Telangana

  • LS polls: Seemandhra migrants to decide outcome in Malkajgiri 18-04-2014 04:23 PM

    Hyderabad: A union minister, a former top cop, a bureaucrat-turned-politician and an educationist are locked in a multi-cornered contest in Malkajgiri, one of India's biggest Lok Sabha constituencies with nearly three million voters. Located on the periphery of Hyderabad, this constituency is attracting all the attention for its unique characteristics...
  • Chandrababu Naidu's last bid to power hits roadblock 18-04-2014 11:43 AM

    Hyderabad: The 63-year-old Nara Chandrababu Naidu is a worried man. The man who ruled undivided Andhra Pradesh for 9 years and wielded enormous clout at the national level is now battling infighting and trying to save his party. Naidu has been out of power for the past 10 years. He...
  • BJP makes last ditch efforts to save alliance with TDP in Andhra 18-04-2014 07:59 AM

    Hyderabad: Half way through the Lok Sabha elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party is now finding itself alone in the crucial state of Andhra Pradesh, where polling will be held on April 30 and May 7. The recently forged TDP-BJP alliance in the Seemandhra region is under severe strain over choice...
  • Sonia Gandhi calls BJP, RSS danger to secularism 16-04-2014 05:41 PM

    Addressing her first rally in Telangana after the Statehood Bill was passed, Congress President Sonia Gandhi hit out at the BJP and RSS calling them a danger to secularism. Sonia said, "Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi sacrificed their lives to save the secular values of the country and today the...
  • Andhra: Congress, TRS slug it out as election fever grips Telangana 16-04-2014 05:00 PM

    With election temperatures rising in Telangana, the TRS and Congress seem to be at each other's throats as the war of words between the two main contenders in the region, set to become a new state on June 2, is showing no signs of abating. As voting nears for the...
  • Sonia Gandhi's first poll rally in Telangana today 16-04-2014 12:02 AM

    Hyderabad: Congress President Sonia Gandhi will address an election rally at Karimnagar in Telangana on Wednesday, her first public meeting in the region after the passage of Statehood Bill in February. The rally is likely to take place in the evening, Congress sources said. The meeting is crucial for Congress...
  • LS polls: 267 candidates in fray for 17 LS seats from Telangana region 14-04-2014 12:01 AM

    Hyderabad: As many as 267 candidates are in the fray for 17 Lok Sabha seats besides 1,682 nominees for 119 assembly segments, in the Telangana region. According to official sources, 267 candidates remain in the fray after the deadline for withdrawal of nominations ended on Saturday. The highest number of...
  • LS polls: YSR Congress promises 'golden era' in Seemandhra, Telangana 13-04-2014 06:01 PM

    Hyderabad: Promising to bring back the 'golden era' of late YSR Reddy in Seemandhra and Telangana, the YSR Congress on Sunday released its separate election manifestos for the two states. The party promised that if voted to power, it would launch a new scheme called "Aamma Badi' under which Rs...
  • Andhra: Governor seeks clarity on special responsibility under Telangana Bill 12-04-2014 04:49 PM

    Andhra Pradesh Governor E S L Narasimhan has sought certain "clarifications" from the Centre on the "special responsibilities" of the Governor in the new state of Telangana and the residual state of Andhra Pradesh under the AP Reorganisation Act-2014. Under the Act, there will be one Governor for the two...
  • Jairam Ramesh to release Congress manifesto for Telangana 10-04-2014 07:40 PM

    Union Minister Jairam Ramesh is set to release the Congress party's election manifesto for Telangana at an event in Hyderabad on April 12. The manifesto would be released at Gandhi Bhavan, the state Congress headquarters, at 11 am, Telangana region's Congress president Ponnala Lakshmaiah told reporters today. A key member...
  • Jairam Ramesh to start poll campaign in Telangana 10-04-2014 11:23 AM

    Senior Congress leader and union Minister Jairam Ramesh will start campaigning for the party in Telangana on Thursday. On the first day of his three-day visit, he will address a meeting of party workers at Nirmal town in Adilabad district. He will address similar meetings in Khammam and Nalgonda districts...
  • BJP announces candidates for LS, Assembly polls in Andhra 09-04-2014 01:11 PM

    The BJP on Wednesday announced its list of candidates for the Lok Sabha and assembly polls in Telangana region that includes former Union Ministers Bandaru Dattatreya, Ch Vidyasagar Rao among others. Dattatreya would be contesting from Secunderabad Lok Sabha seat, which he has held twice earlier, while Vidyasagar Rao has...
  • Telangana: Master gambler KCR contests in both Assembly and LS polls 09-04-2014 12:39 PM

    Hyderabad: The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief K Chandrashekhararao is gambling once again. Popularly known as KCR, who has attained a cult figure status after his long, spirited fight for Telangana state yielded desired result is now sailing on two boats at the same time. KCR is contesting in the...
  • TDP, BJP still ironing out differences over seat adjustments 08-04-2014 11:45 PM

    Hyderabad: Practically six working hours are left for nominations for April 30 elections in Telangana to close but alliance partners Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and BJP are still ironing out their differences over certain seats each plans to contest, sources said on Tuesday. BJP is yet to announce its candidates...
  • LS polls: TDP, BJP still thrashing out seat-sharing issues 08-04-2014 10:53 PM

    Alliance partners Telugu Desam Party and BJP continued to grapple with the contentious issue of seat sharing till Tuesday. BJP is yet to announce its candidates for 47 Assembly and 8 Lok Sabha seats it will be contesting while TDP has to announce its nominees for 45 Assembly and 8...
  • Congress fields 111 candidates in Telangana for Assembly polls 07-04-2014 07:33 PM

