news Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 05:30
  1. It was a palatial structure that was meant for the regular Hyderabadis. From 1921, the domes of the Osmania General Hospital have added to Hyderabad's charms. But the Telangana government's decision to delist and demolish the IP block of the hospital, has set in panic, especially amongst those fighting for landmark structures and historic buildings. TNM spoke to a few historians and heritage experts. 2. With the Centre’s land acquisition Bill stuck in Parliament due to lack of political consensus, the Telangana government has initiated the process to enact its own legislation. The state, which needs land for a bunch of projects, plans to replace the term “land acquisition” with “land procurement” to avoid confrontation with farmers, land owners and other stake holders. Read a Deccan Chronicle report. 3. Women carrying ‘Bonalu’ queued up in the lanes and by-lanes of Karimabad and other localities in Warangal city on Monday. Hundreds of people thronged the place to attend to the annual ‘Beeranna Swamy Bonalu’ festival. The festival celebrated on Ekadasi mainly by the Golla Kuruma community, is the second largest Bonalu festival in Telangana after of the ‘Mahankali Bonalu’ of Hyderabad. Read The Hindu's report. 4. In a spine-chilling incident, two unidentified assailants murdered a 35-year-old man by slitting his throat in broad daylight near the busy Swapnalok Complex on SD Road in Secunderabad on Monday afternoon. After committing the crime, the duo fled in an auto. The killing took place just half-a-kilometre away from the Mahankali police station and the identity of the victim is yet to be established. Read Times of India's report. 5. In a new development in the cash-for-vote case, the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL), entrusted with the task of analyzing audio and video evidence, has informed an ACB court that the tapes were not tampered with. The FSL, however, is yet to analyse whether the voice in the audio tape is that of AP Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu. Read a report in The New Indian Express.