ANDHRA PRADESH

State festival status to Bonalu likely

HYDERABAD: The long-pending wish of the people in Telangana to announce Bonalu as the State festival could get a favourable nod from the government. Announcing this on Tuesday at a meeting reviewing arrangements for the Bonalu festival, which is to begin in two days, the Minister for Medical and Health D. Nagender said the Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy might announce the decision soon. The government would also come with a positive decision on presenting ‘pattu vasthramulu, pasupu and kumkum’ to all the major temples on the eve of Bonalu.