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Fire causes fatality in Ex-Congress MP’s residence in Telangana

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telanganaWarangal : A gas leakage resulted in explosion and took away lives of family members of Ex-Congress MP in a tragic incident in Warangal. The Daughter-in-law and his three grandchildren succumbed to injuries after fire engulfed the entire dwelling unit of Congress lawmaker Sircilla Rajaiah in Warangal, Telangana.

Rajaiah is the Congress candidate for the Warangal Lok Sabha constituency by-poll to be held on November 21.

Rajaih’s daughter-in-law Sarika and her children are believed to have died after gas leak from the LPG cylinder spread into wild fire and consumed them in its flames which led to a blaze in the house located at Revenue Colony in Hanamkonda.

Police and fire services rushed to the spot after receiving information about the fire and contained the exigency but could not bring the four out alive, as they had a;ready lost their lives in the fire fight.

Telangana gets specially trained forces for its two Tiger reserves

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Ustad-the tigerHyderabad : The NTCA (National Tiger Conservation Authority) has sanctioned specially-skilled forces for two tiger reserves in the state of Telangana. And the work force will begin functioning before the calendar changes its sheet to 2017.

Special Tiger Protection Forces (STPF) has got approval from centre and it will provide specially trained personnel, around 120 in number count, who will work towards rendering a safe environment for tiger protection and saving the wildlife along with it.

Telangana Chief Wildlife Warden P.K. Sharma stated that sanction will focus on two tiger reserves, namely, Amarabad and Kawal. Kawal Tiger Reserve is in Adilabad district while Amarabad Tiger Reserve is spread across Mahabubnagar and Nalgonda districts of Telangana.

STPF personnel will be trained akin to para-military force personnel or by state police training wing. The trained personnel will comprise of a range of forest officers and a police officer. Getting to serve upto an age of 40, these personnel will thereafter be absorbed back into regular vacancies in concerned departments. While in action at tiger reserves, the personnel will be fully equipped with arms and will be given special training on handling forest-related nuisances like smugglers, poachers and encroachers.

The project will be funded by Central government and recruitment schedule will remain under the jurisdiction of Telangana state government.

Rahul Gandhi attacks Prime Minister Modi on farmers’ issue in Telangana

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Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi during Padyatra in Adilabad, Telangana
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi during Padyatra in Adilabad, Telangana

Adilabad (Telangana): Rahul Gandhi on Friday took Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao head on accusing them of completely forgetting their pre-poll promises to the farmers.

Taking a potshot at the Prime Minister, the Congress vice president said that neither Modi nor the Telangana chief Minister did anything when the farmers were hit by thundershowers and hailstorm. He even went on to describe Telangana chief minister Chandrasekhar Rao as ‘mini Modi’.

Rahul said Modi and the leaders now at the helm of affairs in Telangana had promised waiver of rural loans and remunerative prices for their produce but nothing has been done to meet this promise.

Rahul also used the platform to attack the Modi led Central Government’s for pushing the  controversial land acquisition Bill. He pointed out that the previous UPA regime had brought in a new package of land reforms so that the farmers and their children could benefit from the rising price of land.

The Congress leader was on a 15 km Padyatra (foot march) in Adilabad district of Telangana today.

Top Maoist leaders arrested

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naxalite landmine blast in Bastar region (representative photo)Coimbatore: A joint operation by the Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Karnataka Police on Monday led to the arrest of 2 top Maoist leader and three others near Coimbatore.

Among those arrested is Roopesh and his wife, both natives of Kerala. Roopesh was wanted by the police for ten years.

According to police sources, the arrested Maoist leaders were allegedly engaged in building a strategy to carve out a Southern corridor for the Maoists, who ae also called the naxalites.

After the success registered by the Greyhounds, the elite special force of Telangana and AP states which wiped out naxal terrorisim out of the states of Telangana and AP, the Maoists are once again desperate to regroup and assert their position in areas like Khammam in Andhyra Pradesh and Ghadchiroli in Maharashtra. In the meanwhile, they have remained deeply entrenched in the Bastar area of Chhattisgarh state and have been striking their targets at will and inflicting heavy casualties. In neighbouring Madhya Pradesh, there are more than half a dozen districts where the movement of Maoists has been recorded on a number of occasions. The Naxalites have been using Madhya Pradesh territory as a safe haven and also targeting development related projects in the state. They have been active in the Balaghat district for more than two decades. They were behind the murder of state minister for transport Likhiram Kavre in his native village in Balaghat district in December 1999.

The Maoists have succeeded in penetrating and are deeply entrenched in a corridor stretching through Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal – all the way up to Nepal. The arrest of top Maoist leaders on Monday is significant and a crucial development as the Naxalites were planning to build a red corridor in the South.