The second phase of polling for Zilla and Mandal Parishad Territorial Constituencies elections is underway in the state of Telangana today. The elections which started at 7 AM will continue until 5 PM, while in Left Wing Extremism affected areas, the polling started at 7 AM and concludes at 4 PM.
Hours after a forgery case was booked against TV9 CEO Ravi Prakash, he appeared on the channel on Thursday evening and denied allegations against him and dubbed the charges as false. As per latest report, the TV channel has reportedly sacked him.
YSR Congress Party general secretary V Vijayasai Reddy said that TV9 CEO Ravi Prakash should surrender to police in order to save the media and the society at large.
There seems to be no respite from the heat for the people in the two Telugu states—Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. The Indian Meteorological Department said that heatwave conditions are likely to prevail in Coastal Andhra Pradesh until 8:30 am on May 12.
5. Tirumala Temple Gold Reserves
The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam which manages the affairs of the famous Sri Venkateswara Temple in Tirupati, has pure gold reserves of over 9,000 kg, as per latest reports.
6. RGIA In Top 10 Airports
The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad was ranked among one of the top 10 airports in the world after a survey conducted by AirHelp, a company which deals with the rights of air passengers.
7. Minister Warns Theatre Price Hike
Several theatres in Telangana hiked the prices of the film Maharshi by at least 20% to make more profits, despite Telangana Cinematography Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav warning against it. The minister said that the government will approach the High Court against their decision.
8. Naidu Campaigns For TMC
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu campaigned for the Trinamool Congress in West Bengal. He appealed to the people to vote for West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
9. 3 Kgs Gold Seized
Customs officials at Hyderabad airport seized around 3 kilos of gold from two passengers which were kept hidden inside their pants. The two offenders were travelling in an IndiGo flight from Dubai to Hyderabad, carrying gold worth more than Rs 1 crore.
Tollywood Superstar Mahesh Babu's film 'Maharshi' reportedly garnered Rs 45 crore on the first day at the box office. kgs