Telangana

Centre undermining Constitution, says Mallikarjuna Kharge

Centre undermining Constitution, says Mallikarjuna Kharge

Modi is only serving the corporate world and rich businessmen, alleges D. Raja Leader of the Congress in Lok Sabha, Mallikarjuna Kharge, alleged that the Modi government is trying to change the Constitution with the backing of the RSS. Ever since the BJP came to power at the Centre, there …

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Upper age limit raised for police recruitment

Upper age limit raised for police recruitment

Notifications for about 18,000 posts was issued on May 31 Considering the representations from job aspirants, the State Government has issued orders raising the upper age limit by three years for direct recruitment of police personnel through the Telangana State Level Police Recruitment Board for various posts. The notifications for about 18,000 …

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State setting example in minority welfare: KCR

State setting example in minority welfare: KCR

Largest budgetary allocation for minority welfare in the country, says CM Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Friday said that the State has grown by leaps and bounds and is setting an example for other states. Mr. Rao was speaking at the annual iftar where he said that in terms …

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Govt. releases schedule for teachers’ transfers

Govt. releases schedule for teachers’ transfers

Final transfer orders to be issued by June 26 The State government has released the schedule for transfers of teachers and invited applications from the teachers online. Deputy Chief Minister Kadiyam Srihari released the schedule and process related to the transfers on Thursday. After formally launching the online transfer portal, …

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RTC strike: Chief Minister threatens tough action

RTC strike: Chief Minister threatens tough action

Workers to go ahead with stir; Minister to meet unions today Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao described the strike call given by Telangana Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) staff as a reflection of irresponsibility and out of context. “This will go down as the last strike in RTC history if they …

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Lambadas ‘illegally’ occupy abandoned Adivasi houses

Police confirm the incidents and say that cases will be booked against the occupants The ongoing conflict between Adivasis and the Lambadas notwithstanding, four houses in this tiny habitation of the aboriginal Kolam tribe have allegedly been occupied by farmers from the latter community illegally in Kerameri mandal of Kumram Bheem (KB) Asifabad district. The houses were part of the seven which were lying vacant following the migration of families to some other village in the summer of 2016. The 10-house hilly habitation, a hamlet of Metta Pipri gram panchayat, is among the 12 villages located on the 22-km Hatti-Jodeghat road which had stood by the legendary Adivasi martyr Kumram Bheem during his struggle for land in the 1930s. However, migration of families has left only three of the 10 houses occupied at present by the families of the village headman, his son and brother. "Taking advantage of the situation, four Lambada families moved into the abandoned houses," charged Rai Sidam Jangu, the Sarmedi or head of the Sakda Raj Gond advisory council in Kerameri mandal. "One of the families is even tilling the land which is actually earmarked to establish houses and is called 'gaon thana'," he added. Mr. Jangu is one of the Adivasi elders, the others being Kumra Dhunde Rao, Sarmedi of Rasimetta in Jainoor mandal and leaders Kanaka Prabhakar, Chahkati Sham Rao and Kanaka Ambaji, who visited Kopaguda to ascertain facts about the illegal occupation. They were briefed about the events that have taken place in the last two years by Athram Koddu, Kopaguda village headman or patel about the illegal occupation of houses in his village. He told them that during the last kharif season, the Lambadas moved in and had even stolen about 70 kg of cotton he had harvested. He had lodged a complaint with the police regarding the theft. Mr. Jangu was of the opinion that the Lambadas were using pressure tactics like stealing crop so that the Kolam families got scared. "These poor people usually abandon their village under such circumstances and migrate to other villages or establish a new one," he pointed out. The elders decided to lodge a complaint at Kerameri police station about the illegal occupation and the threats being issued by them. Meanwhile, Karimnagar Range Deputy Inspector General of Police P. Promod Kumar confirmed occupation of the vacant houses by the Lambadas. He said KB Asifabad Superintendent of Police Kalmeshwar Singenawar had personally visited Kopaguda to find out facts. "Cases would be booked against the illegal occupants for trespass," he told The Hindu.

Police confirm the incidents and say that cases will be booked against the occupants The ongoing conflict between Adivasis and the Lambadas notwithstanding, four houses in this tiny habitation of the aboriginal Kolam tribe have allegedly been occupied by farmers from the latter community illegally in Kerameri mandal of Kumram …

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SCCL to venture into solar energy sector

SCCL to venture into solar energy sector

Public sector miner plans to generate 300 MW of power Public sector miner Singareni Collieries Company Limited has decided to venture into solar energy sector with plans to generate 300 MW of power in the coming years. As part of the efforts, the company will set up solar plants in four coal …

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Army concerned over ‘open, porous’ areas in city

Army concerned over ‘open, porous’ areas in city

DGP invites them to be part of Integrated Command Control Centre General Officer Commanding, Telangana and Andhra Sub-Area, Major General N. Srinivas Rao on Wednesday expressed concern that the areas of Secunderabad Cantonment, Golconda, Mehdipatnam and Bowenpally are “open and porous” with large civilian population around them. Security issues Having …

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Many marriages on the rocks in Singareni coal belt

Many marriages on the rocks in Singareni coal belt

Youth who married miners’ daughters aspiring for a job under DES, are have started harassing the girls’ parents demanding either a job in Singareni, or the dowry amount back. Marriages of many coal workers’ children paying ‘kanyasulkam’ (dowry paid by the groom’s parents to the bride’s parents) in the hope of a …

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Adivasis take the next step in ‘self rule’

Adivasis take the next step in ‘self rule’

Officials explain limitations of village panchayat to first PESA committee constituted in Agency area A first step, and perhaps a giant leap towards tribal development in accordance with their own culture and traditions as provisioned under the Provisions of the Panchayats (Extension to the Scheduled Areas) Act, 1996 or PESA …

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