Top stories from Telangana: Unapologetic Outlook offers regret, Smita Sabharwal unlikely to withdraw legal notice
news Friday, July 03, 2015 - 05:30
1. Three days after a satirical snippet on news magazine Outlook drew public criticism for taking a dig at Telangana IAS officer Smita Sabharwal, the magazine has responded, and chosen to call what many have deemed 'slander' as 'satire'. It is also interesting to note that the magazine has been cautious not to use the word 'apology' in the note and only expresses 'regret.' Read a report in TNM. 2. The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) of Telangana has challenged in the Supreme Court, the bail granted by the Hyderabad High Court to TDP MLA A. Revanth Reddy and two others in the cash-for-vote case.The ACB, in its petition, sought cancellation of bail, arguing that the accused may tamper with the evidence and influence the witnesses.Read more. 3. The controversy over the safety of American fast food chain Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) escalated on Thursday after angry activists with the All India Youth Federation (AIYF) and All India Students' Federation (AISF) swarmed the Himayatnagar outlet in Hyderabad. The activists tried to shut the outlet down and demanded that the government publicize the test report of the dozens of samples examined in a state lab. Read a report in The Times of India. 4. D. Srinivas, a senior Congress leader in Telangana, on Thursday quit the party and announced his decision to join the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS). The former chief of the Andhra Pradesh unit of the Congress, was sulking for some time for had been sidelined by the party leadership for a while. He had worked with the party for four decades and was a former aide of party chief Sonia Gandhi. Read details. 5. Adapting to modern times, the Telangana government has decided to train cyber warriors to protect valuable information from being hacked. The people chosen will be trained at Dr. C.R. Rao Advanced Institute of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, following which they would be protecting government data and information from intruders in the cyber world. Read T. Lalith Singh's report in The Hindu.