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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Wine shop licence expiry triggers liquor shortage

The Hindu 22 Sep 2019
Wine shop owners are clearing the existing stock and not buying new stock as the two-year licence, issued by the Telangana Prohibition and Excise Department in September 2017 to run a wine shop, expires at the end of this September ... There are around 234 wine shops in greater Hyderabad, and 2,300 in the entire State....

Ban on e-cigarettes triggers demand

The Hindu 21 Sep 2019
The e-cigarettes are sold for anywhere between ₹ 550 and ₹ 14,000.The product is adopted by many people in Hyderabad and is sold in a few upscale pan shops and electronic stores across the city ... Vinod G Sathwani from Hyderabad, who was a heavy cigarette smoker and shifted to ......

Hyderabad: City IT Growth 17%, Bengaluru only 7 to 9%

The Siasat Daily 20 Sep 2019
KT Rama Rao today informed the House during budget session of Assembly that the State government was determined to boost IT. Hyderabad ... Many international companies and industries are showing keen interest in Hyderabad and Telangana to set up shop and expand business as we are providing hassle-free facilities and mechanism. he claimed ... NSS....

Walmart-backed Flipkart seeks to double furniture biz annually for next 3-5 years

Live Mint 20 Sep 2019
New Delhi. It may be hard to associate Walmart-backed Flipkart with just furniture sales ...Furniture is a $17 billion industry, of which the organized market is 15%, and within that online is only 3% ... Besides opening its first store in Hyderabad last year, the furniture retailer recently launched its online shopping services in Mumbai ... ....

Maangalya plans textile unit, expands outlet chain

Business Line 17 Sep 2019
Maangalya Shopping Malls has announced opening of its seventh store at Kukatpally in Hyderabad and set up a textile unit in the Textile Park near Hyderabad ... Hyderabad contributes to ₹400 crore....

Cops recover gold of rape survivor in Goa

The Times of India 17 Sep 2019
Police sources said while some of the valuables were recovered from three different jewellery shops in Hyderabad last week, some were also later recovered from a Margao-based goldsmith ... in a furniture shop at Ravanfond, Margao before he set up his own carpentry unit in Cuncolim....

Margao rape: Police trying to recover survivor’s gold

The Times of India 16 Sep 2019
Ishaq was arrested in Hyderabad on September 6. The police team which had left for Hyderabad, has recovered some of the valuables sold by the accused to different jewellery shops in Hyderabad ... Earlier, on August 28, the police had arrested his brother, Jabber Ahmed, from Hyderabad....

Six burglars held for jewellery store heist

The Times of India 12 Sep 2019
Hyderabad. Six persons reportedly involved in three offences, including a burglary at a jewellery shop at A S Rao Nagar, have been arrested from Dammaiguda and Danapur in Bihar ... Meanwhile, some passers-by observed it and alerted the shop owner, who rushed to the shop along with his wife ... Hyderabad....

Garage assistant arrested, 130 stolen motorcycles recovered

The Hindu 12 Sep 2019
Uday Bhaskar, the accused worked in a hardware shop in Hyderabad in 2005, where he had allegedly stolen several computers ... After a suspect-sheet was opened in his name in Hyderabad, Chowdary moved to Prakasam district. Hyderabad police had informed about it to Prakasam police....

J&K shutdown almost cost Mehraj his new job at Hyderabad FC

The Times of India 11 Sep 2019
Former India player Mehrajuddin Waddoo has joined the new ISL franchise Hyderabad FC as its assistant coach ... Mehraj, who stays in Srinagar, didn't have a clue for almost 40 days that his former employers FC Pune City had shut shop and most of the players and coaches had shifted to Hyderabad....

With style and sampradayam, I thee wed

Deccan Chronicle 11 Sep 2019
Most of the people then prefer to go to another city for their wedding shopping. Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai and Delhi are some of the well known pit stops for wedding shopping and bridal wear ... With pop ups and exhibitions happening every day in the city, some new names bring a refreshing change to the wedding shopping scenario....

Gang cheating for proving jobs arrested

The Siasat Daily 06 Sep 2019
Quader (31), Director of Air Aviation Academy, Charminar, T Narayan Rao (29), video editor, resident of Hyderabad, native of Srikakulam and P, Pandu (30), resident of Ameerpet and proprietor of stationery shop....

Toddy shops taking away tranquillity of residential areas in Hyderabad

The Hindu 01 Sep 2019
Toddy shops in the midst of residential localities in Hyderabad are a nightmare as the nuisance within the four walls of the premises often spill onto the roads in no time. The shops have come up adjacent to houses at Borabanda, Saroornagar, L.B ... They avoided going in the direction of the shops and instead took alternative routes for safety....