CHANDRASHEKHAR

  • Net neutrality violation against freedom of speech: Nasscom April 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Coming out strongly in support of Net neutrality, IT industry body Nasscom on Wednesday said any discrimination in giving access to Internet amounts to violation of freedom of speech and expression. "Any restrictions placed on access to platforms of data are tantamount to a restriction of freedom of expression...
  • Vehicle of Telangana CM's convoy hit a 12-year-old boy, allege locals March 16, 2015

    Nagole: Locals have alleged that one of the vehicles of Telangana Chief minister K Chandrashekhar Rao's convoy hit a 12 year old boy on Sunday. The boy suffered injuries in the mishap. His condition is said to be stable. While there is no word from the CM's office on the incident,...
  • Government sanctions Rs 100 crore to clean up and rejuvenate Hussain Sagar lake March 10, 2015

    Hyderabad: The Telangana government's plans of cleaning Hussain Sagar lake by emptying it and subsequently re-filling it with fresh water, has left activists fuming. This ambitious project of Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao aimed to restore the lake to its former glory, but the activists has claimed that the procedure...
  • Telangana CM to relocate Secretariat to Hospital site citing poor vaastu conditions March 2, 2015

    Hyderabad: While Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao's belief in vaastu is well known, he has found himself in the middle of a controversy after the Opposition accused him of wasting state funds over shifting the state Secretariat citing vaastu as a reason. The Telangana government has decided to build a...
  • No to handshakes and hugs, only say 'Namaste' to prevent swine flu: Telangana government January 24, 2015

    Telangana: With 11 swine flu deaths and 250 cases in January, Telangana is the worst hit state in the country. Alarmed with the situation, the Telangana government is putting effort in to control and treat swine flu cases in the state. To prevent the spread of the disease, the government...
  • People endorsed TRS rule, KCR says about Medak bypoll September 16, 2014

    Hyderabad: The thumping victory of TRS in the Medak Lok Sabha bypoll in Telangana is an endorsement of the state government's functioning, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said on Tuesday. "People endorsed what we did in these three months," he told reporters after Telangana Rashtra Samiti nominee K Prabhakar Reddy was...
  • Watch: 'The Week that Wasn't' with Cyrus Broacha September 14, 2014

    On this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha shows what makes news on a dull day. He also talks about India's position in the tennis world. ...
  • TWTW: What happens to a journalist when he talks about Telangana CM KCR September 14, 2014

    Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has sparked a controversy by issuing a stern warning to the media. He threatened to 'bury the media 10 feet under the earth if it insults Telangana'. ...
  • Justice Katju hits out at KCR, says his statement against media is improper, unacceptable September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Press Council of India Chairman Justice Markandey Katju has hit out at Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao for threatening to bury the media. Katju said that KCR's statement was improper and unacceptable. "This statement of a Chief Minister is, in my opinion, highly improper, highly objectionable and totally...
  • Won't allow anyone to stifle media: I&B Minister to Telangana CM September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Hitting out hard at Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday said that no one will be allowed to play with media's freedom. Javadekar's comments came as the Telangana CM sparked a controversy by threatening to 'bury the media 10 feet...
  • KCR threatens media: Does the political class see the media as a threat? September 10, 2014

    Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has sparked a controversy by issuing a stern warning to the media. He threatened to 'bury the media 10 feet under the earth if it insults Telangana'. ...
  • Will bury the media 10 feet under the earth if it insults Telangana: CM KCR warns news channels September 10, 2014

    Warangal: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has sparked a controversy by issuing a stern warning to the media. He threatened to 'bury the media 10 feet under the earth if it insults Telangana'. The problem started when two TV channels allegedly portrayed the members of the Assembly in a...
  • Telangana to be developed on the likes of Singapore model: Chandrashekhar Rao August 22, 2014

    Singapore: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao on Friday said he would like India's newest state to grow along the lines of 'Singapore model'. "I am impressed by the zero corruption, the discipline, the time management (in Singapore)". "After witnessing the best in Singapore, I have no doubt in my mind...
  • Medak mishap which killed 18 took place due to driver's negligence: Gowda July 24, 2014

    Medak: In a horrific incident, 17 children along with the driver were killed on Thursday as a school bus collided with a moving passenger train at an unmanned railway crossing in Medak district in Telangana. The tragic accident took place on Thursday morning at Masayipet of Veldurthi mandal in Medak. The...
  • News 360: UP's Principal Home secretary sacked over increasing rape cases in state June 2, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh government which is facing severe flak for the surging rate of crime against women and children in the state on Monday removed Principal Secretary for Home, Anil Gupta. This comes a day after the Akhilesh Yadav government removed its Chief Secretary Javed Usmani over the Badaun gangrape case...
  • First Chief Minister KCR set to guide Telangana's destiny June 2, 2014

