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Hyderabad: The people of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh need to brace themselves for a sweltering summer this year as the weatherman has predicted temperatures to be above normal in the coming months. “It will be almost similar to that (last year). Last year also temperatures recorded were one degree above normal. It will be a similar scenario this year as well,” director of Meteorology Centre of IMD in Hyderabad, Y K Reddy said. The next two months may also witness heatwave like conditions, he said. The temperatures could be as high as 47 degrees Celsius on some days in April and May. The mercury levels would be around 45 degrees Celsius on many days, Reddy said. The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) had last week said that it would prepare an action plan to deal with
Hyderabad: Ever wondered why you feel hotter than it is supposed to be?.Here’s why. As per a study, the country’s average heat index has shown a significant decadal increase over 60 years, growing at a rate of 0.56 degree Celsius and 0.32 degree Celsius in summer and monsoon. Heat index is a measure of stress that humans face due to increased heat and humidity. The higher the heat index, the hotter one feels, since sweat does not readily evaporate and cool the skin. The study was jointly conducted by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) and the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM). Out of the 25 big cities analyzed, 17 were found with an average summer heat index in the ‘very hot’ category. These include Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata,
Hyderabad: The body of Hyderabad engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla, who was shot dead in the US in what appears to be a hate crime, will arrive in the city on Monday. Telangana Minister for NRI Affairs KT Rama Rao said the body will arrive by an Air India flight at 9.45pm. After consoling the parents of Srinivas, he told reporters that the slain engineer’s wife Sunayana Dumala and other relatives will accompany the body. The Minister visited the house of Srinivas in Bachupally in Hyderabad and consoled his parents and other family members. He spoke to Sinivas’ father K Madhusudhana Sastry and mother Parvata Vardhini, who was inconsolable. The Minister later told reporters that Srinivas’ parents said that while no government can bring back their son, all efforts should be made
Hyderabad: Husna Sameera, a sixteen-year-old girl from Hyderabad who created a Guinness record along with 22-year-old Allada Pavan for the “longest carrom playing marathon”, was felicitated for her achievement at the Press Club of Hyderabad on Saturday. “I wish to be the world’s youngest champion,” she said while speaking at the function. While the game was played at Vijayawada on December 26 and 27, 2016, she got the official certificate and a letter of appreciation earlier this week.
New Delhi: For Mohammed Siraj, the first thing on his mind is to buy a house for his father Mohammed Ghaus and mother Shabana Begum in a good Hyderabad locality. And why not? The speedster has landed a Rs 2.6 crore deal with Sunrisers Hyderabad, thanks to a brilliant first class season that saw him get India A and Rest of India call-ups. Read: Porter’s son T Natarajan: From tennis ball star to IPL big bucks “Today, I remember my first income playing cricket. It was a club match and my maternal uncle was the captain of the team. I got 9 wickets for 20 odd runs in that 25 over game. My uncle was so happy he gave me Rs 500 as a prize. It was a great feeling. But today when the bid was raised to Rs 2.6 crore, I just went numb,” Siraj told PTI during an interaction from Hyderabad. Coming from a lower middle class family, it is but obvious that he is indebted to his parents for their sacrifices in making him a professional cricketer. “Mere walid saab (Father) ne bahot mehnat ki hain (My father has slogged). He drove auto all these years but never let financial pressure of the family affect me or my elder brother. A bowling spikes costs a lot and he would just get the best for me. I want to buy a house for them now in a good locality,” an emotional Siraj said. Read: ‘Big Ben’ Stokes stands tall; Indians hit pay dirt “My parents have seen hard days. Today my elder brother is a software engineer in a reputed IT firm. I didn’t have interest in studies and my mother would bash me up giving my elder brother’s example. But today she’s on top of the world,” said Siraj. For him, the progress was a gradual one. “Since I started from tennis ball cricket, I am self taught. I had pace but tennis ball cricket teaches you to bowl in blockholes. Then I played Hyderabad U22, Mushtaq Ali, Vijay Hazare and then Ranji Trophy followed by India A. I have taken one step at a time. Next is IPL followed by senior national team,” said Siraj. Sharing the dressing room with VVS Laxman as mentor and captained by David Warner is a big plus. “As a youngster, I would like to learn everything I can. Laxman sir is there and I would get a chance to interact with a player of David Warner’s stature,” concluded Siraj.
