India: Man posing as cop rapes woman into illegal gutka trade

Sangareddy (Telangana), Feb 11 (PTI) Two men posing as police personnel checking people carrying gutka, a tobacco product banned in Telangana, detained a woman bus passenger with the item and one of them allegedly raped her, a police official said on Tuesday.

According to Siddeshwar, circle inspector of police, Zaheerabad town, the 32-year-old woman, running a kirana shop in Suryapet district of Telangana and carrying the gutka, was returning to the state from neighbouring Bidar district of Karnataka by bus.

India: Mega tribal festival begins in Telangana

Hyderabad, Feb 5 (PTI) The biennial 'Sammakka-Saralamma Jatara,' a mega tribal festival was celebrated with gaiety and fervor at Medaram village in Mulugu district of Telangana on Wednesday.

According to an official release, about one crore pilgrims from Telangana and neighbouring Maharashtra, Odisha and Chhattisgarh are expected to visit the festival.

State Governor Tamilsai Soundararajan and Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao are expected to visit the congregation on February 7, Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar told PTI.

India: Rape case filed against BJP leader in Telangana

Hyderabad, Feb 3 (PTI): A case has been registered against an advocate, also a local BJP leader in Telangana for allegedly raping a woman in 2007, police said on Monday.

The 47-year old woman filed a complaint alleging that she was raped by the advocate M Raghunandan Rao, following which a case of rape was registered against him, police said.

India: Union Budget totally disappointing, says Telangana CM

Hyderabad, Feb 1 (PTI) The Union Budget proposals are 'totally disappointing' and the Centre has shown discrimination towards Telangana by imposing substantial cuts in funds to be released to the state, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said here on Saturday.

He said the Centres allocations in the budget may have an adverse impact on the development of Telangana, "which is a progressive state."

India: Telangana Assembly may pass resolution against CAA: CM

Hyderabad, Jan 25 (PTI) Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Saturday said the state assembly may pass a resolution against the Citizenship Amendment Act like some other states did recently.

Rao said he has already spoken to many of his counterparts in other states and he may convene a conclave of regional parties and Chief Ministers here to oppose the CAA since it concerns the country's future.

India: Hyderabad encounter: SC defines power & duties for 3-member inquiry commission

New Delhi, Jan 17 (PTI) The Supreme Court has defined the power and duties of a three-member commission headed by a former apex court judge set up to inquire into the alleged encounter killing of the four accused in the gang-rape and murder case of a woman veterinarian in Hyderabad.

Fixing the terms of reference for the commission headed by former SC judge V S Sirpurkar, the court said the panel would go into the circumstances that led to the death of the four and ascertain if any offence has been committed in the course.

India: Telangana municipal polls: Acid test for BJP, Congress

Hyderabad, Jan 18 (PTI) The upcoming urban local bodies polls is going to be a litmus test for both Congress and BJP in proving their might in urban areas of Telangana even as the ruling TRS is confident of bagging "lion's share" of municipalities and corporations.

The polling for 120 municipalities and nine municipal corporations will be held on January 22 and the results would be declared on January 25.

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