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Andhra to link Aadhaar with doctors, pharmacies to weed out quacks
Wed, Nov 15, 2017

The measure, the N Chandrababu Naidu government claims, will also create an online health record of citizens. The state is set to launch Comprehensive Drug Monitoring System (CDMS), an app that all registered doctors have to use to generate e-prescriptions mentioning the patient’s name.

University of Hyderabad Boys’ hostel raid triggers protest
Tue, Nov 14, 2017

Accusing the university administration of moral policing and suspending students without conducting a proper inquiry, the students’ union called for a campus strike Tuesday.

Ahead of Ivanka Trump’s visit, Hyderabad police gets rid of beggars from city streets
Thu, Nov 09, 2017

Hundreds of foreign delegates are expected to attend the summit to be held at Hitec City from November 28 to 30, and the Telangana Government which wants Hyderabad to be seen as a global capital, is keen on ensuring that no beggars are seen around.

With padyatra, Jagan Mohan seeks to woo backward communities as he eyes 2019
Wed, Nov 08, 2017

As YSR's son Jagan started his 'padyatra' on November 6 from his native Idupalapaya in Kadapa district, circumstances are different

Telangana’s flagship scheme a tale of sheep that kept coming back
Tue, Oct 31, 2017

According to officials involved in procurement of sheep, they have been finding several sheep in markets in Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh which they had earlier marked.

Amaravati farmers leave for Singapore today: Will test CM Chandrababu Naidu’s promises
Mon, Oct 30, 2017

A consortium of Singapore firms, Surbana Jurong, is the master planner and lead consultant for the capital city, which is estimated to cost Rs 55,000 crore to build over 20 years.

It is easy to make toys with moving parts, just a tweak here and there: Sesha Rao, senior craftsman at Kondapalli
Sun, Oct 29, 2017

Kondapalli Bommalu, the traditional wooden toys from Kondapalli in Andhra, is set for a makeover. The state has asked artisans to develop a “moving” version of the Kondapalli bullock cart to counter Chinese threat. Only 56-odd families are engaged in the craft now:

Telangana: In Khammam, real, adoptive mothers fight over right to four-year-old girl
Wed, Oct 25, 2017

Both women have also threatened to commit suicide if their ‘daughter’ is not returned to them.

Cargo ferry services small and big, plying across India
Wed, Oct 25, 2017

Once fully operational, the ferry is expected to bring down the travel time between Ghogha and Dahej, 340 km by road, from seven hours to two-and-a-half.

CM Chandrababu Naidu unhappy over Polavaram project delay, wants Centre to step in
Sat, Oct 21, 2017

Sources said Naidu is “extremely unhappy” with the project allegedly lagging behind schedule and unlikely to meet the revised deadline of April 2019 — the original deadline was June 2018.

‘Best business practices’: Andhra Pradesh to send 120 Amaravati farmers to Singapore
Fri, Oct 13, 2017

The government’s plan was to send 100 farmers but Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday selected 123 farmers by allocating an additional Rs 12 lakh.

Photo of policeman pleading with repeat traffic offender goes viral
Wed, Oct 11, 2017

The photo of an Andhra Pradesh policeman with his hands folded in front of a man on a bike with four of his family members has gone viral

Telangana: Bus conductor faces inquiry for ‘criticising’ CM Chandrashekar Rao
Tue, Oct 10, 2017

A Vigilance Department official said it was a casual inquiry against Sanjeev as it had come to their notice that he was posting highly critical comments against the CM and TSRTC management.

His smile and his mother’s tears of joy were worth the effort, says Police
Mon, Oct 09, 2017

Four-month-old Faizan Khan was kidnapped while he was sleeping beside his mother Humera Begum (21) on the pavement near Himmatram Jewellers in Nampally.

Hybrid Annuity Model: Govt buildings in new Andhra capital to be developed under HAM
Sat, Oct 07, 2017

The construction divided in 5 zones includes housing and apartments for Legislatures and All India Services officers, bridges, underground cabling of power and telecom lines, water supply, Information and Communication Technology, and the trunk infrastructure

Singareni union polls: Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao breathes fire on ex-comrade who stitched together oppn
Sat, Oct 07, 2017

The opposition alliance, which comprised trade union wings of the Congress, CPI, TDP, CPI(M) and the BJP, polled 19,939 votes.

Telangana: Tunnel whose roof collapsed is part of network that aims to irrigate 18 lakh acres
Thu, Oct 05, 2017

1,531 km canals, 81 km tunnels to carry 160-180 thousand mn cu ft to 13 Telangana districts.

Telangana Congress leader alleges ‘Satyam-like’ scam in Singareni Collieries
Thu, Oct 05, 2017

Telangana Congress chief spokesperson Dr Sravan Dasoju wrote to Central Vigilance Commissioner K V Chowdhary that a multi-crore scam was going on in Singareni Collieries.

Farm trade reform: Chilli growers find e-NAM not too hot
Thu, Oct 05, 2017

The Narendra Modi government’s flagship agriculture marketing initiative comes a cropper in Asia’s largest mirchi yard.

Take 5: Govt shouldn’t insult women by giving cheap gifts
Sun, Oct 01, 2017

Several women made bonfires of them, accusing the government of giving them “cheap” saris.

Mainstream parties in Telangana go all out to win trade union polls
Sat, Sep 30, 2017

The Singareni trade union elections are held every four years, but this time the election has been delayed. In 2012, TBGKS won for the first time as sentiment for Telangana swept through the workforce.

Andhra to name PDS outlets village malls, bring in private sector
Sat, Sep 30, 2017

Last November, Future Retail had acquired the Chandrababu Naidu-owned Heritage Foods’s retail, agriculture and bakery businesses in an all-stock deal.

Hyderabad university students elections results show churning on campus
Thu, Sep 28, 2017

Sreerag Poickadan was elected president of the University of Hyderbad (UoH) Students’ Union on September 22, only the third Dalit to be elected to the post.

RGV’s Lakshmi’s NTR biopic plan makes TDP see red
Sun, Sep 24, 2017

Ram Gopal Varma seemed to have added fuel to the fire when he announced that the proposed film was about Lakshmi Parvathi’s influence on NTR and his last days, rather than his career as a legendary actor and politician.

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.