Telangana

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.

Kashmir: No immediate plan to withdraw troops

Hyderabad, Aug 22 (PTI) The Centre has no immediate plans to withdraw security forces from Jammu and Kashmir, where Article 370 has been revoked, in view of the continued tension in the region, Minister of State for Home G Kishan has said.

"Why will we withdraw troops immediately from there when Pakistan is trying to provoke?

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.

India: Muslim Rashtriya Manch (an RSS arm) leaders detained

Hyderabad, Aug 14 (PTI) Functionaries of the Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM), an RSS arm, were taken into preventive custody here on Wednesday when they attempted to hold a protest against Pakistan for its 'false' propaganda against abrogation of special status to Jammu and Kashmir under Art 370, police said.

They were detained as there was no permission for protests in view of the prohibitory orders in force in the city.

India: Neighbour rapes 5-year-old girl in Telangana

Hyderabad, Aug 12 (PTI) A five-year-old girl was allegedly raped by his neighbour in Vikarabad district in Telangana, police said on Monday.

The accused, aged around 20, had taken the girl to his house and sexually assaulted her on Friday, a police official said.

After the girl's family members lodged a complaint on Monday, police took into custody the man.

A case under IPC sections 376 (rape) and relevant provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act had been registered, police said.

India: Donkey wedding performed for rains in Telangana

Hyderabad, July 24 (PTI) Faced with a 'weak' monsoon, residents of a locality here have performed marriage of two donkeys praying the rain God to show mercy on them.

The ceremony held by people of Harijan Basti in Bowenpally at local Nalla Pochamma temple two days ago was no different from any other wedding as drum-beatings, songs and dance marked the occasion with the 'bride' and 'groom' elegantly dressed as per the Hindu marriage tradition.

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