Wednesday, 19 January, 2022

Topic: Telangana

‘Flown to Hyderabad for Third Front talks’ by KCR, why Tejashwi left Telangana CM guessing

Telangana CM K. Chandrashekar Rao is striving to form a non-BJP, non-Congress front at the national level. But Tejashwi Yadav’s ‘courtesy call’ is not believed to have yielded a positive result.

Why all BJP big guns, from Modi to Nadda, put weight behind Telangana chief after his arrest

Telangana BJP chief and MP Bandi Sanjay was arrested on 2 January while he was staging a protest against a govt order. Sections invoked included those for violating Covid-19 norms.

Under-21 brides being rushed into nikahs in Telangana up 3 times since marriage age bill

Tabling of the Prohibition of Child Marriage (Amendment) Bill in Parliament on 21 December created panic among Muslims. Counselling, announcements at Friday prayers to allay fears. 

Telangana logs 1913 new Covid cases, 2 deaths

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation accounted for the most number of fresh cases with 1,214, followed by Ranga Reddy (213) district.

Telangana BJP chief Bandi Sanjay arrested during protest, Nadda calls it ‘murder of democracy’

Bandi Sanjay was taken into custody while holding a protest in Karimnagar demanding the resolution of teachers’ problems in the state, and later arrested.

Forget Netflix’s Sex Education. A movie director taught Telangana tribal youth in a new way

It took 8 months for Uday Chauhan, ever since he set foot in a tribal hamlet, to convince 5 teenage boys and 2 girls to act in his movie.

Hyderabad not scared of Omicron, open for New Year’s as govt allows liquor service till 1 am

Telangana HC had asked govt to impose restrictions like in Maharashtra & Delhi. But there’s no ban on people walking in to pubs & clubs, though they aren’t hosting special events.

How KCR’s idea of a non-BJP, non-Congress front has been a ‘non-starter’

The first to float the idea of a ‘federal front’, the Telangana Chief Minister’s many meetings with leaders wasn’t followed up with ‘seriousness’ and constant effort, say analysts.

Avoid airport lounge, queue up like common people: PM Modi tells BJP MPs in breakfast meet

BJP MPs from Andhra, Telangana, Karnataka told to organise sporting, cultural events, meet and greet people to know their expectations and showcase work done by government.

Meetings, weddings, condolence visits — KCR turns ‘social’ to tackle TRS discontent, BJP threat

After recent poll and bypoll losses and party members’ exits, CM has faced flak for being 'inaccessible' even to team members. He's now bringing about a change in behaviour.

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What it will take to vaccinate the world against Covid

A Q&A with vaccine scientist Peter Hotez, author of 'Preventing the Next Pandemic', on developing a low-cost Covid vaccine, and why Omicron won’t be the end of the pandemic.
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Reliance buys robotics startup Addverb for Rs 1,000 crore to fuel tech ambitions

Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest person, is investing in technology as competition from rivals such as Amazon intensifies in India’s booming e-commerce market.


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Why was number of women cadets for NDA fixed at 19 in 2022, same as 2021, SC asks Centre

UPSC notification issued December 2021 says first phase of NDA exam for 2022 scheduled in April. Notification declares 19 women candidates will be chosen out of 400 successful ones.
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.