Archive for August, 2011

Ground Water in Hyderabad Unfit for Drinking

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

30 Aug 11: A study conducted on ground water quality in the city by the Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) reveals that the city’s ground water is polluted with many chemical contaminants being present in more than the permissible amounts. In view of the tests carried out, the board has suggested that the ground... »

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Deaths Due to Non Communicable Diseases Growing in India

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

24 Aug 11: The increased influence of the western habits and the corporate lifestyle is taking a toll on Indians health. As per the latest reports released by World health Organization (WHO), there has been a heavy shift in the India’s disease pattern. The number of people dying due to lifestyle related diseases has... »

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Mobile Tariff Rates to be Hiked by 17%

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

24 Aug 11: The government has increased mobile tariff rates to the pricing levels of 2008. The mobile tariffs are expected to increase by 17 percent. Bharti Airtel has already increased its tariffs by 20 percent and all the other telecom operators will also follow the same suit. The tariffs were reduced in 2008,... »

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Discount Offers in Most Popular Shopping Malls in the City are Fake

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

24 Aug 11: Recently, legal metrology officials have conducted sudden raids on various shopping malls and have found that many shopping malls were looting customers in the name of mega offers and discounts. The famous shopping malls located in the crucial centers of the city like Musheerabad, RTC ‘X” roads etc., are found to... »

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Birth and Death Certificates Can be Obtained Within a Day from e-Sevas

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

22 Aug 11: The GHMC is launching the service of getting digitally signed death and birth certificates from e-Seva and citizen service centers. This facility is being launched from October 2 on a pilot basis with Hyderabad being the first city in the state to start this service. Unlike the present system, in which... »

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No More Token System in Passport Office – Applications Can be Submitted Directly

Saturday, August 20th, 2011

20 Aug 11: Now the applicants of passport are not required to stand in long queues to submit their application form as the Regional Passport Office (RPO) in the city is taking off the token system, allowing the applicants to directly submit their applications at the respective counters by showing valid bonafide proofs. The... »

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Fake Documents for Passports Under Tatkal Scheme Increasing

Saturday, August 20th, 2011

20 Aug 11: The Regional Passport Office (RPO) has temporarily suspended all the applications submitted under the Tatkal scheme citing the reason that most of the applicants are submitting fake documents to get their passports. The officials have warned of taking criminal action against those applicants. The police department has complained of many applicants... »

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Traffic Violators to be Charged with Hefty Penalties

Friday, August 19th, 2011

19 Aug 11: The state government has highly increased the penalties on motorists who violate the traffic rules as per the GO 108. If the motorists are caught doing various activities such as, talking in mobile while driving or jumping signal will be fined Rs.1,000. Even the motorists who are caught driving in wrong... »

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GHMC Proposes Call Center Assistance to Register Civic Complaints

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

18 Aug 11: The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has proposed to improve its call center facilities which can now allow people to register the civic complaints at any time. As of now, the call center works from 6 A.M to 6 P.M and provides a toll free number 155304 which is accessible only... »

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‘Bol Hyderabad’, New Radio Station Launched by UoH Students

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

16 Aug 11: The students of University of Hyderabad have launched a new radio station called ‘Bol Hyderabad’ at a frequency of 90.4 FM. With a main aim of bringing back the old radio culture, the programs are designed accordingly without any commercialization. This station will have classical music, art and radio theater, besides... »

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