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Hyderabad: 3 Arrested in social activist Shaik Sayeed Bawazir Murder

Hyderabad Police arrest 3 suspects linked to the killing of social worker Shaik Sayeed Bawazir. Investigations ongoing.

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Hyderabad: 3 Arrested in social activist Shaik Sayeed Bawazir Murder

Hyderabad: the Bandlaguda police and the Commissioner’s Task Force have successfully apprehended three individuals for interrogation in connection with the tragic murder of social activist Shaik Sayeed Bawazir.

The untimely demise of Bawazir occurred on Thursday, August 10, within the premises of a commercial complex situated on the prominent Bandlaguda main road. The suspects, wielding sharp-edged weapons, inflicted multiple stab wounds on the victim. The severity of these injuries resulted in Bawazir’s immediate demise on the scene, as per sources.

A high-ranking police official disclosed the possibility of a pre-existing animosity between the victim and the accused. “We are in the process of questioning the detained individuals, while ongoing investigations are actively underway. We are committed to swiftly apprehending all parties involved in this heinous crime.”

Bawazir gained prominence for his dedication to highlighting civic and societal concerns that affected the general public. He particularly directed his efforts towards the Jalpally municipality, openly criticizing not only a TRS government minister but also council members, ward representatives, and other related figures. His eloquence and dedication to addressing the challenges faced by slum areas earned him a considerable social media following.

Just days before the unfortunate incident, Shaik Sayeed Bawazir had expressed concern for his safety in a video statement, revealing that influential figures with ties to political groups posed a threat to his life.

Following his tragic demise, tensions gripped the Barkas and Chandrayangutta regions, prompting increased security measures. In a collaborative effort, the Commissioner’s Task Force, Armed Reserve, and local law enforcement were deployed to avert any potential untoward incidents.

The family has announced that funeral prayers will take place at the Barkas playground at 9.30 pm. This gathering will allow his grieving loved ones to bid a final farewell to the departed social worker, who had passionately dedicated himself to making a positive impact on society.

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Anumala Revanth Reddy Sworn In as Telangana’s Chief Minister Amidst Grand Celebration

Anumala Revanth Reddy sworn in as Telangana’s 2nd Chief Minister; vows to address key issues; cabinet members take oath.

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Anumala Revanth Reddy Sworn In as Telangana's Chief Minister Amidst Grand Celebration
Revanth Reddy (Photo:-X/@revanth_anumula)

Anumala Revanth Reddy was inaugurated as the second Chief Minister of Telangana in a public ceremony held at LB Stadium in Hyderabad on Thursday. This historic event marked the first time a Congress leader assumed the role of Chief Minister. In front of a vast audience, including Congress activists, Reddy took the oath of office in the presence of distinguished leaders such as Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi, AICC president Mallikarjun Kharge, and others.

Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan administered the oath of office and secrecy to Chief Minister Revanth Reddy, emphasizing the solemnity of the occasion. The LB Stadium and surrounding roads were filled with enthusiastic Congress supporters and followers of Reddy, creating a vibrant atmosphere.

In addition to Chief Minister Revanth Reddy, 11 members of his cabinet also took the oath of office, including Bhatti Vikramarka Mallu as Deputy Chief Minister. The majority of ministers took their oaths in the name of God, while Anasuya Seethakka took hers in the name of “Pavitra Hrudayam” (sacred heart). The Ministers expressed gratitude to Sonia Gandhi, with touching moments such as hugs and gestures of respect.

The Chief Minister wasted no time in addressing key issues, signing files related to the new Abhaya Hastham Act, the implementation of Congress’s six guarantees outlined in the manifesto, and providing employment to Rajani, a dwarf woman. In his brief speech, Revanth Reddy announced the removal of barricades at Pragathi Bhavan, the former Chief Minister’s official residence. He invited the public to a Praja Darbar on Friday at 10:30 AM at Pragathi Bhavan, which will be renamed after Jyotirao Phule.

Speaker Prasad Kumar, known as Gaddam Prasad, is set to be sworn in as the Speaker of the State Legislative Assembly. Notably, traffic restrictions near Pragathi Bhavan have been lifted, in line with Revanth Reddy’s commitment to use the official residence for public purposes. For the time being, the Chief Minister will operate from his residence in Jubilee Hills.

