Friday, 21 January, 2022

Topic: Hyderabad

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.

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.

‘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.

‘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.

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'.

Osmania hospital, the Nizam era Hyderabad hospital caught in a heritage vs health debate

The more than century-old Osmania General Hospital in Hyderabad is crumbling and while a few like Owaisi & KCR want it torn down completely, heritage activists are up in arms against the proposal.   

SC grants 6 months to panel looking into ‘encounter killings’ in Hyderabad rape-murder case

Four accused were shot dead on a highway near Hyderabad where the charred body of a veterinarian, who was allegedly kidnapped, sexually assaulted and later murdered, was found.

Theatre artist Mohammad Ali Baig switches off stage lights for camera, makes OTT debut today

Hyderabad-based theatre artist Mohammad Ali Baig has taken on roles for several shows that are being released on OTT platforms, including one that hits the internet this Sunday.

Second batch of Sputnik V vaccine containing 60,000 doses arrives in Hyderabad

Dr Reddy's Laboratories on 14 May soft-launched the Russian Covid vaccine, priced at Rs 948, with 5% GST per dose. The first consignment 1.50 lakh doses had landed on 1 May.

No written orders but ambulances from other states are being stopped at Telangana borders 

ThePrint contacted Telangana Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar and Health Secretary Syed Ali Rizvi, through text and phone calls, but received no response until the publishing of this report.

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The BBC Broadcasting House in London

BBC is Britain’s only imperial legacy with purpose, UK must value it to remain in soft-power war

It’s deeply worrying that the Johnson govt, filled with defenders of the country’s imperial past, seems intent on rendering this last great British asset valueless.

Mahindra expects strong recovery in auto sales as supply chain constraints ease

According to Mahindra, the auto industry is poised for a very strong rebound because it has been buffeted by a number of factors over the last 2-3 years.


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Won’t be silent if rules-based order challenged, envoy Lindner says as German warship visits

In an exclusive interview, the German ambassador to India said port call of the German warship Bayern in Mumbai shows the significance of the Indo-Pacific region.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.