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Telangana: Forest department increases vigilance to prevent poaching

Hyderabad: Telangana forest department officials are increasing their vigilance in the forest in Telangana to prevent smuggling or poaching of birds for superstitions beliefs. Following the ‘Haritha Haram’ projects and bountiful rains in Telangana, the wildlife and birds are prospering in the forest blocks in the State. The department even during summer months is taking several measures to prevent starvation of the animals or birds. Also Read Telangana: Rs 25

UAE woman chosen among world’s top 2% scientists by ‎Stanford

Abu Dhabi: The prestigious American University of Stanford has chosen the Emirati academic Professor Badria Al-Junaibi, among the 2 per cent of the list of best scientists in the world. In the media category, Al-Junaibi was chosen from among more than 160,000 researchers, chosen from among more than 8 million scientists considered active worldwide. Professor Badria Al-Junaibi is a professor in the Creative Industries Department at the College of Humanities

Oppn slams Sitharaman’s remark that rupee has not weakened

New Delhi: Opposition parties on Sunday slammed Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s remark that rupee has not weakened but it is the dollar that has strengthened, saying she cannot hide the failure of her government in handling the economy. The ruling BJP defended the finance minister’s statement, noting that the dollar has appreciated against most currencies. It also said that if rupee depreciates against all currencies “like it happened during UPA

Zafar Javeed is elected as President of Nizam Club; Ajoy Reddy is new Joint Secretary

Hyderabad: Nizam Club, the second oldest club in Hyderabad, has a new President, Zafar Javeed. The oldest seat of the elite in Hyderabad is Secunderabad Club, which was established in 1878, six years prior to the opening of the Nizam Club. It has about 5000 members. The election was also held for the post of Joint Secretary for which Ajoy Reddy was declared winner. The 66-year-old Zafar Javeed, is a

BJP trying to fool people of Munugode ahead of bypoll: TRS

Hyderabad: Telangana’s Minister for Finance and Health, T. Harish Rao, alleged on Sunday that the BJP is trying to fool the people of Munugode Assembly constituency with false promises. He slammed the saffron party for promising to enhance monthly pension to various categories of beneficiaries to Rs 3,000 if it wins the by-election and recalled that it had made a similar promise in Dubbak and Huzurabad by-elections. Harish Rao said

Bigg Boss 16: Viewer calls out Nimrit for forming groups in the house

Mumbai: The latest season of the controversial reality television show Bigg Boss is turning out to be a baller as its ratings continue to soar. The house has 16 contestants from different backgrounds and given the lack of social life outside the Bigg Boss’ house, these contestants form their own gangs inside the house, some out of genuine liking, others for the sake of survival. Television actress Nimrit Kaur Ahluwalia,

Iran bans filmmaker from attending BFI London Film Festival

Tehran: Iranian filmmaker Mani Haghighi has been prevented from leaving Iran to attend the BFI London Film Festival, because of his support for the protests sparked by the death of the 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in police custody. British Film Institute on Friday, October 14 took to Twitter and shared a video of Mani Haghighi and captioned, “Mani Haghighi was supposed to attend the festival to screen his latest film “Subtraction“,

Gmail, Twitter accounts of The Wire’s employee hacked after Meta expose

Siddharth Varadarajan, founding editor of online news publication The Wire, tweeted on Sunday that one of his employee’s Gmail and Twitter accounts has been hacked. The employee was involved in the research work exposing social media giant Meta’s policy communications director Andy Stone and his exclusive XCheck programme. Varadarajan warned his Twitter followers not to respond to the employee’s email. “One of The Wire’s principal researchers on Meta lost access

Rahul slams RSS-BJP after India slips in Global Hunger Index

New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday attacked the Centre over India slipping down to 107th position in the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2022 and asked till when the RSS-BJP will work to “weaken” India by misleading the people from reality. India ranked 107 among 121 countries in the GHI 2022, much behind its South Asian neighbours, with the child wasting rate at 19.3 per cent, the highest in

Bookie odds favour Rishi Sunak comeback amid turbulence for UK PM Liz Truss

London: British Prime Minister Liz Truss, just over a month into the job, is already seen as increasingly unlikely to ride out the turbulence within her own Conservative Party and the financial markets, with her former leadership rival Rishi Sunak the odds-on favourite to make a comeback for 10 Downing Street. At the end of a tumultuous week in British politics which saw Truss sack her close friend and trusted