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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In Telangana, reaching voters goes futuristic as flash mob sets the tone

Indian Express 29 Nov 2023
Into its third Assembly elections, the country\u2019s youngest state opens up multiple ways to reach the voter. Time-tested outdoor and indoor campaigns are very much in place ... A new way to message the voter was recently seen at Balanagar in suburban Hyderabad. The Congress workers virtually take over a shopping arcade, mostly in disuse ... ....

Liquor shops to be closed in Telangana till December 1: Excise dept

The Siasat Daily 28 Nov 2023
Hyderabad. Wine shops, bars, pubs and all the waterholes will remain closed in Telangana until December 1. The Prohibition and Excise began with shop closures at 5 pm on November 28 and will last until November 30, resuming on December 1, only to close again for vote counting day....

Tech Mahindra, AWS join hands to build a sports cloud platform

The Siasat Daily 27 Nov 2023
... and enable fans to experience virtual stadium tours, live events, shopping, and access footage from sporting events. Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News, Technology, Entertainment, Sports, Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels....

Talks of change shroud AIMIM bastion of Hyderabad after Cong finds space

Hindustan Times 26 Nov 2023
It is 7pm, and the streets of old Hyderabad are abuzz. Every narrow lane is twinkling with lights, every square inch taken up by an amorphous crowd; families shopping, some out for an evening snack, or people just returning home after work ... Owaisi dares Rahul Gandhi to contest from Hyderabad; says ‘told Bidhuri to sit down’....

Flavors of Hyderabad: Top 6 food joints around Charminar

The Siasat Daily 23 Nov 2023
Hyderabad. Lakhs of tourists, including both foreigners and locals, visit Charminar every year and it the landmark symbol of the city of Hyderabad ... According to Zomato, it is a 40 year old eatery right in the middle of numerous jewellery shops near Charminar and it is well known for desserts over a century....

Woman arrested for conning jewellers in Hyderabad

The Siasat Daily 22 Nov 2023
Hyderabad. A woman was arrested by the Santoshnagar police on Tuesday, November 21 for robbing a gold necklace from a jewellery shop in Santoshnagar, Hyderabad ... Hyderabad ... The cops have appealed to jewellers across Hyderabad to maintain a high-resolution CCTV outside their shops and inform them immediately in case of such offences....

MNS hints at protests over Marathi signboards for shops in Mumbai

The Siasat Daily 22 Nov 2023
The MNS has put up billboards in suburban Chembur, stating that the Supreme Court has given a deadline of November 25 to display names of shops and hotels in Marathi (Devanagari script)....

I-T raids at premises of industrialists in Bengaluru

The Siasat Daily 21 Nov 2023
Recently, I-T officials had conducted raids on shops and residences of dry fruit dealers in the city. Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News, Technology, Entertainment, ......

Goa: Hindu groups seek action against Halal certified products

The Siasat Daily 21 Nov 2023
Panaji ... Also Read. Uttar Pradesh bans sale of Halal-certified products ... cosmetics are being sold everywhere from small shops to big malls,” he said. Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News, Technology, Entertainment, Sports, Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels ... ....

Timetable of shops, restaurants changed until elections: Hyderabad police

The Siasat Daily 19 Nov 2023
Hyderabad. Ahead of the Assembly elections, the city police developed a temporary timetable for shops and other business establishments. Shops and other local businesses will now open between 9 am and 11 pm ... Hyderabad....

Telangana polls: Cash, gold, liquor seizure mounts to Rs 625 crore

The Siasat Daily 19 Nov 2023
Hyderabad ... Timetable of shops, restaurants changed until elections. Hyderabad police ... Meanwhile, in Hyderabad, the sleuths of Commissioner’s Task Force North Zone along with Panjagutta Police seized Rs 97.30 lakh unaccounted cash from a car during vehicle checking on Sunday....

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