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Hyderabad's growth hit roadblock under TRS: Rahul

File photo of Rahul Gandhi
File photo of Rahul Gandhi
Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday alleged that the development of Hyderabad hit a roadblock during TRS rule.
 
Speaking at two road show programmes of the 'People's Front' in the city on Wednesday night along with Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N. Chandrababu Naidu, he said the pace at which the city should have developed in the last five years had not happened as the wealth of the entire state went into the hands of one family.
 
Gandhi came down heavily on Chief Minister and Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) president K. Chandrashekhar Rao for saying he betrayed Hyderabad as his entire focus is on corruption. "KCR stands for Khao Commission Rao," said Gandhi.
 
He said Hyderabad had rapid growth and became famous across the world "thanks to the efforts of Naidu and Congress."
 
He recalled that after the defeat of the TDP in 2004 elections, he had acknowledged the role played by Naidu in the development of Hyderabad as an information technology hub.
 
Gandhi said Hyderabad was famous the world over for the unity and brotherhood. "The city doesn't belong to people of one community or one region. Its doors are open for all. People live here in peace and harmony," he said.
 
The Congress chief said the harmony and brotherhood among people was facing threat from Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he was busy in dividing people and pitting one community against another and one state against another.
 
At both the events, Gandhi spoke at length about the Rafale deal, describing it as the biggest scam. He invited the gatherings to raise the slogan 'chowkidar chor hai'.
 
He said after defeating TRS in Telangana, the alliance of Congress and opposition parties would defeat Modi in 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
 
Terming TRS and Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) as 'B team' and 'C team' of Modi, respectively, Gandhi alleged that both the parties were working to save Modi.
 
Naidu, who was chief minister of undivided Andhra Pradesh from 1995 to 2004, recalled his association with Hyderabad. He said even TRS chief K. Chandrashekhar Rao and his son and daughter admitted that the credit for building Hyderabad as IT hub goes to him. He wondered why they had now turned against him.
 
The TDP chief pointed out how he worked to build Hyderabad as the IT destination by bringing Microsoft and other global players to the city and developed the infrastructure.
 
Telangana Jana Samithi (TJS) leader M. Kodandaram and leaders of Communist Party of India (CPI) also addressed the road shows.
 
Former Indian cricket captain Mohammad Azharuddin, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad and others also attended the event. 
 
Congress, which is leading the four-party People's Front, is contesting 94 seats in 119-member Assembly. The TDP has fielded candidates in 13 constituencies. The TJS and CPI are contesting the remaining seats.
 
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IAF's Kiran trainer aircraft crashes near Hyderabad, pilot ejects safely

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An Indian Air Force (IAF) Kiran trainer aircraft crashed near Hyderabad today but the pilot managed to eject safely, official sources said.
 
The aircraft was airborne from Air Force Station Hakimpet, about 25 km from here, at 1130 hours on a routine training mission.
 
"The aircraft crashed in the local flying area at approximately 1150 hrs. The pilot ejected safely. 
 
"There are neither injuries reported from the civil populace nor any damage to property. A Court of Inquiry has been ordered to investigate the accident," a press release from the Ministry of Defence said.
 
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ED summons TDP MP after raids at residence, offices

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The Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials on Saturday conducted searches at the residence and offices of former Union Minister and TDP MP Y. S. Chowdary here for alleged financial irregularities and asked him to appear before the agency on November 27.
 
According to ED, searches conducted at seven locations in Hyderabad and one in Delhi revealed that the banks have been defrauded by companies owned by Chowdary to the tune of over Rs 5,700 crore.
 
The ED seized six luxury cars including Ferrari, Range Rover, and Benz from Chowdary's residence. These vehicles, registered in the name of dummy companies, have been seized under the provisions of Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
 
Documents recovered revealed that various FEMA/DRI/CBI cases were existing against the group companies. Similarly documents related to forex transactions were also seized, the ED said in a statement.
 
"Documents recovered indicate that they are controlling over 120 companies and most of them are non-operating or companies on paper only without any genuine business activities," it said.
 
Preliminary investigations indicate that certain loans to group companies were sanctioned against the personal guarantee of Chowdary.
 
Chowdary, a member of the Rajya Sabha, is a close aide of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) President and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu.
 
Chowdary was Minister of Science and Technology in the Narendra Modi Cabinet till March when the TDP pulled out of the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre.
 
The raids were conducted in connection with three FIRs registered by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on complaints from three banks stating that the consortium of banks were cheated to the tune of Rs 364 crore by Best & Crompton Engineering Projects Ltd, Chennai (BCEPL), which had obtained loans by falsification of accounts and submission of false statements.
 
Meanwhile, Sujana Group said in a statement that the ED team from Chennai had come to gather some information with regard to a 10-year-old case and the same was provided to it. The group denied that lookout notices were issued for some directors.
 
Saturday's raids came just days after the Andhra Pradesh government withdrew the "general consent" it had earlier given to the CBI to operate within its territory.
 
The CBI now requires the permission of the Andhra Pradesh government to conduct raids in the state.
 
The move had come following a series of raids by the Income Tax authorities against TDP leaders including Naidu's close aide and MP C.M. Ramesh.
 
The party leaders alleged that the Modi government was misusing central agencies to target them.
 
