OU to celebrate T State formation day tomorrow

Telangana Formation Day would be celebrated in Osmania University on June 2.
In connection with the celebrations of the formation day of Telangana State as the 29th State of the nation, OU Vice-Chancellor Prof. S. Satyanarayana will hoist the National Flag on Monday at 9 a.m. followed by the National Anthem in front of University College of Arts and Social Sciences, Osmania University.
Besides, the Principals of all the various campus and constituent colleges of OU will hoist the National Flag at the respective colleges.

Naidu says his Delhi trip was Satisfactory

TDP president and Chief Minister Designate for Andhra Pradesh Chandrababu Naidu today said his Delhi trip was satisfactory.
During his sojourn in Delhi, Naidu met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and 12 other important persons, including Union ministers.

Take action against attackers or face consequences, BJP tells Mamata

Describing the attacks on its party activists allegedly by West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress as “acts of terror”, the BJP Saturday warned the Mamata Banerjee government to take action against the perpetrators or face consequences.

A five-member team of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led by party vice presidents S.S. Ahluwalia and Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi Saturday visited Sandeshkhali in North 24 Parganas district, where over two dozen party workers were injured after they were “fired upon by Trinamool patronised goons”.

Smoking will ruin Health: Lakshman

International cricket star of Hyderabad VVS Lakshman here on Saturday said smoking would destroy precious health of smokers.

Lakshman participated in the anti-smoking program held under the aegis of Kamineni Hospital on the occasion of Anti-Tobacco Day today. The cricketer spoke about the disastrous effects of smoking and tried to create awareness among the people.

Sudan to free woman on death row for apostasy

Authorities in Sudan have agreed to release a woman, sentenced to death for abandoning the Islamic faith, after world leaders added their voices to the campaign to free her, the media reported Saturday.

Meriam Ibrahim, 27, who was held with her two young children after giving birth in shackles this week, was sentenced to 100 lashes for adultery and to death for apostasy by a court in Khartoum, The Guardian reported, adding that Ibrahim was raised a Christian by her mother and refused to renounce the faith.

Transform and modernise 10 to 20 Madarasas: RSS

RSS leader and convener of Muslim Rastriya Manch, Indresh Kumar today suggested the Muslims in Rajasthan to transform and modernise 10 to 20 Madarasas which could be presented as a model before the government.

Kumar said that Madarasas should be the centre of such education which teaches humanity and spreads the message of harmony and not fanaticism.

“I have asked them (Muslims) to transform 10 to 20 Madarasas on such line that they could be presented as model madarasas before the government,” Kumar told PTI during his visit to the city.

Suspended Trinamool MP Ghosh alleges police harassment

Suspended Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh, now behind bars for his alleged complicity in the Saradha scam, Saturday accused the West Bengal Police of harassing him and bringing fresh cases against him despite the CBI taking over the probe in the matter.

Facing prosecution in several cases related to the scam, Ghosh, who was arrested November 2013, said he has many things to reveal that might help in investigation of the scam but the state police have not been allowing to speak and instead harassing him by registering new cases against him.

China urges Abe not to stir up enmity

China Saturday refuted Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s recent comments regarding maritime disputes by urging the Japanese side to respect the truth and not to stir up enmity.

“We have taken note of Japanese leader’s recent comments in which he has insinuated other countries,” Xinhua quoted Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang, as saying Saturday.

Qin’s comments came in response to a question regarding Abe’s speech at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore Friday.

BJP Plans grand celebrations today on T State formation

On the occasion of Telangana Formation Day, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is organizing large-scale celebrations to mark the occasion. Part of the celebrations will include the following programs.
On June 1, large-scale celebrations will be held at State Party Office at 12 midnight to mark the occasion of entering into the long-awaited and long-cherished happy moment and then proceed to Gun Park around 12 to 1 am i.e the early hours of June 2 to offer floral tributes to those who laid down their lives for us to celebrate his happiest moment.

Pattanaik takes over as navy’s deputy chief

Vice Admiral R.K. Pattanaik Saturday took over as the deputy chief of the Indian navy from Vice Admiral P.K. Chatterjee who has been appointed as commander-in-chief of the Andaman and Nicobar Command, an official release said.

Commissioned into the Indian Navy Jan 1, 1978, Pattanaik is an an alumnus of the National Defence Academy. A specialist in gunnery and missile warfare, he is a graduate of Defence Services Staff College, Wellington; Army War College, Mhow and National Defence College, New Delhi.

Raj Thackeray projects himself as CM candidate in Maharashtra

Undaunted by the political drubbing in the recent Lok Sabha elections, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray projected himself as a chief minister for the ensuing assembly elections in Maharashtra.

Thackeray, 45, declared that he would not only contest the assembly elections, but also head the government, if his party was voted to power.

