news Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 05:30
  1. The Anti-Corruption Bureau on Tuesday filed a preliminary charge-sheet in the cash-for-vote scam against four accused, including TDP MLA A. Revanth Reddy. The ACB has recorded the statements of 39 witnesses in the case and filed a 316-page charge-sheet with evidence including the conversation naming a ‘Babu’ during the deal. Read Deccan Chronicle's report. 2. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao's belief in Vaastu and his declared conviction that the present State Secretariat complex is not Vaastu compliant, has resulted in his near disappearance from the seat of government over the past month. While leading to piling up of files that need his urgent attention, the secretariat staff have begun to come and go as they please. Read a Times of India report. 3. BJP MLA from Hyderabad T Raja Singh on Monday denied charges of making a provocative speech in a bid to promote enmity between two religions. In response to a show cause notice issued by the Dabeerpura police in Hyderabad, the Goshamahal MLA filed a reply through his counsel denying the allegations. Read more. 4. The Telangana government on Tuesday moved the Hyderabad High Court seeking a stay on all proceedings in the alleged phone tapping case at the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Court in Vijayawada. On June 8, TDP leader Devineni Uma had filed a complaint alleging that TRS leaders were intercepting phone calls of AP CM N Chandrababu Naidu and his Cabinet colleagues. Read a report in The New Indian Express. 5. The farming community may be troubled by the prolonged dry spell across Telangana this monsoon season, but it has certainly helped the Irrigation Department and contractors executing works pertaining to restoration of minor irrigation tanks under Mission Kakatiya by allowing them additional time to complete the grounded works, The Hindu reports.