1. After much hue and cry by heritage activists over the government's plans to demolish Osmania General Hospital (OGH), two doctor bodies said the safety of the patients is paramount but the government should construct new blocks, while preserving the heritage structure. Read a Times of India report.
2. The opposition parties in Telangana have come together to launch a movement against the state government's move to introduce cheap liquor in the state.The Congress, BJP, TDP and the left parties have decided to launch a movement from Gajwel, in Medak district. Read more.
3. Activists expressed their concerns over river pollution to the two-man inspection committee sent by the National Green Tribunal on Saturday. The representatives said that the diversion of nalas to bypass Hussainsagar is polluting the Musi river downstream. Read The Hindu's report.
4. Officials working in the revenue, stamps and registration and municipal administration and urban development departments are under the state government's scanner for corruption complaints against them. The government is likely to order a crackdown soon as it has started the exercise to track details about their assets with the help of the ACB, Deccan Chronicle reports.
5. More than 30 per cent of urban households in Greater Hyderabad lacks safe water connections. A detailed survey carried out by Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWS&SB) revealed that as many as 2,63,263 households in Hyderabad do not have direct water connections. Read a report in The New Indian Express.