The month of July has been the most crucial and critical month for Hyderabad, as the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh was decided in the last week of the month. The city remained peaceful, there were no protests or marches in the city.
The collapse of the 80 year old City Light Hotel building came as a shocking news. The Holy Month of Ramzan began on 11th of July. During Ramzan, people of Hyderabad relished the famous dish ‘Haleem’. Then there were rains in the second and third week of the month which led to pot holes on several roads of the city.
Many parts of Secunderabad area celebrated the Bonalu festival on 29th July. The ‘Rangam’ and the procession was carried out on the next day at the Ujjaini Mahankali temple in Secunderabad.
Below is a brief description about the major developments that took place in Hyderabad during the month of July 2013.
- The Congress has decided that Telangana will be the 29th state of India and Hyderabad will be the joint capital of Telangana and Seemandhra for a period of 10 years.
- The 80 year old City Light Hotel building collapsed. It is learnt that about 17 people died and many were injured.
- The delicious Haleem price at famous hotels/restaurants were, at Hotel Shah Ghouse it was Rs 100, Pista House – Rs 110, Paradise – Rs 100 and Cafe Bahar – Rs 80.
- The maximum age limit for government jobs is increased by 2 years. As per the government order (GO) the upper age limit for general candidates has been raised to 36 years from the present 34 years, fro BCs, STs and SCs it has been raised to 41 years from 39 years and for physically handicapped it has been raised from 44 years to 46 years.
- According to the state Crime Records Bureau, Hyderabad and Cyberabad has topped in crime rate. In Hyderabad most number of cases have been registered in harassment, rioting and cheating, while in Cyberabad, cases like robbing, dacoity, murder, burglary and kidnapping were registered.
- College and university students who benefit under the CSSS (Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship) are asked students to submit their Aadhaar card numbers to banks where they hold their account before they send the renewal applications to the BIE (Board of Intermediate Education).
- The Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWS&SB) will be accepting payments through NEFT/RTGS that are more than Rs 50,000.
- The Admission and Fee Regulation Committee (AFRC) has finalized the fee structure of engineering colleges. The fee for nearly 200 engineering colleges is between Rs 30,000-Rs, 35,000 and for 300 other engineering colleges it is between Rs 35,000-Rs 1.25 lakh.
- The fee in 195 engineering colleges has been reduced to Rs 30,000 per annum from Rs 35,000. In 434 engineering colleges the fee has been fixed between Rs 35,000-Rs 1.25 lakh per annum. The fee for CBIT-Gandipet and Vasavi-Ibrahimpatnam is over Rs 1 lakh.
- Campus placements have started in engineering colleges, but with less hirings and the hiring patterns have been changed by companies.
- The state government has decided that students who have failed their Intermediate exams, but cleared their backlogs and were qualified in Eamcet will be allowed for the first phase of Eamcet and medical counselling.
Roads and Transport
- The revised rules for ticket refund of cancellation of railway tickets has been started from July 1st. The rules have not been revised since 15 years.
- August 31st is the last date for citizens of Greater Hyderabad to submit their Voluntarily Disclosure of Property Tax forms on GHMC website or CSCs (Citizen Service Centres) at Circle offices.
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