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  • 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....
  • At least 4 killed in Egypt as Islamists mount bold protests October 5, 2013

    Cairo: At least four people died in clashes on Friday as supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi mounted their boldest marches since troops crushed their protest camps demanding his reinstatement on August 14. An Egyptian army vehicle fired live rounds in the direction of Brotherhood supporters who had been pushed back...
  • Domestic, international factors behind economic turmoil: PM August 29, 2013

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday said India is passing through a difficult economic situation due to a combination of domestic and external factors such as the US monetary stance and the conflict in Syria which the country has to "reckon" with. "It cannot be denied that the country is faced...
  • Egypt shortens curfew as unrest over coup wanes August 25, 2013

    Egypt's government on Saturday shortened a widely-imposed evening curfew, signaling that authorities sense turmoil is waning after unrest following president's ouster threatened to destabilize the country in August 2013. The Cabinet's decision to cut the curfew by two hours came as Egypt's interim prime minister vowed that his government's priority is...
  • 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 July 30, 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...
  • 42 dead in Cairo clashes, army blames Morsi supporters July 9, 2013

    Cairo: At least 42 people were killed Monday in clashes outside a military facility in the Egyptian capital of Cairo, the country's health ministry said, as army said it was a result of an attack by ousted president Mohamed Morsi's supporters. Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood (MB) party, in a statement, blamed army...
  • White House says will not immediately cut off aid to Egypt July 9, 2013

    Washington: The White House said on Monday that it is not in the best interests of the United States to immediately change its aid programme to Egypt. White House spokesman Jay Carney said the United States government will take the time it needs to determine whether or not to label the...
  • 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...
  • Cricket Australia support 'homeworkgate' axing May 15, 2013

    New Delhi: Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland Wednesday backed the team management that had axed four players, including then vicecaptain Shane Watson, ahead of the Mohali Test against India in March on ground of breach of discipline. Speaking for the first time on the issue which became a talking point...
  • 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...
  • Shane Watson: From errant student to class monitor? March 19, 2013

    New Delhi: A week can be a long time in sports, as Australian allrounder could well attest to later this week. Twelve days after he quit the tour and headed home to Australia, Watson could find himself leading the team in the final Test against India starting Friday in New...
  • Arthur hopes Australia become cricket's Man United March 14, 2013

    New Delhi: While Australia's tour of India lurches from bad to worse, their coach Mickey Arthur has come out with a strong statement of intent - to become cricket's dominant team. So dominant, in fact, that Arthur has set his sights on lifting Australia to the cricketing equivalent of Manchester...
  • Hussain takes a dig at Australia's team structure March 13, 2013

    Sydney: Former England captain Nasser Hussain feels the structure of the Australian team management is flawed and suspended vice-captain Shane Watson should have been involved in the decision-making process of the team. Australian cricket finds itself in the middle of a controversy following the one-match suspension of Watson, James Pattinson, Usman...
  • I was wrong but find it hard to accept suspension: Watson March 12, 2013

    Sydney: Sacked allrounder Shane Watson on Tuesday said that it was "wrong" on his part not to submit the presentation to the coach but the "harsh" punishment for such a protocol breach was hard to accept. "I accept that I did the wrong thing with what I did, but I will...