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When political parties competed to mark Hyderabad’s special day on Sept 17

Telangana had never witnessed such a massive celebration in its 75 years of existence. Not even during Independence Day or Republic Day, when the day customarily passes off in a somber and official note, as national flags are hoisted in government offices, schools and by political parties. On Saturday (September 17), however, the mood was differ...

Hyderabad Liberation Day not celebrated due to Razakars’ fear: Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday took a swipe at certain opposition parties, saying they did not celebrate the Hyderabad Liberation Day, September 17, so far because of the fear of Razakars, a Muslim force under the Nizam who had resisted annexation of Hyderabad into India after independence from the British. "If not for Sardar Patel, H...

7 dead after fire erupts in EV bike showroom in Secunderabd

Seven people staying in a hotel were killed in a fire accident that originated from an electric bike showroom in Secunderabad area here during the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday. Five others were injured, police said. The fire and smoke from the showroom engulfed a lodge situated above the showroom killing the victims, they said. ...

KCR eyes electoral pie beyond Telangana, to launch national party

Ending speculations, Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) President and Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao (KCR) on Sunday (September 11) said he would launch a national party following more discussions with a cross-section of society. Seeking to provide a national alternative to the dominant BJP and the Congress parties, that is attempting at a boun...

Tamilisai Soundarajan spells out a litany of complaints against Telangana govt

Telangana governor Tamilisai Soundararajan on Thursday said her office was humiliated by the K Chandrasekhar Rao-led government in the state as she was not allowed to hoist the national flag on Republic Day. She said the southern state created history by discriminating against a woman governor. “Governor’s office is not respected. Not responded,...

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Liberation vs integration: TRS, BJP spar on Sept 17 celebration in Telangana

The BJP will portray September 17 as the day the Hyderabad princely state merged with the Indian union and got 'liberation', 'throwing out' the Nizam; KCR plans to mark the day as the diamond jubilee of the ‘integration’ of Hyderabad state with the Union of India

‘No Modi pic at PDS shop’: TRS ministers slam Nirmala Sitharaman

Telangana Minister KT Rama Rao has expressed shock over Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman rebuking a District Collector for being unable to provide her an answer to what was the Centre and States share of rice supplied through fair price shops, and said such conduct of people holding high offices would only demoralise hardworking officers. ...

IIT-Hyderabad MTech student found hanging inside campus

In yet another tragic incident, an IIT-Hyderabad student was found dead in a suspected case of suicide at the campus on Wednesday (August 31). Recently, an intermediate student died by suicide after his college in Hyderabad had refused to part with his certificates and he was unable to apply to engineering colleges. The police told the media tha...

Telangana student dies by suicide after college refuses to give his certificates

A student from Karimnagar town in Telangana, Jakkula Anjith, committed suicide after he failed to get back his certificates from his intermediate college, which he desperately needed to get admission into an engineering college. The management of the Adibatla SR Sri Gayatri College in Hyderabad had refused to release his intermediate certificate...

Manipur woman accuses IKEA Hyderabad of racism; ‘appalling,’ says minister

The IKEA showroom in Hyderabad has landed in controversy after a senior journalist tweeted that his wife hailing from Manipur was frisked while others before her were not. Telangana Minister KT Rama Rao on Monday (August 29), described the incident as "appalling." Accusing the showroom of racism, Nitin Sethi, alleged that the person who check...

Hyderabad police arrests suspended BJP MLA Raja Singh again

The Hyderabad city police on Thursday (August 25) arrested controversial legislator T Raja Singh under a preventive detention provision, days after he secured bail in a case relating to making remarks against Prophet Mohammed and Islam. The suspended BJP MLA was picked up under Act No.1 of 1986 (Preventive Detention Act), the police said. Als...

BJP suspends MLA Raja Singh from party after arrest for Prophet remarks

The BJP on Tuesday suspended its Telangana MLA T Raja Singh for allegedly making controversial remarks targeting Prophet Mohammad, hours after he was arrested by the police. The MLA was arrested by the Hyderabad police commissioner’s Task Force from his residence. In a notice to Singh, Om Pathak, a member secretary of the Central Disciplinary...

