Chennai: The Crime Branch today arrested the alleged kingpin in the IPL betting racket while conducting searches here. Police conducted searches at the house of the alleged kingpin Prashanth and recovered some mobile phones and laptop besides some documents and cash. Police did not elaborate on the seizure but said they would seek his custody [...]
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Hyderabad: The latest development for the RTI Act is the inclusion of six Central government departments into its online portal designed to receive RTI pleas. While activists call this a bold development, some feel that this move has been long overdue for RTI queries related to State governmental departments also. The facility for filing RTI [...]
Even as you come to terms with the death of a loved one, you will be fleeced by the corporation. The City’s electric crematoriums are dysfunctional and the ‘smashan vatikas’ charge up to `8,000 for body disposal. Officials remain tight lipped about the funds directed to the GHMC for this purpose.
Why were IPL fans surprised when Sreeshanth was caught in a match fixing scam? Well, here is the stinger. “Why would anybody pay him to play badly? He does it pretty well on his own for free,” says coach JC Reddy. Cricket fans on the internet too agree with this opinion.
The RTA gears up to monitor the ‘school bus’ transport services in the city Hyderabad: Before the schools open up for another academic year, the RTA is gearing up to ensure the lives of children are in safe hands. The RTA has decided to strictly monitor and check for irregularities in school buses, a continuation [...]
Hyderabad: The long awaited Kukatpally Railway Over Bridge (RoB) is finally ready. The HMDA proposes to open it for traffic on Wednesday after Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy declares it open. The 910m-bridge that would provide thousands of commuters, especially techies, relief from gridlock, had witnessed many hiccups and delays. The RoB works was taken [...]
Govt’s claim of growing literacy rate in the State is not borne out by facts. Despite open schools and a large budget for education, dropout in schools is high. It’s because of the govt’s inability to reduce poverty and tame the private players whose commitment to commercial gain outweighs desire for mass literacy.