Telangana

  • AP Reorganisation Bill passed in Lok Sabha 11-07-2014 12:49 PM

    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...
  • IKEA eyes Hyderabad for first India store 09-07-2014 09:18 PM

    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 08-07-2014 09:22 PM

    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...
  • Hyderabad will need of two more airports in future: KCR 07-07-2014 06:35 PM

    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...
  • NHRC notice to Telangana government over 'neglect' of PHC 30-06-2014 06:55 PM

    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,...
  • Ramazan begins in Hyderabad 30-06-2014 01:42 PM

    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...
  • June national rain average deficient by 42 per cent: Forecast agency 29-06-2014 10:53 AM

    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 and...
  • Rajnath calls meeting with bureaucrats of Naxal-affected states 26-06-2014 08:38 PM

    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...
  • KCR asks officials to work out plan to tackle power shortage 26-06-2014 04:31 PM

    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...
  • KCR asks officials to wage war against poverty in Dalits 24-06-2014 11:09 PM

    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...
  • bifurcation left scar on telugu people’s pysche: andhra governor 21-06-2014 12:36 PM

    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...
  • 600 workers from Telangana in Iraq 18-06-2014 08:33 PM

    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...
  • Telangana to officially celebrate Bonalu 16-06-2014 11:31 PM

    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...
  • Beas tragedy: ISRO, NASA's help may be sought to locate bodies 14-06-2014 10:56 PM

    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....
  • Heat wave claims 31 lives in East Godavari district 14-06-2014 05:14 PM

    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...
  • Telangana: CM Chandrasekhar Rao swears by quota and waives loans of farmers 13-06-2014 08:15 PM

    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 11-06-2014 03:54 PM

    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...
  • Celebrations over, Telangana government gets down to business 11-06-2014 01:41 PM

    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...
  • Manali tragedy: Dam officials booked for culpable homicide, negligence 11-06-2014 12:11 PM

    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,...
  • Manali tragedy: FIR filed againt Larji Dam officials 11-06-2014 09:17 AM

    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...
  • Telangana gets first Speaker, Madhusudhanachari elected unopposed 10-06-2014 02:39 PM

    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...
  • Manali tragedy: Telangana government to sue dam officials, VNR college authorities 10-06-2014 12:25 PM

    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...
  • Live blog: TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu takes oath as CM of Andhra Pradesh 08-06-2014 02:10 PM

    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 08-06-2014 09:12 AM

    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...
  • Chandrababu Naidu to take oath as Andhra Pradesh CM today 08-06-2014 07:29 AM

    Hyderabad: Telugu Desam Party chief Chandrababu Naidu who led his party to a thumping victory in the Assembly elections is all set to take oath as the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh along with his ministers in a grand function on Sunday evening. While the swearing-in of his Telangana counterpart...
  • Telangana's CM Chandrasekhar Rao meets President, PM 07-06-2014 09:45 PM

    New Delhi: In his maiden visit to Delhi after taking over as the first Chief Minister of Telangana, TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao on Saturday met President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. During his meeting with the Prime Minister, Rao raised 14 demands for the development of Telangana...
  • Telangana CM promises waiver of crop loans worth Rs 12,000 crore 04-06-2014 11:06 PM

    Sangareddy: Telangana Chief Minister Kalvakuntla Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) said here on Wednesday that crop loans worth Rs 12,000 crore and transport tax for auto rickshaws would be waived off, while the Gajwel Development Authority would be constituted shortly. Addressing a public meeting this evening at Gajwel town which is in...
  • Telangana House: Jana Reddy, D Srinivas elected as Opposition leaders 03-06-2014 05:42 PM

    Hyderabad: Veteran legislator K Jana Reddy has been unanimously elected leader of the Congress party in Telangana Legislative Assembly. Another veteran D Srinivas has been elected leader of the party in the Telangana Legislative Council. The newly-elected 21 MLAs of the Congress met and elected Jana Reddy as their leader...
  • Telangana: List of ministers and their portfolios 02-06-2014 09:41 PM

    Hyderabad: Along with K Chandrasekhar Rao, the first Chief Minister of newly formed state of Telangana, 11 ministers were sworn in by Governor ESL Narasimhan on Monday. Following are the portfolios alloted to the ministers. Md Mahmood Ali: Deputy Chief Minister, Revenue T Rajaiah: Deputy Chief Minister, Health Naini Narasimha...
  • Centre starts providing funds to Telangana 02-06-2014 08:16 PM

    New Delhi: The government has started providing funds to Telangana, which on Monday became the 29th state of India. "The Government of India has started devolving funds to the newly created State of Telangana from today, a finance ministry statement said. K Chandrasekhar Rao, who had spearheaded the movement for...