Hyderabad (i/ˈhdərəˌbæd/ HY-dər-ə-bad; often /ˈhdrəˌbæd/) is the capital of the southern Indian state of Telangana and de jure capital of Andhra Pradesh. Occupying 650 square kilometres (250 sq mi) along the banks of the Musi River, it has a population of about 6.7 million and a metropolitan population of about 7.75 million, making it the fourth most populous city and sixth most populous urban agglomeration in India. At an average altitude of 542 metres (1,778 ft), much of Hyderabad is situated on hilly terrain around artificial lakes, including Hussain Sagar—predating the city's founding—north of the city centre.

Established in 1591 by Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah, Hyderabad remained under the rule of the Qutb Shahi dynasty for nearly a century before the Mughals captured the region. In 1724, Mughal viceroy Asif Jah I declared his sovereignty and created his own dynasty, known as the Nizams of Hyderabad. The Nizam's dominions became a princely state during the British Raj, and remained so for 150 years, with the city serving as its capital. The city continued as the capital of Hyderabad State after it was brought into the Indian Union in 1948, and became the capital of Andhra Pradesh after the States Reorganisation Act, 1956. Since 1956, Rashtrapati Nilayam in the city has been the winter office of the President of India. In 2014, the newly formed state of Telangana split from Andhra Pradesh and the city became joint capital of the two states, a transitional arrangement scheduled to end by 2025.

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Liquor dens in posh areas a horror for residents

The Hindu 22 Jul 2019
As the main road branches towards Apollo Hospital, traffic comes to a halt at the corner liquor shop where people from the surrounding areas buy and drink on the road.Residents squirm. “It has been more than a year since I complained about the liquor shop in Filmnagar area ... But the GO says nothing about the location of liquor shops on road corners....

Before store opens, Ikea to go online in Mumbai

The Times of India 19 Jul 2019
In a global first, Swedish furniture chain Ikea will launch online shopping services in a market — Mumbai — before opening physical stores ... Customers will be able to shop online quite soon in the coming months in Mumbai, followed by Hyderabad and Pune and then other cities....

Bonalu festival pushes the sale of liquor to new heights

The Siasat Daily 19 Jul 2019
Hyderabad. The daily collection of cash through the sale of liquor at 240 bars, 180 wine shops�and hundreds of belts shops in the city has crossed Rs 30 crore as against the regular Rs 25 crore sale owing to Bonalu festive season, market sources said ... throng shops in other areas....

When dream turns into reality

The Hindu 17 Jul 2019
It’s a dream come true for 20-year-old Sanotshi Vani ... Ms. Vani has been chosen under the U.S ...I am going to the U.S ... M ... Ramalakshmi, who studied hospitality management at Kirkwood Community College, and is working as sales associate at GMR Hyderabad duty-free shop ... Ltd., Hyderabad. Her batchmate A ... Consulate, Hyderabad, for selection of such candidates....

Hyderabad: Hawkers hijack walkers’ track

Deccan Chronicle 10 Jul 2019
Hyderabad. A large number of building and shop owners have encroached on the footpath built along the Regimental Bazaar main road connecting the Secunderabad railway station to the Parade Ground Metro station ... Most shopkeepers run their businesses in front of their shops....

State yet to take a call on new liquor policy

The Hindu 08 Jul 2019
The liquor trade is in a tizzy over the silence of government on its new liquor policy amidst rumours that the permit rooms attached to shops will be removed, licence fee and application money will be hiked and that the number of shops will be increased ... shops in the auction....

Amazon denies plans of shutting down the Prime Now grocery delivery app in India

Your Story 05 Jul 2019
... that the grocery app is, in fact, its "fastest growing channel with the highest customer shopping frequency" ... "Prime Now, available to customers in Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Delhi, and Mumbai, is currently the fastest growing channel with the highest customer shopping frequency....

Merchants resist demolition of shops by GHMC

The Siasat Daily 03 Jul 2019
Hyderabad ... Speaking to siasat.com, Laxmi Hari Narayan Rathi, President of Hyderabad Kirana Merchants Association said, “There are over 3000 old shops in Begum Bazaar and Siddi Ambar Bazaar. Most of these shops are old Kirana stores....

Andhra govt to revamp PDS, may phase out fair price shops across state

Hindustan Times 03 Jul 2019
Hindustan Times, Hyderabad. If the YSR Congress government in Andhra Pradesh has its way, fair price shops that supply essential commodities to consumers might become a thing of the past in the state from September 1 ...There is no need for the people to stand in queues in front of fair price shops to purchase commodities....

Hyderabad old & new: Symbol of changing India

Deccan Chronicle 01 Jul 2019
A nocturnal drive through Hyderabad’s flattened roads past endless parades of glittering shops was a reminder that my old friend Ghafoor Noorani was more accurate than even he may have thought when he gave his book on the collapse of the Nizam’s regime the apocalyptic title, The Destruction of Hyderabad....

Hyderabad: Probe finds Nowhera Shaik faking gold sale figures

The Times of India 28 Jun 2019
HYDERABAD. Police in their investigation found that the gold shop being run by Nowhera Shaik in Kukatpally was showing inflated turnovers from its business. While the shop had a turnover of merely a few thousands per day, it declared to various agencies a daily turnover of Rs 20 lakh ... Download The Times of Indiafor Latest ... Hyderabad. City. ....

Kanchana 3 actress Nikki Tamboli set to make her debut in Bollywood

International Business Times 27 Jun 2019
Besides sharing photos, Nikki Tamboli wrote, "Happy to be inaugurate Sutraa Fashion Exhibition in Hyderabad today..Shop the best now.. sutraa summer,bridal,wedding collection,jewellery and many more beautiful accessories are right here 1day left to shop ladies Go Grab your ......

Rawalpindi’s noiseless service providers

The News International 26 Jun 2019
Murtaza Malik and his wife Fatima, an artisan from Hyderabad excels in making embroidered garments for ladies. But they are too poor to afford a permanent shop, so, they move from area to area ... Murtaza Malik and his wife Fatima, an artisan from Hyderabad excels in making embroidered garments for ladies....

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