Latest News

Why was Language Pundit Entrance test not held: Hyderabad High Court | Published: 11th August 2017 | Posted Date: Friday 11th August 2017 06:52 PM

Hyderabad: The Hyderabad HC on Thursday sought to know the reasons from the government for its failure to conduct the Language Pundit Common Entrance Test in the last two years, despite designating a convener to do so. 

Justice Challa Kodandaram, while dealing with a petition by one Balaraj and seven others seeking to direct the government to conduct LPCET, asked counsel representing the education department to file a counter affidavit explaining the reasons. 

Counsel for the petitioners told the court that a majority of the 42 language pundit training colleges in TS were on the verge of shutting down with no students since the LPCET is not being conducted. 

He reminded that last year, a single judge of the HC had passed an order on a petition by the management of a college directing the government to conduct LPCET within six weeks, but the government was refusing to conduct LPCET.  Counsel for the government informed the judge that they were moving an appeal against the order of the single judge.

While adjourning the case, the judge told the government counsel to explain the actual rule in his counter affidavit.

No stay on Mallannasagar 
The HC on Wednesday expressed its disinclination to stay the tender process for Mallanna-sagar reservoir.

Justice A. Ramalin-geswara Rao was dealing with a plea by G. Lakshmi and others, challenging the tender notification of July 20, for construction of the reservoir without environmental clearance. TS Advocate-General D. Prakash Reddy told the court that Mallannasagar was part of the Kaleswaram project and the government requires 17,000 acres. 

Stating that petitioners had only small parcels of lands, he said for the benefit of a few persons, a mega project like Kaleswaram that will serve drinking and irrigation purpose of hundreds, cannot be stalled. He said without paying compensation, the lands of the petitioners won’t be taken. 

Ch. Ravi Kumar, counsel for the petitioners, contended that the issuing the tender notification without obtaining environmental clearance was illegal.

While urging the court to stay the tender process, Mr Kumar said that the petitioners moved the court keeping in view the larger public interest. The judge said that for the sake of a few people, stalling the project is not proper. The judge adjourned the case for four weeks and asked the A-G to file a counter affidavit.

Parents told to file application 
The HC on Thursday directed commissioning parents to submit applications to the medical, health and family welfare department for taking custody of their babies born from surrogacy within a week. The department was told to decide as per law.

The bench was dealing with a suo motu case based on a letter by Justice Suresh Kumar Kait to the CJH referring to reports carried on June 19, 2017 in DC regarding raids on Sai Kiran Hospital & Kiran Infertility Centre for carrying out surrogacy without following due norms. B.S. Prasad, counsel for the health department said they had issued show cause notices to the hospital. 

The bench adjourned the case for two weeks. Counsel for Sai Kiran Hospital & Kiran Infertility Centre sought time to submit reply.



Hyderabad International Airport receives coveted Worlds No.1 Airport Award

The ASQ survey statistics shows that Hyderabad Airport has steadily improved its score from 4.4 in 2009 to 4.9 in 2016 (measured on a scale of 1 to 5).

KTR inaugurates projects worth Rs 73.66 crore in Hyderabad

KT Rama Rao laid foundation stones and inaugurated a series of civil works worth Rs 73.66 crore in Sanathnagar and Secunderabad constituencies.

Most LPG consumers unaware of insurance cover: Lawyers

The techie, who has moved to Hyderabad, recalls the pain and anguish he underwent after the incident.

Inactive bank accounts to be probed

There were 26 lakh zero balance Jan Dhan accounts in the state prior to demonetisation in November 2016.

GHMC to distribute 10,000 saplings to IT firms to check pollution

Diwali is a time when air quality is affected, so we are taking a step towards a greener, cleaner Diwali., SSandeep Makhala.

Water Sharing: From water fights to problem of plenty now

The Srisailam project Chief Engineer, Narayana Reddy summed up the situation as one of plenty after September this year.

South Central Railway launches new app

Hyderabad: The South Central Railway (SCR) has launched a mobile application for updated information for railway staff on Operating and Commercial departments.

30 Diwali revellers suffer eye injuries in Hyderabad

Health Minister, Dr C Laxma Reddy said that all the admitted patients are receiving quality eye care and assured that surgeries will be taken up at the earliest.

Kirby Building Systems planning second unit in Hyderabad

Hyderabad: Kirby Building Systems, city-based maker of pre-fabricated structures, is looking at Hyderabad to set up its second manufacturing plant in the city.

Telangana shows the way in tackling swine flu

Since its formation, the Telangana State has achieved its lowest fatality rate of patients who have tested positive for swine flu. According to the figures made available by the Health Department, this year between January and October 16, the State has recorded one death for every 100 patients who have tested positive for swine flu. FacebookTwitter

Telangana: Water for Kalwakurthy Lift Irrigation scheme released

Minister for Panchayati Raj, Jupally Krishna Rao on Friday released water to canal no 160 under the Kalwakurthy Lift Irrigation scheme.

Security at Yadadri to be on the lines of Tirupathis Alipiri

Rachakonda Police Commissioner Mahesh Bhagwat said that security was further tightened at Yadadri in view of developing the hill shrine as a top pilgrim place in the country.

comments powered by Disqus