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Saturday, May 28, 2022

Rahul V Pisharody


Rahul V Pisharody works as an Assistant Editor for the Indian Express Online ( from Hyderabad.

Telangana hikes liquor prices; selling old stocks at new MRP bound to create chaos, say dealers
Sun, May 22, 2022

The state prohibition and excise department says that the move will lead to moderation in liquor consumption in the state.

Telangana govt’s property tax arrears to Hyderabad corporation balloon to over Rs 5,500 cr
Mon, May 16, 2022

According to an RTI response, state departments owe the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation Rs 5,258.40 crore, whereas state government undertakings owe it Rs 306.28 crore.

Prehistoric rock paintings found in Telangana, history enthusiasts believe they date back 10k-30k years
Fri, May 13, 2022

The mesolithic age rock art site, located on a small hillock on a private land, was discovered by the members of Kotha Telangana Charitha Brundam, who then verified and cross-checked the paintings with research articles and published books.

Telangana: Wait continues as family yet to learn about 25-yr-old son washed away in German river
Wed, May 11, 2022

Akhil, who was pursuing his master’s degree in Chemical and Energy Engineering at Otto von Guericke University in Magdeburg since 2018, had last spoken to his family on Saturday night (IST).

Hyderabad woman turns to natural farming post cancer recovery, first harvest of 1,500 kg mangoes ready for market
Wed, May 04, 2022

After recovering from stomach cancer, Parvathy wanted to do her bit to give people chemical-free fruits and raised a farm in an unattended land in her ancestral village Chopakatlapalam in Telangana's Khammam district with the support of her husband.

Telangana minister wants builders to reduce dependency on migrants, promote local labour
Tue, May 03, 2022

Migration is a choice and the state should be a facilitator, says activist

With GO-111 revoked, Hyderabad developers eye real estate boom
Sat, Apr 30, 2022

By revoking a 26-year-old order, Telangana government has unlocked 1.32 lakh acres across 84 villages adjoining Hyderabad for development

Two-year-old mauled to death by stray dogs in Hyderabad; residents allege official apathy
Thu, Apr 28, 2022

Anas Ahmed was playing outside his home near Golconda’s Bada Bazar when dogs attacked him around 9.45 pm on Tuesday. He suffered severe injuries to his neck and head and was rushed to a government hospital, where doctors declared him ‘brought dead’.

10 months & 8,000 kg waste: How Telangana forest department is sorting its plastic problem
Tue, Apr 26, 2022

Having transported about 7,000 kg of such non-biodegradable waste to recycling plants, the Amrabad model has now been recommended by the department for emulation at other forest reserves and urban parks in the state.

A day after he bought electric scooter, Vijayawada man killed in battery explosion
Sun, Apr 24, 2022

Kotakonda Siva Kumar,40, started charging the battery of his Boom Corbett 14 scooter in his living room before going to sleep on Friday night. The battery exploded around 3.30am on Saturday.

In Hyderabad, a home for the elderly that erases lines of religion and faith
Sat, Apr 23, 2022

A nondescript building on the premises of a mosque, situated beside the PVNR expressway, houses a geriatric care centre with 39 inmates of various faiths who have ended up together in the evening of their lives.

In Andhra Pradesh, police probe throws light on minor’s rape horror
Fri, Apr 22, 2022

Over five months, 74 accused held. Girl was tricked and pushed into prostitution across cities after her mother succumbed to Covid-19 last year, say police

Telangana: 80-year-old man dies after electric scooter battery explodes in living room, four injured
Thu, Apr 21, 2022

The incident happened in Nizamabad on Wednesday morning when the battery of the scooter was kept for charging. The police have registered a case against the scooter manufacturer.

With only 2 heatwave days, Telangana sees no pre-Monsoon rain this year
Wed, Apr 20, 2022

Contrary to popular perception of rising maximum temperatures year after year, the MeT department has observed a normal summer so far with no considerable spike in the mercury level.

AIMIM MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi acquitted in hate speech cases
Wed, Apr 13, 2022

Akbaruddin Owaisi, floor leader of AIMIM in the Telangana Legislative Assembly, facing cases for his alleged hate speeches, was present in the court when the judgement on his acquittal was delivered.

BJP MLA booked in Hyderabad for ‘provocative speech’ during Ram Navami procession
Tue, Apr 12, 2022

During the rally, he said Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will now use a bulldozer to clean the country and “turn it into a Hindu Rashtra very soon”.

‘Ram temple’ springs up inside University of Hyderabad, student organisations protest efforts to ‘saffronise’ campus
Tue, Apr 12, 2022

The ABVP officially distanced itself from the controversial structure and called it the religious freedom of students even as it conducted the usual Ram Navami celebrations on the campus.

‘Adaptive urban commuter’: Hyderabad startup launches foldable e-bicycle
Mon, Apr 11, 2022

The e-bicycle Hornback looks like a regular battery-fitted cycle but can be folded and carried in a car’s boot or pushed around like a trolley.

Hyderabad: Police seize five sachets of ‘cocaine’ from upscale pub, over 148 persons detained
Sun, Apr 03, 2022

The police raided the pub, Pudding & Mink, around 2am on Sunday after receiving a tip-off that some guests there were consuming drugs. The pub is located within the Radisson Blu Hotel.

In Hyderabad, a tale of two astronomical observatories – reflections of rich heritage and a not-so-glorious present
Sat, Apr 02, 2022

Given the situation, PhD scholars of the astronomy department, the lone one in the 2 Telugu-speaking states, are forced to utilise astronomical observatories elsewhere for their advanced research

Job aspirants hope for end to years-long rat race after KCR’s vow to fill 80k govt posts
Sat, Mar 26, 2022

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has promise to fill up over 80,000 vacancies in the government sector. The mega recruitment process is set in motion, and notifications for the jobs are expected to be issued in a few month.

Telangana public service commission braces to hold exams to fill over 80,000 vacancies
Thu, Mar 17, 2022

A week after Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao announced the massive recruitment, commission chairman B Janardhan Reddy says notifications will be issued in a month or two

Hyderabad: Government’s effort to junk GO-111 to endanger two Nizam-era reservoirs, say environmental experts
Wed, Mar 16, 2022

The GO-111, termed ‘redundant’ by KCR on Tuesday, was brought in by the then Telugu Desam Party government led by N Chandrababu Naidu in 1996 to restrict major constructions within a 10-km radius of the full-tank level of the two reservoirs.

Hyderabad-based defence startup says ready with UAV for high-altitude combat needs
Tue, Mar 15, 2022

Ramdas M Kumbala, 42, whose Hindustan UAV Systems has been working on developing UAVs since 2015, said his three designs were apt for the Indian armed forces facing threats from enemies at the highest altitudes along the LOC and the LAC.

Women SHGs invest in tribal town’s first movie theatre in PPP mode, pave way for commerce and entertainment hub
Mon, Mar 14, 2022

Athram Annapoorna, the president of the Kumurum Bheem Asifabad Zilla Samakhya, said the organisation is a combination of 394 village organisations and over 94,000 members across 15 mandals in the district.