1. Around 17,000 GHMC personnel, including temporary workers, resumed duty in Hyderabad on Wednesday after around ten days of being on strike. The strike seems to be losing steam as employees are re-joining work for fear of losing their jobs, Deccan Chronicle reports.2. With 3,000 cusecs of water released from the Sriramsagar Project on Wednesday, pilgrims thronged the ghats at Kaleshwaram in Telangana for the Pushkaram. Overall, nearly 4.5 lakh devotees took a holy dip at 35 ghats at Dharmapuri, Kaleshwaram and Kotilingala in Karimnagar. Read a report in the Times of India.3. The first week of July saw many post graduate students from the Osmania Medical college dejected as the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care saw a pass percentage of 47%, which is the lowest the department has ever achieved. While many were clueless as to how this happened, a student from the department claims to know how it happened. Read more.4. The outside world may be engaged in making a controversy of the talk of shifting the Pranahita project barrage from the proposed site across the Pranahita river close to Tummidi-Hatti in Koutala mandal of Adilabad district, but life goes on calmly and peacefully in the village, with most of the villagers unaware of the project. Read S. Harpal Singh's ground report for The Hindu.5. In what is being termed as good news for farmers whose lands would be acquired for the Palumuru irrigation project, they don’t have to wait for the compensation till it gets clearance from the finance department. A part of the payment will be provided by the irrigation department only. The key decision was taken at a joint meeting of irrigation and finance departments held at the Secretariat in Hyderabad on Wednesday. Read a report in The New Indian Express.