news Friday, July 17, 2015 - 05:30
  1. In the face of an unrelenting strike by sanitation workers of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), the state government on Thursday agreed to increase wages by 47.05 percent. As per the revised pay, a GHMC worker who received a salary of Rs 8,500 will hereafter get Rs 12,500. Read the Times of India's report. 2. A baby crocodile was spotted by devotees near a bathing ghat in Ibrahiampatnam mandal when they were taking their holy dip in the Godavari at Vemulak-urthi village on Thursday. After initial panic, expert divers deployed at the ghat captured the crocodile in a net and later released it at the Chintakuru Godavari basin, Deccan Chronicle reports. 3. The L.B Nagar police on Thursday arrested C. Ramesh, who was wanted by the police on charge of attempting to kill his 19-year-old daughter. The L.B. Nagar police, along with an NGO, rescued the girl from a house at Fatelaguda last Wednesday, following which she charged her parents with physically torturing her and forcing her to drink toilet cleaner. She also alleged that her father and stepmother beat her up and branded her with hot objects. Read The Hindu report. 4. A delegation of TRS MPs led by Rajya Sabha MP K Keshav Rao have appealed to governor E S L Narasimhan to help in the speedy bifurcation of the Andhra Pradesh high court. The team consisting of B Narsaiah Goud, AP Jitendar Reddy, Seetharam Naik and K Kavitha also said that they would raise the issue in the coming Parliament session. Read a report in The New Indian Express. 5. After many requests from the Telangana government, The South Central Railways (SCR) on Thursday announced that Trains No. 12723/12724 called the Andhra Pradesh Express between Hyderabad and New Delhi will be called the Telangana Express from November 15. A train between the national capital to each of the state capitals is named after the state. Read more.  
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