IMAGE: Students and police face off at the main gate of the Hyderabad University campus. Photographs: SnapsIndia 'The police are warning students to leave their own campus.' 'This is a university and the police are dictating to students what to do and what not to do.' Avnish Kumar, currently pursuing a PhD from the English and Foreign Languages University, passed out with an MA in print journalism and new media from the University of Hyderabad. He has been filming and documenting the ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
The Telangana government unfurled the country’s second largest tricolour in its capital Hyderabad on the occasion of the state’s second formation day. T S Sudhir, who was present at the occasion, reports IMAGE: Originally, the flag was supposed to flutter at 303 feet, but the the Airports Authority of India was not too thrilled about the idea. Photograph: SnapsIndia It was a moment of goose bumps, a lump in the throat and the heart skipping a beat. As the largest national flag at ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
Heat waves have claimed 35 lives in Telangana so far, prompting the state government to issue alerts in all districts to take precautionary measures to minimise the impact of the prevailing weather conditions. The maximum temperature is likely to hover above 40 degrees Celsius in the next 24 hours in many parts of the state, an official said on Wednesday. “We have issued heat wave alerts to all district collectors and officials concerned. People are advised not to venture out during ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
India is bearing the brunt of a spell of hot, dry weather leaving residents sweltering. The heat wave has already claimed over 85 lives in southern India and officials fear the toll may rise further. Meteorologists say Indian summers have become harsher. The number of days when temperatures approach 45C has increased in the past 15 years. The weather department has ruled out any respite from the sweltering heat in the coming days and local government officials have asked people ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
An Air India plane came crashing down on the wall of a private building near Hyderabad’s Begumpet airport on Sunday morning while being shifted with the help of a giant crane, which suddenly collapsed. The aircraft (Airbus A-320 model) belonging to Air India was being transported by road from Begumpet airport to Central Training Establishment at Ferozguda in Balanagar when the crane bars got bent down and the aircraft suddenly fell on a nearby compound ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
It is only the first week of April and summer has just set in. But a searing heat wave is sweeping across Telangana and according to the government 66 people have already fallen prey to the Sun god. Mahabubnagar, the state’s largest district, accounted for the highest number of 28 deaths, followed by Medak with 11, Nizamabad with 7, Khammam and Karimnagar (five each), Adilabad and Warangal (four each) and Nalgonda (two), an official release said. Telangana has been witnessing ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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