Telangana Turmoil

  • Telangana: Bandh enters second day today; Chiranjeevi resigns December 7, 2013

    Hyderabad: Protests in Andhra Pradesh against the Telangana decision entered the second day on Saturday. YSR Congress and Telugu Desam Party have called a bandh to protest the bill cleared by the Union Cabinet for the creation of Telangana. Tourism Minister Chiranjeevi has also resigned from his post in protest...
  • Telangana: Cyclone Phailin devastates Seemandhra bandh October 16, 2013

    New Delhi/ Hyderabad: Cyclone Phailin seems to have devastated the month long bandh across Seemandhra region. The Andhra Pradesh government employees are meeting to decide their future course of action on Wednesday. The life in troubled regions of Rayalaseema and Coastal Andhra Pradesh has almost returned to normalcy in the last...
  • AP battles power crisis, hospitals running on generators October 8, 2013

    The people of Andhra Pradesh are facing the brunt of the protests over the state's bifurcation. Over 50 lakh households in five districts have had no power since 9 am on Monday. This comes as over 8,000 power sector employees have joined the protests against the bifurcation of the state....
  • Telangana impact: Housing prices to rise in Hyderabad August 1, 2013

    New Delhi: After remaining stagnant since 2009, housing prices in Hyderabad are set to rise as the market sentiment is likely to improve following Congress party's decision to create Telangana state out of Andhra Pradesh, rating agency Crisil said on Wednesday. "After a fouryear hiatus, residential real estate prices are set...
  • Andhra Pradesh split: Can brand Hyderabad survive this division? July 31, 2013

    Hyderabad will be the joint capital of Telangana and Seemandhra for the next 10 years. ...
  • Hyderabad joint capital as AP to be split into Telangana, Seemandhra July 30, 2013

    New Delhi: The 65yearold dream has finally become a reality and Telangana is all set to be 29th state of India. The ruling Congress reluctantly agrees to create a new state of Telangana by dividing India's 4th largest state Andhra Pradesh. After years of uncertainty and political maneuvering, Telangana is...
  • Hyderabad to be the joint capital of Telangana, Seemandhra July 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Even as the Congress Working Committee unanimously passed a resolution for the creation of Telangana by dividing Andhra Pradesh, the contentious issue of Hyderabad was also discussed and the proposal is to make it the joint capital of Telangana and Seemandhra. Hyderabad falls within the geographical boundaries of Telangana...
  • Telangana statehood: Who stands where July 30, 2013

    New Delhi: The Congress seems to be going ahead with the declaration on Telangana despite divisions in the party. Andhra Praesh Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy, too, is reportedly opposed to the decision saying the bifurcation will cause water and power problems for the new state. Here's a look at...
  • Decision on Telangana likely today; Congress still split July 30, 2013

    The Congress seems to be going ahead with the declaration on Telangana despite divisions in the party. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy, too, is reportedly opposed to the decision saying the bifurcation will cause water and power problems for the new state. ...
  • Congress clears Telangana, Hyderabad to be the joint capital July 30, 2013

    New Delhi: 8:35 pm: "It's one of the oldest demands. We have always supported Telangana. We appeal for peace in the state. Congress has done this for election," JD(U) chief Sharad Yadva said. 8:20 pm: "Today we pay our respects to all those who struggled and gave their lives for a...
  • AntiTelangana Cong MPs meet party leaders, want decision deferred July 30, 2013

    New Delhi: On what is likely to be the DDay for Telangana, efforts are on to delay the decision. Late on Monday night top Congress leaders met Andhra Pradesh MPs who are in favour of a united Andhra. The MPs are believed to have told Congress leaders that they will...
  • Telangana: The past and the future October 3, 2013

    Hyderabad: The Telangana struggle has been a long battle and it finally may come to an end soon. Here's a brief look at the Telangana story so far. Telangana is a region comprising 10 of Andhra Pradesh's 23 districts. Originally, the region was a part of the erstwhile Nizam's princely state...
  • Congress decision on Telangana likely today, tight security across AP July 30, 2013

    New Delhi/Hyderabad: It's DDay for Telangana as UPA allies are likely to discuss the Congress Core Group's proposal to create a separate state. The Congress Working Committee is set to meet after that meeting at 5.30 on Tuesday evening where the proposal is likely to be discussed. The CWC is then...
  • Congress core group meets to decide on Telangana statehood July 12, 2013

