Telangana Agitation

  • Telangana agitation hits business and merger of SBH January 13, 2014

    Coimbatore: Admitting that the ongoing Telangana agitation has seriously affected business of State Bank of Hyderabad, a top Bank official on Monday said it has also impacted its proposed merger with the parent State Bank of India (SBI). "Several branches had to be shut for several days, which has impacted our...
  • Jagan discharged from hospital, advised rest October 12, 2013

    Hyderabad: YSR Congress President YS Jaganmohan Reddy, who was admitted to a hospital on October 9 after being forcibly evicted by police from the site of his fast to protest bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, was discharged on Saturday. Jagan left for home from the Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) on...
  • Telangana: Digvijaya urges Seemandhra people to resume work, draw salary October 9, 2013

    New Delhi:Congress general secretary in charge of Andhra Pradesh Digvijaya Singh urged people of Seemandhra to resume their work and draw their salary and said the government and his party are committed to ensure the best possible package for the region. The region has been witnessing widespread protests by people, including...
  • Telangana: Andhra Pradesh may come under President's rule September 3, 2013

    Hyderabad: With the Congress leadership in no mood to go back on its decision to carve out separate Telangana state and party leaders from Seemandhra including the chief minister are not ready to accept anything less than united Andhra Pradesh, the state appears to be heading for President's rule. With no let...
  • 5000 TTD staff stage peace rally for integrated Andhra Pradesh August 30, 2013

    About 5000 employees of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams, which manages the hill temple of Lord Venkateswara, on Friday, went on mass leave and took out a rally demanding reversal of Centre s decision to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh. With a view not to inconvenience the pilgrims,the staff attending day shift at the hill...
  • Telangana impact: Housing prices to rise in Hyderabad August 1, 2013

    New Delhi: After remaining stagnant since 2009, housing prices in Hyderabad are set to rise as the market sentiment is likely to improve following Congress party's decision to create Telangana state out of Andhra Pradesh, rating agency Crisil said on Wednesday. "After a fouryear hiatus, residential real estate prices are set...
  • Telangana protests flare up, police fire teargas shells at protesters June 14, 2013

    Hyderabad: The Telangana protests have flare up yet again in Hyderabad as the police fired teargas shells to disperse the protesters. No injuries were reported in the teargas firing. Meanwhile, two rebel Telangana Congress MPs G Viveka and Manda Jagannath have courted arrest even as hundreds of proTelangana activists have...
  • Telangana activists try to enter Andhra Assembly, taken into custody June 14, 2013

    Hyderabad: The action is hotting up in Hyderabad, where two rebel Telangana Congress MPs G Viveka and Manda Jagannath have courted arrest even as hundreds of proTelangana activists have been taken into protective custody. A group of protesters tried to force their way to the Andhra Pradesh Assembly but were...
  • AP: 3 Congress leaders decide to quit party over Telangana to join TRS May 31, 2013

    In a setback to the ruling Congress in Andhra Pradesh, two Congress MPs and senior leader Keshav Rao from the Telangana region announced their decision to quit the party and to join the Telangana Rashtra Samithi. AP Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy responded to it and said the sensitive issue...
  • Telangana: 7 Andhra Congress MPs to submit resignations to Sonia today January 30, 2013

    New Delhi: The Telangana protests are set to get louder in the national capital on Wednesday as seven Congress MPs will be arriving in Delhi this morning and are expected to hand over their letters of resignation to Sonia Gandhi. Protests have been on by leaders of the region and students...
  • Telangana: 7 AP Cong MPs to send resignations to Sonia tomorrow January 29, 2013

    Hyderabad: The Telangana crisis continues as seven Congress MPs from Andhra Pradesh have said that they will send their resignation letters to party President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday. The MPs, after being summoned by the party high command, will land in Delhi on Wednesday. They also plan to write a...
  • Telangana: Congress's flipflops in the past three years January 29, 2013

    Bangalore: A midnight statement three years ago on the formation of Telangana, by the then Home Minister P Chidambaram, that was aimed at ending TRS chief K Chandrashekhara Rao's fast unto death opened a pandora's box. But just a few days later the Centre went back on its word by...
  • Telangana: Court orders police to file case against Shinde, PC January 28, 2013

    Hyderabad: The Telangana stir has intensified on Monday with activists and police clashing at Indira Park in Hyderabad. The Ranga Reddy district court has now admitted a petition against former home minister P Chidambaram and Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde accusing them of cheating the people of Telangana with their...
  • Telangana turmoil: Angry protestors clash with police January 28, 2013

    Hyderabad: The Telangana stir intensified on Monday as angry Protestors clashed with the police at the Indira Park in Hyderabad, which has become the nerve centre of the proTelangana protests, with the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) leading a 36hour relay strike. Agitating protestors also broke barricades. The proTelangana activists are upset...
  • ProTelangana groups threaten to intensify protests January 28, 2013

