 7,000 crore was allocated to the project in this year's budget.

Women make bonfires of ‘inferior-quality’ sarees gifted by Telangana govt
Tue, Sep 19, 2017

State Industries Minister K T Rama Rao said the protests were the handiwork of Congress workers who want to defame the government

How a Twitter hashtag forced Hyderabad’s traffic police to nab their own
Mon, Sep 18, 2017

Traffic police have now launched a counter hashtag “practicingwhatwepreach”, posting photos of challans issued to errant policemen.

Telangana govt to give temple priests state pay scale from Nov
Sat, Sep 16, 2017

Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao also said that a Dharmika Parishad will be formed to supervise and monitor temple related issues, and the Parishad will have state government representatives.

Hyderabad guesthouses under scanner over ‘contract marriages’
Fri, Sep 15, 2017

Police say the brokers arrange for the “brides” and use WhatsApp groups to advertise their services; guesthouse agents post vacancy messages in the group.

Kancha Ilaiah lodges police complaint after threat calls, says fears for his safety
Tue, Sep 12, 2017

Dr Kancha Ilaiah said if anything happens to him, the Arya-Vysya Sangham must be held responsible.

To counter YSR Congress, Telugu Desam Party begins public outreach programme
Mon, Sep 11, 2017

“The aim is to enroll all our supporters in the party. The government is is very popular and there will be a TDP flag on every house very soon,” said TDP spokesperson E P Reddy.  Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu will launch the programme Monday in Vizag.

21st GST Council Meet: GSTN glitches, revenue worry at meeting of GST Council
Sun, Sep 10, 2017

The Council decided to levy an additional cess of 2 per cent on mid-sized cars, 5 per cent on large cars, and 7 per cent on SUVs, along with lowering tax rates on 40 items, including idli/dosa batter etc.

New Look, New Role: Telangana poet Gaddar looks for launch in politics
Fri, Sep 08, 2017

Most of Gaddar’s programmes are now those organised by non-political organisations and address issues such as oppression of marginalised communities, Dalit rights, and farmers’ issues.

Among the cases Andhra wants to close, ‘rape-murder’ without a body
Fri, Sep 08, 2017

This case is among a number in which the state has sought to withdraw, through 23 government orders, prosecution of current and former TDP MLAs.

Andhra government tries to backtrack on cases against leaders, halts after plea in high court
Thu, Sep 07, 2017

An attempt to rape and illegal confinement case was filed against former TDP MLA from Kovvur T V Rama Rao. This was withdrawn on September 1, 2016, through another government order (number 1036).

Amaravati, a city fast shaping up with dedicated regions
Sat, Sep 02, 2017

With the new Andhra Pradesh capital being developed with nine theme cities, Knowledge and Health regions are especially getting traction where university campuses and healthcare facilities have either been set up or are being constructed

Bypoll loss signals another crisis for Jagan Reddy’s party
Thu, Aug 31, 2017

The role of election strategist Prashant Kishor, who was hired by Reddy in July, has also come under scrutiny, though he is expected to stay till 2019. While YSRCP won 67 seats in the 2014 Assembly elections, its tally is now down to 47 — 20 MLAs defected to the ruling TDP.

Nandyal bypoll: Election Commission asks state poll panel to warn Jagan Mohan Reddy over code violation
Wed, Aug 23, 2017

During campaigning for Nandyal by-poll Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy had said "there is nothing wrong if Chandrababu Naidu is shot dead on the road for not fulfilling election promises."

Muslim women cheer on SC’s triple talaq verdict: Come a long way from Shah Bano to Shayara Bano
Wed, Aug 23, 2017

“I am for the Supreme Court judgment in the sense that it will help illiterate women who are constantly under pressure and live in the fear of being given talaq,’’ said Siddiqua Ahmed, the daughter of Shah Bano in Indore.

Andhra Pradesh first to implement Bharat QR digital payments to make Vizag less-cash city
Tue, Aug 22, 2017

Bharat QR is a secure, network-agnostic interface that enables customers to use their smartphones to make payments without divulging information like card numbers and CVV.

What happens to us, ask triple talaq victims
Tue, Aug 22, 2017

"Do you think the SC's decision today changes anything for me, I don’t understand. If I cannot save the marriage I want to ensure that my husband returns all the money and gifts my parents gave, and gives monthly allowance for my daughter,’’ says Shazia

‘So lucky, you know… I will be first engineering graduate from my tribe’
Tue, Aug 22, 2017

In Telangana's engineering colleges, students from vanishing tribes thrilled to be making history

Cyberabad massage parlour raids: 34 women from Thailand rescued after raids at spas
Mon, Aug 21, 2017

The Thai women were brought to Hyderabad under the guise of employment in massage centers on monthly payment.

