Hyderabad: The Telangana state government on Wednesday signed a MoU with the ministry of civil aviation and the Airports Authority of India for a regional connectivity scheme to set up new airports in the state.
The MoU was signed in the presence of Union civil aviation minister P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju and TS industries minister K.T. Rama Rao in New Delhi. Mr Rama Rao urged the Centre to allow the state government set up a training academy and skill development centre at the Begumpet airport.
He thanked the Centre for granting approval to the new airport at Khammam and sought approvals for the proposed Warangal and Adilabad airports. Mr Rama Rao also met Union industries minister Anant Geete and sought the reopening of the Cement Corporation of India plant in Adilabad.
The TS industries minister met Union textiles minister Smriti Irani and sought financial assistance for the proposed integrated textile park in Warangal.
Later, Mr Rama Rao met Union finance secretary Ashok Lavasa and NITI-Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant and sought more funds in the general Budget for various projects and schemes implemented by the Telangana state government such as a mega powerloom cluster in Siricilla and a Rs 20,000 crore aid recommended by NITI-Aayog to Mission Bhagiratha and Mission Kakatiya.
The first-ever multi-level parking complex in the capital which was set to come up in Old City six years back has hit a hurdle due to the multi-crore Charminar pedestrian project (CPP).
The repairs to footpaths taken up by the Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMR) at the Gymkhana and Parade grounds, and other beautification work at Uppal and Nagole stations need to be replicated elsewhere, Chief Secretary S.P. Singh said on Sunday.
Despite successive governments claiming to have enough power to supply to agriculture sector and unequivocally vowing to improve irrigation potential, over 300 irrigation wells in Indervelli mandal of Adilabad district are awaiting a power connection since nearly quarter of a century.
Perseverance, evidence, hot pursuit and diplomacy are paying off in the retrieval of stolen and smuggled antiquities from abroad.
The Deccan Heritage Trust will hold an exhibition of old textbooks, certificates, medals, photographs to mark the centenary year of Osmania University.
The victims were identified as T. Subash 40, wife Anusamma, 30, and son Gyaneshwar.
With the government keen to commission the Nagole-Begumpet Metro Rail service by mid-2017, chief secretary S.P. Singh on Sunday surveyed the stretch to identify the gaps in construction work, passenger security measures and feeder services.
The negligence of Water Board officials and contractors while laying pipelines in the IT corridor could lead to leakages in future.
GHMCs circles 16, 12 and 8 took the top places in the recent ranks given by the civic body on various aspects including being free of open defecation and garbage.
Godrej Group Chairman Adi Godrej has said the government should not "interfere" in the real estate sector, often cited as one of the biggest black money generators, even as he termed demonetisation a "positive step".
There is uncertainty about the passage of the Muslim/ST Reservation Bills in the ongoing winter session of the state Legislature.
The 344 medicines that were banned by the Centre in May 2016 continue to be sold even on the outskirts as also in the rural areas, drug officials said.