HYDERABAD: A day after Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao took part in an event marking the start of birth anniversary celebrations of former Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao and sought Bharat Ratna for him, AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi said the late leader was "neither an economic nor a social liberal" and represents "the worst of the cynical Congress, of deceitful Indian politics". "Rao was neither an economic nor a social liberal, and he represents the worst of the cynical Congress, of deceitful Indian politics and of the weak ambivalence of the Indian state in the face of challenge. -- but not praise," Owaisi, who is MP from Hyderabad, said in a tweet. He also attached an opinion piece in
HYDERABAD: India needs to ramp up Covid-19 testing by roughly 10 times — at least one million samples daily — to fight the Covid-19 pandemic. This was stated on Monday by Rakesh Mishra, the director of the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), during a video conference with Telangana governor Tamilisai Sounderajan and others. Between 1.15 lakh and 1.5 lakh people have been tested daily across the country between June 10 and 14, according to figures provided by the Union health ministry. “It (testing) should be more than one lakh and can be one million per day,” Mishra said during the conference. Later, in an interaction with TOI, he said that testing is essential as demonstrated in Dharavi,
HYDERABAD: Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has hit out at the Narendra Modi-led NDA government over the fiscal stimulus package, accusing it of treating states like "beggars" and imposing "laughable" conditions for increasing borrowing limits under the FRBM Act. This is 'pure cheating. Betrayal. Jugglery of numbers. All gas.' The Centre has reduced its own prestige, he said while referring to conditions linked to the increased borrowing limits for states under the Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management (FRBM) Act. Citing international journals as having commented whether the Union finance ministers aim was to revive the GDP or to reach the Rs 20 lakh crore number (the stimulus package announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi), he said. "This is a very cruel package.