    New Delhi: After much delay, the Congress on Monday released its list of candidates for Assembly elections in Telangana. The party has fielded candidates in 111 of the 119 constituencies. Congress which carved out Telangana from Andhra Pradesh eyeing the Lok Sabha and Assembly elections suffered a huge setback when...
  • LS polls: Telangana region all set to witness triangular contests 07-04-2014 04:53 PM

    Telangana is all set to witness three-cornered contests for Lok Sabha and legislative assembly polls after the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and BJP alliance, and the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) as well as Congress going their own way. Having ruled out merger or even an electoral alliance with the Congress,...
  • Chandrababu Naidu: A desperate fight for survival in a divided state 07-04-2014 02:20 PM

    Hyderabad: 'Politics is a strange world and there are no permanent foes or friends' is an often repeated cliche. The latest to prove this cliched saying right is TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu. Nara Chandrababu Naidu, the former chief minister of Andhra Pradesh is fighting a 'do or die' battle,...
  • Congress fails to declare nominees for Assembly elections in Telangana 06-04-2014 11:57 PM

    Apparently faced with intense pulls and pressures, Congress tonight failed to declare its nominees for the Assembly elections in Telangana, nearly 24 hours after it called a press conference to release the list of 110 candidates. "The list will be released this evening," Secretary of AICC Media Department Tom Vadakkan...
  • TDP joins NDA, BJP to contest on 8 seats in Telangana, 5 in Seemandhra 06-04-2014 01:10 PM

    New Delhi: Following weeks of deliberations, the Bharatiya Janata Party and Telugu Desam Party have finalised their pre-poll alliance in Andhra Pradesh. The BJP will contest on eight seats in Telangana and five seats in Seemandhra region of Andhra Pradesh. Telangana has 17 Lok Sabha seats and Seemandhra has 25....
  • LS polls: Congress shifts Jaipal Reddy from Chelvella to Mahbubnagar 05-04-2014 11:01 PM

    New Delhi: All the three Union Ministers from Telangana, including S Jaipal Reddy, were renominated for Lok Sabha polls as Congress on Saturday announced 16 candidates out of a total of 17 from the region which is set to become a separate state. The party also released a list of...
  • Telangana elections: KCR gambles again 05-04-2014 03:15 PM

    Hyderabad: The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief K Chandrashekhara Rao is now a cult figure across Telangana, India's 29th state. For him, it has been a long journey. KCR who started his political career in the youth Congress under the leadership of late Sanjay Gandhi, later became a top leader...
  • TDP puts off announcement of first list of candidates 04-04-2014 11:44 PM

    Hyderabad: Telugu Desam Party on Friday put off announcement of its first list of candidates for April 30 Lok Sabha elections in Telangana, after BJP promised to work out the seat-sharing arrangement by Saturday. TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu was supposed to announce the list at a press conference on...
  • TRS fields 65 candidates for Assembly polls in Telangana region 04-04-2014 11:53 AM

    New Delhi: The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) released its list of candidates for the Assembly elections in Telangana region on Friday. The list mentioned 65 candidates. TRS chief will contest the elections from the constituency of Gajwel while his son KT Rama Rao will fight from Sircilla. ...
  • Union Minister from Andhra KS Rao quits UPA 03-04-2014 12:40 PM

    Hyderabad: In yet another blow to the Congress in Andhra Pradesh, Union Minister Kavuri Sambasiva Rao quit the Central government on Thursday and is likely to join the BJP. The leader met Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and put in his resignation papers. Addressing press after stepping down from government,...
  • Another blow to Congress in Andhra; KS Rao likely to join BJP 03-04-2014 12:09 PM

    Hyderabad: Union Textiles Minister and Congress leader from Andhra Pradesh, Kavuri Sambasiva Rao is likely to quit the Congress and join the BJP, say sources. Rao, was amongst the political leaders who had quite vocally opposed Congress's decision to carve out Telangana from Andhra. Rao's resignation from the party is...
  • Congress betrayed Telangana, supporting BJP-led NDA a possibility: TRS 03-04-2014 07:26 AM

    Telangana is going to be a reality in June 2014 and with it, India will get its 29th state. The division of Andhra Pradesh had inflamed passions across the state with massive protests for the new state in Telangana with the remaining part (Seemandhra) witnessing demonstrations against the split. K...
  • Andhra poll tracker: TDP to get 13-19 seats, YSRCP 9-15, Congress 4-8 01-04-2014 09:16 PM

    New Delhi: It is a desperate battle for survival in Andhra Pradesh for all major political parties. After the division, there are four major political forces. While the Congress and the TRS are the strongest in Telangana, in divided Andhra Pradesh, it is an all out war between YS Jagan...
  • TDP promises waiver of loans to farmers, self-help groups 31-03-2014 11:27 PM

    Hyderabad: The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) on Monday promised waiver of loans to farmers and women's self-help groups in both Seemandhra and Telangana if it comes to power. TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu, who released his party manifesto for both the regions, said that TDP would ensure supply of free...
  • Stalemate between BJP, TDP over seat sharing in Andhra Pradesh 31-03-2014 10:54 PM

    New Delhi: With stalemate continuing between BJP and TDP over seat sharing in Andhra Pradesh, the state units of BJP in Telangana and Seemandhra on Monday sought the central leadership's intervention to take a final decision on the prolonged crisis. Both the state units appear to be preparing to go...