Telangana Protests

  • Will Telangana protests disrupt Chidambaram's Budget speech? February 17, 2014

    Telangana protests have been rocking the Parliament ever since the second phase of Winter Session began. It needs to be seen if the Finance Minister's Budget speech would be disrupted over Telangana on Monday. ...
  • News 360: Caste-based quota stays, says Sonia Gandhi February 5, 2014

    The Congress has distanced itself from party leader Janardhan Dwivedi's statement on OBC quota. Congress President Sonia Gandhi has issued a statement affirming the Congress's commitment to caste-based quota. ...
  • A Billion Votes: Extended winter session begins, 39 bills at stake February 5, 2014

    The second half of Parliament's Winter Session began on Wednesday amidst the Telangana tangle. At stake are 39 bills and the reputation of the 15th Lok Sabha which is already going down in the records as one of the worst performing in the Indian history. ...
  • News 360: 3 Ugandan women file complaint over sex trade, DCW steps in February 4, 2014

    The issue of drug trafficking and prostitution at Khirki Extension has come to the fore once again after a CNN-IBN investigation exposed that Ugandan women were being pushed into sex trade. Delhi Commission for Women Chairperson Barkha Singh on Tuesday wrote a letter to the Delhi Police Commissioner asking him...
  • Digvijaya appeals to Andhra people to call off their protest against Telangana October 8, 2013

    Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh appealed to Seemandhra people to call off their protest against Telangana. "I appeal to all people striking in Andhra Pradesh today, the power department workers, to call off their protest. The Home Minister has said that all grievances associated with the bifurcation will be...
  • Chandrababu Naidu says can't choose between Telangana, Seemandhra October 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Telugu Desam Party chief N Chandrababu Naidu, who is on an indefinite hunger strike against the creation of Telangana, on Tuesday remained evasive on the issue and instead said he "cannot choose between his two children", meaning Telangana and Seemandhra. Calling the decision to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh to create...
  • Telangana plunges Seemandhra into chaos, situation getting worse October 8, 2013

    New Delhi/Hyderabad: As the total shut down of Seemandhra enters the fifth day, the region comprising 13 districts of the state is plunging into total chaos. Two powerful leaders from the region, the YSR Congress chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy and the TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu are on an indefinite...
  • Pallam Raju skips Cabinet meet to protest against Telangana October 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Human Resources Development Minister Pallam Raju did not attend the Cabinet meet that was held on Tuesday morning. The minister had sent his resignation over the bifurcation of Andhra is yet to be accepted. However, Textiles Minister KS Rao from Andhra attended the meeting. Five Union Ministers including Pallam...
  • Telangana fallout: Shoot-at-sight orders in place in Vizianagaram October 6, 2013

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh remains on edge as anti-Telangana forces step up their protests today. The shoot-at-sight orders are in place in curfew-bound Vizianagaram following arson and violence. Around 15 trains were cancelled, properties vandalized, curfew clamped in one district and a virtual shutdown in several other areas of Seemandhra. The united...
  • Telangana fire spreads, six Union Ministers quit, Jagan to go on fast October 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Protests erupted within the Congress soon after the Union Cabinet cleared the way for dividing Andhra Pradesh to create Telangana with six ministers quitting from the Union Council of Ministers till Friday. Anti-Telangana protests were also witnessed in Seemandhra and the region is witnessing a 72-hour bandh from...
  • Four Union Ministers resign over Telangana issue October 4, 2013

    A day after the Cabinet approved the formation of Telangana, four ministers hailing from Seemandhra region of Andhra Pradesh have quit the Union Council of Ministers. Union Ministers Chiranjeevi, Pallam Raju, Kotla S Reddy and KS Rao have submitted their resignation papers over the issue. ...
  • Telangana fallout: Chiranjeevi quits, Pallam Raju offers to resign October 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Hours after the Cabinet approved the formation of Telangana, Tourism Minister K Chiranjeevi on Thursday resigned following the announcement. Chiranjeevi, who hails from coastal Andhra region, protested against the Cabinet's decision. Soon after the Cabinet took a decision on the formation of Telangana, protest erupted in the Congress party...
  • Police drag anti-Telangana protestors away from PM's residence October 3, 2013

    New Delhi: The police on Thursday was dragging anti-Telangana protesters away from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's residence, 7 RCR, where a Cabinet meeting on Telangana is underway. United Andhra protesters even broke a barricade outside the Prime Minister's residence. The Cabinet is set to clear way for the formation of...
  • AP: Anti-Telangana protesters to block roads to Tirupati August 27, 2013

    Hyderabad: The on-going battle over Telangana is likely to severely affect the world's second richest temple Tirupati from Wednesday. The indefinite bandh across Seemandhra region has already been causing a lot of inconvenience to the devotees visiting the temple for the past three weeks. Andhra Pradesh state run buses have...
  • Govt set to bite the bullet on Telangana, decision likely by July end July 11, 2013

