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After Endless Agitations, Tank Bund & Necklace Road To See Celebrations On June 1


At 11.59pm on June 1, 2014, the sky over the Tank Bund in Hyderabad will light up like never before. For one hour, there will be non-stop bursting of crackers to celebrate the formation of a separate Telangana state. The choosing of the venues — Necklace road and Tank Bund – for the grand celebrations that will begin on June 1 midnight — is certainly not because of convenience only. The celebrations are being organized at scores of people but these two venues have greater significance. On March 10, 2011, the Telangana Joint Action Committee (TJAC) organized what it called a ‘Million March’. A million people were to converge on the Tank bund. Thousands of policemen and paramilitary forces took ...

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‘They Celebrated then,..Why complain now?’ – Venkaiah’s Sarcasm on Telangana

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In a disgraceful way, Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu in a press conference on Thursday afternoon admitted publicly that he personally fulfilled the promise of Polavaram made by UPA Govt through the ordinance. After about an hour, the news poured in that the President promulgated the Ordinance. This confirmed our story earlier that Venkaiah Naidu personally got the ordinance signed by President even while the union cabinet lied that they didn’t even discuss the issue. Venkaiah justified his act by saying that there is no controversy on the transfer of 7 mandals to Andhra and that all have agreed it at the time of passage of AP Reorg Bill. Then the natural question is why they had to lie about the ...

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PIL in SC Cites TRS War Room For ‘Urgent Hearing’ To Stall Telangana Statehood!

A PIL has been been filed in the Supreme Court challenging the Constitutional validity of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act that led to creation of the new State of Telangana. A bench of justices B S Chauhan and A K Sikri today refused urgent hearing of the PIL, filed by V R Krishna Iyer Free Legal Aid Committee and ordered that it be tagged along with other similar petitions on the issue. Advocate G Venkatesh Rao, appearing for the committee, sought urgent hearing of the PIL by citing media reports that said that a “war room” is being created to drive out persons, who do not hail from Telangana, from Hyderabad. “Let it be tagged with other similar petitions,” the ...

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KCR: The man with unbending will

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When he floated the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) in 2001, the political circuit scoffed at him. Detractors made light of his ‘mission Telangana’ and were almost certain that his dream project would fall flat. Cut to May 16, 2014 and this adamant, individualistic Kalvakuntla Chandrasekhar Rao is all set to don the mantle of the first chief minister of Telangana, the 29th state of India. He has not only convincingly won from the Gajwel Assembly constituency in Medak district, by a margin of 19,391 votes over his TDP rival Pratap Reddy, but has pocketed the Medak Lok Sabha seat by a neat margin of 3,97,029 votes. Clearly, KCR has managed to silence all who doubted him and his objective – ...

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KCR is My Father Only At Home, Not in Party

Kavitha Kalvakuntla

While acknowledging that all her family members are in politics, Kavitha Kalvakuntla dismisses the notion that the TRS is a “family-run” party. She claims that it’s her work during the Telangana movement that had fetched her a party ticket to contest from the Nizamabad parliamentary constituency. Her way of drumming up support for her candidature in the district is simple: “This is our Telangana, let’s vote for our own party (TRS)”. She is confident of making a successful debut in electoral politics while taking on two- time MP Madhu Yashki Goud of the Congress and Yendala Laxminarayana of the BJP, who is extensively banking on the Modi wave. As the polls draw closer, Nizamabad’s daughter-in-law (as she describes herself) is ...

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