news Tuesday, July 07, 2015 - 05:30
  1. Uber, the international taxi-aggregating company, on Monday announced a $50 million investment in Hyderabad to set up a facility which will be the biggest outside its headquarters in the US. The state-of-the-art facility to be established over the next five years will house hundreds of new employees. Read details. 2. The Telangana unit of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Monday arrested TDP legislator Sandra Venkata Veeraiah in the cash-for-vote case. The Telugu Desam party (TDP) legislator was arrested after continuous questioning at the ACB office at Banjara Hills. He is the second TDP legislator to be arrested in the case. Read more. 3. A government school in Hyderabad's posh area of Filmnagar shows clear signs of neglect as raw sewage overflows into the school and leaves behind a thick stench of garbage in the air. A few lanes away from magnificent skyscrapers with state of the art facilities, these children try to get an education, surrounded by filth. Read TNM's ground report. 4. Indian Mujahideen operative Yasin Bhatkal reportedly claimed that he faced a threat to his life, after he expressed this fear in a representation submitted to the magistrate by his advocate. He reportedly claimed that he might soon be killed in a fake encounter. Meanwhile, the court extended his judicial remand after usual proceedings. Read a Deccan Chronicle report. 5. In a key initiative to improve cyber security, the Telangana government has decided to raise "cyber warriors" to protect data of various government departments. The C.R. Rao Advanced Institute of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science (AIMSCS) will set up a cyber security academy, which will create cyber warriors who can be employed by both the government and private agencies. Read a report in TNM.
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