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'Mother of Telangana' Sonia says Congress paid price for creating new state

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United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Friday said the Congress carved out Telangana state, though it had to pay a political price for it.
 
On her first visit to Telangana after it came into being as a separate state in 2014, the former Congress president said the Congress accorded statehood though it had to pay a price for it.
 
She was apparently referring to the drubbing Congress faced in Andhra Pradesh in Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in 2014.
 
Sonia Gandhi was addressing a massive public meeting at Medchal near Hyderabad to formally kick off the campaign of People's Front headed by the Congress for the next month's elections to Telangana Assembly.
 
Gandhi projected herself as the 'mother of Telangana' by stating that she is feeling happy to be in Telangana in the same manner as a mother would feel happy to see her child after many days.
 
"Every mother wants to see her children prosper, but I am pained to see the condition of the new state," she said castigating the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) government for failing to fulfill the promises at the time of formation of their state.
 
"You know if a newborn is not properly taken care of in the initial years, he has to face many problems in future. Unfortunately, the responsibility of looking after the child was entrusted to those who only looked after themselves and left the child to fend for itself," said Sonia Gandhi.
 
Stating that elections are an opportunity for people to get rid of this difficult situation, she appealed to people to use the power of vote to teach TRS a lesson and bring Congress and its allies to power with a huge majority.
 
"I remember what difficulties we had to face in taking a decision to form Telangana state. It was not an easy task," said Sonia Gandhi recalling the passage of bill in Parliament by Congress-led UPA government for bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh.
 
"We kept the interests of both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana before us but your emotions and aspirations gave Dr Manmohan Singh, Rahul Gandhi and others the strength, enabling us to take this big decision," she told a huge gathering amid loud cheers.
 
The Congress leader said they felt the pain of Andhra Pradesh and that was why they announced special schemes and promised special category status to that state.
 
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She assured people of Andhra Pradesh that the Congress stands by the commitment it made including the special category status.
 
Recalling that Telangana was achieved on the slogan of "water, funds and jobs", she alleged that TRS failed to live up to the expectations of people.
 
She said people had hoped that the new state would bring about change in their lives but it did so in the lives of those in power and their near and dear ones.
 
Stating that farmers were yet to get water for irrigation, she said their suicides were continuing. Gandhi said the youth were still waiting for jobs.
 
Telugu Desam Party's Telangana unit president L. Ramna, Telangana Jana Samithi's M. Kodandaram and Communist Party of India's state secretary Chada Venkatreddy shared the dais with Sonia Gandhi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi.
 
Rahul Gandhi said the TRS rule was about to come to an end. Without naming TRS president and Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao, the Congress president said during last five years, one person ran the state at his whims and fancies for the benefit of his family.
 
Rahul Gandhi assured the people that the alliance would fulfill their dreams which Chandrashekhar Rao failed to do.
 
"The government of the alliance will not work for one person but for all the people of the state. It will work to address the problems of farmers, provide employment to youth and carry all sections people with it."
 
The meeting was held as the first show of strength by the four-party People's Front ahead of the December 7 elections to 119-member Assembly.
 
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Star-studded launch for S. S. Rajamouli's next film

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The creme de la creme of Telugu filmdom came together on Sunday for the highly anticipated launch ceremony of filmmaker S.S Rajamouli's next yet-untitled Telugu film featuring Jr. NTR and Ram Charan.
 
The launch was graced by megastar Chiranjeevi, veteran filmmaker K. Raghavendra, Prabhas and Rana Daggubati among others.
 
Chiranjeevi clapped the first shot to begin the opening ceremony.
 
Currently dubbed as "RRR", the film marks the first-time collaboration of Jr. NTR and Ram Charan.
 
To be made on an estimated budget of Rs 300 crore, the film is tipped to feature the two actors as brothers.
 
In a media interaction earlier this year, producer DVV Danayya confirmed the budget.
 
"The pre-production work has already begun. The art department has commenced work on erecting sets where crucial portion of the film will be shot. The estimated budget of the film will be Rs. 300 crore," he said, adding the film will be a visual treat.
 
Apparently, both Jr. NTR and Ram Charan signed the project without listening to the script.
 
The film's regular shooting is expected to commence later this month.
 
The makers are yet to reveal the rest of the cast and crew.
 
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New algorithm may help heart patients in remote areas

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There is some good news for heart patients in remote places. Scientists at the Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad (IIT-Hyderabad) have developed a new algorithm that promises to help transmit heart parameters even on a low-bandwidth network and make it easier for cardiologists to interpret the data.
 
Many heart patients need to keep a check on their health by regular monitoring of heart parameters. In India, in every one lakh heart patients about 5000 need such regular monitoring. While portable devices are available to help continuously monitor status of the heart, cardiologists who can interpret such data are mostly not available in rural areas.
 
Telemedicine can bridge this gap by helping transmitting the data to specialists over telephone or other networks. But such transmission of this data -- which is massive -- requires high bandwidth networks and a specialist to sift through it.
 
The new algorithm can address these problems. It can process enormous amount of data and packages it in a way that it can be transmitted over a lower bandwidth networks. “It not only detects abnormal heart beat in the ECG, but also compresses this data so that it can be sent easily over limited bandwidth internet available in rural areas. The compressed data can be easily decompressed and interpreted at the other end,” explain the researchers. 
 
