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 [...]
Author Archive: Srinivas Setty
The Kiran government launched an ambitious scheme of Ammahastam (mother’s hand) on Ugadi to help marginalised families procure essential foods at reasonable prices. Nine items for `185 was a promising offer. The kit was for white ration card holders and the outlets were ration shops. But what followed was what always happens in government schemes. [...]
Only in India. Lawmakers and lawkeepers think they are above the law. Respecting law and order is for the aam aadmi, is their belief. Look at the scene where political leaders and legislators flout the plastic ban by carrying massive plastic carry bags of gifts to Samatha (CMO) to hand over to Chief Minister N [...]
DP supremo Chandrababu Naidu has outshone his illustrious father-in-law NT Ramarao in histrionics, if one is to go by his stupendous performances in the marathon padayatra. While NTR played double or treble roles in films, Babu performed several at one go. The day he was given a grand welcome back from his walkathon on Sunday [...]
When Chandrababu Naidu was chief minister, he had inaugurated an electronic tourist guide near NTR Ghat on Necklace Road. The unusual device would provide information about City monuments, travel and landmarks to make it easier for tourists to enjoy the City. But ever since the Congress took over, the tourist guide has fallen silent. Even [...]
Minister for finance Anam Ramnarayan Reddy had, the other day, graced the inauguration of a shop that displayed a novel aircooler that worked on solar power. This reporter pondered that if the government had taken a determined direction in this regard and set up a large solar research and production unit, the whole State would [...]
It seems like Hyderabad decks up when there is an international conference or some special occasion. After that it’s all back to square one; the City is neglected. The flowerpots (pictured above) that were put on Ali Cafe Road, Golnaka, in Amberpet, for Republic Day celebrations are still empty. Even the road is in bad [...]
Metro woes have just begun. People of this City will have to pay a heavy price in terms of health, wealth and time for many years as the ‘expensive’ metro takes shape. Add to this the lack of official concern for public movement and the traffic, the scene becomes painful. Look at the picture above. [...]
Among the best kept secrets of the City of Pearls is one that will make nature lovers sit up and take notice. Gandipet is a hotspot for a vast number of bird species including flamingos, bean geese and other tropical birds that migrate here for a change of habitat. Take a look.
Two years, and the ‘biodiversity capital of the world’ has not been able to complete a drainage work undertaken before Fever Hospital, which thousands visit every day. The road (in pic above) in front of this popular hospital has been dug up since 2010 for purportedly laying a drainage line but it remains in the [...]
Thoughtless planning is what one must say, and it is how public money is wasted.