news Monday, July 13, 2015 - 05:30
  1. Around 10,000 people turned up for the Iftar hosted by Telangana CM K. Chandrasekhar Rao at Nizam College grounds on Sunday evening. Organisers said this was the biggest ever Iftar hosted in the state. Dawat-e-Iftars were also organised in 100 mosques in the city and in one mosque in each of the 95 Assembly constituencies.Read a report in Deccan Chronicle. 2. Heaps of garbage piled up on the roads in Hyderabad as an indefinite strike by municipal sanitary workers entered the seventh day on Sunday. The overflowing garbage bins in residential colonies and on the streets spread the stench in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad, making life tough for residents. Read details. 3. The Majlis-e-Ittehadul-Muslimeen (MIM) is all prepared to go solo for the upcoming Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation elections after party chief Asaduddin Owaisi told a meeting the same on Sunday. The MIM chief said that the party would field many dalits and backward caste candidates for the elections under the aegis of the MIM. Read a Times of India report. 4. People who visit Ananthagiri Hills near Vikarabad have a reason to celebrate, thanks to the painstaking efforts of 120 people. A gathering of volunteers, including 75 of the Telangana State Special Protection Force (TSSPF), toiled through the weekend to remove nearly 180 bags of plastic trash strewn by tourists, The Hindu reports. 5. In a major embarrassment for the Telangana Police, a porn site has a similar link like the official website of the Police, resulting in many people getting re directed everyday. The URL tspolice.com leads to an explicit site while people are actually looking for tspolice.gov. The state Police recently got itself a makeover, technologically and aesthetically and is trying to block the other website. Read a report in The New Indian Express.  
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