Government offices to be repainted in Andhra Pradesh

It is something that should not have happened in the first place. Now the Andhra Pradesh High court has asked the government to repaint all the government offices and panchayat offices in the next ten days. That is because after the YSRCP came to power in May 2019, all these offices were painted in green, … Continue reading Government offices to be repainted in Andhra Pradesh

Brake on Telangana buses. Less than 1 % of RTC employees return to the wheel

Are the RTC employees caught in a bind? Till midnight of Tuesday, 6 November, the deadline set by Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao to the 48000 striking employees to rejoin work, just about 300 gave it in writing that they will return to duty. That translates to a meagre 0.6 per cent of the … Continue reading Brake on Telangana buses. Less than 1 % of RTC employees return to the wheel

From TV news to Poll arena – Teenmaar Mallanna on the battle for Huzurnagar

``Hello, I am Teenmaar Mallanna.'' That's how this 36-year-old journalist, named by his parents as Naveen Kumar, introduces himself. He is a popular face in Telangana, having got into the skin of this character for the `Teenmaar Vaarthulu' (Teenmaar News) on Telugu news channel V6. In 2011, he started playing the character of the elderly … Continue reading From TV news to Poll arena – Teenmaar Mallanna on the battle for Huzurnagar

KCR shuts down Telangana Secretariat in Hyderabad

From Monday, government employees in Hyderabad do not need to go to the Secretariat for work. No, this is not a Dussehra break in Telangana but because the State Secretariat has been officially shut down with effect from Saturday evening. Any employee or visitor who ventures to the complex located by the Husainsagar lake is … Continue reading KCR shuts down Telangana Secretariat in Hyderabad

Heritage palace will not be demolished, court tells KCR govt

In a major setback to the Telangana government, the High court today barred it from demolishing the Errum Manzil, a heritage structure built during the reign of the sixth Nizam by one of the nobles of that time. The K Chandrasekhar Rao government wanted to bring it down in order to build a new Assembly … Continue reading Heritage palace will not be demolished, court tells KCR govt

[Video] Setback for Jagan in power battle

It is a setback, albeit temporary, for Jaganmohan Reddy in Andhra Pradesh. And it is a shot in the arm for Chandrababu Naidu, the Centre which had advised Jagan against his decision and the renewable energy project developers.  The Andhra Pradesh High court has stayed the decision of the Andhra government to revisit the Power … Continue reading [Video] Setback for Jagan in power battle

VIP darshan at Tirumala, by any other name, is a VIP darshan

The decision by YV Subba Reddy, the Chairman of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) appointed by the YSR Congress government to abolish List I, List II and List III darshans was seen as a move in the right direction. That's because the list darshan was a discriminatory procedure adopted by the previous administration to segregate pilgrims in … Continue reading VIP darshan at Tirumala, by any other name, is a VIP darshan

Ravi Prakash on MOJO TV and his plans for new media venture

Last week, the Telangana High court granted anticipatory bail to Ravi Prakash, former CEO of Associated Broadcasting Company Pvt Limited, the parent company of the TV9 group, in connection with the three criminal cases booked against him by Hyderabad police. The court asked him to appear before the investigating officers every alternate day.  T S Sudhir of Filter … Continue reading Ravi Prakash on MOJO TV and his plans for new media venture

TV9 Founder Ravi Prakash : I am being hounded, intimidated

In the world of Telugu media, the ouster of Ravi Prakash, the CEO of TV9 has been nothing short of an upheaval. When he launched TV9 a decade and a half ago, Ravi Prakash emerged as a pioneer in the world of Telugu broadcast journalism. Over the years, he branched out into several languages, establishing … Continue reading TV9 Founder Ravi Prakash : I am being hounded, intimidated

Pranay murder case : Accused get bail

The Telangana High court has granted conditional release to three of the main accused in the Pranay murder case in Miryalguda town of Telangana, 140 km from Hyderabad. The hired killing had shocked the country as the person accused to have ordered the hit on Pranay was his father-in-law, Maruthi Rao. The three who will … Continue reading Pranay murder case : Accused get bail

With Telangana students failing, KCR is on test

Two months That was the time sought by the Telangana State Board of Intermediate Education in the High court to undertake revaluation of 3.28 lakh students who had failed the Intermediate exams this year. The bench was taken aback. A counter argument was put forward that when answer sheets of 9.74 lakh students who appeared … Continue reading With Telangana students failing, KCR is on test