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TELANGANA'S GREAT LEAP FORWARD
HARVEST ABUNDANT-FARMER EMPOWERED IN TELANGANA
A GOLDEN CHAPTER IN WELFARE FOR ALL IN THE STATE • Today Telangana ranks top in the country in spending on welfare schemes. A gamut of small and big welfare programme by the government has been put in place so that the benefits percolate to all sedions of the society.
PAL LE PRAGATHI& PATTANA PRAGATHI ALL ROUND DEVELOPMENT OF VILLAGE AND URBAN AREAS • The Telangana government's flagship programme Palle Pragathi and Pattana Pragathi was launched with an objedive to make villages and towns clean and green and resolve the local issues. Telangana is promoting village and town development unheard of elsewhere in the country. Special adion plans were implemented for comprehensive and integrated development of basic amenities and civic infrastrudure in villages and towns, cities of the state. In eight years government of Telangana conceived model Panchayat Raj and Municipal Ads and effectively implemented them.
A NEW EDUCATION POLICY FOR TRANSFORMING THE FUTURE
EXTENSION OF MEDICAL SERVICES - GOVT MEDICAL COLLEGES IN EVERY DISTRICT
A NEW LIFELINE - IRRIIATION TRANSLATING TO FERTILE LAND
LEAPS AND BOUNDS INDUSTRIAL PROGRESS - TELANGANA STATE IS BEST IN IT SECTOR
BEST LAW AND ORDER SITUATION - PEACEFUL CITIZEN'S LIFE
TELANGANA STATE, THE POWERHOUSE
GOVERNANCE AT THE DOOR STEP OF PEOPLE THROUGH REFORMS
LEAPS AND BOUNDS INDUSTRIAL PROGRESS - TELANGANS STATE IS BEST IN IT SECTOR
GREATER HYDERABAD IS REALLY GREAT NOW • Soon after forming the government, developing the mass transport system was on the top of agenda. It took some time to crystallize, but after 8 years, the government has completed the first and second phases of the Hyderabad Metro Rail project. The third phase works have been launched.
A FATAL RIDE
MEET THE FAMED PRODUCER WHO IS PASSIONATE ABOUT STORYTELLING CHOOSING FILMMAKING AS A TOOL
YOGI SHOWS SOME INDUSTRY
WALKING A TIGHTROPE
ALL THE CM’S MEN
KNOTS AGAINST CASTE
DS HEADQUARTERS • Epitomizing Commitment to Mission Green
WHERE ARE THEY NOW? • Once upon a time, these leaders were the toast of India Inc. Well-known bankers, businessmen, entrepreneurs—they created empires and generated wealth. They were icons and celebrated for their vision, professionalism, ambition and their ability to create wealth for their shareholders. But in the past few years, the house of cards has come crashing down, with some of the doyens of India Inc now behind bars or out on bail. Here’s a snapshot of who is where.
MAMATA TIGHTENS HER GRIP
PERFORM OR PERISH
THE Mandir WAPSI MOVEMENT • IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE OVER WITH AYODHYA. BUT KASHI, MATHURA AND A FLURRY OF OTHER MANDIR-MASJID DISPUTES SIGNAL A NEW PHASE OF HINDU REVIVALISM
THE TEMPLE THAT ISN’T?