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  • Modi may recast the role of Planning Commission, FM to deal with states now June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: After scrapping the Empowered Group of Ministers (EGOMs) and Group of Minsters (GOMs), the Narendra Modi government may now be targeting the Planning Commission for an overhaul. According to sources, the Union government is likely to revamp the role of the Planning Commission. As per the new plan, the...
  • Cabinet approves Modi's decision to scrap GoMs and EGoMs June 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The decision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to scrap 30 GoMs and EGoMs set up by the previous UPA government on Wednesday received the formal nod of the Union Cabinet. Dismantling the legacy of UPA rule, Modi had on May 31 abolished all the 30 Empowered Group of...
  • Decision on GoMs 'symptomatic of autocratic regime': Congress June 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Monday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his decision to scrap all GoMs and EGoMs saying it was "symptomatic of autocratic regime" and noted that "no single person can be repository of all wisdom". Party spokesperson Randip Surjewala also reminded that it was the NDA government led...
  • Modi abolishes GoMs but Congress says it helps in decision making June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: With the Narendra Modi government deciding to scrap all 30 Group of Ministers (GoMs) and Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoMs) set up by the previous UPA regime, Congress defended the ministerial groups saying they were necessitated due to the complexities of issues having inter-ministerial connotations. While Congress...
  • A Billion Votes: GoM clears final draft on Andhra Pardesh Bifurcation February 4, 2014

    The Telangana draft Bill and the Cabinet note on Telangana are likely to be brought before Cabinet on February 6. According to sources, the Group of Ministers has finalised the Telangana Bill. It has also approved the Cabinet note. The draft Bill and the note will be produced before the...
  • Andhra bifurcation: 2013 saw Telangana moving towards reality December 28, 2013

    The year 2013 would go down in golden letters in the history of Telangana as the Congress-led government at the Centre put its seal of approval to carve out a new state by splitting Andhra Pradesh. But the move erupted largescale protests in Seemandhra, provoking six Congress Lok Sabha MPs to...
  • Cabinet clears Telangana draft bill with 10 Andhra Pradesh districts December 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Removing one more hurdle in bifurcating Andhra Pradesh to create Telangana, the Union Cabinet on Thursday cleared the draft Bill with 10 districts. The Cabinet, however, decided not to include the proposed Rayalaseema districts (Ananthapur and Kurnool) in the proposed Telangana state. The decision was taken after an intense...
  • Telangana back to haunt Congress, Cabinet discusses the matter December 5, 2013

    Hyderabad: The creation of Telangana was back to haunt the Congress with the Union Cabinet meeting on Thursday evening to disuss the final draft report prepared by the Group of Ministers. Earlier, no consensus was reached at the Congress Core Group meeting on the inclusion of two Rayalaseema districts in the...
  • Telangana: Bandh hits normal life as Cabinet prepares to table draft December 5, 2013

    Hyderabad: As the final Telangana draft report prepared by the Congress Group of Ministers is likely to be placed before the Cabinet on Thursday, Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) has called for a bandh against the proposal to merge two districts of Rayalaseema in Andhra Pradesh with the proposed state. Services of...
  • GoM clears draft bill on Telangana December 4, 2013

    The Union Cabinet will on Thursday discuss the report on Telangana and the draft bill to create the new state as the GoM completed its work tonight and is believed to have recommended merger of two districts of Rayalseema with the proposed state. ...
  • Bill on Telangana to come soon before Parliament, says Sushil Kumar Shinde December 1, 2013

    Refusing to confirm whether the Bill to carve out separate Telangana state will be tabled in the winter session of Parliament, beginning this week, Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde today said the Bill will come "very soon" before Parliament. "Meetings (of GoM) have almost been completed to carve out separate...
  • GoM finalises draft Telangana bill November 27, 2013

    New Delhi: The Group of Ministers (GoM), set up to look into the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, has finalised its report along with the draft Telangana Bill but remained non-committal on when it will be submitted to the Union Cabinet. After a four-hour marathon meeting, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde, who heads...
  • GoM likely to finalise a draft on Telangana today November 21, 2013

    New Delhi: The Group of Ministers (GoM) are likely to finalise a draft on the formation of Telangana on Thursday. As per Article 3 of the Constitution, the draft bill will there after be sent to the Union Cabinet for approval and eventually to the President for approval. According to sources,...
  • Andhra bifurcation will lead to security concerns, says Kiran Reddy November 18, 2013

    Warning that bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh would lead to security concerns for the whole nation, Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy on Monday urged the Group of Ministers (GoM) to reconsider the decision to carve out separate Telangana state. The chief minister met the GoM in the national capital and strongly...
  • Telangana central ministers meet GOM, demand new state before polls November 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Union ministers from Telangana met the Group of Ministers (GoM) headed by the Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Monday. Senior minister S Jaipal Reddy, Ministers of State Sarve Satyanaryana and Balram Nayak met him to put forward their demands and views. They asked the Centre to...
  • Telangana Congress leaders deliberate ahead of meeting with GoM November 15, 2013

