On Saturday morning, the police came across the five youths — Mohammed Ahsan Rahman, Syed Akram, Mohammed Adil, Mohammed Ismail and Mohammed Wazeed Khan, aged 18-21 — assembling near the station in a suspicious manner
Sri Devasena stood up to threats, insults and abuses by MLA Yadagiri Reddy, who had allegedly encroached upon 2000-sq yards of land around the Dharmoni Kunta lake and was trying to grab five mores acres surrounding the lake.
The tussle is over the Scheduled Tribe (ST) status, with Adivasis saying Lambada youths corner the six per cent ST quota in jobs and educational institutions. They want the ST status for Lambadas, which the government instituted in 1971, to be withdrawn.
The Andhra Pradesh State Fibernet Limited (APSFL), which is implementing the AP Fibre Grid project, will provide the three services at tariffs starting as low as Rs 149 for 5 GB data at 15 MBPS speed and 250 TV channels and a free telephone connection.
The Telangana Police — and before that the police forces in undivided Andhra Pradesh — had been making appeals to Jampanna through his mother C Yashodamma, who lives in an old age home in Warangal, asking him to surrender.
Anticipating protests from students of Osmania University, where the 105th edition of the event was to be held from January 3-7, the university expressed its inability to host due to “disturbances on its campus and other reasons”.
Since November 17, with Adivasis intensifying their demand to remove Lambadas from Scheduled Tribes List, more than 2,000 teachers from the community have not gone to work in tribal schools in Adilabad, district education officials have said
Adivasis say Lambadas are hogging the benefits of ST quotas and want the community excluded from the list of beneficiaries. Lambadas, many of whom are Uber and Ola cabbies, have been organising their own protests.
In Telangana, the Assembly in April passed a legislation to increase the quota for Muslims from 4 per cent to 12 per cent, and that of Scheduled Tribes from 6 to 12 per cent, taking the total reservation to 62 per cent.
Telangana officials believe their Andhra counterparts tampered with the telemetry equipment at Srisailam and the Pothyreddypadu head regulator to hide the water release, and to destroy discharge records. “Where did the water go?” asked Telangana’s Engineer-in-chief C Murlidhar.
Among the highlights are road-level ramps for wheelchairs, extra wide automated fare collection gates, spacious lifts with Braille buttons and a tactile strip till the edge of the platform to help the visually challenged navigate better.