`Cinema theatres will not open soon, film shootings will take time to resume’

The Telangana government is in no hurry to open either cinema theatres or allow film or TV serial shooting to resume in a hurry. T S Sudhir of Filter Kaapi Live spoke to Talasani Srinivas Yadav, Cinematography minister of Telangana. T S Sudhir : With the realisation dawning that we have to learn to live … Continue reading `Cinema theatres will not open soon, film shootings will take time to resume’

Andhra Pradesh announces Class X exams in July, Kerala in May 

The examination schedule that was halted in March due to the Corona virus pandemic is now slowly being put back on track. After Tamil Nadu that announced it will conduct class X exams between June 1 and 12, now Andhra Pradesh has announced the specific dates for Class X Board exams under the State Board. The … Continue reading Andhra Pradesh announces Class X exams in July, Kerala in May 

Telangana’s Carrot and Stick Policy : Grow what we say or else …

It is literally the Carrot and Stick policy in Telangana where the government will now decide what crop each farmer grows in the state. Failure to fall in line would deprive the farmer of the amount of Rs 10000 that is paid per acre every year under the Rythu Bandhu scheme.  This would mean that … Continue reading Telangana’s Carrot and Stick Policy : Grow what we say or else …

Congress uses KCR plank to target the Telangana CM

During the election campaign for the December 2018 assembly elections in Telangana, K Chandrasekhar Rao had taken full advantage of Chandrababu Naidu's presence in the Mahakutami that included both the Congress and the Telugu Desam. KCR had claimed that if the Mahakutami came to power, Telangana would be ruled from Amaravati and the rightful share … Continue reading Congress uses KCR plank to target the Telangana CM

KCR-Jagan bonhomie enters choppy Krishna waters

The political bonhomie between K Chandrasekhar Rao and Jaganmohan Reddy that began much before the 2019 elections has had its first tiff. Telangana is upset that Andhra Pradesh has reportedly withdrawn more water than its allocated quota from the Srisailam project. It lodged a complaint with the Krishna River Management Board against its neighbour.  The … Continue reading KCR-Jagan bonhomie enters choppy Krishna waters

Tamil Nadu announces Class X exam dates. Will anxious parents send their wards?

If the Tamil Nadu government has its way, 9.5 lakh students of class 10 will have to appear for their pending Class 10 State Board in the first 12 days of June. The School Education ministry headed by KA Sengottaiyan has released the timetable that envisages exams for seven subjects that include English, Maths, Science … Continue reading Tamil Nadu announces Class X exam dates. Will anxious parents send their wards?

`Test more and develop testing infrastructure in places outside Hyderabad’

The low testing to identify Corona positive patients by the Telangana government has been a matter of dispute and concern. Prof PL Vishweshwar, Vice President of the Telangana Jana Samithi went to the High court seeking its intervention in the matter. T S Sudhir of Filter Kaapi Live spoke to PL Vishweshwar. T S Sudhir : … Continue reading `Test more and develop testing infrastructure in places outside Hyderabad’

Jagan’s ministers and YSRCP MPs sleep in Vizag village

​Six senior leaders of the YSR Congress, including ministers in the YS Jaganmohan Reddy government spent the night in RR Venkatapuram village that was affected due to the gas leak at LG Polymers plant last week in ​Visakhapatnam. These included Rajya Sabha MP and YSRCP general secretary Vijayasai Reddy, Vizag MP MVV Satyanarayana and four … Continue reading Jagan’s ministers and YSRCP MPs sleep in Vizag village

Andhra Pradesh CMO denies move to shift to Vizag in May

Ever since the Amaravati Parirakshana Samiti claimed that the Andhra Pradesh government will shift the Executive capital of Andhra Pradesh to Visakhapatnam from Amaravati on 28 May, social media circles have been aflutter. The Samiti representative filed an interim application in the High court seeking an urgent hearing on the matter, while stating that the … Continue reading Andhra Pradesh CMO denies move to shift to Vizag in May

Masks in Telangana take the Pochampally Ikkat route

If you step out without a mask in Telangana, you can be fined Rs 1000. So why not walk the extra mile and ensure the mask you wear actually makes a fashion statement. The masks in Telangana are going traditional and weaver-friendly. The Telangana State Handloom Weavers Cooperative Society Limited has placed an order for … Continue reading Masks in Telangana take the Pochampally Ikkat route

Rajinikanth on TASMAC betrays a concern for AIADMK’s return in 2021

Several years ago, Rajinikanth on the big screen claimed that even if he comes late, he will be the latest. To date it remains a blockbuster punch dialogue. In real life too, his statement on the reopening of the TASMAC liquor shops in Tamil Nadu was fashionably late. But it was neither the latest nor … Continue reading Rajinikanth on TASMAC betrays a concern for AIADMK’s return in 2021

`The crowding at Wine Shops is a recipe for a major disaster’

Wine shops in different parts of India and the migrant population returning back home, could be the next danger spots, says G Asok Kumar,  Mission Director of the National Water Mission who headed the Central team to Surat in Gujarat. T S Sudhir of Filter Kaapi Live spoke to Asok Kumar.  T S Sudhir : … Continue reading `The crowding at Wine Shops is a recipe for a major disaster’

Hyderabad to Jharkhand. With a samosa and a prayer on the lips

The group of migrant workers that had left Hyderabad for Jharkhand four days ago, called up yesterday. They said they had managed to trek up to Ambikapur in Chhattisgarh. That translated to 1100 km. To reach home in Sahibgunj, they would need to travel another 700 km. ``We are absolutely exhausted. Please help. We cannot … Continue reading Hyderabad to Jharkhand. With a samosa and a prayer on the lips

Telangana is flattening the curve but extends lockdown. Why?

K Chandrasekhar Rao extended the lockdown in Telangana till 29 May. The Telangana chief minister's announcement was accompanied with assertions that barring Hyderabad, the rest of the 32 districts were getting back to normal. KCR also claimed that Telangana had succeeded in flattening the curve to a large extent and ``would crush it''.  The question … Continue reading Telangana is flattening the curve but extends lockdown. Why?