For Mohammed Siraj, the first thing on his mind is to buy a house for his father Mohammed Ghaus and mother Shabana Begum in a good Hyderabad locality. And why not? The speedster has landed a Rs 2.6 crore deal with Sunrisers Hyderabad, thanks to a brilliant first class season that saw him get India A and Rest of India call-ups. Read: Porter’s son T Natarajan: From tennis ball star to IPL big bucks “Today, I remember my first income playing cricket. It was a club match and my maternal uncle was the captain of the team. I got 9 wickets for 20 odd runs in that 25 over game. My uncle was so happy he gave me Rs 500 as a prize. It was a great feeling. But today when the bid was raised to Rs 2.6 crore, I just went numb,” Siraj told during an interaction from Hyderabad. Coming from
Hyderabad: In the background of opposition tirade against his government that he had transformed `surplus state’ into a status of financial crisis, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is making moves to showcase its financial soundness despite demonetisation with an ambitious plan outlay of Rs 1.50 lakh crore for 2017-18. As the Budget session of State Assembly is scheduled to be held in the second week of March, he has been personally having series of meetings with finance officials. In 2015-16, the TRS government came up with a budget of Rs 1,15,689 lakh crore and Rs 1,30,416 lakh crore in 2016-17. Government officials are admitting that demonetisation had a negative impact on the financial condition of most of the States in the country. However, they claims that Telangana bounced
Hyderabad: Showing concern over the planned conspiracy to wipe out Urdu from Telangana, leader of opposition in Telangana Legislative Council Mohammed Ali Shabbir said MIM leaders are blindly following the government and are saying ‘Wah Wah’ when they should be sighing ‘Aah’. Speaking to media persons at CLP office in assembly, Mohammed Ali Shabbir said Urdu was given the status of second language in 9 out of 10 districts of Telangana in united Andhra Pradesh. TRS government has completed 32 months of its rule but failed to give second language status to Urdu in Khammam district. After the reorganisation of districts in Telangana, the government made amendments in several legislations however no GO was issued for giving Urdu second language status in newly formed districts. He lamented
Hyderabad: After being denied prominent position in the Telangana Congress, Ramulamma and former film heroine is seriously contemplating to join TDP. Strong speculations are doing rounds that Vijayashanthi has been contacted some senior TDP leaders including party working President A Revanth Reddy who apparently invited her to join the party. The film actress and former TRS leader was also given assurance that she will be given good position in the party. Vijayashanthi will be one among top five leaders including Revanth and party President L Ramana in the party if she switched loyalties to Telugu Desam. The party high command is seriously thinking that Vijayashanthi’s oratory skills will be an advantage to the TDP in exposing KCR government’s failures. As Revanth is already fighting
Hyderabad: Families of five women, who lost their lives in the Niloufer Hospital recently, came together and filed a complaint with SHRC and the inquiry officer, stating that there were serious human rights violations in the course of C – section surgeries and subsequent medical management in all the cases and demanded Rs 10 lakh ex-gratia. Video recordings of the doctors deserting the operation theatre and unhygienic conditions with blood and uterus scattered around, captured by one of the victim’s families were also shown to the inquiry officer. Helping Hand Foundation, a city-based NGO announced that it has enrolled four infants in their community outreach programme and will provide for the cost of lactation and medical expenses for the next two years. ‘It was important to make a
Hyderabad: Ace Tennis star Sania Mirza who has been issued summons by the Commissioner of Service Tax here, in connection with an investigation against alleged non-payment/evasion of Service Tax, may not appear before the competent authority in person as she is travelling. According to sources a representative will appear before the authorities in her absence on February 16. The future course of action on whether to pay tax or contest the claims by the Service Tax Department will be decided after the meeting between the officials and her representative. The Principal Commissioner of the Service Tax office here issued the summons to the tennis star on February 6, asking her to appear before it in person or through an authorised agent on February 16. “She has gone to Australia. From there she
Hyderabad: The State government has taken up a big task of studying the strength of employees in all government departments and the requirement of human resources for smooth run of the State administration in future. Top officials told The Hans India, that on the instructions of Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, a questionnaire consisting of about 40 questions has been circulated to all the employees. The questionnaire seeks details like their date of joining the service, promotions, deputations, children and their study, properties owned, health problems if any, and their expertise in any field. All the details of the employees would be utilised to ascertain their socio–economic status. Besides, the data would be used to send excess staff to other departments on deputation and fill
Kamareddy: Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council Shabbir Ali thanked the Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao and Minister for Irrigation T Harish Rao for the decision of preserving the earlier design of the Pranahita-Chevella package 20, 21 and 22 at the recently concluded Cabinet meeting. Speaking to media here on Monday, Shabbir Ali said that it was the success of Congress Party which took out a padayatra demanding government not to redesign the Pranahita-Chevella project. The government changed its earlier stand of providing drinking water and irrigated water for farmers from the Kaleshwaram project, slammed Shabbir Ali. The project benefits 1.45 lakh acres of land, he added. He expressed the hope that the people of Kamareddy and Yellareddy receive water for irrigation purposes
