news Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 05:30
  1. Nine months after the Sirpur Paper Mill (SPM) in Kaghaznagar in the Adilabad district of Telangana shut down, 3,000 odd families that depended on the mill seem to be losing hope. People who were employed at the mill claim that the economy of the entire town is on the verge of collapse as many people have started migrating to other cities in search of work. Read The News Minute's report. 2. Nominated MLA Elvis Stephenson, the man who brought out the cash-for-vote scam has become the latest person to get higher level security to the likes of the chief minister and governor. A bulletproof car, round-the-clock armed guards, four-plus-four personal security officers (gunmen) and an escort police vehicle have been provided. Read a Deccan Chronicle report. 3. Even as pilgrims are bracing themselves for the once-in-12 years Godavari Pushkarams, which is set to begin on July 14 on a grand scale in various temple shrines along the shores of the Godavari in Karimnagar district, the shortage of priests is haunting the district authorities who got a poor response from the priests in other districts. Read K.M Dayashankar's detailed report for The Hindu 4. Telangana's new industrial policy has started yielding results with 17 companies coming forward to set up their units with an investment of Rs.1,500 crore. The government said these units will provide employment to 4,000 people. Read more. 5. Doctors in Telangana expressed outrage on Monday after the Medical Council of India (MCI) decided to cancel 400 MBBS seats in four private medical colleges for the coming academic year on the grounds of irregularities and unethical practices. This sparked off various protests by unions who came down heavily on the MCI and the government for this move. Read a report in the Times of India.  
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