The piece of software, researchers said, has been found to have low error rate -- it may miss at the most one heart beat in a hundred.  It is also less expensive. The system can operate at even a bandwidth of 33.6 bits per second. In addition, it makes diagnosis easier. “The burden on the specialist is reduced by at least 85.9% because he or she now has to only look at the anomalies that have already been sifted apart by the algorithm,” researchers said.
 
The team has also developed an artificial intelligence (AI)-based procedure that combines information like heartbeat and blood pressure with ECG data. The procedure mimicked the human thinking process involved in analysing and combining multiple parameters into a realistic diagnosis, using a form of computing called Artificial Neural Networking (ANN).
 
The algorithm was tested on available datasets and it gave accurate results. “We are looking at working with hardware groups to incorporate the algorithm into monitoring devices. We are planning to conduct a field trial and an end-to-end system is expected to be available by 2020,”said Bolelpalli S. Chandra, a member of the research team.
 
The team included Professor Soumya Jana and Dr. C. S. Sastry from IIT-Hyderabad, and Dr. Laxminarayana Anumandla, a cardiac surgeon from Maxcare Hospital, Warangal. The research results have been published in two journals IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering and Artificial Intelligence in Medicine. 
 
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Shooter who killed tigress Avni says acted on state order

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Under attack from animal rights activists for killing man-eating tigress Avni in Maharashtra, Hyderabadi sharpshooter Nawab Shafat Ali Khan on Tuesday said his team had acted on the orders of the Maharashtra government.
 
Shafat Ali Khan, whose son Asghar Ali Khan killed the tigress, defended their action saying the bullet was fired in self-defence.
 
Avni, identified as T1 and held responsible for killing at least 13 humans, was shot dead in Maharashtra's Yavatmal district on Saturday.
 
Shafat lashed out at the activists, including Union Minister Maneka Gandhi, for making personal and baseless allegations against them.
 
He threatened to sue those indulging in mudslinging. "We have legal recourse to take. We will not keep quiet," he told reporters here.
 
He said he was not scared of such allegations, and would continue to stand by those whose lives were threatened by elephants and tigers venturing out of forests.
 
"Whenever governments or poor Indians call me, I will go to help them. The Constitution of India has given the Right to Life to all citizens. If a tiger or an elephant comes out of a jungle and kills people, I will stand by those people," he said.
 
"Why those making allegations now did not have the guts to go there. Why no police officer or military general was called. Was there nobody else in the whole country," he asked.
 
Shafat said he had been called by the Jharkhand government to kill an elephant that was held responsible for the death of 15 people. Last year, he was called by the Maharashtra government to kill a leopard that had mauled seven children to death.
 
He recalled that he was called to kill a tigress in Pilibhit, the Lok Sabha constituency of Maneka Gandhi, in 2009. "For four months, teams that had come from all over India tried but nothing happened. Finally, I was called and after an operation that lasted 35 days and nights, I killed her. Nobody opened their mouths then."
 
"Now after spending 40 days in the (Yavatmal) jungle and facing all difficulties, we completed this operation and they are making all sorts of allegations," he said.
 
On Maneka Gandhi's allegation that Asghar Ali had appeared on the scene illegally to murder the tigress, Shafat said that his son was part of a five-member team authorised by the Chief Conservator of Forest(CCF), Yavatmal.
 
Asghar said that their intention was not to kill the animal and that's why they patrolled for 24 hours, taking risks on several occasions.
 
"We tried to move closer to the tigress. It used to be in thick bushes and we were not getting a clear view, which was required for tranquilising it," he said.
 
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Sania, Shoaib blessed with baby boy

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Tennis star Sania Mirza and her Pakistani cricketer husband Shoaib Malik were blessed with a baby boy on Tuesday.
 
Sania delivered the child early Tuesday morning here and both mother and child were well.
 
Shoaib tweeted: "Excited to announce: It's a boy, and my girl is doing great and keeping strong as usual #Alhumdulilah. Thank you for the wishes and Duas, we are humbled #BabyMirzaMalik."
 
Sania got married to Shoaib in a traditional Hyderabadi Muslim wedding ceremony on April 12, 2010.
 
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Two top TRS leaders join Congress

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In a setback to Telangana's ruling TRS ahead of the December 7 assembly elections, two of its senior leaders joined Congress party on Saturday.
 
Telangana State Road Development Corporation (TSRDC) Chairman T. Narsa Reddy and Member of Telangana Legislative Council S. Ramulu Naik joined the Congress in the presence of party president Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi.
 
Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) had suspended Narsa Reddy for anti-party activities on Friday. Ramulu Naik, a founder member of TRS, was also suspended from the party on similar grounds last week.
 
TRS leader and Rajya Sabha member D. Srinivas also met Gandhi on the day and expressed his desire to return to the party.
 
Srinivas, who was in Congress since 1969, had switched loyalties to TRS in 2015, a year after the party formed the first government in the newly-created Telangana state.
 
Srinivas had served as a minister in undivided Andhra Pradesh and also headed the Congress party's state unit.
 
Congress General Secretary R.C. Khuntia, who is in-charge of party affairs in Telangana, told reporters that Narsa Reddy and Ramulu Naik joining the party would further bolster the party's prospects.
 
