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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Rahul V Pisharody


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

Now, senior doctors in Telangana threaten strike over delay in pay revision
Mon, Jul 13, 2020

Starting Tuesday, senior doctors at the Gandhi hospital will wear black badges for a week to mark their protest. They plan to stage a protest demonstration for one hour outside the hospital every day for the week after

Telangana HC stalls demolition of old secretariat building in Hyderabad
Sat, Jul 11, 2020

CM K Chandrasekhar Rao says sorry over 'damage' to mosques, temple on-site, promises a more spacious site.

Hyderabad: Contract nurses at Gandhi hospital go on strike
Sat, Jul 11, 2020

The strike comes barely a month after junior doctors at the hospital had staged a protest seeking decentralisation of Covid-19 treatment, immediate recruitment of additional staff, and enhanced security for all frontline workers.

Covid-19: Local doctors, NGOs step in as Hyderabad’s Old City remains wary of govt hospitals
Fri, Jul 10, 2020

The absence of a designated COVID-19 hospital is also fueling fear among the public. Also, out of the 11 government-run free testing centres recently established in Hyderabad, the Old City has only one -- at Charminar.

Telangana’s oldest patient to recover from Covid is 94-year-old woman who lost son to infection
Wed, Jul 08, 2020

P Vijayalakshmi, from Chikkadpally in Hyderabad, was admitted into the Gandhi General Hospital on June 17 after she tested positive. She was discharged from the hospital on Monday.

Hyderabad: Old Secretariat building demolition begins, all routes closed
Tue, Jul 07, 2020

An official told that the whole operation was planned meticulously so as to avoid any obstruction including from the media. By afternoon, it is said that four of the eleven buildings to be demolished have been razed.

Hyderabad’s Golconda Fort opens July 6 with curbs, guides hope tourists will return
Sun, Jul 05, 2020

Originally a mud fort built over a granite hilltop by Kakatiya rulers of Warangal in the year 1143, the fort was called 'Golla Konda', meaning a shepherd's hill.

Hyderabad: 83-year-old ex-serviceman shifted to hospital for COVID observation on SHRC’s direction
Sat, Jul 04, 2020

Alleging that Goud’s son and daughter have refused to take care of the father, Reddy said, "we cannot let him be alone in his home when he is unwell. To shift him to a hospital too, someone should accompany him as his attendants. We want his children to look after him."

Hyderabad: In break from past, Khairatabad Ganesh idol to be significantly smaller this year
Thu, Jul 02, 2020

It has also been decided that no devotees from other areas would be allowed for a personal visit during the 10-day festivities. They can, however, book for ‘puja’ online and have ‘darshan’ from their homes.

Hyderabad businessman designs reusable PPE kits for daily wagers
Wed, Jul 01, 2020

With masks, gloves, sanitisers and face shields being sold in almost every second shop, a businessman in Hyderabad is making his own PPE kits. His only rider: these reusable suits are not for clinical purposes.

Youth with risky Covid-19 job has bigger fears to tackle
Wed, Jul 01, 2020

"While stepping out of home, who is not scared of death? We are doing the job risking our lives and the public continues to roam around irresponsibly. This has to stop..."

Three Delhi men steal businessman’s Ferrari in Hyderabad, arrested
Tue, Jun 30, 2020

The three also had the car’s registration and ownership papers that they had fraudulently transferred in someone else’s name.

Hyderabad pharmacies slash work hours after many staff test Covid positive
Tue, Jun 30, 2020

At least 128 persons working in pharmacies across the greater Hyderabad region have been infected by the virus to date, according to Kishan Murari Shetty, the President of the Greater Hyderabad Retail Medical Shops Association.

Telangana villagers hang monkey to death, three held after video goes viral
Mon, Jun 29, 2020

The FRO said the villagers apparently thought the monkey had died and decided to hang it from a tree to scare other monkeys so that they stop raiding the village. The monkey, however, regained consciousness and the accused filmed the animal as it struggled to breathe.

Hyderabad: Window of Chowmahalla Palace collapses after heavy downpour
Sun, Jun 28, 2020

The gateway that suffered damages was to undergo repair in March this year. To prevent further damage to the structure, emergency repair works will now be taken up.

Telangana sees surge in Covid-19 cases as testing ramped up, private labs included
Tue, Jun 23, 2020

=Since June 15, the state has witnessed 3,268 new cases, which is nearly 42 per cent of its overall cases to date. As of June 22, the total confirmed positive cases stands at 8674. Of them, 4,452 are active cases.

Tough lessons: As they take on COVID-19, junior doctors have to fight fear of the future too
Tue, Jun 23, 2020

“We are in a war and we cannot run away. As professionals, we will continue to do our best.”

With rising COVID cases, Hyderabad traders opt for self-imposed time restrictions
Fri, Jun 19, 2020

This comes at a time when new hotspots continue to emerge and the state recorded its highest single-day surge of 352 positive cases on Thursday taking the tally to 6027 cases and 195 deaths. Of the 352, Greater Hyderabad alone reported 302 cases.

Army colleagues remember Colonel Santosh Babu: ‘Soft-spoken, dedicated, took care of his juniors’
Wed, Jun 17, 2020

One of the last conversations with Babu, an officer recalled, was regarding school admission of his two children in Secunderabad where he was to be posted next.

Over 200 positive cases so far; junior doctors in Hyderabad have fear at back of minds
Tue, Jun 16, 2020

Over the last few days, nearly 110 healthcare providers including resident doctors, nurses, technicians, and faculty members have tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 while they performed their duties in non-COVID hospitals.