news Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 05:30
  1. A Hyderabad court on Monday extended the judicial custody of TDP legislator A. Revanth Reddy till July 13 in the cash-for-vote scam. The court which deals with Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) cases also extended the remand of two other accused Sebastian Harry and Uday Simha. Read a report in TNM. 2. In a unique move, Hyderabad will now have two all-women buses or 'She Shuttles' that will cover important junctions around the IT corridor in a bid to improve women safety. The shuttle is absolutely free and has an option to track the bus in real-time by the employees. Read a report in The Hindu. 3. The Hyderabad High Court on Monday dismissed a petition seeking orders to the central government to direct the AP and Telangana governor to implement section 8 of the AP Reorganisation Act. The court, while dismissing the petition, observed that it cannot issue the orders as the act does not say that the governor will implement section 8 at New Delhi's direction. Read details. 4. President Pranab Mukherjee arrived in Hyderabad on Monday on a 10-day southern sojourn. Telangana Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan, Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao and senior officials received the President at the Hakimpet air force station. He will visit Tirupati on July 1 and is likely to inaugurate 'Telangana Harithaharam', a massive plantation programme, at Yadgirigutta on July 3. Read more. 5. The Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU) in Hyderabad has made massive cuts in the intake of private engineering colleges’ as around 97,000 seats have been cut for this academic year, leaving 86,195 seats for students in Telangana. Out of these, 62,744 seats will be available in the TS Eamcet counselling. The remaining seats will be available for students under the management quota. Read a Deccan Chronicle report.
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