K Kavitha respects Telangana Govt. decision to appoint Sania Mirza as brand ambassador, Hanumantha Rao says decision not appreciated

New Delhi, July 24 : Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) MP and Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao's daughter K. Kavitha said that she respects the decision of the Telangana Government to appoint tennis star Sania Mirza as the state's brand ambassador, and added that there was no question of the latter not being seen as a citizen of India.


Man who lost two kids in accident dies of shock

Hyderabad, July 24 : Unable to bear the shock of losing his two children in the train-schoolbus collision in Telangana's Medak district, a man died of cardiac arrest.


Flynas to operate Jeddah-Hyderabad flights from August

Hyderabad, July 24 : Flynas, a low-cost airline from Saudi Arabia, has announced it will operate its first services to India beginning next month with two weekly flights each from Jeddah to Hyderabad and Jeddah to Kozhikode.


Telangana minister blames railways for accident

Hyderabad, July 24 : A Telangana minister has blamed negligence by the railways for the ghastly accident at a railway crossing in Medak district that left 19 school children dead.


19 children die as train hit bus in Telangana

Hyderabad, July 24 : In a ghastly accident, at least 19 students were killed Thursday when a train rammed into a school bus at an unmanned rail-road crossing in Medak district of Telangana, police said.


20 students killed as train hits school bus in Telangana

Hyderabad, July 24 : At least 20 students were killed and 10 injured when a school bus carrying them collided with a train at a railway crossing in Medak district of Telangana Thursday, police said.


'Gopala Gopala' first look out on Krishna Janmashtami

Chennai, July 24 : If all goes as planned, then the first look poster of the Telugu remake of "OMG: Oh My God", titled "Gopala Gopala", will be unveiled on the occasion of Krishna Janmashtami Aug 16.


Telangana urges media not to use 'T' for state

Hyderabad, July 23 : The Telangana government has urged the media not to use 'T' as an abbreviation for the state and advised it to use either the complete word or T.S.


BJP decries Telangana honour for Sania Mirza

Hyderabad, July 23 : The BJP Wednesday criticised Telangana for appointing tennis star Sania Mirza its brand ambassador and giving her a grant, saying she is a non-local and "daughter-in-law" of Pakistan.


YSR Congress to protest TDP's dilution of loan waiver

Hyderabad, July 23 : The YSR Congress party has called for a three-day protest across Andhra Pradesh from Thursday over the ruling TDP diluting its poll promise to waive loans of farmers and women's self-help groups.


HSI urges airlines to stop shipping shark fins

Hyderabad, July 23 : Humane Society International: India has urged leading airlines in India to stop shipping shark fins in the wake of growing global concern over decreasing shark populations and degrading health of marine ecosystems.


'Rowdy Fellow' to feature remix song of senior NTR

Chennai, July 23 : A song from Senior Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (NTR)-starrer 1969 Telugu film Bhale Tammudu has been remixed and used in upcoming Telugu actioner Rowdy Fellow. By including the remixed version, the makers intend to pay tribute to the legendary actor.


Hyderabad trust uses 'zakat' to promote education

By Mohammed Shafeeq, Hyderabad, July 23 : A Muslim trust here is showing the way how a collective system of 'zakat', an obligatory system of charity in Islam, can lift the community out of poverty and illiteracy.


NHRC issues notice to Andhra Govt. over corporal punishment to three visually impaired students

New Delhi, July 22, : The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report that three visually impaired children, below 10 years of age, were mercilessly caned by the Coordinator and Principal of a residential school for blinds in Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh.


Blind students' caning: NHRC seeks report from Andhra

New Delhi, 22 July : The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Tuesday asked the Andhra Pradesh government to submit a report on the merciless caning of children at a residential school for blind in the state's East Godavari district.


Telangana promises land, swift approvals for industry

Hyderabad, July 22 : Offering land as a major incentive to the industry, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao Tuesday promised a legislation to accord all approvals at one place.


Sania Mirza is Telangana's brand ambassador

Hyderabad, July 22 : The Telangana government Tuesday appointed ace tennis player Sania Mirza as its brand ambassador.


Pawan Kalyan to be seen for 25 minutes in 'Gopala Gopala'

Hyderabad, July 22 : Actor Pawan Kalyan, who plays Lord Krishna in the Telugu remake of "OMG: Oh My God" titled "Gopala Gopala", will be seen for 25 minutes in the film. He started shooting for the film here Monday.


Chiranjeevi to feature in Telugu version of 'KBC'

Hyderabad, July 22 : Actor-turned politician Chiranjeevi will soon be seen in the hot seat of Telugu version of "Kaun Banega Crorepati" titled "Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu", hosted by actor Akkineni Nagarjuna.


Telangana CM announces Rs.1 crore grant for Sania Mirza

Hyderabad, July 21 : Telangana Chief Minister K.Chandrasekhar Rao has announced a grant of Rs.1. crore to tennis star Sania Mirza for training and to meet other expenses to attend the US Open and other tournaments.


