news Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 05:30
  1. Strongly opposing the central government's advise to Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan to exercise special powers to maintain law and order in Hyderabad, the Telangana government has decided to fight any such move. The ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) government took exception to the advise by Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi to the governor to monitor the probe into the cash-for-vote scam. Read a report in TNM. 2. Telangana's tourism department will be showcasing a light and sound show depicting the journey of the river Godavari and the significance of the holy Pushkaram at Basar and Bhadrachalam during the Godavari Pushkaram which will be held from July 14 to 25 this year. Many towns in the state draw huge crowds during the Pushkarams, which takes place once every 12 years. The Godavari Pushkaram is special this time because it’s a “Maha Pushkaram” which comes once every 144 years. Read a Deccan Chronicle report. 3. Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Tuesday handed over permit papers to 17 investors, whose applications to set up new industrial units or expand the existing ones were approved within 10 days under the state's new industrial policy. While nine companies will set up their units, eight others will expand their existing operations. Read more. 4. The Hyderabad Metro Rail recently came out with a proposal to construct eight malls in the metro rail corridor. However, is the metro rail for tackling transportation problems and de-congesting city roads or adding to the jam by creating malls every square foot of which is seeped in real estate exploitation? K. Venkateshwarlu reports for The Hindu. 5. KCR on Tuesday requested President Pranab Mukherjee to launch "Telanganaku Haritaharam", a massive plantation programme on July 3 in the state's Nalgonda district. The chief minister said the Telangana government has taken this up with an objective of improving green cover, maintaining ecological balance and to ensuring sustainable livelihoods. Over 230 crore saplings are going to be planted over three years. Read details.
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