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Muslim quota Bill in Telangana budget session


Hyderabad: The Muslim Reservation Bill to provide 12 per cent reservations will be introduced in the Budget session of the State Assembly. Announcing this while replying to a short discussion on minorities development, Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao exuded confidence that the Act would get the consent of the President and 12 per cent reservations to minorities would be put ... Read More »

Telangana beats demonetisation, to stay surplus


Hyderabad: Despite demonetisation, Telangana state would remain a revenue surplus state for the fourth consecutive year. The government, which is in the process of preparing budget proposals for 2017-18 financial year, observed that the revenue surplus could be more than Rs 3,000 crore. In 2014-15 financial year, the revenue surplus was to the tune of Rs 368 crore. In 2015-16, ... Read More »

Kodanda demands 12% quota for Muslims


Hyderabad: Telangana JAC Chairman Prof M Kodandaram on Monday demanded that the government implement its election promise of providing 12 per cent reservation to Muslims in the State. The JAC chairman was speaking at a meeting organised on 12 per cent reservations to Muslims at Madina Education Centre on Monday.   The JAC Chairman said the Sudheer committee gave its ... Read More »

Prasar Bharati chief foresees security risk


Hyderabad: Prasar Bharati Chairman A Surya Prakash on Sunday said allowing private FM stations to air news might have security implications and that the government needs to keep that in mind if it wanted to give the nod.  From democracy point of view, the idea of allowing them to do so looked ‘very simple’ and ‘must be done’, but given ... Read More »

Sankranti celebrated with gaiety in AP, Telangana


Hyderabad: People in the Telugu states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana on Saturday celebrated ‘Makar Sankranti’, the colourful harvest festival, with pomp and gaiety. On the second day of the three-day festival, the countryside in both the states wore a festive look with decorated houses, kite flying, cockfights, bull fights and other sports. Villages in both the states came alive ... Read More »

Sankranti spirit soars high in Telugu States


The three-day Sankranti festival celebrations were kicked off amidst traditional gaiety all over Telangana and Andhra Pradesh on Friday. People living in cities and other places reached their native villages and towns to celebrate the festival with families. The old and young alike gathered around Bhogi bonfires lit at junctions in a traditional way in villages and the womenfolk decked ... Read More »

Telangana Education sector may get big budgetary push


Hyderabad: Education sector is likely to get Rs 5,000 crore more allocation in the ensuing budget to ensure that the promises made by Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao are fulfilled.   The Education sector in all may be given Rs 15,750 crore for the next financial year. The government is reportedly mulling spending Rs 5,000 crore for improving infrastructure.  During ... Read More »

Telangana Govt to serve show-cause notices


Hyderabad: Contract lecturers of government junior colleges, who have been on 14-day-long strike, find themselves in a double bind now as the government has decided to initiate action against the protesting contract lecturers. Instructions in this regard have been issued to the principals of the government junior colleges. Commissioner of Intermediate Education Ashok has instructed the principals of government junior ... Read More »

Hyderabad under grip of fever, cold and cough


Hyderabad: Unpredictable weather conditions prevailing in Hyderabad for last one month is having a telling effect on denizens with the number of infectious cases like cough, cold and throat irritation going up.  When compared to the same period last year, allergic cough is more severe this time with thousands of people getting affected. Swati, a resident of Malkajgiri, is down ... Read More »