    Hyderabad: ProTelangana activists are upset with yet another delay on the statehood issue and have threatened to intensify the protests in Hyderabad. This came after the Centre deferred the Telangana decision once again on Sunday. After a meeting of top Congress leaders, Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde issued a statement...
  • Centre delays decision on Telangana, seeks more time for 'consultation' January 27, 2013

    Ghulam Nabi Azad, Congress incharge of Andhra Pradesh's political affairs, said that the UPA Government needs more time to decide on the issue of separate statehood. ...
  • No deadline on Telangana, need more consultations: Azad January 27, 2013

    New Delhi: A decision on the contentious Telangana statehood demand will be delayed further with the Government and the Congress on Sunday stating that a "little more time" is needed to arrive at a final decision on the issue. Ghulam Nabi Azad, Congress incharge of Andhra Pradesh's political affairs, said that...
  • Telangana: Congress leaders to meet in evening January 27, 2013

    New Delhi: Government sources on Sunday said that all options were "still open" on the issue of the Telangana separate statehood. Senior Congress leaders are expected to hold a meeting in the evening on Sunday. The meeting will be attended by Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, Ghulam Nabi Azad and...
  • AntiTelangana leaders to meet Rahul Gandhi today January 24, 2013

    New Delhi: AntiTelangana leaders will meet Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday evening. This comes after Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Wednesday hinted that a decision on Telangana can be delayed. Azad hinted that the Congress could buy more time to resolve the Telangana issue. He along with...
  • BJP to launch agitation on Telangana in Delhi September 2, 2012

    Hyderabad: Seeking to mount pressure on the ruling Congress, the BJP would hold a threeday agitation in Delhi from Monday in support of separate Telangana state. State BJP leaders and activists would stage a hungerstrike at Jantar Mantar in the national capital. The aim was to put pressure on the UPA...
  • Seemandhra region has progressed: AP Minister March 12, 2012

    Rajahmundry: Andhra Pradesh Minister of Minor Irrigation TG Venkatash on Sunday said Seemandhra region has witnessed a gradual rise in investment despite the recent Telangana agitation in the state. "There is every chance for development in Seemandhra...Due to the agitation, investment in the Telangana region has decreased while investment in Seemandhra...
  • Telangana: TRS MLAs to hold padyatra November 16, 2011

    Hyderabad: In an attempt to rejuvenate the Telangana agitation for a separate state, Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) MLAs will be undertaking padyatras in all districts starting Wednesday. The padyatras are slated to continue till November 21. This comes days after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said that a decision on Telangana would...
  • SC to examine PILs on Telangana agitation November 7, 2011

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will examine a batch of PILs challenging the ongoing separate Telangana state agitation in Andhra Pradesh, where normal life has been 'paralysed' and over 500 cases of 'suicide' have been reported. A bench of Justice G S Singhvi and Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai asked petitioner P...
  • Telangana decision after Eid: Chidambaram October 31, 2011

    New Delhi: Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Monday said that a decision on the Telangana issue would take place after the EidulZuha festival. According to the home minister, Congress incharge of Andhra Pradesh, Ghulam Nabi Azad, had conveyed to different groups in the state that no movement was possible during...
  • Despite stir, Hyderabad charms foreigners October 29, 2011

    HYDERABAD: At a time when the Telangana stir was at its peak, contrary to popular perception, there was a spurt in the number of foreign tourists to the city, in particular, to the heritage sites. According to the Department of Tourism, the number of foreign tourists to the top heritage...
  • ProTelangana stir in Andhra Pradesh called off October 24, 2011

    Hyderabad: Over a month long strike by proTelangana government employees in Andhra Pradesh demanding a timeframe for the creation of a separate state was called off late on Monday evening following marathon discussions between the protestors and the government. The employees, on strike since September 13 as part of the 'Sakala...
  • Telangana leaders call for bandh on Monday October 16, 2011

    New Delhi: ProTelangana groups have called for a bandh on Monday after the state government clamped down on the agitation. Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief K Chandrashekhar Rao's son KT Rama Rao was arrested on Saturday and released on bail on Sunday. TRS MP Vijayashanti was also granted bail on...
  • Telangana stir hits railways, KTR detained October 15, 2011

    Hyderabad: A crackdown was on Saturday launched against Telangana supporters in Andhra Pradesh. Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief K Chandrashekhar Rao's son KT Rama Rao and other protestors were detained by the police. This came after a rail roko led to more than 170 trains being cancelled. It was a tug of war...
  • Telangana: KT Rama Rao in preventive custody October 15, 2011

    Hyderabad: Telangana Rashtra Samiti chief K Chandrasekhar Rao's son KT Rama Rao, his daughter and several other proTelangana activists were taken into preventive custody on Saturday ahead of the threeday rail roko campaign across the state. Some protesters have also been detained for trying to block the tracks at Hyderabad's...
  • Telangana strike enters 25th day October 7, 2011

    Hyderabad: The general strike in the Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh entered its 25th day on Friday as the impasse continued over the demand for a separate state. Government employees, teachers, workers in Singareni coal mines and Road Transport Corporation (RTC) have been continuing their strike to press the Central Government...