Hyderabad: Man lugs pregnant wife, kid 800km home on cart | Hyderabad News – Times of India

Hyderabad: Man lugs pregnant wife, kid 800km home on cart | Hyderabad News – Times of India


Ramu Ghormare pulls his wife and child on a cart in Balaghat, Madhya Pradesh (L), Policemen offer the family b…Read More

BHOPAL/HYDERABAD: For 17 days and nights, a migrant worker wheeled his pregnant wife and two-year-old daughter on a cart he had made with his own hands, all 800km from Hyderabad to MP’s Balaghat district. The family made the journey on only one decent meal, a few biscuits from strangers’ kindness, and their sheer grit.
Policemen stopped the braveheart for screening at Rajegaon area in Balaghat, just across the Maharashtra border on Tuesday evening. Moved by his story, they gave food and water to the family, and footwear for the barefoot child, and arranged for a private vehicle to take them home.
Videos of Ramu Ghormare pulling his wife Dhanwanta and daughter Anuragini on a cart went viral on Thursday, a day after footage of an Indorean yoking himself to a cart to carry his family back from Mhow triggered outrage and calls for more help to migrants. Ramu, a resident of Kudemoh village in Maoist-affected Balaghat, is among 86,000 migrant workers who have returned to the district in the past week.
He lost his job at a construction site in Hyderabad in the lockdown and reached a point where he couldn’t arrange two rotis for the family. “We decided there was no way but to go back home,” he said. But there was a big hitch — his wife was eight months pregnant and he couldn’t have her walk hundreds of kilometres in this scorching heat.
“We had no money to even get on a truck. So, I decided to make a cart. I used broken pipes, bits of plastic and plastic ropes that I found at a construction site to build one. And we set off,” he told local mediapersons. It took him two weeks to arrive at the MP border. It was at Rajegaon that the administration arranged for a taxi to take them home. Local mediapersons located his house in a forest village, some 20km from the district headquarters, only to realise that the family’s ordeal was far from over. “We found his wife and daughter sitting outside. There was nothing inside their house, not even a box. Just a cot and some broken utensils. His wife told me that Ramu has gone into the jungle to collect firewood,” local journalist Hiten Chouhan said. The cart that brought them home lay outside.
Ramu’s superhuman effort to bring his family home stunned many. “If labourers like him have to struggle like this to reach their home after toiling for months to build our houses and factories, I am ashamed to call myself an Indian,” tweeted N Manivasaham.



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Hyderabad: GHMC changes tack, locks up only positive patients’ houses | Hyderabad News – Times of India


HYDERABAD: After a hue and cry was raised over containment clusters and localities being barricaded, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) officials have changed their tack, locking just the house or building where people testing positive reside. If a positive case is detected in a flat, the entire apartment complex is being locked.

“We are speaking to residents and locking the main gate only after convincing them,” a GHMC official from GHMC Secunderabad zone said. In Jubilee Hills circle too, individual houses, buildings and apartments were being contained where positive cases were detected. “We sealed the main entrance by barricading it so that people can’t step out of their building. As the movement is restricted, the need to physically lock the building did not arise,” said a GHMC official from Jubilee Hills circle.
For essentials, GHMC officials have pressed into service staff working near the building. They work in shifts. “For the houses contained, the staff will provide round-the-clock assistance, including delivering essentials and medicines at their doorstep. Till quarantine period is completed, people living in the house contained can’t come out,” a GHMC official said.
WhatsApp groups have been created for apartments and localities, which have been contained. Residents, people appointed to deliver essentials and GHMC officials are part of the group. “We are monitoring the groups in our jurisdiction and interacting with residents too,” another GHMC official said.
Posters were being put up outside houses contained, while hands of those in home quarantine were also being stamped. Only in some areas, including Ziaguda and Vanasthalipuram, barricading was put in place in vicinity of the contained houses, the officials said.



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Kidnapped baby rescued, handed to child welfare department in Hyderabad | Hyderabad News – Times of India


The one-and-a-half-year-old boy was handed over to child welfare department as the mother is an alcohol addict

