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Hyderabad celebrates Nadella's elevation

The news of Satya Nadella taking over as CEO of software giant Microsoft indeed called for a celebration, particularly in his hometown Hyderabad. “Oh! We are delighted. It’s our very own Satya!” exclaimed Nadella's schoolmate.

Kerala hills sitting on a green volcano

The Kerala hills are on the boil because people fear they will be thrown out of their land once the state government implements the Kasturirangan panel report on measures to protect the ecologically sensitive areas of the Western Ghats.

Andhra braces itself for another cyclone on Nov 28

Just days after being hit by Cyclone Helen, Andhra Pradesh is bracing itself to face another cyclone, which would cross the state coast on November 28, the Indian Meterological Department said today.

Two states of Hyderabad: residents of the city concerned about its future

Telangana protagonists refer to history and geography to build a case for the slogan 'Hyderabad hamara hein', and Seema-Andhraites – dominating the IT, pharma and realty sectors in terms of investment and employment – claim it for their contribution in building modern Hyderabad.

Andhra AIS officers may not have the right to choose

The ministry of personnel had told the Group of Ministers (GoM), looking into the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, that officers of All India Services (AIS) like Indian Administrative Service (IAS) or India Police Service (IPS) should not be given option to select the state as there were very few senior officers who belong to Telangana region.

Protest against ban on live music at pubs

People of various walks of life today staged a protest against the police imposing a ban on playing of live music and dancing at pubs in the city.

Telugu superstar Chiranjeevi forays into politics

Andhra Pradesh politics took a glamorous turn with Telugu superstar Chiranjeevi beginning his much-awaited political journey by inaugurating the office of his party.

Six washed away in floodwaters

Six persons were washed away in floodwaters of the Neerakatte dam near Uppinangady. While police fished out one body, efforts were on to trace the other five who went missing.

Six killed as school van falls into river

At least six people, including three schoolchildren, were killed when the van they were travelling in fell into a river in spate in Karnataka's coastal town of Mangalore.

Five 'minor' blasts in Chikmagalur

Panic prevailed after five low intensity blasts in a span of ten minutes occurred in Chikmagalur, following which security was stepped up in the city.

'Kalam inspired me to join politics'

Popular actor Chiranjeevi formally announced his entry into politics, with assembly polls just eight months away, reports Ashok Das.

Sivakasi fireworks, made in China

Sivakasi firecrackers made in China? Ganesan gets his firecrackers made in China, and then obfuscates where they are made, reports MRVenkatesh.

Former SIMI activists still being questioned

Two former SIMI activists, picked up by police last night, were still being questioned, police sources said.

Evidence not enough in nun's murder: CBI

The CBI team investigating the mysterious death of a nun, told the Kerala HC it has information but does not have enough evidence to implicate the accused.

Blow to Bangalore nightlife

Faced with a set of tough terms for securing licences for discotheques in this tech hub, entrepreneurs plan to meet the Commissioner of Police Shankar Bidari, reports BR Srikanth.
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