Archive for December, 2012

Autos Plying without Digital Fare Meters Updated

Monday, December 24th, 2012

Nearly, 20,000 autos in Hyderabad and Secunderabad are operating without getting their digital fare meters changed according to the revised tariff of minimum fare of Rs 16. As these autos haven’t changed their digital fare, it is creating a confusion among passengers and they are forced to pay more than the actual cost for... »

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Very Soon Citizens to Get Birth and Death Certificates Online

Monday, December 24th, 2012

The verification of over eight lakh births and deaths registered between 2000 and 2005, has been completed by the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), and citizens can avail birth/death certificates online with digital signatures at Mee Seva centres or Citizen Service Centres by paying a minimal fee. Every year the GHMC receives registration of... »

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Cheques to have a New Format in 2013, Old Ones Won’t Work

Friday, December 21st, 2012

Cheques that are in use would no longer be useful from the start of New Year 2013. The cheques henceforth have to be according the new RBI standard format. The new format enables banks to the use cheque digital image for clearance. The move by banks would speed up the clearance process and decrease... »

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Speed Limit on Upper Tank Bund to be 30 KMPH

Friday, December 21st, 2012

The police have put restrictions on the maximum speed limit in Upper Tank Bund locality at 30 KMPH. Incidence of road accidents and the concern for safety of pedestrians are said have been behind the move. The police have appealed drivers to consider the safety rules and abide by them for their own safety... »

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Diabetes Related TB Cases in Hyderabad on the Rise

Monday, December 17th, 2012

TB has been found to be the cause of greatest number of deaths of people with diabetes in the country. It has been commonly found in kids and adults. However, such incidence of TB is difficult diagnose. TB increases intolerance to glucose and the body losses control on glycemia. 40 percent of patients with... »

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Time-Limit for Hospitals to Comply with Fire Safety Norms

Monday, December 17th, 2012

GHMC has found that it is one year since fire safety standards came into force, and hospitals have not come to abide by them. The standards came on 17 December, 2011. GHMC has had deliberations with APNA, ASHA, DM and HOs of districts of Hyderabad and RR and representatives from Disaster Response and Fire... »

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Hike in Tax by 500% for Nearly Three Lakh Property Owners

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

The GHMC’s proposed property tax hike, is likely to burden 3.22 lakh property owners in the city, who are presently paying their annual property tax, which is less than Rs.500. With effect of the proposed hike in property tax, these property owners will have to pay 500% more tax. Among the 3.22 lakh property... »

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Pre-Paid Auto-Fares Up in the City

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

The government has decided to hike the pre-paid auto fares with effective from 1st December. A committee has been formed for supervising the prepaid ‘booth facility.’ Five counters for prepaid auto have reportedly been working at the railway station in Secunberadbad. Five lakh passengers are said to have used the facility over the last... »

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Obesity in Hyderabad City – Highest of all Metropolitans

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

According to a couple of studies executed by National Institute of Nutrition, 15% of school-going children in the city suffer from obesity. Junk food is said to be prime reason. Later in their life 85% of these children will be suffering from obesity, get diabetic, with type-2. Lifestyles involving jobs with little or no... »

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Major Developments in Hyderabad – November 2012

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

The month of November was peaceful except for some communal clashes in the Old City which affected the normal life of people. Later, the occasions of Diwali and Muharram made the situation normal. Some of the major developments in the month of November include the official launch of the ambitious Metro rail project, announcement... »

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