news Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 05:30
The News Minute | August 19, 2014 | 06:45 pm IST Telangana came to a standstill today. The Telangana government conducted an Intensive Household Survey, which is a census by the state to count the population and record the socio-economic data. The survey in India’s newest formed state, which is said to have a population of around 4 crore, is being billed as one of the biggest and first-of-its-kind exercise in the country.  CM participated in the "Intensive Household Survey" along with family and responded to questions of the enumerator. pic.twitter.com/Glo5iMOfrn — Telangana CMO (@TelanganaCMO) August 19, 2014 Educational institutions were shut; all transport services had been stopped. More than 650 petrol stations had put down shutters, cinema theatres were closed, and even newspapers had to work with just skeletal stuff. Read our earlier story from today: Telangana shuts down for household survey The otherwise bustling city of Hyderabad wore a deserted look today. However, this did not stop many from capturing pictures of the city that boasts of its world famous biriyani and is home to the Charminar. These photographs, many of which have been put on social networking sites, presents the viewers with a distinct look of the city, without its people and without its daily activities on a day when the city went into what looked like a voluntary house arrest.  "@ExBBComerfarooq: #TelanganaSurvey HitechCity area was no exception Deserted look of the hub of IT companies in HYD. pic.twitter.com/NHoz4goXtN — Proud Hyderabadi.! (@WeLoveHYD) August 19, 2014 On the day of household #TelanganaSurvey Area of Charminar was completely deserted. ! #Hyderabad #Oldcity pic.twitter.com/nIiXM9gysz — Proud Hyderabadi.! (@WeLoveHYD) August 19, 2014 Done :-) pic.twitter.com/JP5naIHWq5 — Ashok Reddy (@ashok_9786) August 19, 2014 Mahanubhavudu pic.twitter.com/j7GIjmjdmE — Ashok Reddy (@ashok_9786) August 19, 2014 ?

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