As Narsa Reddy hails from Gajwel, a constituency represented by Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao, Khuntia hoped it would help the Congress defeat the TRS chief on his home turf.
 
It was home coming for Narsa Reddy, who had contested against TRS chief as Congress candidate in 2014 elections. V. Pratap Reddy, who had contested the election from Gahwel as Telugu Desam Party (TDP) candidate in 2014 and finished runners-up, joined Congress party six months ago.
 
Both Narsa Reddy and Ramulu Naik alleged that there is no respect for leaders in TRS as KCR remains inaccessible to them. They alleged that the TRS government had benefited only KCR's family.
 
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Jagan injured in attack at Vizag airport, TDP smells conspiracy

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YSR Congress Party President Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy suffered a minor injury at the Visakhapatam airport in a knife attack by a young man and was on Thursday admitted to a hospital in Hyderabad even as Andhra Pradesh's ruling TDP voiced doubts that the attack could be a political conspiracy.
 
Soon after landing in Hyderabad, the Andhra Pradesh's Leader of Opposition was admitted to a hospital. Doctors said his condition was stable.
 
The injury on his left arm was 3 to 4 inch deep and it required nine stitches, the doctors said. With doubts being expressed by YSRCP leaders that the knife could have been laced with poison, the doctors sent his blood samples for examination.
 
Jagan suffered the injury on his left arm when he was stabbed by a youth who sneaked up to him with a request to take a selfie, police said.
 
The attacker, identified as Jaripalli Srinivas, works as a waiter at a restaurant at the airport.
 
A commandant of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) overpowered the attacker, who was handed over to police. Jagan continued his journey to Hyderabad after getting first aid from the airport staff.
 
Andhra Pradesh Director General of Police R. P. Thakur said they were questioning the accused.
 
The police chief said Srinivas claimed to be a fan of Jagan. "Prima facie it appears that he resorted to the attack for publicity," he said.
 
The officer said the police had no role in the security measures inside the airport. He said it was for CISF to find out how the attacker managed to carry a knife into the airport.
 
A case has been registered by the police on a complaint by CISF.
 
The YSRCP chief, who is on a state-wide 'padyatra' for nearly a year, visits Hyderabad every Friday to attend the court in the disproportionate assets case.
 
Jagan tweeted after landing in Hyderabad that he was safe. "To everyone worried about my safety - I'd like to inform you that I am safe. God's grace and the love, concern & blessings of the people of Andhra Pradesh will protect me," he tweeted.
 
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"Such cowardly acts will not dissuade me but only strengthen my resolve to work for the people of my state," he added.
 
The YSRCP took strong objection to the DGP's "premeditated and preconceived notions" even as the state government was trying to shift the blame for lax security on CISF.
 
YSRCP spokesman Ambati Rambabu alleged that the accused was working at a restaurant owned by a TDP leader.
 
Andhra Pradesh ministers including Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu's son Nara Lokesh condemned the attack on Jagan but they voiced their doubts about the incident.
 
Four Ministers addressed a joint news conference in Vijayawada on Thursday evening to say that their may be a political conspiracy behind the incident.
 
The TDP leaders said they had doubts because Jagan took medical treatment four hours after the attack and that too after reaching Hyderabad. 
 
Atchan Naidu, one of the Ministers, said the incident could be a conspiracy against the TDP government and besides the BJP and Jagan, Jana Sena leader Pawan Kalyan and Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao could be involved in it.
 
Meanwhile, Telangana Chief Minister spoke to Jagan over phone and enquired about his health. The TRS chief wished Jagan speedy recovery.
 
Leaders cutting across party line in both the Telugu states condemned the attack on Jagan.
 
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Hyderabad Airport's Interim International Departure Terminal to open on Oct 23

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The Interim International Departure Terminal at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport here will be made operational on October 23.
 
According to GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited (GHIAL), the airport operator, all international departure flights will operate from this terminal with effect from 10:30 a.m. on October 23.
 
It has advised passengers to check with their respective airlines before leaving for the airport. Passengers who are booked on Air India International flights AI 127, AI 952, AI 978, AI 988, AI 966 & AI 051 and travelling to domestic destinations are also advised to report at the Interim International Departure Terminal (IIDT) as per their scheduled departure times, GHIAL said in a statement.
 
IIDT, which has been built to facilitate airport's expansion, is located adjacent to the Haj Terminal and can be accessed from both Shamshabad and Srisailam sides of the airport's main approach road via Rotary 1 (Cargo rotary).
 
A dedicated free shuttle service has been arranged between the existing terminal and IIDT for the convenience of passengers. This shuttle service will be available at the Arrivals Ramp and will operate at regular intervals.
 
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IT searches end at TDP MP's premises

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Income Tax Department officials on Sunday ended two-day long searches at the residences and offices of TDP MP C. M. Ramesh.
 
The searches, which began at the premises in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh on Friday, concluded around Sunday noon.
 
For over 50 hours, the IT officials conducted searches at the premises including Ramesh's company Rithwik Projects in Hyderabad.
 
Simultaneous searches were also conducted at his residences in Hyderabad and at Potladurti in Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh.
 
