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Four accused in the Hyderabad rape and murder case were shot dead on 6 December 2019 in an alleged police encounter. | Photo: PTI

Fainted on hearing gunshot, police tell probe in 2019 Hyderabad rape-murder case ‘encounter’

An SC-appointed panel has deposed witnesses in the 2019 ‘encounter’ of 4 accused in the 'gang rape and murder' of a 27-year-old vet. The probe shows contradictions in statements.

Covid or Netflix, nothing can stop theatre. Hyderabad’s Qadir Ali Baig Festival shows why

The cultural space in India may be contested, but theatre is certainly not cancelled. What's unfortunate is the 'bechara' tag that theatre persons should have countered long ago.
Screengrab of video of a Hindu man and Muslim woman being stopped by a mob in Hyderabad, Telangana, in September 2021.

Hyderabad mob targets Hindu man, burqa-clad woman on bike, 2nd case in a month in Telangana

Nampally Police files case based on video of incident after Hindu man, Muslim woman refuse to file complaint. Mob targets the duo because of their different faiths.
Amit Shah during a public meeting on 'Liberation Day' in Telangana's Hyderabad on 17 September 2021 | PTI

For BJP, ‘Liberation Day’ in Hyderabad has always been Hindu-Muslim issue but experts differ

Princely state of Hyderabad acceded to India on 17 September 1948 after the Nizam and the Razakars were defeated. BJP wants Telangana govt to celebrate this as 'Liberation Day'.
News media at the house of the six-year-old girl who was allegedly raped and murdered, in Singareni slum in Hyderabad, Telangana on 15 September 2021 | Rishika Sadam | ThePrint

‘Rape-murder’ of 6-yr-old in Hyderabad turns into spectacle as scared families lock up daughters

In Singareni colony, a Hyderabad slum, 'rape-murder' of a minor by a neighbour has destroyed trust & friendships. With politicians and actors crowding the area, families have become more wary.
File photo of the Bhagya Laxmi temple | Wikimedia Commons

Bhagyalakshmi temple at Charminar is easy to miss, but politics around it is shaping Hyderabad

Telengana BJP has promised to reconstruct temple if it wins the 2023 state elections. But since 1960s, ASI has termed shrine an 'unauthorised construction', an issue repeatedly raised by Owaisi.
People throng a market in Hyderabad in August 2021 | ANI

Telangana could make vaccination mandatory for entering malls, pubs, parks in Hyderabad

Proposal by Telangana health department recommends that people be vaccinated by at least one dose of vaccine to access public spaces; govt offices could also be added to list.
A file photo of BJP leader Bandi Sanjay Kumar (centre) along with senior party leaders after visiting Bhagyalaxami temple in Hyderabad in December 2020. | Photo: ANI

‘Removing Pakistanis & Taliban ideology’ — how Telangana BJP chief is ‘fighting’ for ‘Hindus’

Since taking over the reins of the BJP state unit in March 2020, Bandi Sanjay has been unapologetic about his fight for 'Hindus', and has made several communally-sensitive statements.
Students in a classroom

‘We’re not responsible’ — Hyderabad parents fume as schools say send kids ‘at own risk’

At least 3 schools in Hyderabad have asked parents to sign 'consent forms' that say management takes no responsibility for health of children. Telangana schools reopen Wednesday.
The banner put up outside Hyderabad's Indira Park by GHMC was removed amid public uproar | via Twitter | @meeracomposes

Hyderabad park bans unmarried couples over PDA complaints, removes banner after public outcry

GHMC placed banner outside Indira Park 2 days ago, saying ‘unmarried couples are not allowed’ after receiving complaints about couples involved in 'indecent physical activity like cuddling'.

Twitter has an India-born CEO Parag Agrawal. In Pakistan, it has caused a burn

We look forward to overseas Pakistanis cooking on wood, explaining gas shortage in Pakistan. These are inflation CEOs. Unmatchable against Google, Twitter CEOs.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.