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  • Rahul Gandhi to embark on ‘mission south’ this weekend

    Rahul Gandhi to embark on ‘mission south’ this weekend

    Amid BJP's efforts to set up a strong base in southern states, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will be visiting Telangana, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh this weekend to strengthen the opposition's campaign against the central government. Gandhi will be addressing a rally at Sangareddy, near Hyderabad on June 1, according to party sources. On...

    May 30, 2017
  • Telangana on edge

    Telangana on edge

    As Kalvakuntla Chandrasekhara Rao, popularly called KCR, completes three years as Chief Minister of Telangana on 2 June, his Telangana Rashtra Samiti, in the forefront of the 15-year struggle to obtain separation from Andhra Pradesh and achieve statehood, is on test. Amit Shah, president of the BJP, has made Telangana the portal for his party’s...

    May 29, 2017
  • BJP will not get single seat in Telangana, says KCR’s survey

    BJP will not get single seat in Telangana, says KCR’s survey

    The BJP will not get a single seat in the Telangana assembly elections in 2019 while the Congress will get two, says a survey conducted on behalf of Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao. The ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) led by Rao will win 106 seats in the 119-member assembly, if elections are held now,...

    May 27, 2017
  • ‘Only BJP can build Telangana of freedom fighter’s dreams’

    ‘Only BJP can build Telangana of freedom fighter’s dreams’

    BJP chief Amit Shah on Wednesday said only his party could build Telangana as dreamt by the freedom fighters who fought against the 'razakars'. Addressing a public meeting at Gundrampally village in Nalgonda district, Shah said only a Bharatiya Janata Party government in the state could realize the dreams of martyrs and freedom fighters. "Have...

    May 24, 2017
  • Telangana should be southern gateway for BJP: Amit Shah

    Telangana should be southern gateway for BJP: Amit Shah

    BJP chief Amit Shah on Tuesday said Telangana should become the gateway for the party in south India. Addressing a public meeting at Peddadevulapalli village in Nalgonda district on the second day of his three-day visit, he exuded confidence that the BJP will form the government in Telangana in 2019. Shah said Telangana should become...

    May 23, 2017
  • Amit Shah begins three-day Telangana visit

    Amit Shah begins three-day Telangana visit

    BJP national president Amit Shah arrived here on Monday on a three-day visit to Telangana, aimed at strengthening the party in the state ahead of the 2019 elections. BJP state president K. Laxman, party's floor leader in the Telangana assembly G. Kishan Reddy and other leaders welcomed Shah at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport. From...

    May 22, 2017
  • Heatwave claims 167 lives in Telangana

    Heatwave claims 167 lives in Telangana

    As many as 167 people have died reportedly due to sunstroke in Telangana since April 1 as the state continues to reel under blistering heatwave, a senior official of the state disaster management said here today. However, these casualties are yet to be recognised as 'heatwave deaths'. Three-member government committees, consisting of a tehsildar, a police sub-inspector...

    May 19, 2017
  • State GST Bill passed by 8 assemblies in April-May: Finmin

    State GST Bill passed by 8 assemblies in April-May: Finmin

    Eight state assemblies have passed the State Goods and Services Tax (SGST) Bill in April-May as the Centre gears up to roll out the new indirect tax regime nationwide from July. While Telangana passed the SGST Bill on April 9, the legislation was approved in Bihar on April 24. In Rajasthan, it was done on...

    May 5, 2017
  • Digvijaya Singh booked for remarks about bogus IS site

    Digvijaya Singh booked for remarks about bogus IS site

    Congress leader Digvijay Singh has landed in a soup yet again for his controversial remarks that the Telangana Police had set up a bogus site of terror outfit Islamic State to trap Muslim youths. The Hyderabad Police has registered a case against Singh at Jubilee Hills police station on complaints by M Gopinath, a local legislator belonging to the...

    May 4, 2017
  • IMD forecasts light rain in Telangana over 4 days

    IMD forecasts light rain in Telangana over 4 days

    Light to moderate rain/thunder showers are very likely to occur at isolated places in Telangana over the next four days, the IMD said on Friday. Khammam, Nalgonda and Ramagundam today recorded the highest maximum temperature of 43 degrees Celsius each in the state, followed by Adilabad 42.5, Bhadrachalam and Hanamakonda 42 degrees Celsius each while...

    April 28, 2017
  • India’s killer heatwaves claim 4,620 deaths in last four years

    India’s killer heatwaves claim 4,620 deaths in last four years

    Heatwaves in the country are turning out to be particularly deadly with over 4,620 recorded deaths caused by the severe weather condition in the last four years. Of that figure, a whopping 4,246 people died in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana alone. According to the Ministry of Earth Sciences, in 2016, nearly 1,600 people died due...

    April 23, 2017
  • Telangana CM Chandrasekhar Rao re-elected TRS President

    Telangana CM Chandrasekhar Rao re-elected TRS President

    Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao was re-elected unanimously as the President of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) at the party's annual plenary that began at Kompally on the outskirts of Hyderabad on Friday. TRS electoral returning officer Nayini Narasimha Reddy, who is also the Home Minister, announced Rao's election for the eighth consecutive time, minutes...

    April 21, 2017
  • Telangana to help Tripura in improving Ease of Doing Business index

    Telangana to help Tripura in improving Ease of Doing Business index

    The Telangana government will train Tripura government officials to improve its ranking in the Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) index, official said here on Tuesday. "A group of officials from Telangana government's Industries Department would soon arrive here to teach the officials of Tripura Industries and Commerce Department and other industry related department," an official...

    April 18, 2017
  • Telangana quota hike for Muslims will create social tensions: BJP

    Telangana quota hike for Muslims will create social tensions: BJP

    A day after the Telangana legislature passed a bill hiking the quota for backward Muslims from four to 12 per cent, the BJP said the move would create social tensions and called it a "black day". BJP National General Secretary Muralidhar Rao said that the step is "against fundamental principles of democracy and unity of...

    April 17, 2017
  • Dharna Chowk: Congress leaders detained as protest intensifies

    Dharna Chowk: Congress leaders detained as protest intensifies

    Police detained leaders of Telangana unit of Congress party on Monday as the opposition intensified its protest over shifting of 'Dharna Chowk', a popular venue of protests in Hyderabad. Tension prevailed at Tank Bund in the heart of the city as several leaders sat on satyagraha at the state of B.R. Ambedkar but police evicted...

    April 17, 2017
  • Telangana assembly introduces bill to hike Muslim quota

    Telangana assembly introduces bill to hike Muslim quota

    Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Sunday moved a bill in the State legislative assembly to hike reservation quota for backward Muslims and the Scheduled Tribes (ST) to 12 and 10 per cent respectively. As soon as the day-long special session began, the Chief Minister moved the Backward Class, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Reservation...

    April 16, 2017
  • Health authorities suspect mutation in swine flu virus

    Health authorities suspect mutation in swine flu virus

    The health authorities in Telangana suspect that the H1N1 virus, that causes swine flu, may have mutated. The state is witnessing swine flu cases even in the summer season though it is not unusual, an official said. “Most probably yes, due to the high replication rate there could be an antigenic drift which could have...

    April 16, 2017