Chandrasekhar

  • BJP opposes Sania honour: Are we insulting our champions? 6 days ago

    A Bharatiya Janata Party leader has stirred a controversy by opposing tennis star Sania Mirza's appointment as the new brand ambassador for Telangana. BJP MLA K Laxman even went to the extent of calling Sania the daughter-in-law of Pakistan as she married Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik in 2010. CNN-IBN takes...
  • Politicians vs Sania: Has Sania Mirza been insulted by our political class? 6 days ago

    The Bharatiya Janata Party leader has stirred a controversy by opposing tennis star Sania Mirza's appointment as the new brand ambassador for Telangana. BJP MP K Laxman even went to the extent of calling Sania as the daughter-in-law of Pakistan. ...
  • BJP MLA opposes Sania Mirza becoming Telangana brand ambassador, calls her daughter-in-law of Pakistan 6 days ago

    Hyderabad: A Bharatiya Janata Party leader has stirred a controversy by opposing tennis star Sania Mirza's appointment as the new brand ambassador for Telangana. BJP MLA K Laxman even went to the extent of calling Sania the daughter-in-law of Pakistan as she married Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik in 2010. Laxman raised...
  • Sania Mirza appointed brand ambassador of Telangana July 22, 2014

    Hyderabad: Indian tennis star Sania Mirza was on Tuesday appointed 'Brand Ambassador' of Telangana. She will promote the new "state's interests" in India and abroad, according to Industrial Infrastructure Corporation Managing Director Jayesh Rajan. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao handed over a letter of appointment and also a cheque of Rs...
  • Hyderabad will need of two more airports in future: KCR July 7, 2014

    Hyderabad: Hyderabad will require at least two more airports in the near future as the city's population is expected to touch three crore with the development of the Information Technology Investment Region, according to Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao. "Hyderabad's population in 2014 is 94 lakh. We are soon to...
  • K. Chandrasekhar Rao demands Bharat Ratna for Narasimha Rao June 28, 2014

    Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Saturday called for conferring Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award, on former prime minister, the late P.V. Narasimha Rao. Paying rich tributes to the late leader on his 93rd birth anniversary, the chief minister said the state cabinet would pass a resolution urging...
  • KCR asks officials to work out plan to tackle power shortage June 26, 2014

    Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Thursday asked the officials of energy department to draw up short term and long term plans to overcome the power deficiency in the state. "The Chief Minister reviewed the power situation in the state against the background of power crisis due to the...
  • KCR asks officials to wage war against poverty in Dalits June 24, 2014

    Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Tuesday asked district collectors to work hard to ensure that Dalits are lifted out of poverty and that their living conditions are improved. Addressing a meeting of collectors from ten districts of Telangana here, KCR also announced the launch of a special scheduled...
  • Telangana: CM Chandrasekhar Rao swears by quota and waives loans of farmers June 13, 2014

    Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) on Friday defended his government's proposal to provide up to 12 per cent reservation each in education and jobs to tribals and minorities. He also announced a waiver of loans availed by farmers. Replying to a debate in the Telangana Assembly here...
  • Arjun Munda congratulates K Chandrasekhar Rao on being sworn-in as Telangana CM June 3, 2014

    Former Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda on Monday welcomed Telengana as it became the 29th state of the country. "I welcome the 29th state of the country and congratulate K Chandrasekhar Rao of Telengana Rashtra Samiti and extend my warm wishes to him on becoming chief minister of the newest state,"...
  • Will this Andhra-Telangana divide now be healed? June 2, 2014

    Telangana, India's newest and the 29th state is born. The new state of Telangana has 10 districts while Andhra Pradesh has 13. Hyderabad is the joint capital of the two states for 10 years and will then go Telangana. While Chandrababu Naidu will be the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh,...
  • Telangana: List of ministers and their portfolios June 2, 2014

    Hyderabad: Along with K Chandrasekhar Rao, the first Chief Minister of newly formed state of Telangana, 11 ministers were sworn in by Governor ESL Narasimhan on Monday. Following are the portfolios alloted to the ministers. Md Mahmood Ali: Deputy Chief Minister, Revenue T Rajaiah: Deputy Chief Minister, Health Naini Narasimha Reddy: Home...
  • It's official! Telangana is now India's 29th state June 2, 2014

    At the stroke of midnight on June 2, India's youngest state - Telangana officially came into being. Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Governor ESL Narasimhan administered the oath to TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao as the first Chief Minister of India's 29th state. Meanwhile, Congress President Sonia Gandhi congratulated the people...
  • Telangana CM Chandrasekhar Rao's cabinet meets informally June 2, 2014

    Hyderabad : The council of ministers of Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao held an "informal" meeting on Monday after he assumed charge, sources said. Rao took charge at about 1300 hours in his office in the Secretariat building here after priests performed a puja and blessed him. The Telangana Legislative Assembly...
  • Telangana finally goes live, it's our audacity of hope June 2, 2014

