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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Hyderabad: Bar owners not for permit rooms

Deccan Chronicle 23 Jun 2019
Hyderabad. The government during has allowed wine shops to set up permit rooms provided they adhere to certain conditions. Some wine shops particularly those in areas surrounding Greater Hyderabad — don’t seem to be abiding by the government’s terms ... Greater Hyderabad has 274 wine shops of which 200 have permit rooms....

Business is not about money and profits, it's about people

Gulf News 23 Jun 2019
Its investments in India have since grown with the launch of the LuLu Shopping Mall in Kochi, India’s largest shopping mall ... With this vision in mind, we have earmarked more than $2 billion (Dh7.34 billion) to build shopping malls, hotels, convention centres and food processing units across India....

2015 ATS arrests: Acquitted, youths say their lives shattered

Indian Express 19 Jun 2019
Two of the three men, who were acquitted of terror charges by a special court in Akola last month after spending four years in jail, told The Indian Express that their lives have been shattered. Advertising ... According to him, Muddassar runs a shop in Umarkhed and often visited Hyderabad to buy stocks ... The two were then taken back to jail in Hyderabad....

In pictures: Cricket brings together Pakistani, Indian fans across borders

Dawn 16 Jun 2019
Pakistan vs India matches are hotly anticipated by cricket fans on both sides of the border ... Millions more are tuned in to catch the action broadcast on TV sets and cellphones ... ─ Reuters ... ─ AFP ... Men working at a textile shop in India watch the match on TV ... Indian fans watch a live broadcast of the match on a mobile phone at a paan shop in Hyderabad ... ....

Drunk man creates nuisance after being denied service at coffee shop

The Times of India 12 Jun 2019
Hyderabad. A customer who came to a coffee shop at Jubilee Hills in an inebriated condition created a nuisance when the staff refused to provide service ... the coffee shop ... Hyderabad....

Fast forward to an evening of humour

The Times of India 12 Jun 2019
I remember an incident where we had a show in Hyderabad and there were more comedians than audience members and we literally went to a lingerie shop and got 11 people from there to attend the event.” Since then comedy has come a long way from performances in English to Hinglish and now increasingly in regional languages ... ....

Big Pharma is big on pollution

Mercola 11 Jun 2019
... the vicinity of two sewage treatment plants, the Musi River and habitats in Hyderabad and nearby villages."11 ... India's low cost of manufacturing has lured a number of drug companies to set up shop, congregating in the city of Hyderabad and along the Andhra Pradesh coastline....

Containers with silver worth Rs 40 crore seized in Hyderabad

Hindustan Times 10 Jun 2019
Preliminary investigation revealed that the consignment had reached Chennai from London through sea route and was then transported to Hyderabad in the containers ... Hindustan Times, Hyderabad ... The police are investigating if the silver being supplied to various jewellery shops in Hyderabad without payment of Goods and Services Tax....

Hard Landing

Indian Express 08 Jun 2019
So Kuri and Swaroopa get newspapers, spread them in their building compound and squat by a closed shop, and cry ... Every year in May, the family would first go shopping and then head towards their native village near Hyderabad....

Old City markets teem with shoppers a day ahead of Eid

The Times of India 04 Jun 2019
Eid shopping reached its peak in the Old City of Hyderabad on Monday, with shops decked with decorations, apart from their wares ... Shopping has reached its peak as people throng markets to purchase clothes, bangles, mehendi cones, cosmetics and jewellery,” Mohammed Feroz, a shopkeeper at old Sabzimandi in Karwan, told TOI ... Hyderabad....

Ramzaan Bazar in Bangladesh Market

The Siasat Daily 03 Jun 2019
The holy month of� Ramazan is in full swing.�The Muslim World is waiting for the festival Eid with bated breath. Preparations for the�celebration including�shopping are going on at a fast pace across India, too. Of the Indian capital cities,� Hyderabad�is overwhelmed with festive fervor from the beginning of Ramadan, the holy month ... (Photo. Zabi) ... ....

Inter-district spurious seed racket busted

The Hindu 03 Jun 2019
In a well-coordinated action, special police teams nabbed eight members of a gang, including its kingpin Mannem Laxminarayana of Hyderabad, and seized 3,000 packets (around 15 quintals) of spurious cotton seed worth about ₹33 lakh during separate raids in various parts of the district on Sunday, the police said ... Nagar in Hyderabad....

Ramadan Shopping at Charminar

The Siasat Daily 01 Jun 2019
Night bazaar in Old City is one of the things to do in Hyderabad during Ramzan. And all shops, hotels, the ubiquitous vendors and roadside eateries are around Charminar, the symbol of Hyderabad and the hub of Eid shopping..Photo.Laeeq ... ....

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