news Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 05:30
  1. The month-long Bonalu festivities began on a colourful scale at the Jagadamba Mahankali temple in the historic Golkonda `Fort on Sunday. Colourful display of customs and traditions marked the unique festival of the Telangana region amid huge crowd of locals, tourists and government officials. Read The Hindu's report. 2. The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) of Telangana on Monday questioned four leaders of youth and student wings of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in the cash-for-vote case. The ACB also grilled the driver of TDP legislator A. Revanth Reddy, the main accused in the case. The agency asked the five to appear again on Tuesday. Read more. 3. An attention diversion gang lured a retired headmistress with eight Rs 10 notes and stole valuables worth Rs 4 lakhs at Dilsukhnagar on Monday. Swarna Rekha (58), who was sitting in her car with a bag containing 15 tola gold and 20 tola silver jewellery. noticed a few Rs 10 notes lying on the road next to the car and opened the door and got down to pick up the notes. She returned, to find the money gone,Times of India reports. 4. Telangana chief minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Monday asked the Election Commission to complete the seeding of the Electoral Photo Identity Card with Aadhaar data in Hyderabad first, since there are an estimated 15 lakh bogus voters in the city, before conducting the GHMC municipal elections for the city. Read a report in Deccan Chronicle.  5. Popular producer D. Suresh Babu has been elected as the new president of Telugu Film Chamber of Commerce. Suresh, son of legendary producer D. Ramanaidu and father of Rana Daggubati, was unanimously chosen by all the 16 exhibitors, who now form the executive committee. Read details.  
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