1. Telangana chief minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Thursday laid the foundation stone for a Rs.35,200 crore major lift irrigation project. A day after the state cabinet approved the Palamuru-Ranga Reddy lift irrigation project, he laid the foundation at Karvena in Bhoothpur mandal of Mahabubnagar district. Read details.2. Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Governor E. S. L. Narasimhan on Thursday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the national capital. During the 45-minute meeting, the governor is understood to have briefed Modi of the latest situation in the two states in the wake of cash-for-vote scam. Read more.3. Fearing sting operations, ministers and officials in the TRS government are mulling an "unofficial ban" on carrying gadgets into their office chambers. A Deccan Chronicle report states that security personnel feel that K T Rama Rao and Harish Rao, the son and nephew of KCR, could be more prone to such stings and so their staff has been extra careful in allowing visitors to meet them. 4. In an attempt to improve standards of education in state-run schools and bring them on par with the CBSE-affiliated schools, the Telangana government has made sea changes in its academic calendar, the Times of India reports.5. Days before the audio launch of the much-awaited Tollywood film ‘Baahubali, a song from the movie has reportedly been leaked. According to reports, the anti-piracy wing of the AP Film Chamber of Commerce received information of the leak. The team is yet to verify the information. Read more.