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Rahul V Pisharody


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

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.

Telangana: Covid positive doc writes to Guv to postpone exams, says difficult to face exam stress and health problem
Sat, Jun 13, 2020

The junior doctor feels that the Governor being a medical doctor herself could understand the situation better. However, a response to his email is still awaited.

Hyderabad: Doctors call off strike, give state government 15 days time to implement assurances
Fri, Jun 12, 2020

The strike, which started on Tuesday evening, was a result of alleged assault on junior doctors at the COVID Acute Medical Care Unit (AMCU) by attendants of a deceased COVID patient. The two attendants were arrested and remanded to judicial custody the next day.

Hyderabad: Doctors continue strike even as health minister calls for another round of talks
Thu, Jun 11, 2020

Nearly 450 doctors sat on strike on Tuesday evening following an alleged attack on junior doctors by attendants of a deceased Covid patient.

Southwest Monsoon arrives in Telangana: IMD Hyderabad
Thu, Jun 11, 2020

The Hyderabad Center of India Meteorological Department had on Wednesday predicted a very likely occurrence of light to moderate rain or thundershowers at a few places over Telangana till June 15 and also issued a warning for "isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall" for three days starting Thursday.

Doctors protest after assault by kin of dead at Hyderabad’s nodal hospital, demand more security
Wed, Jun 10, 2020

The junior doctors say they had explained the bad prognosis, very little chance of recovery, to the attendants and advised the patient not to leave the bed. The patient was found collapsed near the toilet, and despite CPR, he could not be revived.

Have to deal with every patient as potential COVID case: Telangana DME
Sat, Jun 06, 2020

As the number of fatalities due to COVID-19 in Telangana stands at 113 as of June 5, with the 100-figure mark having breached the previous day, it is interesting to note that 79 of these deaths were reported in the last 19 days.

Telangana medical staff to work in batches as coronavirus cases spike among doctors
Thu, Jun 04, 2020

This comes after nearly 50 doctors, including post-graduates and interns, tested positive for Covid-19 in the state in the last few days.

Telangana: Awaiting green signal, interstate bus operators demand exemption on road taxes
Wed, Jun 03, 2020

Though the interstate movement of people is allowed by the Telangana government without any requirement of special travel passes and permissions, there is no word yet on resuming operations of interstate private buses.

Duo drive to Bengaluru with travel pass to buy cocaine, held on return to Hyderabad
Tue, Jun 02, 2020

"They had an invoice for some 5000 N-95 masks that they got from a friend in Delhi. They used this invoice and weaved a story of business in Bengaluru,” Reddy said.

Telangana: Four workers dead in Singareni Collieries mine blast, three others injured
Tue, Jun 02, 2020

The mishap took place around 11 am today morning at the OpenCast-1 mine in Ramagundem. SCCL sources said that all the victims were hired by a private contractor for the work and not SCCL employees.

Unlock 1.0 Day 1: Temples open in Bengal, hustle bustle in other states as new guidelines come into play
Mon, Jun 01, 2020

With the government allowing unfettered movement of goods and persons within states, more vehicles were out on the roads, leading to snarls in many cities, even though public transport remained skeletal.

As cases rise in Telangana, state health dept points to increased movement of people
Sat, May 30, 2020

Even as the state government faces criticism over testing fewer samples as compared to most other states, health department officials maintained the official government version that all guidelines issued by ICMR are being thoroughly followed.

Unaware of SHRC order, Hyderabad man still waits for next meal
Fri, May 29, 2020

45-year-old Rajesh Vanam, who has to walk with the help of crutches for the last five years, used to be dependent on the alms he received from visitors to the Nagamma temple in Yellareddyguda, one of the busiest residential locales in Hyderabad.

Despite court rap, Telangana Covid-19 numbers are aimed to conceal more than they reveal
Thu, May 28, 2020

Amid criticism about the absence of vigour in testing for the spread of infection among the public, which prompted the High Court to censure the state government, the medical bulletin from the director of Public Health and Family Welfare often appears like a 'puzzle' aimed at minimum sharing of information.

As lockdown eases, this Hyderabad techie is on a mission to find migrant workers their livelihood
Wed, May 27, 2020

Over the last week, Daga has reached out to several manufacturing units through his friends and relatives and connected them to workers, providing urgent employment to close to 700 workers