Ramesh is a member of Rajya Sabha belonging to Andhra Pradesh's ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and considered close to Chief Minister and TDP President N. Chandrababu Naidu.
 
Ramesh told a news conference on Sunday that the IT raids were conducted at the instance of Narendra Modi government due to political vendetta.
 
He claimed that one IT official told him that the raids were conducted because he was taking on the ruling party at the Centre. 
 
"An official told me to convey to your boss that this will be the result of working against the ruling party," he said.
 
Ramesh also claimed to have recorded the conversation with the IT official.
 
The TDP had pulled out of the BJP-led NDA government in March this year over the latter's refusal to accord special category status to Andhra Pradesh.
 
The MP said the houses of his relatives and friends were also raided. He denied reports that IT officials seized documents from his office and residence. He said they seized Rs 3.53 lakh cash which was kept in house.
 
There has been a series of IT raids on TDP leaders in the last few days. Searches were conducted at the houses and offices of TDP leader and industrialist Beeda Masthan Rao in Andhra Pradesh on October 5.
 
Earlier, there were also reports of IT raids on Narayana group of educational institutions run by TDP leader and Andhra Pradesh Minister K. Narayana. He denied the reports.
 
IT officials also raided the premises of former TDP leader Revanth Reddy in Hyderabad last week. Revanth, who was once a close aide of Naidu, is currently the working President of Congress Telangana unit.
 
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2nd Test: India crush West Indies by 10 wickets, win series 2-0

Indian pacer Umesh Yadav in action on Day 2 of the Second Test match between India and West Indies at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on October 13, 2018. (Photo: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)
Indian pacer Umesh Yadav in action on Day 2 of the Second Test match between India and West Indies at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on October 13, 2018. (Photo: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)
India won the Test series 2-0 by registering a comfortable 10-wicket victory over the West Indies in the second Test at the Rajiv Gandhi International stadium here on Sunday.
 
Chasing a paltry 72-run target, openers Prithvi Shaw (33 not out) and KL Rahul (33 not out) guided India home with ease in just 16.1 overs on the third day of the Test.
 
After scoring 367 runs in their first innings in reply to the West Indies' 311, India bowled out the visitors for 127 runs in the second innings, setting themselves a 72-run target.
 
Earlier, India had crushed the tourists by an innings and 272 runs in the first Test at Rajkot.
 
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2nd Test: Indian bowlers leave Windies struggling at 76/6

Indian pacer Umesh Yadav in action on Day 2 of the Second Test match between India and West Indies at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on October 13, 2018. (Photo: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)
Indian pacer Umesh Yadav in action on Day 2 of the Second Test match between India and West Indies at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on October 13, 2018. (Photo: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)
The West Indies are on the verge of yet another defeat as they were tottering at 76/6 at tea on the third day of the second cricket Test against India at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here on Sunday.
 
The visitors now have a slender lead of 20 runs. They were dismissed for 311 runs in their first innings while the Indians posted 367 in their first essay.
 
India, who had won the first Test by an innings and 272 runs, are well on their way to a clean sweep of the two-match series.
 
Fast bowler Umesh Yadav did most of the damage with figures of 3/32. The pacer, who had figures of 6/88 in the first innings, has nine wickets so far in this match.
 
The spin trio of Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav picked up a wicket each.
 
Earlier, riding on some top-class bowling, the West Indies wrapped up India at 367 runs in their first innings.
 
Brief scores: 
 
West Indies: 311 and 76/6 (Shai Hope 28; Umesh Yadav 3/32) lead by 20 runs vs India: 367 in first innings (Rishabh Pant 92, Ajinkya Rahane 80; Jason Holder 5/56).
 
 

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2nd Test: India bowled out at 367 runs, lead by 56 runs vs West Indies

Prithvi Shaw( File photo: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)
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Riding on some top-class bowling, West Indies wrapped up India at 367 runs in their first innings at the Rajiv Gandhi international stadium here on Sunday.
 
Resuming the third day at 308/4, the hosts lost five wickets in quick succession before Ravichandran Ashwin (35) and Shardul Thakur (4 not out) added 28 runs for the last wicket.
 
Pacer and skipper Jason Holder returned with magical figures of 5/56 as he broke down the India lower middle order.
 
Ajinkya Rahane (80) fell early in the morning session after adding just five runs to his overnight score.
 
Holder then dismissed Ravindra Jadeja on a duck, while pacer Shannon Gabriel packed back a well-settled Pant (92) to leave India reeling at 322/7.
 
Kuldeep Yadav too, fell cheaply on a Holder delivery after contributing with six runs while Umesh Yadav (2) also failed to score as India's scorecard read 339/9. 
 
Ashwin and Shardul then showed some resistance to take their side past the 350-run mark.
 
Gabriel finally performed the last rites as he bowled out Ashwin as India managed to take a 56-run lead in reply to West Indies first innings total of 311 runs.
 
Brief scores: West Indies 311 all out in first innings (Roston Chase 106, Jason Holder 50; Umesh Yadav 6/88) trail by 56 runs vs India 367 all out (Rishabh Pant 92, Ajinkya Rahane 80; Holder 5/56)
 
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2nd Test: Rahane, Pant revive India against West Indies on Day 2

Prithvi Shaw( File photo: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)
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India rode on a defiant 146-run fifth wicket stand between half-centurions Ajinkya Rahane and Rishabh Pant to reach 308/4 and more importantly cut down the deficit to just 3 runs at stumps on Day 2 of the second cricket Test at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here on Saturday.
 