Nandyal bypoll turns into prestige fight for TDP, YSR Congress
Mon, Aug 21, 2017

While the YSRCP has decided to field a candidate saying that Nagi Reddy was originally elected on its ticket, the TDP claims the seat belongs to them as Reddy and Akhila joined the party more than a year ago.

This Telangana town sings the national anthem every morning, cop says it will prevent crime
Sat, Aug 19, 2017

"I believe it can be a good crime prevention tool. If a person leaves home in the morning with the intention of committing a crime but on the way pauses for a minute while the national anthem is played, he would change his mind."

Omani sheikh lured 16-year-old girl with videos of Burj Khalifa, malls, says police
Sat, Aug 19, 2017

Officials at Falaknuma police station are trying to establish contact with the 16-year-old girl who called her mother recently and pleaded to be rescued from the clutches of the sheikh who was allegedly mistreating her.

Hyderabad: Two-year-old boy rescued from borewell was kept conscious with music
Thu, Aug 17, 2017

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu met the lucky boy and presented him with a rupees two lakh fixed deposit which will mature to Rs 20 lakh by the time he is 20.

15 held for heckling principal who hoisted flag wearing shoes
Thu, Aug 17, 2017

On Tuesday morning, when Mohammed Yaquinuddin, the principal of Government Junior College at Ailapur village, stepped up to hoist the flag on the college campus, the sarpanch and several villagers asked him to remove his shoes.

Telangana woman stood up for Dalit, pays price: fine on anyone who speaks to her
Tue, Aug 15, 2017

The land is located between fields owned by Reddy landlords, who objected to a Dalit walking through their fields. “Elders of the Reddy community exerted a lot of pressure on me to revoke the lease,” Indira said.

Behind Hyderabad blast acquittal: Lack of evidence, failure to establish conspiracy
Fri, Aug 11, 2017

During trial, the prosecution had claimed that the bomb was carried by a Bangladeshi national Daleen in his backpack. It went off when a policeman on guard duty at the office was checking the bag, it said.

Telangana police confirm torture of villagers, minister admits cops ‘overreacted’
Fri, Aug 11, 2017

Sources said the internal probe also reveals that Crime Branch officials arrested the eight, and then tipped off their counterparts in Sircilla town and nearby areas, who arrived to beat them up. Crime Branch officials refused to speak saying only the SP will talk on the issue.

Telangana Youth Congress leader staged gun attack: police
Thu, Aug 03, 2017

The police attributed several motives to Vikram’s act and said he was involved in planning the attack. Of the eight accused, including Vikram, five have been arrested.

After complaints, Congress removes Digvijaya Singh as Telangana AICC in-charge
Wed, Aug 02, 2017

Several Telangana Congress leaders were learnt to be unhappy with Singh as he was not concentrating much on Telangana and mostly making his presence felt on social media by taking digs at the ruling TRS,CM K Chandrasekhar Rao and his son K T Rama Rao.

In Andhra Pradesh, Chandrababu Naidu faces threat as Kapus seek quota, claim neglect
Tue, Aug 01, 2017

The Kapu vote is seen as having given the TDP a slender 2.06-per cent lead over YSR Congress and helped it come to power.

YSRCP accuses TDP of enrolling bogus voters
Mon, Jul 31, 2017

In its letter, the YSRCP has alleged that while the last date for filing applications for inclusion in voters list was January 1, 2017, TDP leaders applied for inclusion of over 16,000 people between January and July.

Tollywood goes into huddle as SIT questions top film personalities
Thu, Jul 27, 2017

The Telugu film industry stood shaken by the drug distribution racket as the Special Investigation Team of the Telangana Excise (Enforcement) Department on Wednesday called top actress Charmee Kaur for questioning in connection with the case.

No favours shown to Naidu’s children: Telangana officers
Tue, Jul 25, 2017

This comes on a day Congress leader Jairam Ramesh indicated that the state government had kept “secret” the order giving exemption to Deepa Venkat’s NGO Swarna Bharat Trust’s Hyderabad branch, from paying charges amounting to more than Rs 2 crore.

Parents find 15-year-old in juvenile shelter: Girl goes to Mumbai to become actor, refuses to return
Tue, Jul 18, 2017

The Class X student left home on June 7 for school, but went to Secunderabad station instead and boarded a train to Shirdi. From there, she reached Dadar. GRP personnel found her loitering at the station and took her to the juvenile home.