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Telangana tangle

Govt may re-impose President's rule in Andhra

The Union home ministry is mulling re-imposing President's rule in Andhra Pradesh as soon as it expires this month-end for want of parliamentary ratification. Andhra Pradesh was placed under Central rule on March 1 after the resignation of Kiran Kumar Reddy as the chief minister.

Cong appoints state chiefs for Telangana, Andhra

The Congress on Tuesday appointed separate state unit chiefs for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The party also appointed separate election, campaign and manifesto committees for the two states.

Andhra: YSR Congress to contest polls in 'all regions'

The YSR Congress on Saturday said it will contest "all the upcoming elections from all regions" of Andhra Pradesh, indicating that it was not ready yet to shut the shop in Telangana where its existence is in jeopardy.

Pranab wary, ordinance for Seemandhra as good as dead?

The anti-corruption ordinances backed by Rahul Gandhi may not be the only ones to be spiked by the government. The ordinance on a special package for Seemandhra — which was approved by cabinet, unlike the graft laws — seems headed the same way. | Full Coverage

TRS didn't want Telangana to happen before LS polls: Shashidhar Reddy

In an interview to HT, the senior Congress leader says that he has definite information that the TRS didn't want Telangana to become a reality before the Lok Sabha elections as it would have electorally benefitted it.

India's 29th state Telangana will be born on June 2

India's 29th state, Telangana, may have been conceived by the UPA government but the new state to be carved out of Andhra Pradesh will be delivered under the watchful eyes of the new government at the Centre.

Panel for Seemandhra capital this week: Ramesh

The central government will appoint an experts' committee this week to identify the capital for the residual state of Andhra Pradesh, union minister Jairam Ramesh said Tuesday.

Cabinet nod to special category status to Seemandhra

Seemandhra region will have 'special category' status for five years, according to Sunday's decision of the Union Cabinet which also approved two amendments to the just-passed Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill to address the concerns of the respective regions.

TRS may ditch Cong over poaching, Jairam’s remark

After virtually killing its poll chances in Seemandhra, the Congress is facing embarrassment in Telangana too with local powerhouse TRS turning increasingly cool to merging with the national party.

Prez rule in Andhra Pradesh, assent to Telangana Bill

The Bill to carve out Telangana on Saturday received the assent of President Pranab Mukherjee who also signed the proclamation to impose central rule in Andhra Pradesh.

Huge task ahead: Carving out Telangana from AP

A huge exercise on an unprecedented scale is required to create Telangana from Andhra Pradesh and redistribute the assets. Andhra has to be divided roughly in a ratio of 60:40 ratio for Andhra Pradesh: Telangana.Huge task ahead: Carving out Telangana from AP
Telangana, a brief profile

Sushma, Nirmala in Twitter war over Telangana

A Twitter war between two BJP leaders exposed the unease within the party regarding the strategy it had adopted in Parliament on creation of Telangana — the 29th state.

Kiran Reddy mulls new party with expelled Cong MPs

Andhra Pradesh caretaker chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy on Sunday held talks with six MPs expelled from the Congress and state ministers loyal to him to chalk out his future course of action.

No harsh words against Seemandhra people: Sonia to Telangana leaders

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday told leaders from Telangana to reach out to people of Seemandhra and not to use harsh words against them.

Andhra governor for President’s rule in state

Accepting the resignation of CM Kiran Kumar Reddy on Friday, governor ESL Narasimhan asked Reddy to continue in office till alternate arrangements were made. Reddy, however, turned him down, having made it clear that he wouldn’t like to be the caretaker CM.
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