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Mir Osman Ali Khan, the seventh Nizam of Hyderabad | Photo: Wikipedia Commons

Mir Osman Ali Khan, Hyderabad Nizam who wore cotton pyjamas & used a diamond as paper weight

The seventh Nizam of Hyderabad, Mir Osman Ali Khan is known not just for his massive wealth but also for being a visionary. He's also remembered for refusing to join the Indian union.
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Why NIA raided and booked widow, activists, ex-journalist under UAPA in Andhra & Telangana

NIA Wednesday conducted raids across 31 locations in Andhra and Telangana, which included residences of rights activists, advocates & members of cultural troupes. 
NIA building in Delhi | PTI

NIA searches, seizes items from 31 locations in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana in CPI(Maoist) case

The case relates to furthering the activities of the proscribed CPI(Maoist) in Andhra Pradesh in the guise of frontal organisations, an official said.
Ghost town: Telangana’s Bhainsa town wears a deserted look following imposition of Section 144 CrPc in the wake of communal clashes since January 2021 | Photo: Rishika Sadam | ThePrint

Bhainsa, the Telangana town where even a ‘small issue’ can lead to a big communal flare-up

Since January 2020, Bhainsa has reported 3 communal clashes and suffered a 10-day internet shutdown at least twice. The clashes have pitched BJP against Owaisi-led AIMIM.
A health worker preparing to administer Covid vaccine at a hospital in New Delhi. | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht/ThePrint

Not wasting as many Covid vaccines as Centre claims, data is wrong, say Telangana, Andhra, UP

Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said Telangana, AP & UP recorded 17.6%, 11.6% and 9.4% vaccine wastage, respectively. States deny figures, point to vial shelf life, turnout at health centres.
Representational image. | Turmeric. | Photo: Flickr

Why turmeric, your go-to spice in the year of Covid, is going to be more expensive in 2021

Between January and February, price of turmeric powder has increased to Rs 250-270/kg from Rs 200-230/kg, while price of whole turmeric has risen to Rs 85-100/kg from Rs 40-60/kg. 

Lawyer couple stabbed to death in Telangana

G Vaman Rao and his wife, both practicing lawyers in the Telangana High Court, were travelling in a car when they were attacked with knives.
Y.S. Sharmila at Hyderabad Tuesday | Facebook: @IMSharmilaReddy

Andhra CM Jagan’s sister Sharmila hints at Telangana political entry — without her brother 

YS Sharmila, younger sister of Andhra CM Jagan Mohan Reddy, held a political meeting in Hyderabad Tuesday without the backing of her brother or his YSR Congress Party. 
A file photo of ex-Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee chief Uttam Kumar Reddy (centre) and other party leaders. | Twitter/@UttamTPCC

Disunity, lacklustre poll show, defections — Telangana Congress on continuous downslide mode

On Monday, the party lost two of its senior leaders, Vijayashanti and Gudur Narayana, to the BJP. This came on the back of its abject failure in the Hyderabad civic polls.
Telangana BJP chief Bandi Sanjay Kumar and party workers celebrate the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) election results in Hyderabad on 4 December 2020 | PTI

BJP wins big in Hyderabad polls, ups tally by 10 times as TRS misses halfway mark

According to the final GHMC results, BJP has won 48 of 150 wards in the civic body, against 55 for TRS and 44 for AIMIM. Congress has won two.

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Wind turbines stand at the Ostro Energy Pvt. Ltd., wind farm in Dewas, Madhya Pradesh. | Photographer: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

India’s energy transition path is on track. Now it needs to pick pace: Analysis

The ongoing Covid-19 recovery efforts offer five key lessons, and also reveal some blind spots that can potentially undermine the hard-earned progress.
Representational image of a healthcare worker handling an oxygen cylinder | Photo: ThePrint

Oxygen shortage across India sees surge in stocks of gas makers amid second Covid wave

Oxygen manufacturer Linde India Ltd. gained more than 90% so far this year, while National Oxygen Ltd. advanced 59%.


File image of Indian soldiers in Ladakh | By special arrangement

Army wants around 350 light tanks to sharpen its mountain warfare edge amid Ladakh stalemate

The Army's technical specifications for the tanks indicate the combat weight should not exceed 25 tonnes. The RFI has been floated to seek vendors.
Illustration by Soham Sen

There’s a need to hold up a mirror to Modi govt on Covid management, and this is the picture

Between premature victory mood that allowed Kumbh & elections, and lack of urgency on vaccines, Modi govt has walked into its biggest crisis. The way out needs realism, humility and one ‘Ram baan’ weapon.