Telangana

  • Sania Mirza appointed brand ambassador of Telangana 21 hours 15 minutes ago

    Hyderabad: Indian tennis star Sania Mirza was on Tuesday appointed 'Brand Ambassador' of Telangana. She will promote the new "state's interests" in India and abroad, according to Industrial Infrastructure Corporation Managing Director Jayesh Rajan. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao handed over a letter of appointment and also a cheque of Rs...
  • ITC eyes Telangana for paper unit; Microsoft to expand operations July 14, 2014

    Hyderabad: Diversified group ITC today expressed willingness to set up a paper manufacturing unit in Telangana with an investment of Rs 3,500 crore. This was conveyed by top officials of ITC to Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao during a meeting here, said an official release. Expressing happiness over the move,...
  • Chandrababu Naidu, KC Rao visit temple to mark Bonalu festival July 13, 2014

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, his Telangana counterpart K Chandrasekhar Rao and several other leaders offered prayers at a famous temple in Secunderabad here on the occasion of Bonalu festival. The leaders visited the Sri Ujjaini Mahankali temple which is frequented by thousands of devotees during the festival. Rao...
  • Telangana declares bandh to protest amendment of AP reorganisation bill July 12, 2014

    Hyderabad: A state wide bandh was called by the Telangana Political Joint Action Committee and Left parties to protest the amendment of the AP re-organisation bill in the Lok Sabha on Friday. The Lok Sabha passed the bill which deals with the controversial Polavaram project and paves the way for transferring...
  • Telangana government sanctions 200 additional medical seats July 12, 2014

    Hyderabad: Telangana government has sanctioned 200 additional medical seats across three medical colleges in the state from the current academic year. Deputy Chief Minister and Medical Education Minister T Rajaiah on Saturday said that Rajiv Institute of Medical Sciences in Nizamabad was allotted 100 additional seats, while Gandhi Medical College in...
  • AP Reorganisation Bill passed in Lok Sabha July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Amidst chaos and chanting of 'Jai Telangana', Lok Sabha on Friday passed the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill. Home Minister Rajnath Singh had introduced the Bill with its component on the Polavaram project amidst uproar. Congress, Telangana Rashtra Samiti, Trinamool Congress Biju Janata Dal and All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen opposed...
  • IKEA eyes Hyderabad for first India store July 9, 2014

    Hyderabad: Swedish furniture retailer IKEA is expected to open its first outlet in India at Hyderabad and Telangana government has promised to fast-track all necessary clearances as the new state seeks to attract investments. After a meeting with top IKEA executives, Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao was quoted as saying...
  • Loksatta, Telangana BJP hail Rail Budget, YSR Congress unhappy July 8, 2014

    Hyderabad: Loksatta Party on Tuesday welcomed the "genuine" effort showed by Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda in his Budget to "end the era of reckless populism and lay the foundation for improved traffic infrastructure". Loksatta President Jayaprakash Narayan said the broad trajectory of the Rail Budget is in keeping with the...
  • Hyderabad will need of two more airports in future: KCR July 7, 2014

    Hyderabad: Hyderabad will require at least two more airports in the near future as the city's population is expected to touch three crore with the development of the Information Technology Investment Region, according to Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao. "Hyderabad's population in 2014 is 94 lakh. We are soon to...
  • NHRC notice to Telangana government over 'neglect' of PHC June 30, 2014

    New Delhi: National Human Rights Commission on Monday issued a notice to Telengana government seeking a report from it over alleged neglect of a Primary Health Centre in Hyderabad where there has been no electricity for the last four months due to non-payment of bill. According to an NHRC statement, it...
  • Ramazan begins in Hyderabad June 30, 2014

    Hyderabad: The Muslim holy month of Ramazan began Monday with the devout observing the first 'roza' or fast. This followed the sighting of moon of Ramazan. Moon sighting committee comprising Islamic scholars announced sighting of the new moon on Sunday. Sirens blared from hundreds of mosques across the city early on Monday...
  • June national rain average deficient by 42 per cent: Forecast agency June 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The national cumulative average of rainfall in June is deficient by a whopping 42 per cent, making it only the 12th instance in the past 113 years when rain shortfall was over 30 per cent in the month, according to a private forecasting agency. States like Gujarat...
  • Rajnath calls meeting with bureaucrats of Naxal-affected states June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has called a meeting with the bureaucrats of Naxal-affected states on Friday. All the 10 Naxal-hit states including Telangana is expected to attend the meet. Sources say invitation has been send out to DGPs and chief secretaries. The meeting will take place in the...
  • KCR asks officials to work out plan to tackle power shortage June 26, 2014

    Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Thursday asked the officials of energy department to draw up short term and long term plans to overcome the power deficiency in the state. "The Chief Minister reviewed the power situation in the state against the background of power crisis due to the...
  • KCR asks officials to wage war against poverty in Dalits June 24, 2014

    Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Tuesday asked district collectors to work hard to ensure that Dalits are lifted out of poverty and that their living conditions are improved. Addressing a meeting of collectors from ten districts of Telangana here, KCR also announced the launch of a special scheduled...
  • bifurcation left scar on telugu people’s pysche: andhra governor June 21, 2014

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan today said the bifurcation of the state left a deep scar on the psyche of the Telugu people. In his maiden address to the joint session of the Andhra Pradesh legislature after bifurcation, Narasimhan said popular sentiments, aspirations and expectations of a large section of...
  • 600 workers from Telangana in Iraq June 18, 2014

    Hyderabad: There are about 600 people from Telangana in Iraq and the government is taking all steps to ensure their safety, Telangana Deputy Chief Minister Mohammed Mehmood Ali said Wednesday. He said the state government was in touch with the Ministry of External Affairs and was gathering information about those from...
  • Telangana to officially celebrate Bonalu June 16, 2014

    Hyderabad: The Telangana government today decided to officially celebrate Bonalu and Bathukamma, the Hindu folk festivals of the region. The decision was taken at a meeting convened by Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhara Rao with senior officials and public representatives belonging to various political parties. Excise Minister Padma Rao told reporters that the...
  • Beas tragedy: ISRO, NASA's help may be sought to locate bodies June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Andhra Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister N. Chinna Rajappa on Saturday said his government was trying to establish contact with ISRO and NASA to locate the bodies of the 16 missing students who were swept away when water was released into the Beas river here without warning last week. "We...
  • Heat wave claims 31 lives in East Godavari district June 14, 2014

    Rajahmundry: The heat wave in the East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh has claimed 31 lives in the last two days, the district collector said today. "The district was under the grip of severe heat wave in the last two days and high temperatures of 43-46 degree Celsius were recorded at...
  • Telangana: CM Chandrasekhar Rao swears by quota and waives loans of farmers June 13, 2014

    Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) on Friday defended his government's proposal to provide up to 12 per cent reservation each in education and jobs to tribals and minorities. He also announced a waiver of loans availed by farmers. Replying to a debate in the Telangana Assembly here...
  • Employees, journos, lawyers get their "due" from T-govt June 11, 2014

    Hyderabad: Good news was in store for government employees, journalists and lawyers today as Telangana government acknowledged their role in the separate statehood movement and rebuilding it. A special Telangana increment would be extended to all government employees, along with health cards, Governor E S L Narasimhan said in his address...
  • Celebrations over, Telangana government gets down to business June 11, 2014

    Hyderabad: After more than six decades of struggle, Telangana is finally a separate state. Celebrations are now over and it's time for the new government to get down to business. All eyes are now on Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and his team as they set the wheels of development in...
  • Manali tragedy: Dam officials booked for culpable homicide, negligence June 11, 2014

    Manali: Days after 25 people were washed away in a river surge in Manali, the Himachal Pradesh police have registered a case against Larji Dam authorities for culpable homicide not amounting to murder and causing death due to negligence. Search operations in Manali have entered day 4 on Wednesday. However, chances...
  • Manali tragedy: FIR filed againt Larji Dam officials June 11, 2014

    Manali: The search operations in Manali entered day 4 on Wednesday with chances of finding any survivors fading. Officials say chances of finding any survivors are dim. Just five bodies have been recovered while 19 students and one tour guide are still missing. "We are continuing our search operations. We have...
  • Telangana gets first Speaker, Madhusudhanachari elected unopposed June 10, 2014

    Hyderabad: On day two of Telangana's first assembly session, all 119 members unanimously elected TRS MLA Madhusudanachari as the Speaker of the assembly, the first after bifurcation. The 6 day session of Telangana assembly began on June 9. The session will conclude on June 14, with Governor ESL Narasimhan's address scheduled...
  • Manali tragedy: Telangana government to sue dam officials, VNR college authorities June 10, 2014

    Manali: Two days after the Manali dam tragedy, the Telangana government has said that it is planning legal action against the Himachal Pradesh Dam authority as well as the college the students who drowned in the tragedy belonged to. Telangana Home Minister Narsimha Reddy said, "The Telangana government will take...
  • Manali dam tragedy: TRS blames engineers, says helping students June 9, 2014

    TRS leader K Kavitha said that Telangana state is working for the students who went missing from the Pandoh dam. "We are doing all that we can. This was an unavoidable loss because of the cruel negligence of the engineers who were manning the sirens for the dam. We hold...
  • Live blog: TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu takes oath as CM of Andhra Pradesh June 8, 2014

    Telugu Desam Party chief Chandrababu Naidu will take oath as the first chief minister of the new Andhra Pradesh. Sources told CNN-IBN that the new Andhra Pradesh Cabinet will have 20 ministers....
  • KCR meets PM, seeks special status for Telangana June 8, 2014

    Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Saturday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the national capital, and demanded special category status for his state. KCR, as the chief minister is popularly known, sought a package and financial assistance for the new state. The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief also urged...