Telangana

  • BJP opposes Sania honour: Are we insulting our champions? 1 hour 47 minutes ago

    A Bharatiya Janata Party leader has stirred a controversy by opposing tennis star Sania Mirza's appointment as the new brand ambassador for Telangana. BJP MLA K Laxman even went to the extent of calling Sania the daughter-in-law of Pakistan as she married Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik in 2010. CNN-IBN takes...
  • Politicians vs Sania: Has Sania Mirza been insulted by our political class? 1 hour 52 minutes ago

    The Bharatiya Janata Party leader has stirred a controversy by opposing tennis star Sania Mirza's appointment as the new brand ambassador for Telangana. BJP MP K Laxman even went to the extent of calling Sania as the daughter-in-law of Pakistan. ...
  • Remarks against Sania made to get cheap publicity: Ashwini Nachappa 2 hours 14 minutes ago

    Indian athlete Ashwini Nachappa said that Sania Mirza is an Indian citizen and she is an Arjuna and Padma Shri Awardee. The remarks against her are an insult to her achievements. ...
  • BJP leader K Laxman calls Sania Mirza "daughter-in-law" of Pakistan 5 hours 46 minutes ago

    Telangana BJP leader K Laxman on Thursday opposed the state government's decision to appoint tennis icon Sania Mirza as the brand ambassador of Telangana, terming her as "daughter-in-law" of Pakistan. ...
  • Sania Mirza is daughter of India, says Renuka Choudhary 6 hours 1 minutes ago

    Senior Congress leader Renuka Choudhary came out strongly in support of tennis star Sania Mirza. She said, "Sania Mirza is our daughter. She is a sportswomen. What is the issue." The remarks came in the backdrop BJP leaders opposing Sania's appointment as Telangana brand ambassador. ...
  • I am an Indian and will remain so until the end of my life, says Sania Mirza 6 hours 44 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Indian tennis star Sania Mirza on Thursday broke her silence on the controversy over her appointment as the brand ambassador of newly carved state Telangana. Sania said that she is an Indian and will remain so until the end of her life. She said, "I am married to Shoaib...
  • Telangana: 17 students killed as bus hits train at an unmanned crossing 6 hours 8 minutes ago

    At least 17 school children have been killed and many others critically injured after a passenger train hit their school bus at a railway crossing in Medak district of Telangana. The tragic accident took place on Thursday morning at Masayipet of Veldurthi mandal in Medak....
  • Leaders come out in support of Sania Mirza as BJP targets her 9 hours 6 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The appointment of tennis star Sania Mirza as the brand ambassador of newly carved state of Telangana has stirred a controversy with Bharatiya Janata Party leaders questioning her loyalty towards India. Telangana BJP MLA K Laxman raised the matter in the Assembly and called Sania the daughter-in-law of...
  • Telangana: Train hits school bus in Medak, at least 17 children killed 2 hours 49 minutes ago

    Hyderabad: At least 17 school children have been killed and many others critically injured after a passenger train hit their school bus at a railway crossing in Medak district of Telangana. The tragic accident took place on Thursday morning at Masayipet of Veldurthi mandal in Medak. The injured have been admitted...
  • BJP MLA opposes Sania Mirza becoming Telangana brand ambassador, calls her daughter-in-law of Pakistan 9 hours 46 minutes ago

    Hyderabad: A Bharatiya Janata Party leader has stirred a controversy by opposing tennis star Sania Mirza's appointment as the new brand ambassador for Telangana. BJP MLA K Laxman even went to the extent of calling Sania the daughter-in-law of Pakistan as she married Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik in 2010. Laxman raised...
  • Sania Mirza lacks credentials to be Telangana brand ambassador: BJP 10 hours 12 minutes ago

    Hyderabad: Telangana BJP leader K Laxman on Wednesday flayed the TRS government's decision to appoint tennis star Sania Mirza as brand ambassador of the newly carved-out state, terming her as "daughter-in-law" of Pakistan and questioning her credentials for the honour. Sania was born in Maharashtra and settled in Hyderabad only later...
  • Sania Mirza appointed brand ambassador of Telangana 2 days 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...