University professor held for alleged links with maoists

Hyderabad, Oct 10 (PTI) An Assistant Professor of city-based Osmania University was on Thursday arrested for suspected links with maoists, police said.

K Jagan, also a member of Viplava Rachayitula Sangham (Virasam), a revolutionary writers' association, was picked up from his residence here by a police team from Jogulamba Gadwal district.

He was arrested in connection with a case registered against him under relevant sections of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) over suspected maoists links, they said.

India: Kashmir leaders to be released soon: Madhav

Hyderabad, Oct 5 (PTI) Senior BJP leader Ram Madhav has said leaders who have been placed under house arrest in Jammu and Kashmir after abrogation of Article 370 by the Centre, will be released soon and they can resume their "normal" political activity.

Speaking at 'Jana Jagaran Sabha' on the Centre's decision to revoke special status of J&K granted under Article 370 on Friday, the BJP general secretary said once Governors rule is lifted and legislature takes over, constitutional entities such as Commissions for SC, Women and Minorities will be set up in the region.

India: Akbaruddin Owaisi appointed as Telangana PAC Chairman

Hyderabad, Sept 22 (PTI) The floor leader of AIMIM in Telangana assembly Akabaruddin Owaisi was appointed as the chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Sunday.

Congress MLAs D Sridhar Babu and Sandra Venkata Veeraiah of TDP are among the members of PAC.

The Congress lost its status as the main Opposition party after 12 of its 18 members joined the ruling TRS party, as per a notification issued by the Speaker's office in June.

India: Resolution urges Centre not to permit uranium mining in

Hyderabad, Sep 16 (PTI) The Telangana Legislative Assembly on Monday passed a unanimous resolution, urging the Centre not to allow uranium mining operations in the Nallamala forest region of the state.

"This House unanimously resolves to request the Government of India not to permit or allow uranium mining operations in Nallamala forest area of Telangana state," the resolution adopted by the House said.

India: 55,000 Ganesh idols dumped in Telangana lakes and ponds

Hyderabad, Sep 13 (PTI): Amid pomp and gaiety, 55,000 Ganesh idols were immersed during the past 24 hours under three police commissionerates - Hyderabad, Cyberabad and Rachakonda.

Hyderabad Mayor B Rammohan, in an official press statement here, said the immersion began on Thursday morning and ended on Friday evening.

The immersion of nearly 55,000 idols concluded peacefully - 32,800 idols in Hyderabad, 12,000 in Rachakonda and over 10,000 in Cyberabad.

India: BJP MLA seeks NRC in Telangana

Hyderabad, Aug 31 (PTI) After Assam released its final list of national register of citizens, a BJP MLA in Telangana on Saturday raised the demand for a similar exercise in the State.

Appealing to Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Raja Singh, the lone BJP MLA in Telangana, said NRC should be implemented from September 17, the day of merger of erstwhile princely state of Hyderabad with the Indian Union in 1948.

"I request @HMOIndia again #NRC should be implemented in Telangana as well," he tweeted.

India: Car mechanic kills minor girl for refusing to have sex

Hyderabad, Aug 29 (PTI) A 27-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly killing a girl, a minor, whom he befriended on a social networking site, after she refused to have sex with him, police said on Thursday.

Police Inspector Adi Reddy said E Naveen Reddy, a car mechanic, and the girl became friends though the social media two months ago and on August 27 he came here to meet the 15-year-old, a class ten student.

Suspected Naxal terrorist killed in exchange of fire with police

Hyderabad, Aug 21 (PTI) A suspected Maoist was killed in an exchange of fire with police in Bhadradri-Kothagudem district on Wednesday, District Superintendent of Police Sunil Dutt said.

He said the incident occurred during search operations conducted this morning in a forest area based on a tip-off.

"We are suspecting the deceased to be a member belonging to Manuguru Area Committee. However, we cannot confirm the identity of the deceased until the kin confirm," Dutt told PTI.

India: Minor girl allegedly raped by minor boys

Hyderabad, Aug 15 (PTI) Two cases under Nirbhaya Act and POCSO Act have been registered against three minor boys for allegedly sexually assaulting a minor girl at a village in Jogulamba-Gadwal district of Telangana, police said on Thursday.

The father of the 10-year-old girl complained on Wednesday that a minor boy called her on the pretext of playing and raped her, police said.

A case under Nirbhaya and POCSO Acts has been registered following the complaint, they said.

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