Turmoil

  • Telangana: Bandh enters second day today; Chiranjeevi resigns 07-12-2013 08:11 AM

    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 16-10-2013 12:14 PM

    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...
  • AP battles power crisis, hospitals running on generators 08-10-2013 06:56 PM

    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 05-10-2013 07:40 AM

    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...
  • Domestic, international factors behind economic turmoil: PM 29-08-2013 07:29 PM

    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...
  • Egypt shortens curfew as unrest over coup wanes 25-08-2013 02:15 AM

    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...
  • Telangana impact: Housing prices to rise in Hyderabad 01-08-2013 01:44 AM

    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 four-year hiatus, residential real estate prices are...
  • Andhra Pradesh split: Can brand Hyderabad survive this division? 31-07-2013 11:56 PM

    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 30-07-2013 09:23 PM

    New Delhi: The 65-year-old 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 30-07-2013 06:50 PM

    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 statehood: Who stands where 30-07-2013 02:20 PM

    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 30-07-2013 02:20 PM

    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 30-07-2013 11:20 AM

    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...
  • Anti-Telangana Cong MPs meet party leaders, want decision deferred 30-07-2013 10:50 AM

    New Delhi: On what is likely to be the D-Day 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 30-07-2013 09:14 AM

    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...
  • Congress decision on Telangana likely today, tight security across AP 30-07-2013 07:53 AM

    New Delhi/Hyderabad: It's D-Day 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...
  • Congress core group meets to decide on Telangana statehood 12-07-2013 06:33 PM

    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 11-07-2013 06:12 PM

    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 CNN-IBN that the Congress is keen to announce a decision on Telangana before the Monsoon...
  • 42 dead in Cairo clashes, army blames Morsi supporters 09-07-2013 04:33 AM

    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...
  • White House says will not immediately cut off aid to Egypt 09-07-2013 12:23 AM

    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...
  • No promises on Telangana but Cong says decision will be taken soon 03-07-2013 11:20 AM

    Hyderabad: Congress General Secretary and the party's Andhra Pradesh in-charge 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 02-07-2013 03:26 PM

    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...
  • Telangana protests flare up, police fire teargas shells at protesters 14-06-2013 02:16 PM

    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 pro-Telangana activists have...
  • 'Decision on Telangana likely after AP Assembly session' 01-06-2013 05:15 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress Core Group met in the national capital to discuss the Telangana issue and sources tell CNN-IBN 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...
  • Cricket Australia support 'homework-gate' axing 15-05-2013 05:55 PM

    New Delhi: Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland Wednesday backed the team management that had axed four players, including then vice-captain 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 29-04-2013 05:20 PM

    New Delhi: Five Congress MPs from Telangana on Monday launched a 48-hour 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...