    Ahead of the meeting between Group of Ministers (GoM) on Andhra Pradesh bifurcation and Union ministers from the state, Congress leaders from Telangana discussed about key issues to be highlighted with the high-level panel on Friday. The meeting gains significance as two state ministers from Seemandhra region have demanded Union Territory...
  • Andhra CM's meet with GoM on Telangana postponed November 14, 2013

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy, who was scheduled to meet Group of Ministers (GOM) on Telangana in Delhi on Thursday night, has postponed his visit. The chief minister will not be travelling to the national capital for the meeting with the GoM, sources in the Chief Minister's...
  • YSR Congress, CPM demands for united Andhra November 13, 2013

    The YSR Congress party and Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Wednesday met the Group of Ministers and strongly opposed proposed bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh. Leaders of the two parties conveyed their opinion to the GoM, which continued meeting representatives of political parties for the second day. The Telugu Desam Party...
  • Telangana Bill likely in Parliament in winter session November 11, 2013

    New Delhi: The Telangana Bill is likely to be introduced in Parliament during its upcoming winter session, according to highly-placed sources. The Group of Ministers (GoM) on Telangana met the secretaries of various government departments on Monday as part of its brief to look into the proposed bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh. The...
  • GoM discusses Andhra bifurcation issues with departments November 12, 2013

    New Delhi/Hyderabad: The Group of Ministers (GoM) on Telangana on Monday discussed with secretaries of various central ministries and departments issues related to bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh. The GoM, constituted by the Centre to consider issues regarding the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and formation of a separate Telangana state, held consultations...
  • YSR Congress to attend meeting on Telangana convened by Centre, informs Jagan November 8, 2013

    A representative of the YSR Congress Party would be attending the all-party meeting convened by the Centre on November 13 on the issue of division of Andhra Pradesh, the party said on Friday. Talking to reporters, YSRCP president Jaganmohan Reddy said that senior leader MV Mysoora Reddy would be representing the...
  • Panel set up to study division of assets between Telangana, Andhra October 28, 2013

    The Centre has constituted a high- level committee headed by former CRPF chief, K Vijay Kumar, to look at the division of assets and the administrative framework which would be required when Telangana is created upon bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh. The committee, which will visit Hyderabad tomorrow, will interact with professionals,...
  • Telangana: GoM discusses sharing of water, power, assets between states October 19, 2013

    The GoM, set up to look into the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, on Saturday, had detailed discussions concerning sharing of river water, power, distribution of assets and demarcating of boundaries at its second meeting and ordered preparation of reports on every issue. "The GoM discussed in detail terms of reference. We...
  • Congress speaking in different voices on Andhra division, alleges Naidu October 18, 2013

    Congress is going ahead with division of Andhra Pradesh for political gains without trying to resolve the issue in an amicable manner, TDP President N Chandrababu Naidu alleged on Friday. Naidu, who undertook fast in Delhi recently against bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, said Congress leaders in Delhi spoke in different voices...
  • GoM on Telangana to consider Srikrishna Committee's report on Telangana October 11, 2013

    The Group of Ministers (GoM), set up to look into the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, will focus its deliberations on the recommendations of Justice BN Srikrishna Committee that gave an extensive report on Telangana in 2010. "Srikrishna Committee's report will be the basis of the whole exercise," Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde,...
  • No time-frame set for GoM to submit report on Telangana: Azad October 11, 2013

    New Delhi: The Group of Ministers on Telangana met at Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde's residence on Friday. Sources said that the ministers discussed the basic parameters for bifurcation and no time frame has been set for it to submit its report. A full fledged meeting will take place on...
  • GoM meets on Telangana, assures of fairness and objectivity October 11, 2013

    New Delhi: The Group of Ministers (GoM) on Telangana met on Friday and gave the assurance that the concerns of Andhra Pradesh would be addressed with "fairness and objectivity". Though elaborate discussions on the issue will take place in it's next meeting on October 19 as two Union ministers -...
  • Govt reconstitutes GoM on Telangana; drops Raju, brings Antony October 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Barely two days after constituting a ten-member GoM on Telangana, government on Tuesday reorganised the high-powered ministerial panel by dropping HRD Minister M Pallam Raju and bringing Defence Minister A K Antony, and also reducing the number of members to seven. Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde, Defence Minister A K...
  • Telangana under consideration: How a new state is created July 29, 2013

    New Delhi: The Telangana statehood issue which first came out in the open in 1960s may take some more time to officially get a separate identity. The UPA Coordination Committee and the Congress Working Committee are likely to meet on Tuesday at 5.30 pm to decide on the bifurcation of...
  • Cabinet makes marriage laws more women friendly July 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Marriage laws will now become more women friendly with the government on Wednesday approving a slew of recommendations of a Group of Ministers (GoM) including providing for sufficient compensation to a woman from her husband's ancestral property in case of divorce. The Cabinet on Wednesday approved the recommendations of...