Top stories from Telangana: Officials demolish 15 year old 'illegal' school for poor children
news Thursday, July 02, 2015 - 05:30
1. The Alpha school in Jubilee Hills in Hyderabad where children from a very poor background were provided free education, now lies in tatters after officials from the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) allegedly demolished the school owing to the fact that it was an illegal construction. This has left the children to continue their education on the footpath. Read TNM's ground report. 2. In a major setback to the Congress in Telangana, a senior leader is all set to join the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS). Former minister D. Srinivas on Wednesday met Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao, amid reports that he has finally made up his mind to quit the Congress. Two other former ministers D. Nagender and Sudershan Reddy and some other leaders are also likely to switch loyalties to TRS. Read details. 3. YSR Congress chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy and others accused in the case related to the alleged quid-pro-quo investments made in his firms appeared before a special CBI court on Wednesday which posted the matter to July 24. The CBI has accused Jagan of amassing wealth through illegal means by misusing the office of his father and former AP chief minister Rajasekhara Reddy. Read a Times of Indiareport. 4. The Anti-Corruption Bureau on Wednesday filed a petition in the Supreme Court challenging the bail granted by the Hyderabad High Court to TDP MLA Revanth Reddy in the cash-for-vote case.The ACB has stated that investigation in the case was at a crucial stage and it was yet to submit the report from the State Forensic Laboratory pertaining to the audio and video conversations, Deccan Chronicle reports. 5. Considering the trouble over rising input costs and declining productivity, Agriculture Minister Pocharam Srinivas Reddy on Tuesday claimed that going organic was the way forward for farmers in the State. At a meeting of agricultural officials from across the 10 districts of Telangana, organised by the Prof. Jayashankar Telangana Agricultural University in Hyderabad, he wanted officials to motivate farmers on the need to grow organic food. Read a report in The Hindu.