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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 »

Soon, Aadhaar-enabled cash machines at ration shops


Hyderabad: The State government has proposed to deploy cash withdrawal machines, which will be ‘Aadhaar enabled biometric devices’ at fair price shops across the State. Similar to micro ATMs biometric mechanism linked to Aadhaar will help resolve issues stemming from the demonetisation of high-value bank notes. According to senior officials of Civil Supplies Department, these devices are being developed to ... Read More »

Rest in Peace


The Consulate General of Islamic Republic of Iran – Hyderabad, presents its compliments to the Branch secretariat of the Ministry of External Affairs, as well as all Diplomatic and international missions, press and electronic Media, university professors, Islamic and religion dialogue scholars, NGOs,  Member of parliaments, politicians, federations of trade and business corps, etc in Hyderabad and with deepest regret ... Read More »

Public meeting to seek hike in quota for BCs to 50%


Hyderabad: TDP MLA and BC Welfare Organisation chief R Krishnaiah said on Sunday that a massive public meeting would be held in Warangal on January 13 to press the organisation’s demand to increase the quota for BCs to 50 per cent in politics, education and jobs. The BC leader, in a statement, pointed out that a meeting of teachers from ... Read More »

Telangana State to focus on allied sectors


Hyderabad: With a view to make the state numero uno in milk production and allied sectors, the Telangana government has turned its focus on to these sectors. To this effect, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Saturday instruc­ted the officials concerned to formulate a compr­ehensive plan for fisheries and sheep-rearing on war footing. The Chief Minister who chaired a high-level ... Read More »

Pension scheme for single women in Telangana


Hyderabad: Around three lakh single women in the State who are in dire straits and are struggling to make their both ends meet will be given a lifetime pension of Rs 1,000 per month. This scheme will come into effect from next financial year. Announcing this in the State Assembly here on Friday, Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao said the ... Read More »

Will shut all engineering colleges, asserts KCR


Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Thursday reiterated his government’s firm stance on closing down all private engineering colleges who exploit the fee-reimbursement scheme. Stating this while replying to clarifications sought by Opposition members on the fee-reimbursement scheme in the Assembly, the Chief Minister said this issue was being twisted and some people were saying that the government would ... Read More »

TS seeks `2000 cr in small denominations


Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has urged the Centre to arrange for the release of cash totalling Rs 2,000 crore in small denominations so as to ease the situation, particularly in rural areas. Minister for Agriculture Marketing T Harish Rao, in his reply during question hour in the Legislative Council on Wednesday, acknowledged that farmers, particularly labourers, had been ... Read More »