    Hyderabad: It is a rare opportunity to witness history as it unfolds. I am one of the fortunate ones who saw the formation of the Telangana state from really close quarters. Right from the time the agitation picked up pace in the past 13 years to the moment when K...
  • Telangana minister reaches out to PM Modi, says will work with the Centre June 14, 2014

    Hyderabad: Even as Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao did not invite any central leaders for his swearing-in ceremony, his party, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi, did reach out to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. On Monday, the day the new state of Telangana was formed, state minister and TRS leader KT...
  • Telangana, Andhra Pradesh: The geographical and political division June 2, 2014

    The new state of Telangana has 10 districts while Andhra Pradesh has 13. Hyderabad is the joint capital of the two states for 10 years and will then go Telangana. While Chandrababu Naidu will be the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, K Chandrasekhar Rao is the Chief Minister of Telangana. ...
  • Watch: Celebrations in Hyderabad as Telangana becomes India's 29th state June 2, 2014

    Celebrations broke out at midnight across Hyderabad and other parts of Telangana, which became the 29th state of India. People cheered the TRS for coming into power in the new state. ...
  • Live: CM KC Rao joins 'Telangana Formation Day' celebrations June 2, 2014

    India has finally got its 29th state with the formation of Telangana. The streets of Hyderabad have been filled with celebrations since midnight. ...
  • Chief secretaries, DGPs named for Telangana and residual Andhra June 1, 2014

    A day ahead of the separate Telangana state coming into existence, Chief Secretaries and DGPs have been appointed for Telangana and residual Andhra Pradesh on Sunday. Chief Secretary PK Mohanty issued separate government orders in Hyderabad on Sunday appointing senior IAS officers Krishna Rao and Rajiv Sharma as chief secretaries of...
  • No central leaders invited for KCR's swearing-in as Telangana CM May 31, 2014

    Hyderabad: TRS President K Chandrasekhar Rao will be sworn in as the Chief Minister of the newly carved Telangana state on Monday. But a miffed KCR has ensured that no central leaders are invited for the swearing in ceremony. This after the Centre passed an ordinance on the Polavaram project....
  • Telangana bandh today over clearance of Polavaram project ordinance May 29, 2014

    Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister-designate K Chandrasekhar Rao has called for a bandh on Thursday in protest against Cabinet clearance to the Polavaram project ordinance that merges seven mandals of Telanagana into Seemandhra. TRS leader K Kavitha has said that the party will approach the Supreme Court if the President promulgates...
  • TRS chief to attend Modi's swearing-in ceremony May 24, 2014

    TRS President K Chandrasekhar Rao, who is set to be the first Chief Minister of Telangana next month, is likely to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi. The TRS chief is among a host of leaders who have been invited for the swearing-in function to be held at...
  • Naidu slams K Chandrasekhar Rao over anti-Andhra employees statement May 23, 2014

    TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday attacked Telangana Rashtra Samiti president K Chandrasekhar Rao for his statement that government employees from Andhra Pradesh would not be allowed to step into the new Telangana secretariat. "The remarks are unbecoming of a person who is set to become the Chief Minister," Chandrababu...
  • JPCC expels 12 party leaders for alleged anti-party activities during LS polls April 30, 2014

    The Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee (JPCC) has expelled 12 leaders for six years and suspended another party leader for alleged anti-party activities during the Lok Sabha elections. The team headed by JPCC president Sukhdeo Bhagat met in Ranchi on Tuesday, discussed the anti-party activities by the leaders and cracked the whip,...
  • Congress alone will bring prosperity in Telangana: Rahul Gandhi April 25, 2014

    Hyderabad: Accusing TRS of indulging in "politics of bitterness", Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Friday said that Congress alone can ensure prosperity for Telangana. Seeking to reach out to Telangana youth, Gandhi said that they should dream big in the new state and promised to build 'brand Telangana' and to spread...
  • Telangana Rashtra Samiti will never ally with BJP: KCR April 13, 2014

    Karimnagar: Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) Chief Kalvakuntla Chandrasekhar Rao on Sunday said that his party would never join hands with the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA). Addressing a public meeting at SRR Government Degree College grounds on Sunday evening, he said, "TRS is a secular party and it will not...
  • Chandrasekhar Rao to contest both LS, Assembly polls in Telangana April 8, 2014

    TRS President K Chandrasekhar Rao would contest from Medak Lok Sabha constituency in Telangana region in the general elections. Rao, who represented Mahaboobnagar in the outgoing Lok Sabha, is also contesting from Gajwel Assembly seat in Medak district in the state polls being held in the undivided Andhra Pradesh. His daughter Kavitha...
  • LS polls: Telangana region all set to witness triangular contests April 7, 2014

    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, TRS...
  • Will accept resignation of 2 MLAs from House membership by March 26: Speaker March 23, 2014

    Jharkhand Assembly Speaker Shashank Sekhar Bhokta on Saturday said he would accept resignation letters of two MLAs from House membership by March 26. "They have sent the resignation letters by fax... I would accept their resignations by March 26 as I am looking into the technical aspects whether letters sent by...