New Delhi: Actor-turned-politician Vijayashanti on Monday joined the BJP, a party she had chosen in the late 90s to start her political career before joining other outfits, and asserted that only the saffron party can fulfil the aspirations of the people of Telangana.
True to its billing, the outcome of the high-stake election to the Hyderabad municipal corporation carries a political message whose significance goes beyond the civic body.
For the BJP, which has made key inroads in the city on the back of a bitterly polarised campaign, the mandate comes as a major boost to its plans to emerge as a principal ch...
Telugu voters have established a trend where they embrace change and court new political formations with gusto but do not hesitate to throw them out when they find them falling short on expectations.The Friday results of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation elections reaffirms the trend, with the BJP doing much better than what pre-poll forecasts indicated.
'A small step for Hyderabad. A giant leap for Telangana.'This is how a veteran political observer summed up the BJP’s campaign blitzkrieg in the just-held elections to the Hyderabad municipal corporation
Polling began on Tuesday (December 1) in the high-stakes Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) election following a vociferous and often acrimonious campaign. The voting for the 150-ward GHMC commenced at 7 am and will end at 6 pm.
Hyderabad: In a bitter jibe ahead of the high stake Hyderabad municipal polls, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao on Saturday (November 28) sought to remind BJP leaders from other states that Telangana's per capita income is far better than the ones ruled by BJP.
Air pollution levels in the Telugu states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh saw a dip during Diwali compared to the festive season last year. Thanks to the interventions of courts, the governments in these states had ordered only green crackers be used during the festival.
An election to a municipal corporation is normally a local affair with low political stakes. But, what the poll-bound Hyderabad Municipal Corporation is witnessing defies both the attributes. The BJP is set to unleash a blitzkrieg to make inroads into what appears to be an impregnable fortress of the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) and its a...
Hyderabad: The BJP has made a surprise gain by winning the by-election in Telangana’s Dubbak Assembly constituency. The saffron party has wrested the seat from the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) with a slender margin of 1,470 votes.
The Telangana High Court has criticised the state government’s move to regularise all illegal and unapproved layouts in rural and urban areas under the Land Regularisation Scheme (LRS), and said if it was allowed, then whole of Hyderabad would be flooded by 2050.
Hyderabad was once known as city of lakes. The founder Muhammad Quli Sutb Shah and subsequent rulers of Qutb Shahi and Asaf Jahi dynasty developed a chain of lakes, channels connecting the lakes to river Musi and open spaces to prevent flooding.
On August 24, 2000, Hyderabad lived through a nightmare of near-deluge as torrential rains, with 240 mm recorded within a span of 24 hours, played havoc with the city’s infrastructure, inundated hundreds of colonies and threw normal life out of gear.
Chennai: Hyderabad on Wednesday witnessed monsoon fury that inundated roads, flooded houses, toppled and swept away vehicles and left 19 people dead, as unprecedented rains lashed the capital city, besides some other districts in Telangana.
Not long ago, there was an air of optimism and hope as the sibling Telugu states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana were preparing to shed their bitter baggage of the past and set a new template for cooperation.
The reason for this positive change was the blossoming friendship between AP’s new Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and his Telangana c...
The efforts of the Congress to bolster opposition to the three farm Bills introduced by the Centre received a boost on Saturday when Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao raised his voice against them saying they would result in a “lot of injustice” to farmers and should be opposed at all cost.
The bills have been passed by the Lok Sabha ...
The renewed focus on former Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao’s political legacy, marked by a push for conferring Bharat Ratna on him, has created friction between the two long-standing political allies in Telangana—the ruling Telangana Rashtra Smaithi (TRS) and All India Majlis Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM).
Close on the heels of a “letter bomb” hitting the Congress high command, the party’s Telangana unit is caught in a storm over a section of senior leaders scripting a similar campaign focusing on ‘social justice’ plank.
The Supreme Court's recent ruling in favour of 'quota within quota' for the Scheduled Caste communities has reignited hope among those fighting for sub-categorisation of the SCs in the Telugu states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh to ensure equitable distribution of the reservation benefits.
Facebook on Thursday (September 3) banned Telangana BJP MLA T Raja Singh from its platform and Instagram for violating its policy on content promoting violence and hate. It said the process for evaluating potential violators “is extensive and it is what led us to the decision to remove his account”.