The development – which was greeted with scorn by the Congress – came even as the Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena were still debating over who should be projected as the chief ministerial candidate.

Now Congress’ Rajasthan legislator attacks Rahul

In another attack on Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi following the party’s debacle in the Lok Sabha election, a party legislator in Rajasthan Saturday called him “MD of Congress circus”.

“Rahul Gandhi is the MD (managing director) of Congress circus and is surrounded by four to five jokers. People like Rahul and Sachin Pilot have come through political legacy. Sycophants around Gandhi are misguiding him,” Bhanwar Lal Sharma told Aaj Tak news channel.

9893 employees allotted for T Govt

In the wake of bifurcation the State Government today allocated 9893 employees to Telangana State on temporary basis. Finance Principal Secretary PV Ramesh told media that they have to work in T Government to be functional form June 2. Their salaries will be cut if they failed to report in time. Those allotted for time being include 8,501 heads of departments, 1,164 Secretariat employees and 128 in legislature. Related orders to serve will be issued on June 1 if not on May 31 night, according to information.

Man commits suicide, addresses last note to PM, blames family

A 50-year-old man, who allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself at his residence in North Delhi’s Burari area, has addressed his suicide note to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in which he has blamed his family for the extreme step.

Radheshyam Prasad, who ran a mobile charger factory, was was found hanging from the ceiling fan of his house in Dharamveer Colony of Burari area, by his wife at about 11:30 am, police said.

On being informed, police arrived and rushed him to a hospital where doctors declared him dead. After post mortem, the body was handed over to his family.

Motorsports: Prasad tops in feature race

Chennai-based 21-year-old Vishnu Prasad, winner of FMSCI Driver of the Year award last season, underlined his credentials by winning the first race in the FB02 class in the first round of the JK Racing India Series here Saturday.

Starting the race in pole position in the BMW engine-powered single seater, Vishnu dominated the race to win the 15-lap event in 16 minutes, 44.861 seconds, ahead of Akhil Rabindra and Nayan Chatterjee.

Akhil finished 11.846 seconds behind in 16.56.707, while Nayan, making his debut in this class, clocked 16:59.429.

Retired cops felicitated with cash

Cyberabad Commissioner of Police C.V. Anand, IPS has felicitated retired Police Officers with Rs 10,000 each from Co-Operative Credit Society, Cyberabad and handed over the pension papers to them as a welfare activity.

British Indian MP criticises BBC over Modi coverage

A British Indian MP has strongly criticised the BBC for a programme on India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi that she stated was not objective.

In a letter to BBC Director General Lord Tony Hall dated May 19, Priti Patel, British prime minister David Cameron’s Indian diaspora champion, brought to notice the complaints she received about BBC Newsnight aired May 16, which covered the day the results of India’s general elections were announced.

Sania, Bopanna advance in French Open

India’s Sania Mirza cruised into third round of women’s doubles while her compatriot Rohan Bopanna moved into the quarters of the mixed doubles with their respective partners at the French Open tennis here Saturday.

Sania, however, bowed out of the mixed doubles with her Romanian partner Horia Tecau in the second round.

Sania and her Zimbabwean partner Cara Black, seeded fifth, won 6-1, 6-2 against Gabriela Dabrowski of Canada and Alicja Rosolska of Poland.

Twin cities painted “Rose” for Formation Day

President’s Rule in Telangana will come to an end on June 1 ie., Sunday as the following day June 2 will see a new State Government in place in Telangana region comprising 10 districts. The new government with new CM is awaiting in the region which is being spruced up now. Thus the united AP will split into two states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh on June 2.

Kings XI, Knight Riders brace up for high voltage final

The Indian Premier League final is all set for a cracker of contest Sunday as Kings XI Punjab and title holder Kolkata Knights Riders brace up for a high voltage game at the Chinnaswamy stadium here.

“Both teams will face pressure. We are not going with brand new tactics but just go out and do same things to get our basics right,” Kings XI captain George Bailey told reporters here Saturday at a joint presser with Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir.

TITA to celebrate T Formation day at Cyber towers

Telangana Information Technology Association (TITA) announced the schedule for Telangana Formation Day celebrations on Saturday. TITA Founder & President Sundeep Kumar Makthala has asked all the TITA members, IT Employees, IT Students and IT Industry owners to join the celebrations at Cyber Towers followed by Bike rally to Gun Park at 7pm on June 1. Chevella MP and ‘IT Man’ Konda Vishweshwar Reddy will initiate the Bike rally by waving the TITA flag.

Modi will help Develop T State, Says Venkaiah

BJP senior leader and Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu today said the desire and dreams of Telangana people have been realized because of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Addressing party workers at State party office here.on Saturday, Venkaiah Naidu said the Congress party had announced Telangana State just before the general elections as it was afraid of Narendra Modi. “Election manifesto is like Bhagavatgita for us and his party would fulfill all its promises”, he said.