‘Target KCR’ is BJP’s by-poll strategy in Telangana, not polarisati...

The BJP has finally hit the bull’s eye. Telangana’s first family finds itself in an awkward position of having to defend itself in the wake of corruption charges levelled by the BJP, and that too, with a by-election in the offing. On Sunday (August 21), around the same time when Union Home Minister Amit Shah was slamming Chief Minister K Chandra...

Don’t fall prey to BJP antics, give it a loud message: KCR tells Munugode voters

Launching the campaign for the forthcoming by-election in the Munugode Assembly constituency on Saturday (August 20), Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said that the bypoll is going to be a life and death issue for the people and the state. Without mincing words, he said the fight would be between Telangana and Prime Minister Narendra...

BJP takes by-election route to expand presence in Telangana

The impending resignation of Congress leader Komatireddy Rajagopal Reddy as Munugode MLA will necessitate a by-poll; BJP is eager to contest this and more by-elections to consolidate its position in the state

Integrated command centre: All you need to know about Hyderabad’s new landmark

The Telangana government has added one more iconic building to the City of Nawabs – the Integrated Command Control Centre (ICCC). Also called the Police Towers, the ICCC, was recently inaugurated by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao in Hyderabad. The centre has been constructed at a cost of ₹600 crore and aims to coordinate all police units ...

Telangana’s academics smitten by politics; one more plunges into it

On July 27, 2022, Professor Gali Vinod Kumar of Osmania University, Hyderabad resigned from the job to launch a political party with Social Justice as its objective.

NTR’s youngest daughter Uma Maheswari found dead; suicide suspected

Uma Maheswari, daughter of legendary actor and founder of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) NT Rama Rao was found dead at her Hyderabad residence on Monday (August 1). According to police Uma, 57, was found hanging from the ceiling fan at her home in Jubilee Hills, in what is being suspected as a case of suicide. However, no suicide note has been found o...

Four accused in Hyderabad gang rape get bail

The four minors, who were accused in the sensational gang rape of a girl outside a pub in Hyderabad two months ago, have been released on bail by the Juvenile Justice Board. The four accused in the case, including the legislator’s son have been released from a juvenile home, where they had been detained since the first week of June, said media r...

Bullet to ballot: Telangana MLA Dhansari Anasuya’s unusual life journey

Though Dhansari Anasuya aka Sithakka laid down the gun to pursue mainstream politics, she continues to stay committed to her goal of serving the marginalised. Today, social media users adore her for her spirited social service

Monkeypox: Telangana man who returned from Kuwait develops symptoms

After India reported a fourth case of monkeypox on Sunday (July 24), there was another suspected case of the virus in Telangana. A 40-year-old man who returned from Kuwait has shown symptoms of the monkeypox virus and has been admitted to a hospital, according to Telangana health officials. Also read: You can get COVID and monkeypox at the sa...

KCR attacks PM Modi, says India under ‘undeclared Emergency’

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao (KCR) on Sunday (July 10) hit out Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP government at the Centre and said there is an “undeclared Emergency” in the country under Modi’s rule. KCR described Modi as the “weakest and inefficient” Prime Minister ever in the country and added that there is a need for a ...

PM Modi waves the Bhagyanagar card in Hyderabad

With his reference to Hyderabad as Bhagyanagar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given a new weapon tot the state BJP to take on the ruling TRS-AIMIM in Telangana ahead of the 2023 assembly elections.

Presidential elections, a fight between two ideologies: Yashwant Sinha

Stating that the presidential elections are being held under "extraordinary circumstances", the oppositions presidential candidate Yashwant Sinha on Saturday said the fight will continue even after the polls. Speaking at a meeting organised by the TRS party in support of his candidature, Sinha said the election is not a fight between two individ...

‘Welcome to Hyderabad, have Dum Biryani & Irani Chai’: KTR takes jibe at BJP, Mo...

Poking fun at the delegates who descended in Hyderabad to attend the BJP’s National Executive meet, TRS Working President and Minister KT Rama Rao has asked them to enjoy world famous Hyderabadi Dum Biryani and Irani tea during their stay. The BJP’s national meet began on Saturday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and a host of other bigwigs att...
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