HYDERABAD: A one-and-half year-old toddler’s kidnapping mystery was solved with Task Force police rescuing the child from Kalapathar on Thursday. He was handed over to child welfare department officials. On May 13 evening, Rohini, 22-year-old pavement dweller, lodged a complaint with Chaderghat police alleging that unknown people had abducted her one-and-half-year-old son while she was sleeping on the footpath with the boy.
“Rohini, a widowused to stay near Malakpet railway station bridge. Recently, she moved near Niagara hotel in Chaderghat. On May 13 morning, Rohini ate some food sitting near Niagara hotel on the footpath and, in a drunken condition, dozed off after a while. She woke up and noticed that her son was missing and searched for him in nearby areas and, after failing to locate him, lodged a complaint with police,” Chaderghat sub-inspector (SI) S Chandrasekhar Reddy said .
Task Force police were assigned the job of tracing the boy and they analysed CCTV camera footage of the area near Niagara hotel in Chaderghat. After analysing the footage of 40 CCTV cameras, police zeroed-in on the suspect, 27-year-old Mohammed Ibrahim, an auto driver-cum-fruit vendor of Aman Nagar in Talabkatta. “He was found abducting the boy on his bike after offering him fruits,” Task Force inspector Srinivas said.
Ibrahim told police that he has a daughter and wanted a son. “Ibrahim claimed that he and his wife lost more than one boy during their infancy due to illnesses. Desperate for a son, Ibrahim decided to kidnap Rohini’s son and he observed her routine for three days before executing his plan,” the SI said.
The accused was handed over to Chaderghat police and he was sent in judicial remand under Section 363 (kidnapping) of the Indian Penal Code. Police handed over the boy to child welfare department officials as Rohini is addicted to liquor. “About a year ago, Rohini’s brother-in-law forcibly took away the boy as she was not taking care of him due to liquor addiction. At that time, we booked a case against him and handed over the boy to Rohini. After the recent incident, we handed over the body to child welfare officials,” the SI said.



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Aurobindo Pharma, promoters settle insider trading case with Sebi by paying over Rs 22 crore | Hyderabad News – Times of India


PV Ramprasad Reddy

Aurobindo Pharma on Thursday informed the bourses that its promoters and some entities have settled an insider trading case with market regulator Sebi by paying over Rs 22 crore as settlement charges.
Last year, Aurobindo Pharma, its promoter PV Ramprasad Reddy, his wife P Suneela Rani, and three other entities – Kambam P Reddy, Trident Chemphar Ltd and Veritaz Health Care Ltd were slapped with a fine of around Rs 22.7 crore by Sebi on charges of engaging in insider trading between July 2008 and March 2009.
Aurobindo Pharma said while it paid Rs 2.2 crore settlement amount and Rs 60,000 as legal costs, the promoters cumulatively paid a settlement amount of over Rs 19.81 crore and Rs 60,000 each as legal costs.
This includes Rs 6.6 crore by Ramprasad Reddy, Rs 2.64 crore by Suneela Rani, Rs 34.65 lakh by Kambam P Reddy, Rs 7.92 crore by Trident Chemphar and Rs 2.31 crore by Veritaz Health Care. All of them also had to cough up an additional Rs 60,000 each towards legal costs as part of the settlement proceedings.
In its settlement order dated May 6, 2020, Sebi said: “…It is hereby ordered that the pending enforcement proceedings for the alleged defaults…are settled…” The order also said with the disposal of enforcement proceedings Sebi would not initiate enforcement action against the company and others for the said defaults.
However, the order stated that Sebi would have the right to take enforcement actions without commencing proceedings if it found any representation made in the settlement proceedings was subsequently found to be untrue or the applicants had breached any of the clauses/conditions of the undertakings/ waivers filed during the settlement proceedings.
The order was issued after Aurobindo and its related entities approached Sebi proposing to settle the case “without admitting or denying the findings of fact and conclusions of law, through a settlement order”. After Sebi filed an adjudicating order (AO) against Aurobindo and its promoter entities on September 23, 2019, they challenged the AO before the Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT) on October 24, 2019, and also filed a settlement application before Sebi on October 25, 2019.
In its probe, Sebi had found that Ramprasad Reddy, his wife and others traded in the Aurobindo Pharma scrip prior to the company informing the public about certain licencing and supply agreements it had inked with Pfizer Inc. Sebi had also charged Kambam P Reddy, brother of then APL MD K Nithyananda Reddy, along with promoter group entity Trident Chemphar Ltd as well as connected entities Veritaz Health Care Ltd and Top Class Capital Markets Pvt Ltd.
Though the agreements with Pfizer were signed on July 22, 2008, Nov 30, 2008 and Dec 29, 2008, APL issued a press release only on March 3, 2009, after which the price of APL scrip shot up. Sebi found that these six promoters and promoter entities violated insider trading norms by trading in the APL scrip based on unpublished price sensitive information (UPSI) and made “unlawful gains from having purchased shares of APL at a lower price before publication of the UPSI on March 3, 2009”.



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New building approval system in Telangana from June: KTR | Hyderabad News – Times of India


Telangana minister KT Rama Rao

HYDERABAD: The state government will implement the Telangana State Building Permission Approval and Self-Certification System (TS-BPASS) from the first week of June.
Municipal minister KT Rama Rao held a review meeting with municipal authorities on Thursday and asked them to make arrangements for implementation.
The TS-BPASS is being implemented on experimental basis in 87 municipalities since March. Though the government wants to implement from April 2 across the state, it was postponed due to Covid-19 outbreak.
The new system is also gearing up to to give permissions to non-highrise structures that come up within 600 sq yards where only online submission with relevant documents and self-certification is sufficient. No permission is required for buildings within 75 sq yards.
In case of more than 600 sq yards, the applicant will receive the permission through the single-window system. The town planning authorities will have to clear it within 21 days, failing which the plan deemed to have been approved.
Under the new system, if any applicant or owner found to have been submitted or deviated the plan, the authority has power to demolish without any notice.
The minister said about 1,100 applications have been received until now. While the officials have been verifying the applications, a few buildings have already received permissions.
KTR asked the officials to upgrade the required infrastructure and enhance the training for the employees to ensure hassle-free transactions. He instructed the MA and UD officials to call for a meeting within two days with the district collectors, revenue officials, town planning officials from the GHMC limits.
“Officials should provide various online options (Mee Seva centres) for the citizens to send in their applications, apart from the offline registrations. A call center is also being set up for those who have any queries,” he said.
The minister expressed happiness over the present software system used for the approval system. He also asked the officials to make necessary upgrades of the software based on the feedback given by the officials from the ground.



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dentist commits suicide: Telangana: Dentist hangs herself after harassment | Hyderabad News – Times of India


HYDERABAD: A 32-year-old dentist committed suicide by hanging herself in her house in Miryalaguda, Nalgonda district in Telangana. Police, later, booked her husband and mother-in-law for dowry harassment.
D Shwetha, a resident of Reddy Colony, got married in the year 2009 and the couple has an eight-year-old daughter. She was staying with her husband, daughter and mother-in-law.
On Wednesday at around 3pm, the family found the victim hanging when her husband, who is a paediatrician, came back from duty. Her body was found inside the bedroom.
According to the victim’s family, she was repeatedly harassed by her husband and mother-in-law for additional dowry allegedly due to which she committed suicide.
“We found a suicide note, where she has mentioned that she wanted to stay happy with her family but due to disputes she could not. Hence, she was ending her life. We are still investigating the case,” said Miryalguda CI Nagaraju.
A case of dowry harassment, abetment to suicide and relevant sections of the Dowry Prohibition Act was registered.



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Hyderabad Coronavirus Update: More Indians return home from Manila, US | Hyderabad News – Times of India


HYDERABAD: Over 300 Indian nationals stranded in the USA and Philippines, arrived at the Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, on Thursday morning, as evacuation operations continued under the Vande Bharat Mission.
The first flight of the day, AI 1612, from Manila to Hyderabad via New Delhi, landed at RGIA at 1.58 am with 149 passengers on board. The sixth Vande Bharat evacuation flight of Air India, AI 104, from Washington to RGIA, also via Delhi, touched down at the city facility at 8:22 am. The aircraft ferried home 163 passengers from the US.

“All passengers of both the flights were serviced through the fully sanitized International Arrivals of the main passenger terminal of GMR Hyderabad International Airport,” an airport source said.

Later in the day, a third flight under the mission is expected to fly into RGIA from Kuala Lumpur. The flight, AI 1385, is expected to land here at 8.15 pm.
“As per the govt’s norm the passengers were taken for mandatory 14-day quarantine at the designated locations in the city,” the airport source added.



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Fire in UoH: UoH reports second fire mishap in one week | Hyderabad News – Times of India


HYDERABAD: Fire broke at the University of Hyderabad (UoH) on Wednesday night leaving several wild animals dead within the campus. Students said that it was the biggest fire accident reported within the campus this summer.
This was the second fire mishap reported within the campus in the last one week. Even in February, a similar fire mishap was recorded wherein close to 100 acres of forest land, mostly consisting of dry grass, was gutted.
According to students, the fire broke around 10pm at three locations – behind School of Life Sciences, near Nallagandla lake area and behind the non-teaching staff quarters.
“Some residents of nearby apartments living around the university noticed the fire and shared the pictures with us and alerted the university security officials. It was a huge fire mishap compared to last few incidents that have occurred within the campus,” said Ravi Jillapalli, research scholar and wild-life activist at UoH.
It took almost one and a half hour for the university authorities along with student volunteers to douse the fire. “The fire was doused around 11.30 pm. We are uncertain of the reason behind the mishap. It was mostly dry grass that started burning near Nallagandla lake and spread to other areas,” said Jalandhar Reddy, security officer at UoH.
The fire mishap killed several snakes among other wild animals within the campus. Students suspect that cowherds who enter the campus from outside may have caused the fire. “The cowherds who enter the campus to graze animals start a bonfire which then spreads throughout. In the last few incidents,” said Jillapalli.
In view of rising recurring fire mishaps within the campus, students have demanded the university to have its own a fire extinguishing vehicle.



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