    New Delhi: The Congress Core Committee met on Friday to decide on the Telangana statehood. Sources say there are divisions within the party on giving the Telangana statehood. Earlier, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy, Deputy Chief Minister Damodar Rajanarasimha and Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh met Prime Minister...
  • 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 CNNIBN that the Congress is keen to announce a decision on Telangana before the Monsoon Session...
  • No promises on Telangana but Cong says decision will be taken soon July 3, 2013

    Hyderabad: Congress General Secretary and the party's Andhra Pradesh incharge Digvijaya Singh on Tuesday said that the decision on the Telangana issue is round the corner. The Congress is worried that the Telangana issue may backfire on it in the state Assembly elections. The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) has already...
  • Digvijaya asks AP CM to prepare for both Telangana or united Andhra July 2, 2013

    Hyderabad: Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh has said that a decision on Telangana is in its final stages. Digvijaya Singh visited Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy in Hyderabad on Monday and asked him to prepare for both options bifurcation or a united Andhra. Earlier on Sunday, Congress leaders...
  • Telangana protests flare up, police fire teargas shells at protesters June 14, 2013

    Hyderabad: The Telangana protests have flare up yet again in Hyderabad as the police fired teargas shells to disperse the protesters. No injuries were reported in the teargas firing. Meanwhile, two rebel Telangana Congress MPs G Viveka and Manda Jagannath have courted arrest even as hundreds of proTelangana activists have...
  • 'Decision on Telangana likely after AP Assembly session' June 1, 2013

    New Delhi: The Congress Core Group met in the national capital to discuss the Telangana issue and sources tell CNNIBN that a decision is likely to be announced after the Assembly session of Andhra Pradesh gets over. The Group also held talks on the Food Security Bill. Sources say an allparty...
  • 5 Telangana Cong MPs launch protest outside Parliament April 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Five Congress MPs from Telangana on Monday launched a 48hour protest outside Parliament to press for their separate statehood demand. The move caused a major embarrassment to the Congress as the party is in power in Andhra Pradesh. The MPs, clad in white kurta pyjamas, carried placards which read...
  • TRS leader files complaint against Sonia Gandhi January 30, 2013

    Karimnagar: A Telangana Rashtra Samithi leader has filed a police complaint against Congress President and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, at the One Town police station in Karimnagar on Wednesday. TRS leader Sardar Ravinder Singh filed the complaint alleging that the UPA chairperson had assured formation of Telangana during the General...
  • Telangana: 7 Andhra Congress MPs to submit resignations to Sonia today January 30, 2013

    New Delhi: The Telangana protests are set to get louder in the national capital on Wednesday as seven Congress MPs will be arriving in Delhi this morning and are expected to hand over their letters of resignation to Sonia Gandhi. Protests have been on by leaders of the region and students...
  • Telangana: 7 AP Cong MPs to send resignations to Sonia tomorrow January 29, 2013

    Hyderabad: The Telangana crisis continues as seven Congress MPs from Andhra Pradesh have said that they will send their resignation letters to party President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday. The MPs, after being summoned by the party high command, will land in Delhi on Wednesday. They also plan to write a...
  • Telangana: Congress's flipflops in the past three years January 29, 2013

    Bangalore: A midnight statement three years ago on the formation of Telangana, by the then Home Minister P Chidambaram, that was aimed at ending TRS chief K Chandrashekhara Rao's fast unto death opened a pandora's box. But just a few days later the Centre went back on its word by...
  • Telangana: Court orders police to file case against Shinde, PC January 28, 2013

    Hyderabad: The Telangana stir has intensified on Monday with activists and police clashing at Indira Park in Hyderabad. The Ranga Reddy district court has now admitted a petition against former home minister P Chidambaram and Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde accusing them of cheating the people of Telangana with their...
  • Will ask proTelangana MLAs to quit Cabinet: TRS MLA Harish Rao January 28, 2013

    Stepping up the pressure on the government over the Telangana statehood issue, TRS MLA Harish Rao said that in the coming days they will intensify their agitation. Rao also said that they will ask proTelangana leaders in the Andhra Pradesh cabinet to quit. ...
  • Police fire teargas shells at Osmania University campus January 27, 2013

    Hyderabad: Police fired teargas shells on the campus of Osmania University here on January 27 to stop proTelangana students from taking out a rally, an official said. Tension prevailed on the campus as the police and paramilitary forces swung into action to disperse students pelting stones at them. Student leaders...
  • 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,...
  • News 360: The ghost of Bofors returns to haunt Congress April 25, 2012

    Former Swedish police chief Sten Lindstrom said in a tellall interview on Wednesday that Rajiv Gandhi shielded Italian businessman Quattrochi. ...