news Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 05:30
  1. In a new twist in the cash-for-vote case, the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) of Telangana on Tuesday issued notices to TDP MLA Sandra Venkata Veeraiah and another party leader V. Narender Reddy, who was one of the MLC contestants representing the TDP. The ACB officers served notices on the two TDP leaders, asking them to appear before the agency for the interrogation. Read TNM's story. 2. In an operation that lasted nearly 12 hours, the Telangana forest department officials caught a massive Indian bison from an agricultural farm in Ranampally village of Kotagiri mandal in Nizamabad district and transported it safely to the Jannaram forest in Kawal Tiger Reserve, nearly 200 kilometers away. Read a report by Deccan Chronicle. 3. Panic prevailed at Begumpet on Tuesday morning after a highly decomposed body of a 40-year-old woman was found in a parked car. Police suspect that the woman was murdered three days ago and the body was left in the car. People passing by noticed a foul smell coming from the car, which was covered using blankets, and alerted the police, The Hindu reports. 4. The state government has failed to pay the 20 home guards entrusted with Mecca Masjid's security despite Ramzan being just round the corner. The festival sees more than 8,000 visitors daily and some fear that a repeat of 2013, when home guards refused to report to work because they were not paid salaries, might occur if they weren't paid soon. Read a Times of India report.  5. As many as 974 old buildings in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) limits are in a dilapidated condition and might cave any time. The buildings have a weak structural stability, particularly during the rainy season. The town planning and engineering wing, which conducted a survey and detected as many as 1,819 such structures in the twin cities, The New Indian Express reports.  
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