Telangana Movement

  • 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...
  • Opinion: why the demand for a separate Telangana is justified February 4, 2013

    Hyderabad: Subregional assertions for autonomy and statehood in India are always viewed with suspicion. Even academics see them as parochial movements with potential threats to national integration. Such approach prevents us from studying the statehood movements in all its dimensions. This treatise looks at the nature and the socioeconomic context...
  • Form Telangana by New Year: Advani to Congress October 19, 2011

    Nizamabad (AP): Playing up the Telangana issue, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L K Advani on Wednesday accused the UPA government of going back on its promise and dragging the region into misery and asked it to shun its "indecisiveness" to make the statehood dream a reality by New Year. "I...
  • Telangana joint action panel to meet today October 18, 2011

    Hyderabad: The Telangana Joint Action Committee is slated to meet on Tuesday evening to decide on their future course of action. The strike on the other hand will continue with employees sitting in protest. Teachers, who had joined the protest earlier by carrying on with classes but refusing to accept salaries, have...
  • 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 stir: Rail, road services paralysed September 24, 2011

    The Telangana agitation entered its 12th day on Saturday, leaving Hyderabad virtually paralysed with both rail and road traffic stalled. As many as 58 trains were cancelled while the roadways buses were also stopped. ...
  • Telangana stir: 8 trains cancelled, 22 diverted September 23, 2011

    New Delhi: The agitation over the issue of Telangana has led to the cancellation or diversion of several trains in the Southern Railway. The railway has cancelled as many as eight trains and diverted 22 others because of the agitation. The trains that have been affected pass through Andhra Pradesh. Most of the...
  • Andhra: Trains diverted due to Telangana stir September 23, 2011

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Indian Railways have diverted or partially cancelled some trains passing through Andhra Pradesh because of agitation over Telangana. Train No 12625 Thiruvananthapuram CentralNew Delhi Kerala express scheduled to leave Thiruvananthapuram at 11.15 am is diverted via Shoranur, Mangalore Jn, Madgaon, Panvel, Vadodra and Kota (Konkan route) on September 23...
  • Jagan's exit from Cong may help Telangana: KCR December 14, 2010

    Speaking to CNNIBN, TRS chief KCR said Jagan Reddy's exit will force the Congress to agree to a separate statehood for Telanagana. ...
  • YSR's son, Congress MP all set for showdown May 27, 2010

    Hyderabad: A showdown between supporters and opponents of Y S Jaganmohan Reddy appears inevitable as the Congress MP is determined to go ahead with his planned 'odarpu' yatra in Telangana region. The industrialistturnedpolitician is set to arrive in Warangal district on Friday amid threats by Telangana activists to stop his yatra...
  • MIM opposes UT status for Hyderabad April 18, 2010

    Hyderabad: Ending its silence over the Telangana issue, the MajliseIttehadul Muslimeen (MIM) on Sunday opposed the demand for union territory status to Hyderabad and suggested that if the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh becomes inevitable, a Greater Telangana state comprising Telangana and Rayalseema regions be formed. MIM, a key political force in...
  • Telangana lawyers try to march into Parliament February 22, 2010

    New Delhi: Hundreds of lawyers from Telangana staged a protest rally on Monday in New Delhi demanding statehood for the region and tried to enter Parliament annexe, police said. Holding placards with messages such as "Lathi, goli khayenge, Telanagana le jaayenge" (we will suffer baton and bullets but will take Telangana)...
  • TDP MLAs quit over Telangana, Cong won't February 16, 2010

    Hyderabad: In a tactical move, 35 legislators belonging to the opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) from Telangana region on Tuesday sent their resignations to the convenor of the allparty Joint Action Committee (JAC), which is heading the movement for statehood to Telangana. However, the JAC itself is on the verge of...
  • 2 Telangana ministers withdraw resignations January 12, 2010

    Hyderabad: Two ministers from the Telangana region on Tuesday withdrew their resignations but legislators of Andhra Pradesh's ruling Congress party have refused to do so saying they would abide by the allparty Joint Action Committee's (JAC) decision. Minister for Information Technology K Venkat Reddy and Minister for Higher Education D Sridhar...
  • Telangana shutdown, showdown on December 30 December 28, 2009

    Hyderabad: The allparty Joint Action Committee (JAC) of Telangana on Sunday decided to intensify agitation for a separate statehood to the region and called for a shutdown on December 30. After a sixhour long meeting to chalk out the strategy, the JAC announced that protest rallies would be taken out across...
  • Andhra waits to solve Telangana tangle another day December 15, 2009

    Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh government tried to calm tempers on Monday by adjourning the state assembly to get some time to discuss the issue of splitting the state. ...
  • Telangana on hold, but AP in political mess still December 14, 2009

    Hyderabad: The political deadlock in Andhra Pradesh over the proposed division of the state continued on Monday with ministers and legislators from Telangana region holding a meeting after the state assembly was adjourned sine die amid uproar. As the protests in Andhra and Rayalaseema continued for the fourth day against the...
  • 3rd day of trouble in AP against Telangana December 13, 2009

    Hyderabad: Protests continued in coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema regions of Andhra Pradesh for the third day on Sunday against the Centre's decision to initiate the process for separate statehood to the Telangana region. Cutting across party lines, political activists, students and other groups took out rallies, staged sitins and relay hunger...
  • What about Hyderabad? Political analysts debate December 12, 2009

    Jayprakash Narayan, Lok Satta MLA from Telangana Distt, and political commentator Jyotirmaya Sharma discuss what would be the best for the hitech city. ...
  • Telangana in limbo, Andhra in a mess December 11, 2009

    Hyderabad: The political crisis in Andhra Pradesh, triggered by the Central government's decision to grant separate statehood to Telangana, deepened on Friday with legislators from two other regions continuing their mass resignations while shutdowns paralysed life in parts of the state. Andhra Pradesh stood divided on regional lines, with as many...
  • Andhra HC orders reopening of universities December 9, 2009

    Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh High Court on Wednesday struck down a state government order closing all colleges and universities in Hyderabad and nine other districts of Telangana region till December 18. A single judge bench also ordered the reopening of hostels and said water and electricity supply must be restored. Some students...
  • Telangana storm in Andhra Assembly for 3rd day December 9, 2009

    Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh Assembly was adjourned without any business being transacted for the second day on Wednesday with Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) legislators demanding a resolution on a separate state of Telangana as their chief K Chandrasekhara Rao's fastuntodeath entered the 11th day. Speaker Kiran Kumar Reddy adjourned the House...
  • Hyderabad tense, police take over univ December 9, 2009

    Hyderabad: Hyderabad was on security alert after police arrested several students and teachers of Osmania University to quell protests for a separate state as another group tried to lay siege to the state assembly. About 3,000 armed policemen moved to the campus and swooped on the students on hunger strike to...