Hyderabad: After the death of a 2-year-old girl Arushi due to Swine flu in Rasoolpura slum two days ago, the residents of Secunderabad Cantonment are a worried lot. Rasoolpura being the largest slum in Secunderabad, the Health Department officials rushed to the area immediately after the news of the death of Arushi was confirmed. A free medical camp was conducted and 450 persons were screened for Swine flu. Locals said that the Urban Health Post was handed over to a private party under PPP model and as a result the residents are not getting good treatment. Nayeem, a resident of Rasoolpura said, “Rasoolpura is thickly populated and if the Health Department does not take enough preventive measures and the government takes over Urban Health Post, the people would suffer. It is now run
Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is keen to revive the rural economy. According to sources, the Chief Minister has entrusted the responsibility to come with an action plan for various communities to Finance Minister E.Rajender and Animal Husbandry and Fisheries Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav to suggest the measures that need to be taken to revive rural economy and help artisans to adopt to modern technology. Since there is huge potential for export of meat and wool, special focus is being laid on sheep rearing. It may be mentioned here that Mahbubnagar has sheep which can give a special variety of wool. The government wants to identify this breed of sheep and see that their rearing is also taken up on a large scale. Similarly, the government wants to come up with various
Telangana on Wednesday termed the union budget as disappointing, saying it offers nothing for the country’s youngest state.The ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) said that there is nothing for the state in the budget presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday. TRS MP K. Kavitha noted that Jaitely in his budget speech announced All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for Jharkhand and Gujarat but there was no such announcement for Telangana. Kavitha, who is daughter of Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao, said she would make a detailed comment after going through the budget documents.She welcomed tax cut for small and medium companies, saying this will generate employment. The Lok Sabha member from Nizamabad also hailed the relief in personal income tax. The TRS leader,
Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao is all set to inaugurate the Bhakta Ramadasu lift irrigation project in Khammam district today. The foundation stone was laid for the project by the KCR on February 15, 2016. The project has been completed months ahead of the schedule with Minister Tummala Nageswara Rao monitoring the completion of the project constantly. Also, this is the first irrigation project to be inaugurated by the Chief Minister after the formation of Telangana. The Bhakta Ramadasu lift irrigation project will supply water to 60,000 acres in Palair Assembly constituency.
Hyderabad: The toll from swine flu has risen to five in Telangana as a 10-month-old baby died of the disease here, officials said on Saturday. The child, a resident of Bibinagar in Yadadri district, died at the Gandhi Hospital on Friday. This is the fifth death this year at the state nodal centre for swine flu. All other victims were adult women. Incidentally, the Deputy Chief Minister Mohammed Mahmood Ali, is also undergoing anti-viral treatment at his home in Azampura here. He is being evaluated by state-run Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS). According to hospital sources, the samples of Mahmood Ali were sent to IPM. He has been advised isolation and rest. Over 3,000 samples have been tested since August 1 last year and of these 165 samples were found positive, the officials
Hyderabad: BJP in Telangana seems to be making tactic moves to counter Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s eagerness to provide 12 per cent reservations to Muslims in education and employment, by invoking the issue of SCs categorisation. Already Madigas are in discontent over the government’s negligence towards this issue. They were unhappy as Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao was not responding to their please to initiate process for SCs categorisation, since inception of his government. By demanding the Chief Minister to lead an all-party delegation to the Centre to urge Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take steps for the categorisation of SCs in the state, which is a long pending demand, BJP state president Dr K Lakshman has hinted out his party’s tactic move. It may be recalled that
Hyderabad: MIM president Asaduddin Owaisi, striking a ‘Dangal’ pose hoarding was seen at Madina road and Afzalgunj which was pulled down by the police following complaints by the BJP Yuva Morcha. The posters showed Mr. Owaisi in the place of Bollywood star Aamir Khan and featured BJP president Amit Shah, UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and former UP CM Mayawati.
Hyderabad: Nearly 450 cases of brain tuberculosis have been reported in the state in 2016 according to an 11-month survey carried out by a non-government organisation Helping Hand Foundation. Two major government hospitals Chest Hospital and Niloufer Children’s Hospital did not participate. With three million new cases of tuberculosis per year in India, the World Health Organisation says there is a growing need to address the problem stated experts. Dr Afshan Jabeen, additional professor of neurology at Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences, which took part in the study, said, “The biggest challenge seen in TB patients is the resistance to drugs. In these cases too we found that patients were not responding to first and second level of antibiotics and had to be put on the third and highest