TELANGANA

  • Three people die of swine flu in Hyderabad; Telangana toll mounts to 8 December 18, 2014

    Hyderabad: Three people have succumbed to swine flu in Hyderabad in the last two days, taking the total number of deaths due to the disease in 2014 in Telangana to eight. Two persons infected with the H1N1 virus died late on Tuesday while the third patient passed away on Wednesday,...
  • Telangana government launches special drive against illegal financiers December 12, 2014

    Hyderabad: A special drive against the illegal financers has been launched by the South Zone Police to curb or to control unlawful finance business in the society. Under this special drive, 12 cases have been registered by police under Telangana State Money Lending Act and extortion case. It has come...
  • Telangana CM invited to China's Sichuan province November 29, 2014

    Hyderabad: China's Sichuan province has invited Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao to visit the region to strengthen friendly relations and promote business and cultural cooperation. In a letter to the Chief Minister, Zhang Tao, deputy director general of the foreign affairs office in Sichuan, said both the Chinese province and...
  • After Congress, Telangana BJP objects to renaming of Rajiv Gandhi International Airport November 28, 2014

    Hyderabad: The Aviation Ministry's decision to rename the domestic terminal at Hyderabad's Rajiv Gandhi International Airport after former CM NT Rama Rao has triggered a row and it is not just the Congress that is up in arms. The Telangana state BJP is also upset with the decision and plans...
  • Row over naming Hyderabad Airport DomesticTerminal after NTR, Telangana government says consent not taken November 26, 2014

    Hyderabad: The Civil Aviation Ministry had last week issued an order naming of the domestic terminal at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad after the Telugu matinee idol, TDP founder and former AP chief minister N T Ramarao. Since then opposition party Congress has been opposing the move. The...
  • Hyderabad: Police constable arrested in connection with attack on Aurobindo Pharma Director November 20, 2014

    Hyderabad: A Telangana Police constable has been arrested in connection with the failed abduction bid attack on Aurobindo Pharma Director K Nityananda Reddy. The police nabbed the accused by tracking a mobile signal. He was held while he was trying to flee on a bus to Bengaluru. Police is probing...
  • Telangana government considering to double salaries of MLAs, MLCs November 17, 2014

    Hyderabad: The Telangana government is considering to double the salaries of MLAs and MLCs in the state in view of "rising expenses". Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao held a review with senior officials on the issue on Monday, a release from his office said. The legislators are presently getting up to...
  • Farmer suicides mar TRS' short tenure in Telangana, opposition blames indifference November 9, 2014

    Hyderabad: It is a grim situation for farmers across Telangana. In the last five months, since the Telangana Rashtra Samiti came to power in the state - around 350 farmers have committed suicide. Non-implementation of loan waivers, power cuts, inadequate rainfall, dry bore wells, depletion of ground water and poor...
  • Telangana government to set up 24-hour helpline for women's safety November 6, 2014

    Hyderabad: Setting up a 24-hour helpline, enhancing policing and effective implementation of IT Act are among measures being proposed by Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao for women's safety. The helpline should have the toll free number '181', he suggested during a review meeting on women's safety, as per a release...
  • Telangana CM hails maiden budget; Opposition expresses disappointment November 5, 2014

    Hyderabad: Even as the ruling TRS hailed the maiden Budget of Telangana, the main opposition Congress and other parties expressed disappointment over it. Hailing the Rs 1,00,637 crore budget presented in the Legislative Assembly by Finance Minister E Rajender, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said that the budget reflected people's...
  • Telangana government presents over Rs 1 lakh crore maiden budget November 5, 2014

    Hyderabad: The Telangana government presented its maiden budget with an outlay of over Rs 1 lakh crore in the Assembly on Wednesday. Etela Rajender, Finance Minister of Telangana state formed on June 2 this year, said in his budget speech that for the ten months of the financial year 2014-15,...
  • AP to take its complaints against Telangana to Centre November 3, 2014

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu will visit New Delhi on November 6 and 7 with a report listing "violation" of the AP Reorganisation Act and other laws by the Telangana Government. The Chief Minister will submit the report to the Union Ministers concerned while Chief Secretary I Y...
  • Telangana could be a major seed producer: K Chandrasekhar Rao November 3, 2014

    Hyderabad: Aiming to make Telangana a major producer of seeds in the country, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao sought to learn the best practices in farming during a visit to Chhattisgarh, it was officially announced. Rao, who is on a two-day visit to Chhattisgarh to purchase electricity, visited a...
  • Telangana CM visits Chhattisgarh for power purchase November 3, 2014

    Hyderabad: Faced with an acute electricity shortage, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is on a visit to Chhattisgarh to purchase of power. "I have actually come for purchasing electricity from Chhattisgarh, for supplying to our farmers. Electricity is being supplied 24 hours (a day) in Chhattisgarh. We don't have such...
  • Two TDP legislators join TRS in Telangana October 29, 2014

    Hyderabad: One MLA and one MLC from the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) have formally joined the ruling party TRS in the presence of chief minister K Chandrashekhar Rao in a public function on Wednesday. They are MLA Teegala Krishna Reddy (Maheswaram) and the party MLC V Gangadhar Goud. Two others,...
  • TDP, TRS take their war to Facebook October 28, 2014