At close of play, both Pant (85 not out) and Rahane (75 not out) closed in on their respective centuries even as the West Indian bowlers failed to keep the momentum of the second session, where they managed to take three key wickets of Prithvi Shaw (70), Cheteshwar Pujara (10) and skipper Virat Kohli (45).
 
Resuming the final session at 173/4, Rahane and Pant mixed caution with calculative aggression to steady the ship after the hoax middle-session scare.
 
The right-left duo managed to see off the initial period before Pant broke the shackles with a few lusty blows to nearly outscore Rahane, en-route his second Test fifty. 
 
Pant, the wicketkeeper-batsman was specially harsh on left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican, whom he clobbered for two consecutive sixes.
 
Rahane also brought up his 15th half century with a poke outside off in the same over from leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo.
 
Earlier, after pacer Umesh Yadav ran through the West Indian lower order, to return figures of 6/88 in the first hour of play, teenaged opener Shaw gave India a flying start in the company of an off-colour Lokesh Rahul (4), with the first wicket stand yielding 61 runs.
 
With the hosts comfortably placed at 80/1 by lunch, Shaw departed after forging a 37-run second wicket stand with Pujara before the latter departed seven balls later.
 
Shaw, whose attractive 53-ball knock was laced with 11 boundaries and a six, succumbed to an easy catch to Shimron Hetmyer at extra cover off Warrican.
 
With the addition of just four runs to India's score, pacer Shannon Gabriel dealt the hosts another blow with the dismissal of Cheteshwar Pujara.
 
Thereafter, Kohli and Rahane stabilised the innings with a valuable 60-run third wicket stand before the India captain was trapped in front by his opposite number Jason Holder, who bowled an extended spell before heading to the tea interval.
 
Brief Scores: West Indies 311 (Roston Chase 106, Jason Holder 52, Shai Hope 36; Umesh Yadav 6/88, Kuldeep Yadav 3/85) vs India 173/4 (Rishabh Pant 85 not out, Ajinkya Rahane 75 not out, Prithvi Shaw 70; Jason Holder 2/45).
 
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2nd Test: India 308/4 at stumps on Day 2 vs West Indies

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India were 308/4 at stumps against West Indies on Day 2 of the second and final Test at the Rajiv Gandhi International stadium here on Saturday.
 
Ajinkya Rahane and Rishabh Pant were unbeaten on 75 and 85 runs, respectively, as the hosts now trail only by 3 runs against the visitor's first innings total of 311.
 
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2nd Test: Shaw's 50 takes India to 80/1 at lunch

Prithvi Shaw( File photo: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)
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India got off to a decent start, reaching 80/1 at lunch after pacer Umesh Yadav starred with the cherry, taking his second five-wicket haul to bundle the West Indies out for 311 within the first hour of the second day of the second Test at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here on Saturday.
 
However, opener Lokesh Rahul's (4) struggles with the willow continued as the right-hander dragged a good length delivery from Windies skipper Jason Holder onto his stumps.
 
At the break, Prithvi Shaw (52 not out) and No. 3 Cheteshwar Pujara (9 not out) went back undefeated after adding 19 runs for the second wicket, as India trail the tourists by 231 runs.
 
The teenaged Shaw continued from where he left in the first Test at Rajkot, going at a strike rate of more than 100, before a rare lapse of concentration got him a reprieve on 45.
 
Shaw, who mercilessly belted left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican for three consecutive boundaries in the previous over, attempted to square cut a short ball from the same bowler but only managed to get a nick, which Shai Hope at first slip failed to grab.
 
The Mumbai right-hander single-handedly dominated the first-wicket partnership of 61, in which Rahul's contribution was just 4 runs, before getting to his half century off a mere 39 deliveries.
 
Pujara, who came at the fall of Rahul's wicket, went about in his customary fashion, striking the left-armer Warrican for two classy boundaries before the interval.
 
Earlier, resuming at 295/7, West Indies could add just 16 runs to their overnight total with Roston Chase completing his fourth Test ton, second versus India before falling to Umesh, who returned career-best figures of 6/88.
 
Overnight batsman Devendra Bishoo (2) was the first to depart, in the very first over as he failed to hang around.Chase (106) ticked off his century while Warrican (8 not out) wielded his bat for sometime before Umesh speared in to pick the centurion Chase first and then last man Shannon Gabriel for a golden duck to wrap up the innings.
 
Brief Scores: West Indies 311 (Roston Chase 106, Jason Holder 52, Shai Hope 36; Umesh Yadav 6/88, Kuldeep Yadav 3/85) vs India 80/1 (Prithvi Shaw 52 not out, Cheteshwar Pujara 9 not out; Jason Holder 1/20).
 
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Umesh's fifer helps India bundle Windies out for 311

Roston Chase of the West Indies celebrates his half century on Day 1 of the Second Test match between India and West Indies at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on October 12, 2018. (Photo: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)
Roston Chase of the West Indies celebrates his half century on Day 1 of the Second Test match between India and West Indies at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on October 12, 2018. (Photo: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)
Pacer Umesh Yadav picked his second five-wicket haul as he cleared the tail to bundle West Indies out for 311 on the second morning of the second Test at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here on Saturday.
 
