andhra pradesh

  • Hyderabad eye institute achieves 20,000 corneal transplants
    11:23 AM

    Hyderabad, Jan 14 (IANS) The L.V. Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) here has said it has become the first in the world to achieve 20,000 corneal transplants. The not-for-profit and non-government institute crossed the landmark in the 25th year of establishment of its Ramayamma International Eye Bank, the largest eye bank

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  • Bird lovers call for boycott of Chinese ‘manja’
    9:36 AM

    Hyderabad, Jan 14 (IANS) Telangana forest department and animal lovers have called for boycott of Chinese ‘manja’ or kite-line this Sankranti to save birds. With the city and other towns in both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh abuzz with kite-flying during Sankranti festivities that began Wednesday, the officials from the forest

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  • Sankranti kicks off with Bhogi in Telangana, Andhra
    7:51 AM

    Hyderabad, Jan 14 (IANS) The three-day Sankranti festival kicked off with fervour and gaiety across Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Wednesday with the celebration of Bhogi on the first day. This is the first Sankranti, the harvest festival, after Telangana was carved out of Andhra Pradesh as a separate state. Towns

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  • TRS sweeps Secunderabad Cantonment polls
    1:02 PM

    Hyderabad, Jan 13 (IANS) Telangana’s ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) has bagged four out of the eight seats in Secunderabad Cantonment Board elections, the results of which were declared Tuesday. Two rebel candidates of the TRS were also elected and one of them has announced that she will remain in

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  • Singapore appoints two firms to plan Andhra capital
    5:55 PM

    Hyderabad, Jan 12 (IANS) Singapore has appointed two firms – Surbana International Consultants and Jurong International – to prepare a master-plan of the new capital of Andhra Pradesh in Vijayawada-Guntur region, it was announced here Monday. S. Iswaran, minister in the Singapore prime minister’s office, made the announcement at a

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  • Filmmaker V.B Rajendra Prasad dead
    5:33 PM

    Hyderabad, Jan 12 (IANS) Popular Telugu filmmaker V.B Rajendra Prasad, who was undergoing treatment in a private hospital here for age-related ailments, breathed his last Monday, family sources said. He was 82. Rajendra Prasad, who was born Nov 4, 1932 in Gudivada, started his career as a producer. He produced

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  • Ban on cock fights still in force: Animal welfare panel
    4:05 PM

    Hyderabad, Jan 12 (IANS) Following the Supreme Court order for the status quo on cock fights in Andhra Pradesh, the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) Monday clarified that the ban is still in force and any violation will amount to contempt of court. The AWBI, which comes under the

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  • Hyderabad’s ‘numaish’ — 75 years old and going strong
    7:19 AM

    Hyderabad, Jan 12 (IANS) It’s January, and so it’s ‘numaish’ time here. From amusement rides to shopping with good bargains and a variety of lip-smacking food, the annual event offers loads of fun and frolic. In its 75th year, it is considered the mother of all carnivals — and an

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  • Elements from both sides raking up ‘ghar wapsi’ issue: Naqvi
    5:09 PM

    Hyderabad, Jan 9 (IANS) Trying to do a balancing act on the religious conversions, union Minister of State for Minority Welfare and Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi Friday said “some elements from both sides” were raking up the issue to become “champions of communalism”. Talking to reporters here, he found

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  • Modi has sought educational institutions in Muslim areas: Naqvi
    4:09 PM

    Hyderabad, Jan 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has directed officials to plan educational institutions in minorities, especially Muslim, populated areas and also to work out details for imparting technical education and skill development to them, said Union Minister of State for Minorities Welfare Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi. He said here

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  • Tech Mahindra to acquire Swiss firm
    2:33 PM

    Hyderabad, Jan 9 (IANS) Tech Mahindra, one of India’s leading software service companies, Friday announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Swiss firm SOFGEN Holdings Limited, which specializes in private, wealth, commercial and retail banking solutions. The transaction is expected to close by March 2015, subject to

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  • Modi seeking educational institutions in Muslim areas: Naqvi
    2:13 PM

    Hyderabad, Jan 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has directed officials to plan educational institutions in minorities, especially Muslim, populated areas and also to work out details for imparting technical education and skill development to them, said union Minister of State for Minorities Welfare Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi. He said here

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