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Rahul V Pisharody


Rahul V Pisharody works as an Assistant Editor for the Indian Express Online ( from Hyderabad. He is a post graduate from the University of Hyderabad and has reported extensively on the city since 2011. Tweets from @rahulvpisharody.

Coronavirus: 10 of Tabligh group reached Telangana on March 13, met hundreds for next 3 days
Thu, Apr 02, 2020

Telangana Health Minister Eatala Rajender told The Indian Express: “The Centre should have been more active as more and more people who returned from Delhi’s Markaz meeting were being tested positive in different states.”

Hyderabad: 2 COVID-19 patients assault doctor after kin dies, booked
Thu, Apr 02, 2020

Health Minister Eatala Rajender condemned the attack on doctors and DGP M Mahendar Reddy assured strong action against the accused.

A week into lockdown: Disruption in supply of essential medicines, dearth of staff at drug stores
Wed, Apr 01, 2020

For instance, hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine medicines like Ipca Laboratories’ HCQS and Lariago are still stocked out in several pharmacies in Delhi.

Supply chain hit, several Hyderabad medical stores shut shop
Tue, Mar 31, 2020

The GO 45 issued by the Telangana government on March 22 exempts medical supplies as well as pharma manufacturing units from the lockdown.

Soaps are out of stock: The real reason you are seeing reruns on Indian television during lockdown
Tue, Mar 31, 2020

The situation is dire for a lot of channel and serials. For instance, Asianet’s signature Malayalam comic strip video, Munshi, is not being produced for the first time in two decades.

Free medical consultation app for NRIs stranded in COVID-19 affected countries
Mon, Mar 30, 2020

The TITA has developed the technical infrastructure to ensure end-to-end functionality with the possibility of n-number of parallel connections for video interaction between an expert and possible patient.

As lockdown puts cap on liquor sales, withdrawal issues could become new headache for government
Sat, Mar 28, 2020

The last time Telangana witnessed a non-availability of alcohol was in 1995 when the then chief minister of united Andhra Pradesh, N T Rama Rao, announced a prohibition.

Coronavirus lockdown: Hyderabad man who ensures cremation of unidentified bodies now works from home
Wed, Mar 25, 2020

Rao runs the Satya Harishchandra Foundation enabling those in the lookout for a missing person, or an unknown patient, and ensures a dignified cremation for an unidentified body.

Telangana cop, son booked for flouting quarantine
Tue, Mar 24, 2020

The COVID-19 patient, P26, is a 23-year-old man with a travel history to London. He returned home in Bhadradri Kothagudem district on March 18. He was declared 'Covid positive' on the evening of March 22.

Lockdown in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh over coronavirus: Here’s what is exempted
Mon, Mar 23, 2020

A statewide lockdown has been announced in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh until March 31, 2020, to contain the spread of coronavirus. Here's all you need to know.

COVID-19: As migrant workers return home, how different states are feeling the pinch
Sun, Mar 22, 2020

With 49 active infection cases and over 50,000 people under home quarantine as of Sunday, the Kerala's health system is under considerable duress and is bending over backwards to meet daily needs. Any added pressure will cause the system to collapse.

COVID-19: Telangana has 8 new cases, but info on P-5, everyone before him still hard to come by 
Thu, Mar 19, 2020

Experts say it is best to let the information flow, but health minister is still cagey about giving details of contacts and travel routes.

Hyderabad: How this crowded jail is dealing with coronavirus
Mon, Mar 16, 2020

Chanchalguda central prison in the city houses over a thousand inmates. Some of them have a travel history to coronavirus-affected countries.

Coronavirus pandemic: Here is how the southern states are blocking further spread
Mon, Mar 16, 2020

Karnataka has seven active cases and one casualty, Telangana two cases along with a patient who has recovered and one each in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. Across India, Maharashtra stood first with 32 active cases.

As COVID-19 cases go up, here’s how cities across India are coping
Thu, Mar 12, 2020

While 60 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in India, towns and cities across the country, even where no cases have been reported positive, have seen a surge in purchases of items, especially hand sanitisers and masks.

Coronavirus outbreak: Virus clips wings of Hyderabad aeroshow
Wed, Mar 11, 2020

As per the earlier schedule, the first two days were meant for business events, with March 14 and 15, the weekend, set aside for the general public. Now the show won’t have dedicated days for public entry,

Coronavirus scare: Hyderabad aero show restricted to ‘business event’
Tue, Mar 10, 2020

The organisers have also disallowed the entry of children under the age of 12 years to the show.

Telangana Budget HIGHLIGHTS: Rs 10,000 crore allocated for development in Hyderabad
Sun, Mar 08, 2020

Telangana Budget highlights: The schemes which got major allocations include Rythu Bandhu investment support scheme for farmers (Rs 14,000 crore), Aasara social security pensions (Rs 11,758 crore), two-bedroom houses for poor (Rs 10,500 crore).

Coronavirus updates March 6: PM Modi to review impact tomorrow as total cases now stand at 31
Fri, Mar 06, 2020

Coronavirus India updates March 6: Adequate screening measures have been put in place and nine more airports have been added to the existing 21, bringing the total number to 30 airports where screening of passengers is being carried out. Meanwhile, PM Modi will review the coronavirus spread in India tomorrow.

Women’s day special: This mother of two is the only police officer in Telangana to be part of UN mission
Sun, Mar 08, 2020

Padma, 37, is now also a part of the present batch of officers who are in the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Republic of South Sudan.