Resuming at 295/7, West Indies could add just 16 runs to their overnight total with Roston Chase completing his fourth Test ton, second versus India before falling to Umesh, who returned career-best figures of 6/88.
 
Overnight batsman Devendra Bishoo (2) was the first to depart, in the very first over, as he failed to hang around.
 
Chase (106) ticked off his century while Jomel Warrican (8 not out) wielded his bat for some time before Umesh speared in to pick centurion Chase first and then last man Shannon Gabriel for a golden duck to wrap up the innings.
 
Brief Scores: West Indies 311 (Roston Chase 106, Jason Holder 52, Shai Hope 36; Umesh Yadav 6/88, Kuldeep Yadav 3/85) vs India.
 
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2nd Test: Chase, Holder propel Windies to 295/7 against India on Day 1

Roston Chase of the West Indies celebrates his half century on Day 1 of the Second Test match between India and West Indies at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on October 12, 2018. (Photo: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)
Roston Chase of the West Indies celebrates his half century on Day 1 of the Second Test match between India and West Indies at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on October 12, 2018. (Photo: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)
West Indies rode on excellent half centuries by Roston Chase and skipper Jason Holder to recover from a middle order collapse and post a healthy 295/7 against India at stumps on the opening day of the second cricket Test at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here on Friday.
 
Chase (98 not out) and tailender Devendra Bishoo (2 not out) were at the crease when the umpires dislodged the bails for the day.
 
Chase led a valiant fightback for the visitors after they were tottering at 113/5 in the post lunch session. He was involved in two big partnerships -- 69 runs for the sixth wicket with wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich (30) and then 104 for the seventh wicket with skipper Jason Holder (52) -- that helped the West Indians end the day on a positive note.
 
Resuming the final session at 197/6, Chase and Holder stretched their partnership further to 104 runs before the skipper finally fell to pacer Umesh Yadav, caught behind by stumper Rishabh Pant.
 
Chase, who ended the day two runs shy of his fourth Test century, continued tormenting the Indian bowlers, and together with Bishoo went on to add nine runs before play ended.
 
But things could have gone worse for the tourists as the top order once again failed to put up a fight and meekly succumbed to chinaman Kuldeep Yadav (3/74) and Umesh (3/83).
 
Electing to bat first after winning the toss, the tourists wasted a steady start to slip to 86/3 at lunch, with both the openers -- Kraig Brathwaite (14) and Kieran Powell (22), and No.3 Shai Hope (32) back in the hut.
 
India were handicapped early in the innings with debutant pacer Shardul Thakur injuring his groin in his second over and walking off before off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin completed the over.
 
Forced to deal with spin as early as the fourth over of the innings, the Windies openers played cautiously before Powell in an attempt to cut loose, ended up mistiming a chip shot to Ravindra Jadeja at cover.
 
Sensing Windies' vulnerability against quality spin, India skipper Virat Kohli brought Kuldeep into the attack, and the chinaman responded in his fifth over by trapping Brathwaite plumb in front.
 
Brought back for his second spell, moments before the lunch interval, Umesh managed to pack back Hope, who survived once against the same bowler but wasn't lucky for the second time as the visitors lost both their reviews.
 
Coming back in the post lunch period, Kuldeep played havoc, taking two quick wickets of Shimron Hetmyer (12) and Sunil Ambris (18) before Chase took charge of resurrecting the innings in the company of Dowrich.
 
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Chase, Holder propel Windies to 295/7 at stumps

Roston Chase of the West Indies celebrates his half century on Day 1 of the Second Test match between India and West Indies at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on October 12, 2018. (Photo: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)
Roston Chase of the West Indies celebrates his half century on Day 1 of the Second Test match between India and West Indies at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on October 12, 2018. (Photo: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)
West Indies rode on excellent half centuries by Roston Chase and skipper Jason Holder to recover from a middle order collapse and post a healthy 295/7 against India at stumps on the opening day of the second cricket Test at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here on Friday.
 
Chase (98 not out) and tailender Devendra Bishoo (2 not out) were at the crease when the umpires dislodged the bails for the day.
 
Resuming the final session at 197/6, Chase and Holder (52) stretched their seventh wicket partnership further to 104 runs before the skipper finally fell to pacer Umesh Yadav, caught behind by stumper Rishabh Pant.
 
Brief Scores: West Indies 295/7 (Roston Chase 98 not out, Jason Holder 52, Shah Hope 36; Kuldeep Yadav 3/74, Umesh Yadav 3/83) vs India.
 
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2nd Test: Windies slip to 86/3 at lunch on Day 1

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West Indies wasted a steady start to slip to 86/3 at lunch on the opening day of the second cricket Test against India at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here on Friday.
 
Shimron Hetmyer (10 not out) went back undefeated after pacer Umesh Yadav removed Shai Hope (32) just at the stroke of lunch, thus ending the flourishing 34-run third wicket stand.
 
Electing to bat first after winning the toss, the tourists made amends for their lacklustre batting effort in the first Test at Rajkot, with the opening pair of Kraigg Brathwaite (14) and Kieran Powell (22) showing a lot of promise in their brief 32-run partnership.
 
