Archive for April, 2013

Intermediate First Year Results Released

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Board of Intermediate Education (BIE), AP declared the results of first year intermediate public examination on 21 April’13. Girls have done better with 59.46% passed, than boys, whose percentage is 50.22. The highlights were as follows. In vocational courses too girls have done better than boys with percentages 55.66 and 38.93 respectively. In all,... »

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Sudden Rain in Hyderabad Brings Relief from Scorching Summer Heat

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

There has been a sudden change in the weather from past two days. The city witnessed unexpected drizzles in many areas of the city that gave respite from the scorching summer heat. With the change in weather, the temperature also dropped by four to five degree Celsius from the normal temperature. Today, the city... »

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No Extension of Aadhar-LPG Deadline: Union Government

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Union government has declared that, the time limit for Aadhar applications (15 May 2013) for subsidised LPG cylinders, is not going to be extended. LPG consumers not having Aadhaar number have to bear the full cost of cylinder. This is because oil companies will credit the subsidy amount only in the bank accounts of... »

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RGIA, Hyderbad Ranked Number 1 Airport in India

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA), Hyderabad has been rated as the number one airport in the country under World Airport Awards(WWA). It has also been ranked fifth best regional airport in Asia and the eighth best airport in category 5 to 10 mppa capacity. The ratings were assigned at Skytrax-World Airport Awards held at... »

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LPG Consumers to Pay Rs.25 More from 15 May 2013

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

Domestic LPG cylinders are going to be costlier by Rs 25 from 15 May 2013. After the hike, each cylinder sells at Rs 437.50. The current price is Rs 412.50. Union government hiked the cylinder price by Rs 50 way back in 2008. The state government bore the cost of subsidy close to Rs... »

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General Bus Pass Holders Can Now Travel in Pushpak Buses

Thursday, April 18th, 2013
General Bus Pass Holders Can Now Travel in Pushpak Buses

Previously general bus pass holders (Rs 750 to 850) were not permitted to travel in Pushpak AC Metro buses, but recently the (Andhra Pradesh Road Transportation Corporation), has announced that even general bus pass holders can travel free in Pushpak AC Metro buses to Shamshabad Airport. This special privilege till date was only to... »

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People in the City Throng Jewellery Shops – Is it the Right Time to Buy Gold?

Thursday, April 18th, 2013
People in the City Throng Jewellery Shops – Is it the Right Time to Buy Gold?

The significant fall in gold prices over the past few days has made people throng the jewellery shops, especially those in the Hyderabad city to buy gold. Many jewellery shops at Begum Bazaar, Siddiamber Bazaar and Afzalgunj saw many customers coming in to buy gold. People are taking tokens, standing in long queues at... »

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Ghost Images on Passport to Stop Tampering and Fake Passports Menace

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

The ministry of external affairs will be introducing the ‘ghost images’ of passport holders in all the new identity cards that will be issued in May. This step is taken to stop the menace of creating fake passports or tampering with passports. The passport will have the original photograph of the applicant and the... »

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Power Cuts Reduced from 3 Hours to 1 Hour in Hyderabad

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

The announcement from State Finance Minister that the present three hour daily power cut will be reduced to one hour from today onwards, came as a sign of relief to people living in the city. Earlier the three hour power cut was implemented into two spells of one and half hours daily. Now, the... »

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Drop in Number of Tourists by 68% in Hyderabad

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

In the past few months there has been a rapid decline in the number of foreign tourists visiting Hyderabad. The arrival of tourists fell by 68% in the first two months of this year when compared to the first two months of 2012. The decrease in foreign tourists began in the year 2010 when... »

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