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Why should Kaleshwaram project not be stayed, asks NGT

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The Telangana government’s Kaleshwaram lift irrigation project, which aims to take water to the state’s drought-hit regions, suffered a setback as the National Green Tribunal sought answers from the Centre and two state governments about the scheme’s environmental and other clearances. Responding to a plea challenging the construction of the project, a bench headed by […]

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NGT bars mechanical sand mining in AP, T’gana

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The National Green Tribunal has directed Andhra Pradesh and Telangana governments to ensure that there is no mechanical sand mining on the riverbeds in the states. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar took note of photographs filed by an NGO and directed both the states to file affidavits of secretaries concerned on […]

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SC rejects T’gana’s review plea on division of assets

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The Supreme Court has dismissed a review petition filed by Telangana against its verdict which had held that the newly carved out state cannot claim “absolute” right over institutions, merely because they are located in its capital Hyderabad which is now being shared by Andhra Pradesh also. A bench of Justices V Gopala Gowda and […]

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Telangana lower court judges resume duties

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Telangana lower court judges, who had gone on a mass leave last month to protest against the suspension of 11 subordinate court judges by the High Court, today returned to work. The Telangana Judges Association (TJA) had yesterday called off the mass leave protest at an ‘extraordinary general body meeting’ held here, following appeals made […]

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HC seeks status report on farmers’ suicides in T’gana

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The division bench of Hyderabad High Court comprising the Acting Chief Justice D B Bhosle and Justice Naveen Rao today directed the Telangana government to file a status report on various measures taken for curbing the farmers’ suicides. It also directed the petitioners to submit a list of the farmers who committed suicides during December […]

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Telangana Police not allowed to take Kobad to state

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A Delhi court has dismissed a plea by Telangana Police seeking its nod to take Maoist ideologue Kobad Ghandy, facing trial here for allegedly trying to set up a base for the banned CPI (Maoist), to produce him before courts in that state in some other cases. Additional Sessions Judge Reetesh Singh said the request […]

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Judge grants divorce after hearing through Skype

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In a rare instance, a local court of Khammam has granted divorce to a couple after hearing one of the petitioners over Internet video calling facility Skype. Senior Civil Judge of Khammam M Venkata Ramana, based on a recent judgement of Hyderabad High Court, used Skype to interact with the woman who was in the […]

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Commence appointment of teachers in 3 weeks

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The Supreme Court today expressed displeasure over paucity of teachers in Telangana and directed the state government to commence the process of appointment of teachers in primary schools within three weeks. “This is a state of absolute adhocism and uncertainity. We can’t understand as to why there are no teachers at schools in the villages…We […]

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Key bills passed in parliament’s monsoon session

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Unlike recent Parliament sessions when a large part of the sittings were complete washouts, the just-ended monsoon session saw passage of 10 legislations including UPA’s flagship bills – food security and land acquisition. An official statement from parliamentary affairs minister Kamal Nath listed details of bills passed by both the Houses and legislations that were cleared separately […]

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Andhra HC: “Don’t release Nagarjuna Sagar water if level falls”

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The Andhra Pradesh High Court on Monday directed the state government not to release water from Nagarjuna Sagar to Krishna delta if the water level in the reservoir is below 510 feet.  According to the order the government will have to stop release of water from the dam in Telangana to the downstream districts in […]

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Stalemate over Telangana lawyers’ agitation continues

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The stalemate over the agitation of Telangana lawyers who are seeking 42 percent share in the appointment of judicial officers continued on Saturday as the hunger strike by three lawyers went on for the sixth day. The three lawyers, whom the police forcibly shifted from the high court premises to the Gandhi Hospital early Friday, […]

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Telangana lawyers clash with police at high court

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Fresh trouble broke out at the Andhra Pradesh High Court Friday as a group of agitating lawyers tried to break into the court complex and clashed with police. Some lawyers, a police officer and a mediaperson were injured in the clash that broke out after a large number of lawyers from city, civil and criminal […]

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Telangana political issue: Apex court

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The Supreme Court Friday declined to interfere with the Telangana imbroglio saying that it was a political issue and was better left to the political bosses. “Why should this court entertain the PIL at this stage? It is a political question. No decision has been taken so far. Why should we pre-empt it,” said Chief […]

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