India were handicapped early in the innings with debutant pacer Shardul Thakur injuring his groin midway into his second over and walking off before off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin completed the over.
 
Forced to deal with spin as early as the fourth over of the innings, the Windies openers played cautiously before Powell in an attempt to cut loose, ended up mistiming a chip shot to Ravindra Jadeja at cover.
 
Sensing Windies' vulnerability against quality spin, India skipper Virat Kohli brought Kuldeep Yadav into the attack, and the chinaman responded by trapping Brathwaite plumb in front.
 
The fall of Brathwaite brought together Hope and Hetmyer, who started rebuilding the innings with grit before once again running out of patience as they approached the lunch break.
 
Brought back for another short spell, moments before the break, Umesh managed to break the stand with the wicket of Hope, who survived one against the same bowler, but wasn't lucky for the second time as the visitors lost both their reviews.
 
Brief scores: West Indies 86/3 (Shai Hope 36, Kieran Powell 22; Ravichandran Ashwin 1/7, Kuldeep Yadav 1/21) vs India.
 
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IT searches at TDP MP's houses in Telangana, Andhra

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The Income Tax Department officials on Friday conducted searches at the residences and offices of TDP MP C. M. Ramesh in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
 
The tax officials began simultaneous searches at his residences in Hyderabad and at Potladurti in Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh, informed sources said.
 
They also conducted searches at the offices of Ramesh's company Rithwik Projects. The raids, which began simultaneously around 8 a.m., were still underway and about 30 officials were participating in them.
 
Ramesh, a member of Rajya Sabha belonging to Andhra Pradesh's ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP), was in Delhi at the time of the raids.
 
A team of officials, which reached the lawmaker's residence in Kadapa district, asked his brother C. M. Suresh to leave before beginning the searches. They were searching every room and going through the records.
 
Ramesh, considered a close aide of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, alleged that the tax raids were witch-hunting by the Centre for fighting against the injustice done to the state. He said he would continue to raise his voice against injustice.
 
There have been a series of IT raids on TDP leaders in the past 10 days. Searches were conducted at the houses and offices of TDP leader and industrialist Beeda Masthan Rao in Andhra Pradesh on October 5.
 
Earlier, there were also reports of IT raids on Narayana group of educational institutions run by TDP leader and Andhra Pradesh Minister K. Narayana. He, however, denied the reports.
 
IT officials also raided the premises of former TDP leader Revanth Reddy in Hyderabad last week. Revanth, who was once a close aide of Naidu, is currently the working president of Congress party's Telangana unit.
 
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West Indies opt to bat first in 2nd Test vs India

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West Indies have won the toss and opted to bat first in the second and final Test against India at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here on Friday.
 
Already 1-0 up in the two-match series after the innings and 272-run win in the first Test at Rajkot, India made one change to their playing XI by resting pacer Mohammed Shami and handing a debut to Shardul Thakur.
 
For the tourists, Jason Holder returned as captain in Keemo Paul's place while spinner Jomel Warrican came in for Sheman Lewis. However, Kemar Roach does not figure in the West Indies playing XI.
 
Teams:
 
West Indies: Kraigg Brathwaite, Kieran Powell, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Sunil Ambris, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich (wk), Jason Holder (c), Devendra Bishoo, Jomel Warrican, Shannon Gabriel.
 
India: Prithvi Shaw, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Shardul Thakur.
 
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Hyderabad: Man attacks daughter, son-in-law over inter-caste marriage

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A man attacked his daughter and son-in-law with a machete and seriously injured them here on Wednesday, in another case of assault for family honour.
 
Madhavi, 22, was battling for life while her husband Sandeep, 24, too suffered grievous injuries in the attack by Manoharachary. The incident occurred in the busy SR Nagar area, police said.
 
Manoharachary, who was opposed to the marriage because Sandeep comes from another caste, had called the couple to meet them and give them some presents. As soon as they reached the meeting point, he took out a machete from his bag and attacked them.
 
The assailant first targeted his son-in-law and when the latter fell to the ground, he attacked his daughter. Madhavi too collapsed and bled profusely. They were shifted to a hospital, where the condition of Madhavi is stated to be critical. She suffered deep cuts on the neck and a hand.
 
According to police, Madhavi and Sandeep were in love for last five years and wanted to marry. However, her upper caste family opposed it. Manoharachary wanted her to marry his sister's son but she refused and had come to Sandeep's house a few days ago. They went to Arya Samaj and married some 10 days ago.
 
The girl's family refused to accept the marriage but at the counselling conducted by the police they agreed to accept it. Manoharachary later conveyed to his daughter that he wanted to meet them at a location in S. R. Nagar and buy some clothes for them. When they reached there, he attacked them.
 
The attacker later went to police station and surrendered.
 
The incident came close on the heels of the killing of a Dalit youth by his father-in-law in Miryalguda town of Telangana's Nalgonda district. Pranay Kumar was hacked to death when he was coming out of a hospital with his wife Amrutha Varshini on September 14.
 
Police have arrested seven accused including the girl's father Maruthi Rao, who had allegedly struck a Rs. 1 crore deal for the contract killing.
 
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