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Reservation battle in Telangana turns violent: Adivasis and Lambadas clash at Medaram

By   /  December 15, 2017  /  Hyderabad  /  Comments Off on Reservation battle in Telangana turns violent: Adivasis and Lambadas clash at Medaram

Reservation The Gond Adivasis are demanding that the state government remove Lambadas from the Scheduled Tribes (ST) list. TNM Staff Utnoor_padayatra.jpg File photo The ongoing fued between the Gond advasis and the Banjara Lambadas in Telangana took a violent turn on Thursday, as activists of the Adivasi Joint Action Committee vandalised an Integrated Tribal Development Agency […]

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Vakapalli gang rape case: Andhra tribal women move HC for swift trial

By   /  December 15, 2017  /  Hyderabad  /  Comments Off on Vakapalli gang rape case: Andhra tribal women move HC for swift trial

Crime After the Supreme Court refused to interfere, the case is now being looked into by a special court in Vishkhapatnam. TNM Staff Hyderabad_high_court_700x500.jpg Demanding expedition of the probe and the appointment of a special public prosecutor, Vakapalli tribal women who were allegedly gang raped, approached the High Court on Thursday. The case deals with an […]

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Hyderabad police arrest techie drug peddler and aide, 12 blots of LSD seized

By   /  December 15, 2017  /  Hyderabad  /  Comments Off on Hyderabad police arrest techie drug peddler and aide, 12 blots of LSD seized

Crime The duo would procure the drug from Goa, and sell it to other clients in Hyderabad. TNM Staff LSD_Hyd_Arres.jpg The Hyderabad police on Thursday nabbed two people, a techie and a law student, on charges of peddling drugs in Jubilee Hills. The police arrested the accused, identified as 30-year-old Karunakar and 29-year-old K Rohith, and seized […]

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Telangana’s ‘Kalyana Lakshmi’ scheme does little to prevent child marriages, says study

By   /  December 14, 2017  /  Hyderabad  /  Comments Off on Telangana’s ‘Kalyana Lakshmi’ scheme does little to prevent child marriages, says study

Child Marriage Its cash incentive to brides only reinforced the idea that the ultimate goal of a woman is to get married, states the study by a child welfare group. TNM Staff child marriage.jpg The ‘Kalyana Lakshmi’ scheme introduced by the Telangana government offering an incentive of Rs 75,000 to brides has only reinforced the […]

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Telangana police kill eight suspected Maoists in early morning encounter

By   /  December 14, 2017  /  Hyderabad  /  Comments Off on Telangana police kill eight suspected Maoists in early morning encounter

Crime The exchange of fire reportedly took place in Tekulapalli mandal at 6.30 in the morning. TNM Staff AntiMaoists-PTI_750x500_.JPG Image: PTI Security forces gunned down eight suspected Maoists on Thursday in Telangana’s Bhadradri Kothagudem district. The encounter reportedly took place in Tekulapalli mandal at 6.30 in the morning. “The extremists have been killed in the exchange of […]

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Is there a ‘Baahubali’ touch to Amaravati? What Rajamouli says on his contribution

By   /  December 14, 2017  /  Hyderabad  /  Comments Off on Is there a ‘Baahubali’ touch to Amaravati? What Rajamouli says on his contribution

Amaravati “My contribution is as little as that of the squirrels in the construction of the Rama Sethu,” Rajamouli said. TNM Staff Naidu Rajamouli.jpg Filmmaker SS Rajamouli has been at the centre of attention in Andhra Pradesh, ever since the state’s Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu decided to consult the Baahubali director for architectural designs […]

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Telangana reservation battle intensifies: After Gonds, Lambadas protest in Hyderabad

By   /  December 14, 2017  /  Hyderabad  /  Comments Off on Telangana reservation battle intensifies: After Gonds, Lambadas protest in Hyderabad

Reservation The Banjaras had one agenda – to defend their right to reservation as a Scheduled Tribe in Telangana. Nitin B. Banjara_meet_main.jpg All images: Nitin B The Saroornagar indoor stadium in Hyderabad was packed on Wednesday. Several thousand people from the Banjara Lambada community – students, professionals, workers – poured in from across the state for […]

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Students protest at Osmania University over shutdown of hostel and messes

By   /  December 14, 2017  /  Hyderabad  /  Comments Off on Students protest at Osmania University over shutdown of hostel and messes

Protest The students alleged the university did not want them to be present during the Indian Science Congress (ISC) on campus. TNM Staff _protest.jpg Hundreds of students held a protest in front of the Arts College building at Hyderabad’s Osmania University on Wednesday, to protest against the varsity’s decision to shut down hostels and messes till January […]

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AP Assembly in Amaravati: Govt asks citizens to pick final design, here are your options

By   /  December 14, 2017  /  Hyderabad  /  Comments Off on AP Assembly in Amaravati: Govt asks citizens to pick final design, here are your options

Amaravati Officials said that the final decision will be taken only after feedback from the public. TNM Staff Assembly_Amaravati_Design.jpg The Andhra Pradesh government has almost finalised its designs for the Assembly building at the upcoming capital of Amaravati. A meeting of Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA) officials along with Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and […]

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Maoist ideologue Kobad Ghandy released from Andhra jail, flies to Mumbai

By   /  December 14, 2017  /  Hyderabad  /  Comments Off on Maoist ideologue Kobad Ghandy released from Andhra jail, flies to Mumbai

Crime The top leader of the outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoist was facing trial in several cases including murder and sabotage. IANS Kobad Ghandy_PTI.jpg File photo: PTI Maoist ideologue Kobad Ghandy has been released on bail from Visakhapatnam Central Jail, officials said on Wednesday. The top leader of outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoist, who was […]

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