news Wednesday, July 01, 2015 - 05:30
  1. After remaining behind bars for a month in the cash-for-vote case, TDP legislator A. Revanth Reddy was granted bail by the Hyderabad High Court on Tuesday. The court also ordered the release of two other accused in the case. Revanth was given conditional bail on a personal bond of Rs.5 lakh and two sureties. Read details. 2. Telangana IAS officer Smita Sabharwal, has sharply criticized Outlook magazine, for a gossip snippet, which portrayed her in a derogatory manner, and demanded an “absolute apology” that was satisfactory to her. Speaking to The News Minute, she said that failing an “absolute apology” that was acceptable to her, she would initiate civil and criminal defamation proceedings against the magazine. 3. A night that was supposed to be a celebration turned into a disaster for four friends in Hyderabad after they were allegedly picked up by a few policemen at 2 30 am on June 25 and brutally assaulted for 16 hours for a bribe. Following the incident, Hyderabad's police commissioner has suspended four police personnel and transferred a sub-inspector of police. Read more. 4. In its new technology upgrade, the Cyberabad traffic police will soon have ‘body cameras’, as getting away with a minor offence will no longer be possible. While the ‘body cameras’ will allow the cops to validate each and every offence, it will also help in the cutting down of bribes that are demanded by some officers. Read a Deccan Chronicle report. 5. Passengers travelling from the Secunderabad railway station have been facing great trouble for the past one week as the prepaid auto-rickshaw stand has became dysfunctional with the contractor shutting shop. With all the pre-paid counters shut at the station,the other drivers demand exorbitant rates and charge as they wish. The Hindu does a detailed report.

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