Telangana allots 2,900 acres to Navy

Hyderabad, July 21 : Telangana Chief Minister K.Chandrasekhar Rao has agreed to allot 2,900 acres of forest land to the Indian Navy for setting up a VLF station.


Andhra blind school director, principal held for beating students

Hyderabad, July 21 : The director and principal of a school for blind in Andhra Pradesh were Monday arrested for beating up their students.


Srinivas never behaved like a newcomer: Prakash Raj

Chennai, July 21 : Actor-filmmaker Prakash Raj is floored by the dedication of actor Bellamkonda Srinivas, who is making his acting debut with forthcoming Telugu actioner "Alludu Seenu". Prakash says he never behaved like a newcomer on sets of the film.


Europe beckons 'Yamaleela 2' team

Chennai, July 21 : The team of upcoming Telugu fantasy film "Yamaleela 2" will soon be heading to some exotic locations in Europe such as Switzerland, Slovenia, Milan and Italy to shoot important portions of the film.


When Harshvardhan Rane dons dhoti for 'Maaya'

Hyderabad, July 21 : Customers of Kalamandir store recently here were in for a surprise when actor Harshvardhan Rane along his co-stars Avantika Mishra and Sushma Raj broke into a 'dhoti' dance as part of the promotions for their upcoming Telugu thriller "Maaya".


Money, establishment not required to make film: Rajamouli

Chennai, July 20 : Ace filmmaker S.S. Rajamouli is in accord with his counterpart Ram Gopal Varma's (RGV) philosophy that money and establishment are not required to make a film and that story and determination matter the most.


Andhra Pradesh sets up panel to develop new capital

Hyderabad, July 20 : The Andhra Pradesh government Sunday constituted an advisory committee to examine the various aspects of building a state capital and suggest a plan of action for its development.


Gaiety marks Bonalu festival in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, July 20 : Bonalu, the folk festival of Telangana, was celebrated here Sunday with pomp and gaiety.


Sathya filmed 'Yagavarayinum Naa Kaakka' at over 100 locations

Chennai, July 20 : Director Sathya Prabhas Pinisetty says he "followed the script" and shot his upcoming Tamil-Telugu directorial debut "Yagavarayinum Naa Kaakka", inspired by true events, in over 100 locations in the country to keep the narrative "authentic".


Glamour differs from actor to actor: Seerat Kapoor

Chennai, July 20 : Glamour does get you noticed, says actress Seerat Kapoor, who is making her acting debut with upcoming Telugu action-thriller "Run Raja Run", but says it differs from one actor to another and is based on how one wants to be portrayed on screen.


Call for boycott of Israeli products, companies

Hyderabad, July 18 : Some Muslim organisations and clerics have called for boycott of Israeli products and companies to protest the Israeli offensive against Palestinians in gaza.


US delegation calls on Telangana, Andhra CMs

Hyderabad, July 18 : A US delegation led by Assistant Secretary for Global Markets Arun M. Kumar Friday met chief ministers of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.


Protesting Osmania students baton-charged, some injured

Hyderabad, July 18 : Some Osmania University students were injured Friday when police baton charged them while they were protesting the government decision to regularise contract employees, saying this would deprive them of job opportunities.


Telangana moots cyber labs in all districts

Hyderabad, July 18 : Telangana police plans to set up cyber labs in all districts of the state to tackle cyber crime, said a top official Friday.


TB sanitarium site is suitable for setting up AIIMS: Minister

Vijayawada July 17 : Health and Medical Education Minister Kamineni Srinivas today said that the 185 acres of TB Sanitarium site, near Mangalagiri in Guntur district, is very much suitable for the establishment of super specialty hospital cum medical sciences on the lines of AIIMS in Delhi.


Objective of visit is to bring administration to people: CM

Eluru, Andhra Pradesh, Jul 17 : Continuing his visit of West Godavari District on second day today, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said that the objective of his visit of the district is to make access the government administration to the people.


Andhra Pradesh Govt to spend Rs 3500 cr for relief & rehabilitation for tribals

Hyderabad, Jul 17 : Andhra Pradesh Government will spend Rs 3500 crore for relief and rehabilitation to tribal population affected due to Polavaram Project.


T-cabinet's decision on nativity riles AP govt

Hyderabad, Jul 17 : The Telangana government's decision to limit nativity to those born in Telangana on or before 1956 as announced by Telangana Chief Minister K.Chandrashekara Rao after a marathon Cabinet Meeting last night had stirred a hornet's nest with the neighbouring Andhra Pradesh Government terming it as a move to deny educational aid to students of the State born in Telangana.


Weekly seva CDs released by TTD EO

Tirumala, Andhra Pradesh, Jul 17 :TTD Executive Officer, M G Gopal today released the collection of four CDs 'VAARAPU SEVALU' -- produced by S V Bhakthi Channel.


