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Rahul V Pisharody


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

After lawyer couple’s murder, advocates protest across Telangana courts and demand protection
Sat, Feb 20, 2021

In a statement condemning the brutal murder, Telangana Bar Council chairman A Narasimha Reddy said the country is witnessing frequent attacks on advocates and urged the government to enact the Advocates Protection Act to safeguard the lawyers’ community.

Telangana Covid-19 status check: Fewer cases, but doctors say ‘can’t let our guard down’
Thu, Feb 18, 2021

A junior resident doctor at Gandhi hospital said doctors have gone back to their pre-Covid routine and treating the disease has become just like any other.

Poor undertrials in Telangana can’t pay bail money, continue to languish in jail 
Tue, Feb 16, 2021

As of February 14, 2021, there are 6,734 prisoners lodged in different Telangana prisons as against its sanctioned capacity of 7,742.

BJP calls out TRS-AIMIM ‘covert alliance’ as Hyderabad gets new mayor and deputy
Thu, Feb 11, 2021

Gadwal Vijayalakshmi, a second-time corporator of ward 93 (Banjara Hills) was elected Mayor, while Mothe Srilatha Shoban Reddy, who has been elected from ward number 143 (Tarnaka), was elected her deputy.

Covid impact: Hyderabad’s oldest single-screen theatre fades into darkness
Sun, Feb 07, 2021

While the theatre used to record a monthly profit of anything below Rs 50,000, months of no-show have pushed them to mounting losses.

Telangana couple throws baby shower for pet dog: ‘She’s a daughter for us’
Thu, Feb 04, 2021

A dressed-up Steffi, seated on a throne-like sofa, welcomed all the well-wishers, as they applied vermilion on her forehead.

Hyderabad: 8 arrested for cheating shopkeepers using ‘payATM spoof’ app; valuables worth over Rs 75,000 recovered
Wed, Feb 03, 2021

Police commissioner Anjani Kumar told reporters that the accused used fake apps that look like Paytm and Google Pay to cheat shopkeepers

Telangana students happy to be back in class, but catching up is not easy
Tue, Feb 02, 2021

After 11 months, schools across Telangana Friday opened to physical classes for students of classes 9 and above

Hyderabad: EFLU students claim denied entry to campus on R-Day, V-C booked
Fri, Jan 29, 2021

A student said the campus gate was closed for nearly forty students, including foreign students, who reached the campus for Republic Day celebrations.

Researchers at Hyderabad varsity develop low-cost model to sort plastic waste
Thu, Jan 28, 2021

A research team, comprising doctoral scholar Rajendhar Junjuri and associate professor Dr G Manoj Kumar, employed a laser-based technique known as Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) to generate data from different types of plastics.

WeHub creates a ramp for Telangana’s women entrepreneurs to take off
Wed, Jan 27, 2021

At WeHub, enabling women as entrepreneurs has also led to the creation of solutions for problems specific to women.

Telangana govt empowers sarpanches to decide on wild boar culling, order triggers fear of misuse
Wed, Jan 27, 2021

While the latest order is hailed by some as need of the hour, others criticize the same as an open invitation to indiscriminate hunting that could impact the wildlife adversely.

Chennai Hyderabad January 25, 26 Highlights: Traffic diversions in Chennai’s Anna Salai on Jan 27 for inauguration of Jayalalithaa’s memorial
Wed, Jan 27, 2021

Tamil Nadu Telangana Coronavirus Assembly Elections 2021 January 25, 26 Highlights: The road between Light House and War Memorial along Chennai's Kamarajar Salai will be closed from 6 am and will be reopened following the event.

Hyderabad’s T-20 challenge poses 20 questions for traffic awareness
Tue, Jan 19, 2021

A T-20 Road Awareness Test App, similar to the desktop version, is soon to be rolled out on Google Playstore and Apple store enabling users to take the awareness test at their homes.

Indian embassy reaches out to Hyderabad woman trapped in Kuwait, promises to bring her home
Thu, Jan 14, 2021

Struggling to pay off debts that she ran up during her fourth daughter’s wedding, Tahera agreed to take the job and was promised a monthly salary of Rs 25,000.

Why Hyderabad kitemakers are not flying high this Makar Sankranti
Wed, Jan 13, 2021

This time, however, ‘patangula panduga’, as the festival of kites is popularly called in Telugu, has not turned out the way the traders wanted.

GHMC polls: ‘No hurry to elect Mayor and her deputy, elections to be held after Feb 10’
Fri, Jan 08, 2021

“We are yet to decide any dates for the Mayor Election. When we issue notification, it will have the dates,” state election commissioner said. The Mayor's chair is reserved for a Woman Corporator this time.

Telangana: Migrant workers lose Gulf jobs in pandemic, stare at bleak future
Mon, Feb 08, 2021

While the gulf migrants were grappling with the issue of wage theft at the hands of the employers, the Government of India in September 2020 came up with circulars reducing the minimum referral wages (MRW) for Indian emigrants to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.

Telangana: LED bulb removed from 9-year-old’s lungs
Tue, Jan 05, 2021

Prakash, who hailed from Telangana's Mahaboobnagar, had swallowed a LED bulb while playing with his friends on Sunday.

Telangana woman recovers after surgery to remove volleyball-sized tumour
Wed, Dec 30, 2020

The patient, according to doctors, did not ever feel any complications due to the presence of the tumour and it was only a year ago that she developed abdominal pain.

‘Buy for farmers’: Hyderabad techies’ group helps tomato farmers get better price
Mon, Dec 28, 2020

An independent farmer since 2009, Nagamani cultivates sweet lemons, tomatoes, papayas, and drumsticks on 35 acres and employs 50-odd workers.

Missing Covid-19 positive passenger from UK found in Andhra Pradesh’s Rajahmundry
Thu, Dec 24, 2020

The woman was among five Covid-positive flyers from the UK who went untraceable after landing at the Delhi airport on Tuesday.

Meet the HR manager who spent over Rs 50 lakh to feed the poor during pandemic
Thu, Dec 24, 2020

Dosapati Ramu was inspired to set up a Rice ATM after seeing the wife of a watchman spend Rs 2,000 to feed migrant workers during the lockdown.

Under Covid-19 shadow, Hyderabad’s Numaish likely to be delayed, curtailed
Tue, Dec 15, 2020

While Numaish has been the go-to place for annual shopping as well as recreation and relaxation for a Hyderabadi household for the last several decades, traders and craftsmen are never disappointed with the revenue from sales.

Week after GHMC results, Hyderabad nowhere near getting a new Mayor
Mon, Dec 14, 2020

The tenure of the outgoing GHMC council ends on February 10, 2021, and the Mayor's post is reserved for a woman Corporator in the upcoming council.