QHyderabad: ‘Golden Era for Welfare’; Pawan Kalyan Meets CM

1. It’s the ‘Golden Era’ for Welfare in State, Says Governor

Governor ESL Narasimhan has termed the ongoing phase of governance in Telangana as “golden era” for welfare as the government has been implementing welfare schemes at a whopping Rs 40,000 crore a year and no other state in the country, not even the Centre, has made such huge allocation for welfare.

In his Republic Day address at the Parade Grounds here on Saturday, the Governor stated that keeping the promises made during the recently held Assembly election, the government would reduce the age limit for old-age pension to 57 years and double the pension amount. He said schemes implemented for welfare and development of all sections had ensured huge victory to Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s leadership and his pro-people policies.

(Source: The Hindu)

2. Pawan Kalyan Meets Telangana CM

Telugu star Pawan Kalyan.

Popular Telugu actor and politician Pawan Kalyan on Saturday met Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao and his son and Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) Working President KT Rama Rao. The Jana Sena leader talked with KCR and KTR during an ‘At Home’ hosted by Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Governor ESL Narasimhan at Raj Bhavan on the occasion of Republic Day.

The meeting triggered speculation in the political circles in view of the ensuing elections to the Andhra Pradesh assembly and the Lok Sabha. The development is significant in the wake of KCR's plans to play a key role in Andhra Pradesh politics to damage the prospects of ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) by isolating it.

(Source: The New Indian Express)

3. Married Woman, Paramour End Life

Bodies discovered four days after they took the extreme step.

A middle-aged married woman and her alleged paramour were found dead at their rented house in Annojiguda under Ghatkesar police station area on Saturday. The police recovered their decomposed bodies, which were hanging from a ceiling and identified them as Bale Parvathi (40), a resident of Suchitra Junction, and Mallesh (26), a driver from Alwal.

Initial investigation hinted that the duo had committed suicide nearly four days ago and it came to light only on Saturday when the house owner sensed foul smell emanating from the house. He broke open the doors and found them dead. The house owner, who learnt about their relationship, asked the duo to vacate the house immediately. Police said that Parvathi had an extramarital relationship with Mallesh for the last few years and they were staying together for the last 15 days at the rented house. Parvathi, who is a native of Kaikaluru in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh, had two married children, police said.

(Source: The Hindu)

4. SSC Students to Be Provided Snacks Ahead of Exams

Snacks like boiled chana and peanuts, biscuits, banana and pulihora would be given. Image used for representational purposes only. 

The Class 10 students of government schools in Hyderabad are in for a treat, quite literally, but at a ‘cost’. Those students who would attend extra classes ahead of SSC examination would now be provided with snacks. A decision to this effect, taken by the District Education Officer of Hyderabad, would benefit 7,600 students studying in state-run schools.

Snacks like boiled chana and peanuts, biscuits, banana and pulihora would be given to students who attend special classes for examination preparation before and after school hours. Students reach their schools by 8 am and leave at around 6 pm. In the meantime, they only get one government-sponsored mid-day meal, which is the first meal of the day for many.

(Source: The New Indian Express)

5. Man Jailed for Abusing Minor

When she screamed, her brother came to her rescue and Laxman fled from the spot.

A 56-year-old man from Shamirpet was awarded three years of rigorous imprisonment by a local court in LB Nagar for sexually abusing a minor in 2017. The Metropolitan Sessions Judge at LB Nagar also imposed a penalty of Rs 5,000 to the convict, Tipparam Laxman Chary.

Police said in June 2017, the 11-year-old girl had told her parents that Chary entered their house asking for water and closing the doors, he attempted to rape her. When she raised an alarm, her 13-year-old brother rescued her. Later, they informed their parents who in turn approached the police. Laxman was arrested and a charge sheet was filed in court. The Metropolitan Sessions Court at LB Nagar conducted the trial and pronounced judgement on Saturday.

(Source: The Hindu)

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