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The green alternative for the city transportation needs, the Hyderabad Metro Rail project, has been causing enormous fuel wastage for many a commuter travelling to and from Malakpet, Dilsukhnagar and beyond, by practically blocking the National Highway – 65 (old No.9) between Malakpet and Chaderghat. The brief stretch of not more than a kilometre is resulting in tedious delays of close to an hour during the peak traffic, between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. to beyond 10 p.m. Some times, even midnight traffic is severely hampered, owingRead More
On the solemn occasion of Id- Ul- Zuha, I extend my cordial greetings and good wishes to all my Muslim brethren. Bakrid symbolizes sacrifice, absolute devotion to God and compassion for the poor. It also emphasises the principle of sharing what one has with others. Let this spirit of charity and goodwill towards all be cherished and nourished.Read More
Bhumata Brigade leader Trupti Desai, who shot to fame with her crusade seeking entry for women into the sanctums of shrines across Maharashtra, may feature on the reality television show Bigg Boss. Speaking to The Hindu, Ms. Desai confirmed that she had been approached by the show’s producers to participate in the forthcoming Season 10 of the popular show. The activist, however, has said she would participate only if the mysterious, authoritative voice on the show, which keeps tabs on the contestants, is that of a woman. Ms. Desai furtherRead More
VIJAYAWADA: The day-long bandh called today by opposition parties demanding Special Category State (SCS) status to Andhra Pradesh, was by and large successful with commercial activities coming to a halt in all the main towns. Educational institutions, too, remained shut, but the Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport CorporationBSE 3.30 % (APSRTC) managed to run most of its services without much trouble, an Additional Director General of Police said. Many opposition leaders, mostly those belonging to the YSR Congress, were put under ‘house-arrest’ since early morning while scores of activists wereRead More
Andhra Pradesh legislators bid an emotional farewell to the Legislative buildings in Hyderabad after what could be their last session there as the next meetings would be held in the under-construction buildings at Velagapudi in Amaravati. The Chief Minister turned nostalgic with tears in his eyes and went around the precincts of the Houses, obliging several requests for selfies. The report adds: The structure was built in 1913 by the Nizam to serve as a town hall — with funds raised by the people to mark the 40th birthday ofRead More
HYDERABAD: The 6th Public Health Planning for Hearing Impairment (PHPHI) course under the aegis of the South Asia Centre for Disability Inclusive Development and Research (SACDIR), a Centre of Excellence (CoE) of Public Health Foundation of India is being organized in Hyderabad between 06th to 10th September, 2016 at the Indian Institute of Public Health, Hyderabad (IIPHH). Supported by the International Centre for Evidence in Disability, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the course attracted around 50 participants from different parts of the country at IIPHH’s centre located inRead More
Indian team at Rio Olympics, handed over the keys at a function at Gopichand Badminton Academy. Upon receiving the keys of her BMW car, Sindhu was elated. “I was promised by Sachin sir earlier that if I get a medal at the Olympics, he will gift me a BMW car. He kept his promised today, Thank you sir,” Sindhu said. Sindhu’s coach Gopichand had an interesting take on India’s performance at Rio Olympics. “No more ‘Save Girl Child’, this time (in Rio) we were saved by girl child,” he said.Read More