    New Delhi: The United Progressive Alliance is set to bite the bullet on Telangana statehood soon. The Congress Core group will meet on Friday and is likely to finalise its Telangana plan. Sources have told CNN-IBN that the Congress is keen to announce a decision on Telangana before the Monsoon Session...
  • Telangana issue: Osmania University student commits suicide June 15, 2013

    Hyderabad: Apparently frustrated by the delay in the formation of a separate Telangana state, a student of Osmania University in Andhra Pradesh committed suicide early Saturday, police said. The body of Bandaru Srinivas, an engineering student, was found hanging from a tree opposite the library on the Osmania University campus. He...
  • People will feel cheated if they do not get Telangana: Veeraraghav TM June 14, 2013

    The Telangana protests intensify after a brief lull as pro-Telangana activists clash with police in Hyderabad. With the 2014 elections drawing nearer, parties have started promising statehood, something that has alluded the region ever since Independence. CNN-IBN's consulting editor Veeraraghav TM joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the Telangana...
  • Pro-Telangana protest: Students clash with police for second day June 13, 2013

    Hyderabad: Pro-Telangana students clashed with the police for the second consecutive day on Thursday at the Osmania University campus in Hyderabad. The students had gathered to take out a march, when the Hyderabad Police tried to stop them. Protesting students pelted stones on policemen after they were stopped at the...
  • Telangana protesters try to enter Parliament compound, arrested April 30, 2013

    Telangana protesters on Tuesday tried to enter Parliament compund and were arrested. ...
  • US cautions its citizens about developments in Andhra January 27, 2013

    Hyderabad: Agitations related to the demand for separate Telangana state have prompted the US State Department to caution its citizens in Hyderabad to be careful till February 4. A statement issued by the Consulate General of USA in Hyderabad said there could be also demonstrations/protests on the arrest of Owaisi...
  • Cong Telangana MPs hint at quitting over statehood issue January 25, 2013

    Hyderabad: Congress MPs from Telangana on Friday dropped enough hints that they would quit the party if it did not honour its word on granting statehood for the region. For the record, however, they said they would wait for the Centre's decision on the issue till January 28 even as...
  • PM to visit Hyderabad, Telangana activists plan stir October 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Security has been tightened across Hyderabad as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visits the city later in the day. The PM is expected to inaugurate a session at the ongoing UN Biodiversity Summit in the city. However, pro-Telangana activists are expected to hold protests against the Centre's delay on...
  • Hyderabad continues to suffer amidst Telangana chaos October 2, 2012

    Hyderabad: The agitation for separate statehood by pro-Telangana groups is set to intensify in Hyderabad. The Telangana Joint Action Committee (TJAC) is planning a silent protest at Indira Park on Tuesday. Activists are expected to begin an indefinite hunger strike too amidst tight security for the ongoing 19-day UN Conference...
  • Telangana bandh: Violent clashes at Osmania University October 1, 2012

    Hyderabad: Pro-Telangana students on Monday clashed with police which used teargas shell to quell the protestors at Osmania University campus in Hyderabad even as the bandh called by different groups favouring separate statehood had little impact in the state capital and Telangana districts. A group of activists under the banner of...
  • Trying to find middle ground on Telangana: Congress October 1, 2012

    Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid has said that the Centre is not trying to delay a resolution to the Telangana issue, but trying to find a middle path on the matter. "It's not that we're dragging our feet or procrastinating. We're trying to find a middle ground so that in future,...
  • Schools, colleges closed in Hyderabad, Telangana October 1, 2012

    Hyderabad: Several educational institutions in Telangana region, including Hyderabad, have shut down on Monday following a bandh call by pro-Telangana groups. Telangana student unions including Osmania University Students Joint Action Committee gave a bandh call on Monday, protesting the alleged high-handedness of police during the 'Telangana March' in support of...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai April 25, 2012

    Watch top stories of the day with CNN-IBN's Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • News 360: The ghost of Bofors returns to haunt Congress April 25, 2012

    Former Swedish police chief Sten Lindstrom said in a tell-all interview on Wednesday that Rajiv Gandhi shielded Italian businessman Quattrochi. ...
  • Security reviewed ahead of Telangana protest March 8, 2011

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Assembly Deputy Speaker Nadendla Manohar on Tuesday reviewed the security arrangements in the House premises with Director General of Police K Aravinda Rao and other officials in the wake of 'Million March' protest scheduled for March 10. Manohar directed the police to step up security in and...
  • Telangana protesters detained for blocking roads January 17, 2011

    Hyderabad: Road transport was affected in several parts of Telangana in Andhra Pradesh on Monday as agitators raised road blockades, demanding separate statehood to the region. The movement of vehicles on national and state highways was disrupted as activists of the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS), the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and...