Andhra Pradesh Minister visits places for selection of place for AIIMS

Hyderabad, Jul 17 : Andhra Pradesh Minister for Medical Health and Family Welfare Kamineni Srinivas today visited three places for selection of suitable site for establishment of AIIMS in between Mangalagiri and Tadepalli areas of Guntur Districts.


Telangana move for 12 percent Muslim quota draws protests

Hyderabad, July 17 : Right-wing Hindu groups Thursday staged a protest here to oppose the Telangana government's proposal to provide 12 percent reservation to Muslims.


Anivara Asthanam observed with religious fervour in Tirumala

Tirumala, Jul 17 : The annual festival of 'Anivara Asthanam' has been performed with religious fervour in the hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara Swamy here today.


INTUC national council meet at Kakinada in Sep

Kakinada, Jul 17 : Andhra Pradesh State INTUC President Sabbati Phaneswerarao today said INTUC National Council meeting would be organised at Kakinada in mid September.


YSRCP to hold dharnas if govt fails to meet loan waiver commitment

Srikakulam, Jul 17 : Setting a one-month deadline for the TDP Government to implement the waiver of all agriculture and DWACRA loans, YSR Congress Party President YS Jagan Mohan Reddy today said his party will take up the cause of farmers and agitate holding dharnas across the state if it fails to meet the commitment.


TVS group donates vehicle to TTD

Tirumala, Jul 17 : Mr Venu Srinivasan, Chairman of TVS Group, today donated a two wheeler worth about Rs 56,000 introduced for the first time in the country to Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD).


Noisy Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee meet

Hyderabad, Jul 17 : A meeting of Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) at the party headquarters Gandhi Bhavan turned noisy as two groups of workers were seen orguing with each other here today.


One-day conference on Cyber Security

Hyderabad, Jul 17 : CII Southern Region is organising a one day Conference on Cyber Security- Counter Measures to face the Threats in the city tomorrow.


When 'Yagavarayinuma' lead actors stuck posters on road

Chennai, July 17 : Actors Aadi Pinisetty and Nikki Galrani, who play the lead in upcoming Tamil-Telugu thriller "Yagavarayinum Naa Kaakka", recently released the first look poster of their film by walking and sticking it on the road here.


Santosh Srinivas enjoyed directing Jr. NTR in 'Rabhasa'

Chennai, July 17 : Santosh Srinivas is a bundle of joy after working with Junior Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (NTR) in upcoming Telugu action-drama "Rabhasa". He says he thoroughly enjoyed directing the actor, who is one of top stars in the southern film industry.


Telangana announces Rs.10 lakh for families of 'martyrs'

Hyderabad, July 16 : The Telangana government Wednesday decided to provide Rs.10 lakh financial assistance each to the families of those who laid down their lives for creation of the separate state since 1969.


Telangana to have higher education institutes: Irani

New Delhi, July 16 : The government shall take steps to establish various institutes of higher education both in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani said Wednesday.


Rs.7 lakh looted by throwing Rs.10 note

Hyderabad, July 16 : A gang snatched a bag containing Rs.7 lakh from a person as he came out of a bank after drawing the money. The gang threw a Rs.10 note on the ground to divert his attention.


Pratt & Whitney builds facility for underprivileged girls

Hyderabad, July 16 : Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp, and its supplier partners have donated $113,000 (about Rs.67.05 lakh) to construct a residential building for underprivileged girls in Hyderabad.


Telangana CM promises to clear investment proposals in 2-3 weeks

Hyderabad, July 15 : Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhara Rao has promised to personally clear any investment proposal in the state in two to three weeks with a real single window system.


Telangana CM promises to clear investment proposals in 2-3 weeks

Hyderabad, July 15 : Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhara Rao has promised to personally clear any investment proposal in the state in two to three weeks with a real single window system.


Telangana Irrigation Minister calls on Uma Bharti

New Delhi, July 15 : A delegation led by Telangana Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao, called on Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti here.


'Drishyam' rakes in Rs.5.23 crore in opening weekend

Chennai, July 15 : Venkatesh-starrer Telugu family thriller "Drishyam", which is the eponymous remake of a Malayalam blockbuster, has minted Rs.5.23 crore in the opening weekend in Andhra Pradesh.


ITC plans Rs.3,500 crore paper unit in Telangana

Hyderabad, July 14 : ITC, a multi-business conglomerate, plans to set up a paper manufacturing unit in Telangana with an investment of Rs.3,500 crore.


Parliament passes bill to transfer Telangana land to Andhra

New Delhi, July 14 : Parliament Monday passed a bill to transfer parts of Telanaga's Khammam district to Andhra Pradesh in connection with the construction of the Polavaram irrigation project with the Rajya Sabha giving its assent to the measure.


Would like to work with Aadi every year: Sampath Nandi

Chennai, July 14 : Filmmaker Sampath Nandi says he's so impressed with actor Aadi Pudipeddi's work in upcoming Telugu romantic-drama "Gaalipatam" that he wishes to work with him every year going forward.