news Wednesday, July 08, 2015 - 05:30
  1. A case of was against Telangana BJP MLA T. Raja Singh for a provocative speech against Muslims at a gathering of the Hindu Jagran Samhiti (HJS), after the video was circulated widely on social media. The case was registered under IPC Section 153 A at a police station in Hyderabad and alleged that the Goshamahal MLA was trying to promote enmity between religions. Read details. 2. Co-founder of terrorist organization Indian Mujahideen and chief accused in the Dilsukhnagar twin blast case, Yasin Bhatkal on Monday alleged that his life is under threat from the police and the National Investigation Authority (NIA). In a petition submitted to a court, Yasin said that he "apprehends a great threat to his life from the jail authorities as jail authorities have been working under the direct influence and control of the N.I.A." Read TNM's report. 3. A Hyderabad court on Tuesday sent Telugu Desam Party (TDP) legislator Sandra Venkata Veeraiah to judicial custody for 14 days in the cash-for-vote case. The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) of Telangana, which arrested the lawmaker on Monday, presented him before the court on Tuesday. Read more. 4. The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) might need to put in extra effort for the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) elections, after reports that popular Tollywood actor and Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan is likely to contest from Sanathnagar. He also plans to field a few Sena candidates in the GHMC elections, sources close to the actor told Times of India. 5. Andhra Pradesh is better off than Telangana when it comes to water availability at the ghats of Godavari for the Pushkaralu. With the festival only six days away, this has become a major problem in many ghats as the water levels are not sufficient to bathe and pilgrims are forced to go into deeper water to take a dip. Read Deccan Chronicle's report.