The division of Andhra Pradesh on Monday turned a large part of the public in both states nostalgic of the times spent together — sharing cultures, cuisines, knowledge and affection.
Telangana formally became the country's 29th state on Monday, but it would take a while before it is reflected in the official geographical and political map, as the ministry of home affairs is yet to provide boundary details to the Survey of India. Full Coverage | Telangana timeline
About 10,000 closed-circuit television cameras (CCTV) would be installed across Hyderabad as part of an effort to put an international-standard surveillance system in place, the first chief minister of Telangana, K Chandrasekhar Rao, announced here on Monday.
Telangana recorded a GSDP (State Gross Domestic Product) of Rs 3,35,018 crore for the year 2012-13, driven by industry and services sectors.
Celebrations erupted in southern India to mark the creation of the new state of Telangana on Monday at the culmination of a separatist campaign stretching back nearly six decades.
The road to Telangana has been long and twisting. And the life of Kalvakuntla Chandrasekhara Rao (KCR), the chief minister of India's 29th state, is similarly full of contradictions and about-turns.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday hailed the formation of Telangana and promised complete central support to help take the state to newer heights of progress.
Bifurcating Andhra Pradesh was a risk that never paid off for the Congress. The move cost them dear in both the Lok Sabha and assembly elections as they were decimated in both Telangana and Seemandhra.
Such was the confidence Jaganmohan Reddy exuded on completion of the Seemandhra polls on May 7 that it made some TDP supporters worry about Chandrababu Naidu’s chances of leading Seemandhra about to be a state from June 2.
A day ahead of the separate Telangana state coming into existence, chief secretaries and DGPs have been appointed for Telangana and residual Andhra Pradesh on Sunday.
Turning the clock back 57 years when Telugu-speaking Telangana region of Hyderabad was merged with Andhra state in Nov 1956, a new state of Telangana came into being, capping numerous struggles for statehood. Full Coverage | Telangana timeline
The bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh came on a sour note, after years of protests, agitations and counter agitations that led to an animosity between the two regions. But in what could be detrimental to a cordial atmosphere are the Telangana and Seemandhra sides sparring over various issues.