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Rahul Gandhi Inspects Medigadda Barrage of Kaleswaram Project in Telangana

Rahul Gandhi stated, “Multiple pillars at the Medigadda barrage have developed cracks and there are indications of sinking due to poor construction.

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Rahul Gandhi Inspects Medigadda Barrage of Kaleswaram Project in Telangana
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Rahul Gandhi, a prominent Congress leader, made a visit to the Medigadda barrage of the Kaleswaram project in Telangana on Thursday. The Kaleswaram project is recognized as the world’s largest multi-stage lift irrigation project. During his inspection, Gandhi observed the presence of cracks in the barrage’s pillars.

Expressing his concerns about the “damage,” Gandhi asserted that these cracks had emerged due to subpar construction practices. He took to “X” (formerly Twitter) to share his thoughts, stating, “The Kaleshwaram Project is nothing but the KCR Family ATM. I visited the Medigadda barrage, which is a component of the corruption-tainted Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Scheme in Telangana.”

Gandhi emphasized, “Multiple pillars have developed cracks due to substandard construction, and there are reports suggesting that these pillars are sinking.” He further accused Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao and his family of exploiting the Kaleshwaram project as their “personal ATM” to the detriment of the people of Telangana.

Accompanying Gandhi on this visit were A. Revanth Reddy, the state Congress president, and other associates.

Gandhi had previously raised concerns about corruption in the Kaleswaram project during his election campaigns in Telangana. He had even presented a symbolic ‘Kaleswaram ATM’ created by his party to illustrate his point to the public.

Notably, a team of officials from the dam safety authority recently conducted an inspection of the Medigadda barrage in response to the reported “damage.”

The primary goal of the Kaleswaram project, inaugurated in 2019, is to divert 195 thousand million cubic feet (TMC) of water from the Godavari River to the underdeveloped areas of Telangana. The project aims to channel this water to the Sripada Rao Yellampally project and create an additional ayacut (cultivated area) spanning approximately 18.25 lakh acres in Adilabad, Karimnagar, and other districts. Additionally, it is intended to provide 40 TMC of drinking water to various towns and cities in the state.

The overall cost of the project, including the construction of three barrages at Medigadda, Annaram, and Sundilla, is estimated to be around Rs 80,000 crore.

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BRS MP Kotha Prabhakar Reddy Stabbed During Campaign

BRS MP Kotha Prabhakar Reddy stabbed during election rally in Dubbak. Minor injuries, attacker apprehended. Hospitalized in Hyderabad.

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BRS MP Kotha Prabhakar Reddy Stabbed During Campaign
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During a political rally on Monday, Kotha Prabhakar Reddy, a Member of Parliament representing Telangana and a candidate for the Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) party in the Dubbak Assembly segment, fell victim to a stabbing attack by an unidentified assailant.

The 57-year-old political leader was targeted while he was actively engaged in an election campaign in Surampalli village within the Dubbak segment. Fortunately, his injuries were minor, thanks to the swift response of BRS activists who were present and managed to apprehend the assailant.

Mr. Reddy initially received medical attention at Gajwel Hospital before being transferred to a private facility in Hyderabad for further treatment.

The perpetrator, identified as Raju, an individual who claimed to be a YouTube ‘journalist’ hailing from Karimnagar, conveyed to the authorities that he had requested the MP’s support in becoming a beneficiary of the Telangana Dalit Bandhu Scheme. Reportedly, he was dissatisfied with the MP’s response, which led to the violent incident.

Raju took advantage of a handshake opportunity with the MP to execute the stabbing, targeting Reddy in the stomach with a concealed knife.

In response to the incident, Finance Minister T. Harish Rao visited Prabhakar Reddy during his hospitalization at Gajwel Hospital.

Furthermore, Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan expressed strong condemnation for the attack and conveyed her wishes for Prabhakar Reddy’s speedy recovery. She emphasized the importance of maintaining a peaceful and secure environment during the election period, asserting that such incidents are a threat to the democratic process. The Governor directed the Director General of Police to undertake a thorough investigation and ensure the safety of candidates and campaigners participating in the elections. Her message reiterated the fundamental principle that violence has no place in a democratic society.

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