Use “TS” not “T” for Telangana, CS to Editors

Telangana Chief Secretary Dr Rajjiv Sharma

Hyderabad, (INN): Telangana Chief Secretary Dr Rajjiv Sharma has objected to the use of “T” as an abbreviation for Telangana. Instead, he suggested that “TS” be used an abbreviated form for Telangana.

“While appreciating your sincere cooperation to the state government in the task of rebuilding Telangana, may I also bring it to your kind notice that this new State is often quoted in the media with an abbreviated prefix ‘T’, such as T-Govt., T-State, T-CM etc.,” Sharma said in a letter sent to the Editors on Wednesday.

“In fact the new state is formally mentioned as ‘State of Telangana’ or ‘Telangana State’ in the A.P. Reorganization Act.  You may kindly recall that the new vehicle numbering scheme also bears ‘TS’ as the abbreviation for Telangana State...

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BJP opposes Sania as Telangana’s Brand Ambassador

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Hyderabad, (INN): The Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday ridiculed the decision of Telangana Government to appoint Tennis star Sania Mirza as the State’s Brand Ambassador.

Speaking to media persons at the State BJP headquarters, Telangana BJP floor leader Dr K Lakshman said that Sania Mirza was born in Mumbai, brought-up in Hyderabad and got married to a Pakistani and therefore, how she could be the ideal choice to be Telangana’s Brand Ambassador. He said while Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has been insisting on pre-1956 nativity condition for fee reimbursement, he is fine with a Mumbai-born player to be State’s Brand Ambassador.

Dr Lakshman said that through Sania Mirza’s appointment KCR was trying to lure Muslims in view of upcoming GHMC elections...

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HMRL promises airport-level security at Metro stations

HMRL promises airport-level security at Metro stations

Hyderabad, (INN): The Hyderabad Metrol Rail Limited (HMRL) has assured that airport level security arrangements would be provided at all Metro Stations.

“Fool-proof security will be in place which includes access controlled passenger entry with baggage scanning, CCTV cameras and other surveillance,” HMR MD. NVS Reddy said during a meeting on Security Plan for the Hyderabad Metro Rail project on Wednesday with Hyderabad Commissioner M Mahender Reddy and other top Police officials, Security Experts, L&T Officials etc at the office of the Commissioner of Police, Hyderabad.

NVS Reddy said that passenger security would be the top most priority of HMR and it will be ensured through access control and installation of CCTVs at all stations, sensors and alarms for monitoring of unmanned areas, ...

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Shiv Sena MP forces Muslim man to break fast, raises political storm

Shiv Sena MP forces Muslim man

New Delhi, A Shiv Sena MP, who was seen in a video clip trying to force food into the mouth of a Muslim staffer of Maharashtra Sadan who was observing the Ramadan fast, kicked off a political storm on Wednesday, with parliament in uproar.

While the Congress targeted the Narendra Modi government for the act, which they described as a “crime against secularism”, the government first refused to comment on the issue as it involved a key ally, but seeing an angry opposition, offered
to probe the matter.

Shiv Sena MP Rajan Vichare, who was in the midst of the controversy, defended his action, saying he had no idea about the man’s religion – even though he had his
name badge on.

His party chief Uddhav Thackeray decried attempts to ‘communalise’ the issue and attempted to play it down by describin...

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Palestinian death toll rises to at least 655

Palestinian death toll rises to at least 655

The Israeli war machinery continues to target the besieged Gaza Strip from air and land, pushing the Palestinian death toll to at least 655.

Palestinian officials said on Wednesday that new attacks have killed at least two dozen Palestinians, including several children.

Medics say at least 150 others have also been injured in the ongoing Israeli onslaught on the coastal enclave.

Sources say nearly a dozen of victims were killed in tank shelling in the southern town of Khan Yunis.

Latest reports say Israeli jets have pounded multiple sites across the impoverished region, including a mosque and the enclave’s sole power plant.

Local residents say at least one person was killed and dozens more wounded near the targeted mosque.

Israel has continued its airstrikes on Gaza Strip for the 16th stra...

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US Senate sets $225 million for Israel’s Iron Dome

US Senate sets $225 million for Israel's Iron Dome

US Democrats in the Senate have included $225 million for Israel’s Iron Dome missile system in a bill amid Tel Aviv’s attacks against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee Senator Barbara Mikulski said the Democrats wanted the budget in an emergency funding bill on Tuesday, Reuters reported.

“Israel is an essential American ally and needs these assets to defend itself,” the Maryland Democratic senator said in a statement.

Israel said its Iron Dome system has intercepted about a fifth of more than 2,000 rockets the Palestinians have fired during the current conflict.

The fate of the proposed budget is uncertain in the GOP-controlled House of Representatives, where there is stiff opposition to an increase in spending tied to President Barack Obam...

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Telangana Govt plans Pharma Cities on 8k acres

Hyderabad, (INN): In about seven to eight thousand acres of land accessible to National highway and railway track, a Pharma City or a group of Pharma Cities are likely to come up around Hyderabad city in about a year’s time.

 The pharma city will include both industries as well as residential colony. Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao mentioned this to a group of members belonging to bulk drug manufacturers association led by President Sri.Jayanth Tagore and General Secretary R.K.Agarwal.

The Chief Minister said that the proposed pharma city would be beyond the expectations of drug manufacturers. It will be highly exemplary and pollution free and with its coming up the pharma industry will bound to grow multi fold...

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T-Govt releases Rs 25 Cr for Gajwel

Hyderabad, (INN): An amount of Rs. 25 Crores as Additional funds has been released towards meeting the expenditure under the scheme Gajwel Area Development Authority in accordance with promise of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao to the Gajwel people.

The  Gajwel Area Development Authority has been formed and these funds have been released on Wednesday wide G.O.Rt.No 245 Dated 23-07-2014.

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HCI clears 289 more applications for Haj 2014

Hyderabad, (INN): The Haj Committee of India has cleared 289 more Applicants under the Waiting List for the Haj 2014.

Making this announcement Prof S A Shukoor Special Officer AP State Haj  Committee  requested all the provisionally selected under the waiting list to remit the full Haj Amount of Rs. 1,60,450/- along with their original passport and  a photograph. He advised the selected pilgrims to obtain their Bank Reference from the office of the Haj Committee or from the website www.hajcommittee.com.

Following is the list of selected Haj pilgrims:

APF-6235-2-0; APF-2570-4-0; APF-3565-2-0; APF-357-3-0; APF-3569-1-0; APF-726-2-0; APF-4165-2-0; APF-2501-5-0; APF-6862-5-1; APF-1916-3-0; APF-2410-2-0; APF-307-2-0; APF-4969-3-0; APF-2762-2-0; APF-5344-1-0; APF-1278-4-0; APF-4028-4-0; APF-5...

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Internet cable operators oppose free wifi offer

Hyderabad, (INN): The Federation of Aerial Cable Operators, representing the internet cable operators, strongly opposed the State Government’s proposal to make Hyderabad city a Wifi Zone.

A delegation of cable operations led by FACO Executive Member Anil Chandra called on Telangana Information Technology Minister K Tarakarama Rao at the State Secretariat here on Wednesday asking him to reconsider the plan. The operators pointed out that Reliance has offered six-months free service if Hyderabad is converted into Wifi Zone. They said such a move would affect the livelihood of nearly 30,000 families who are dependent on internet cable operators. They said that the government should take the services of all cable operators and restrain from taking any measures that leads to unemployment.

The m...

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