    Hyderabad: The bitterness between the Andhra and Telangana state political parties TDP and TRS has gone to new level. Telugu Desam Party's official Facebook page has put up a post that mocks the newly formed state of Telangana. The TDP takes a dig at TRS government in Telangana claiming that...
  • Restrain from making provocative comments: PCI panel to Telangana CM October 27, 2014

    New Delhi: A three-member panel constituted by Press Council of India has recommended that Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao be directed to restrain himself from making provocative statements against journalists. The committee comprising journalists Rajeev Ranjan Nag, K Amarnath and Krishna Prasad was constituted by PCI Chairperson Justice (retd) Markandey...
  • AP denying Telangana its share of electricity: K Chandrasekhar Rao October 25, 2014

    Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Friday night claimed that his Andhra Pradesh counterpart N Chandrababu Naidu was denying the rightful share of electricity to Telangana by not honouring the provisions of the AP Reorganisation Act and said he will move Supreme Court over the matter. Rao also sought...
  • Telangana power shortage due to government unpreparedness: BJP October 23, 2014

    Hyderabad: BJP MP and the party's national vice president Bandaru Dattatreya on Wednesday accused Telangana government of being "short-sighted and unprepared" which led to water and power shortage due to which several farmers have committed suicide in the newly formed state. "In the new state of Telangana, so far about...
  • Andhra Pradesh CM Naidu criticises Telangana's TRS government for power crisis October 22, 2014

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday said that he was ready for an open discussion about the prevailing power crisis in the new Telangana state even as he criticised the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) government for creating a controversy over every issue. "Telangana state is unable...
  • Telangana: TRS, TDP workers clash over sharing of water, electricity October 22, 2014

    Hyderabad: Telangana Rashtra Samiti and Telugu Desam Party workers clashed in Nalgonda district on Wednesday as the row over sharing of water and electricity between Telangana and Andhra Pradesh took a violent turn. Tension prevailed in Nalgonda district as police arrested top leaders of opposition TDP during a shutdown called by...
  • Sound law and order key to development, says Telangana CM October 21, 2014

    Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said good law and order is an essential prerequisite for rapid development of a state or country while citing the example of Singapore. Referring to his recent visit to Singapore, the Chief Minister said public safety was a top priority in the city-...
  • Terminally ill boy becomes Hyderabad police chief for a day October 15, 2014

    Hyderabad: Ten-year-old Sadiq wanted to be police commissioner for a day and his wish was fulfilled by the Hyderabad Police Commissioner Mahender Reddy on Wednesday. Clad in khaki uniform with a cap, the terminally ill boy occupied the chair of the police commissioner while Mahender Reddy and other officers saluted him. The...
  • Two Maoist cadres surrender to the Telangana state police October 10, 2014

    Warangal: Two Maoists, including an outlawed CPI Maoist area committee secretary, have surrendered to the Telangana police, it was officially announced on Friday. Superintendent of Police (Rural) LKV Ranga Rao produced the surrendered Maoists before reporters and said that CPI Maoist's Eturnagaram-Mahadevpur area committee secretary Mekala Raju alias Raj Kumar...
  • Cyclone Hudhud approaches Odisha, Andhra; relief teams make final preparations October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Cyclone Hudhud is fast approaching the Odisha and North Andhra Pradesh coast. It is likely to make landfall at Visakhapatnam on Sunday afternoon. Odisha government has asked the Center to send satellite phones for rescue and relief work. Home Minister Rajnath Singh has also spoken to the chief ministers...
  • Andhra Pradesh CM Naidu refutes Telangana CM's allegations about power situation October 9, 2014

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu strongly hit back on Thursday at Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) saying that the latter is merely trying to misinform people about the power issue. "The Telangana CM is unnecessarily blaming me. How can I be responsible for Telangana's electricity...
  • Split in Telangana TDP, 4 MLAs and 1 MLC set to join TRS October 9, 2014

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu-led Telugu Desam Party (TDP) is facing a big threat to its very existence in the newly created state of Telangana. Four TDP MLAs and an MLC met Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhara Rao and extended their support and willingness to join the party....
  • BHEL to set up 6,000 MW thermal plant in Telangana October 5, 2014

    Hyderabad: State-owned Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) will set up 6,000 MW thermal power plant in Telangana. BHEL chairman and managing director B Prasad Rao and Telangana State Power Generation Corporation (TS GENCO) chairman and managing director. D Prabhakar Rao on Saturday signed a memorandum of understanding in the presence of...
  • Telangana CM urges PM to implement 33% reservation for women October 1, 2014

    Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday to implement 33 per cent reservation for women in Parliament as well as state legislatures. In a letter written to the Prime Minister, Rao also sought 33 per cent reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBC) both...
  • Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao congratulates Sania Mirza for winning gold September 29, 2014

    Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao congratulated tennis star Sania Mirza on Monday for winning a gold medal in the mixed doubles competition at the Asian Games. Sania, a brand ambassador for Telangana, made Telangana and the country proud with a gold medal in the mixed doubles category and...