    Hyderabad: For TRS president K Chandrasekhar Rao, the metamorphosis from being the leader of separate statehood agitation by starting of with only a handful of supporters in 2001 to securing majority on his own and occupying the Chief Minister's chair in Telangana today is complete. The 60yearold KCR, as he is...
  • President's Rule revoked in Telangana June 2, 2014

    New Delhi: President's Rule imposed in united Andhra Pradesh was revoked partially on Monday to facilitate swearingin of a government in the newlycreated Telangana headed by TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao. However, the central rule will continue in the residual Andhra Pradesh till TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu takes charge as...
  • Telangana: Struggle for separate statehood that lasted 60 years June 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The countdown has begun for the creation of the 29th state of India, Telangana. Telangana will officially be born at midnight tonight and TRS chief K Chandrashekar Rao will be sworn in as the first chief minister on Monday morning. The creation will bring to end a struggle...
  • 'Hopeful that Andhra, Telangana CMs will amicably resolve all issues' May 31, 2014

    Andhra Pradesh Governor ESL Narasimhan on Saturday expressed hope that Chief Ministers of both Telangana and residuary Andhra Pradesh would discuss and "amicably" settle the issues concerning the two states after they formally come into being on June 2. In an informal chat with journalists at the Raj Bhavan on Saturday...
  • Administrative confusion, dispute between CMdesignate of Seemandhra, Telangana May 30, 2014

    Hyderabad: Three days before the first governments formally take over the states of Telangana and Seemandhra, administrative confusion and disputes are already causing upheaval. TRS Chief and Telangana chief ministerdesignate K Chandrasekhar Rao called for a bandh on Thursday as he protested against the Centre's Ordinance to merge seven mandals...
  • Lok Sabha elections: TRS sweeps Telangana, Congress bites dust, KCR the king May 16, 2014

    Hyderabad: After Narendra Modi, perhaps the biggest winner in this election is TRS chief K Chandrashekhararao. Rao, the chief of TRS has achieved almost everything he wanted to achieve in just 14 years. In 2001, he quit the TDP to make Telangana state a reality. He got his Telangana in...
  • Telangana: KCR vs the rest, it's a choice between heart and head April 28, 2014

    Hyderabad: In a region which is going to be India's newest state, it is K Chandhashekhar Rao versus the rest. Even though there is a multicornered contest across in all the 17 Lok Sabha seats and 119 Assembly seats, the main fight is between KCR and the rest. The ruling...
  • Hyderabad: Special court orders CBI probe into KCR's assets April 25, 2014

    Hyderabad: Less than a week before Telangana votes, a special CBI court in Hyderabad has directed the CBI to probe Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief K Chandrashekhar Rao's assets. Based on a private complaint lodged by a resident of Hyderabad Y Balaji Vadera, the special court has ordered the inquiry...
  • Telangana elections: KCR gambles again April 5, 2014

    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...
  • MPs Rating: K Chandrashekhar Rao scores 7.45 out of 10 March 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Telangana Rashtriya Samithi chief K Chandrashekhar Rao is the sitting MP from Mahabubnagar in Andhra Pradesh. The Telangana hero has scored 7.45 in a survey conducted by CNN-IBN and ADR that rates our parliamentarians' performance. Rao scored more than 7 on 10 on the parameters of accessibility & trustworthiness....
  • Bhagat Singh and Azad were terrorists, says UK historian February 17, 2014

    Surat: A UKbased historian described Indian freedom fighters Bhagat Singh and Chandrashekhar Azad as "terrorists" during a lecture held in Surat recently, sparking a controversy. Delivering a lecture on 'Nonviolent Resistance In India during 19151947', Warwick University's professor David Hardiman said, "Terrorist groups, who predate Mahatma Gandhi, were...
  • TRS chief meets Sonia, asks her to ensure passing of Telangana Bill February 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of the Telangana Bill being tabled in Parliament, TRS Chief K Chandrasekhar Rao on Monday held a significant meeting with Congress President Sonia Gandhi amid reports that the two parties were contemplating merger. According to TRS sources, Rao met Sonia Gandhi in the evening and thanked her for...
  • Lalu meets TRS chief, backs Telangana Bill February 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as the Telangana standoff continues, Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Yadav on Saturday met Telangana Rashtriya Samiti President Chandrashekhar Rao in Delhi. The former Bihar Chief Minister said that he was in support of the Telangana Bill. He even appealed to the Centre to expedite the formation...
  • RPN Singh's faux pas, blames BJP for Rajiv Gandhi's lax security November 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Minister of State for Home RPN Singh on Wednesday made a huge faux pas by blaming the Bharatiya Janata Party for not providing adequate security to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi who was assassinated during an election campaign in 1991. He said, "The BJP was in power with...
  • PM right in saying Sardar Patel was secular, says Narendra Modi October 31, 2013

    Bharuch: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi kept the controversy over Sardar Patel's political allegiance on his agenda as he spoke at the foundation laying ceremony of the Sardar Patel statue. While acknowledging Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's claim that Patel was secular, Modi, who is also Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial...