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Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao announced the state cabinet would meet in the evening to take a call on the steps to be taken for preventing the spread of coronavirus(Bloomberg Photo)

Coronavirus: Another Telangana man tests positive for COVID-19 in preliminary tests

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON MAR 14, 2020 02:27 PM IST
The man, who had returned from Italy, showed signs of Covid-19 in initial testing and is yet to be confirmed by the National Institute of Virology (NIV) in Pune.
Around 48,000-odd Telangana RTC employees were sacked from their jobs in October-November 2019 and taken back into service after 55 days.(ANI File Photo)
Around 48,000-odd Telangana RTC employees were sacked from their jobs in October-November 2019 and taken back into service after 55 days.(ANI File Photo)

KCR govt releases Rs 235 cr to pay salaries of RTC employees for strike period

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2020 07:34 AM IST
A senior official in Bus Bhavan, the state headquarters of the RTC, said the salaries would be paid in lieu of the earned leave accrued to the employees without affecting their increments.
K Chandrasekhar Rao on Saturday suggested that the Centre should introduce a national identity card for the citizens
K Chandrasekhar Rao on Saturday suggested that the Centre should introduce a national identity card for the citizens

‘Should I die’, KCR asks, declares he doesn’t have a birth certificate

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2020 10:25 PM IST
The chief minister reasoned that if he didn’t have the birth document despite coming from a wealthy family that owned 580 acres of land and a huge building, it would be unreasonable to expect the marginalised section to have it.
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has announced that he would soon conduct a meeting of all regional parties and like-minded chief ministers in Hyderabad opposing the CAA and NRC, which are anti-constitutional.(PTI PHOTO.)
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has announced that he would soon conduct a meeting of all regional parties and like-minded chief ministers in Hyderabad opposing the CAA and NRC, which are anti-constitutional.(PTI PHOTO.)

After AAP’s massive win in Delhi, KCR revives Federal Front idea

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2020 08:24 PM IST
KCR mooted the idea of a federal front before the general elections last year. He flew from one state to another to discuss the idea with regional satraps like H D Deve Gowda of the JD (S) in Karnataka, M K Stalin of the DMK in Tamil Nadu, Naveen Patnaik of the BJD in Odisha and Mamata Banerjee of the Trinamool Congress in West Bengal.
Telangana Chief Minister and TRS President K Chandrashekhar Rao said he won’t let India become a ‘Hindu’ state.(PTI Photo/File/Representative)
Telangana Chief Minister and TRS President K Chandrashekhar Rao said he won’t let India become a ‘Hindu’ state.(PTI Photo/File/Representative)

‘Won’t let India become a Hindu state,’ KCR hits out at Modi government over CAA

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2020 06:38 AM IST
Rao accused the BJP of dividing people in the name of religion and announced intention to convene a meeting of all regional parties and like-minded chief ministers opposing the CAA in Hyderabad within a month.
The state election commission figures show the Congress could not put up candidates in as many as 200 wards and divisions and the BJP in around 400 places.(File photo)
The state election commission figures show the Congress could not put up candidates in as many as 200 wards and divisions and the BJP in around 400 places.(File photo)

Congress, BJP facing big challenge in Telangana municipal polls

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2020 10:18 AM IST
The polling for 120 municipalities and nine municipal corporations will be held on January 22 and the results would be declared on January 25.
Arvind had promised to resign as an MP if he could not get a turmeric board set up within a week of his election to Lok Sabha(Courtesy: Facebook/@franklyarvind)
Arvind had promised to resign as an MP if he could not get a turmeric board set up within a week of his election to Lok Sabha(Courtesy: Facebook/@franklyarvind)

KCR’s daughter fell to their plight, now, they are upset with Nizamabad BJP MP

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
PUBLISHED ON DEC 18, 2019 08:24 PM IST
Arvind admitted he had promised a turmeric board to farmers but realised it may not become a reality since the amount of land under Turmeric cultivation was much below the level required for the constitution of the board.
Chief Minister of Telangana K.Chandrasekhar Rao has completed one year of his second term this December.(PTI PHOTO.)
Chief Minister of Telangana K.Chandrasekhar Rao has completed one year of his second term this December.(PTI PHOTO.)

One year after KCR’s win, Telangana struggles with welfare schemes and finances | Opinion

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2019 09:49 AM IST
Like the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at the Centre, the TRS upset all the calculations of the political pundits in December 7, 2018 assembly elections of a possible change in the government in the state. He pulled off a remarkable victory by winning 88 seats in the 119-member state assembly.
The chief minister also found fault with those crying over human rights. (Photo @ysjagan)
The chief minister also found fault with those crying over human rights. (Photo @ysjagan)

‘Hats off to KCR’: Jagan Reddy on Telangana rape accused encounter

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2019 09:44 PM IST
The Andhra Pradesh CM has announced that his government would introduce a Bill in the ongoing session of the Legislature to enact a strong law to ensure speedy trial of cases of atrocities against women,with appropriate punishment.
CM said he will instruct the MLAs and MPs to travel in RTC buses once a month and expressed hope that RTC would become profitable soon.(HT File)
CM said he will instruct the MLAs and MPs to travel in RTC buses once a month and expressed hope that RTC would become profitable soon.(HT File)

Telangana CM KCR announces a slew of sops for RTC staff

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2019 04:56 AM IST
The decisions were among several benefits announced by the government in a first-of-its-kind luncheon hosted by the CM at Pragati Bhavan, which saw five workers from all 97 depots in the state.
The Telangana high court on Friday upheld the decision of the state cabinet to privatise 50% of state road transport corporation (TSRTC) bus routes.(ANI Photo)
The Telangana high court on Friday upheld the decision of the state cabinet to privatise 50% of state road transport corporation (TSRTC) bus routes.(ANI Photo)

Court upholds move to privatise 50% of Telangana RTC routes

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2019 04:24 AM IST
This comes as a blow to the TSRTC employees who had offered to end their strike and return to work.
The submission of the affidavit comes in the wake of reports that the initial bonhomie between Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy and his Telangana counterpart K Chandrasekhar Rao has disappeared following the former’s decision to go ahead with his own Godavari-Krishna river linkage project.(ANI PHOTO.)
The submission of the affidavit comes in the wake of reports that the initial bonhomie between Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy and his Telangana counterpart K Chandrasekhar Rao has disappeared following the former’s decision to go ahead with his own Godavari-Krishna river linkage project.(ANI PHOTO.)

Andhra opposes Telangana’s Kaleshwaram project in SC, 5 months after Jagan attends inauguration

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
PUBLISHED ON NOV 16, 2019 12:56 AM IST
Jagan attended the formal inauguration of Kaleshwaram lift irrigation project along with KCR at Medigadda in Telangana’s Jayashankar Bhupalpally district on June 20 and lauded the efforts of KCR in providing irrigation to the parched lands of Telangana.
over 48,000 employees and workers of Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) have been on strike since October 5.(ANI)
over 48,000 employees and workers of Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) have been on strike since October 5.(ANI)

Striking RTC employees ignore KCR’s three-day deadline to join duties

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
PUBLISHED ON NOV 06, 2019 11:17 PM IST
Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is said to have instructed the authorities to go ahead with the issuance of notification granting permits to 5,100 private buses in the first phase and for the remaining 5,000-odd buses in the subsequent phases.
The Telangana Chief Minister’s Office on Monday issued a statement warning the striking TSRTC staff that if they fail to resume duty by the deadline of November 5, the state government will not take them back.(ANI)
The Telangana Chief Minister’s Office on Monday issued a statement warning the striking TSRTC staff that if they fail to resume duty by the deadline of November 5, the state government will not take them back.(ANI)

Telangana RTC workers to continue strike as KCR’s Nov 5 deadline ends

Hyderabad | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2019 10:07 AM IST
Echoing similar sentiments, the Deputy General Secretary of the Employees Union, Mohammed Ahmed Ali also said that the RTC workers will not return to service without any agreement with the government.
Chandrasekhar Rao on Saturday announced the privatisation of 50% of the state’s bus services and asked striking employees of Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) to return to work by midnight of November 5.(PTI)
Chandrasekhar Rao on Saturday announced the privatisation of 50% of the state’s bus services and asked striking employees of Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) to return to work by midnight of November 5.(PTI)

KCR says will privatise 50% buses, gives striking employees 3-day deadline

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinavasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2019 10:03 PM IST
At least 48,000 employees and workers unions of TSRTC had begun an indefinite strike from October 5 across Telangana, demanding RTC’s merger with the government and recruitment to various posts, among others.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy had discussed with his Telangana counterpart K Chandrashekhar Rao the plan of diverting Godavari waters to Krishna at a specific alignment which would be useful to both the states.(ANI)
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy had discussed with his Telangana counterpart K Chandrashekhar Rao the plan of diverting Godavari waters to Krishna at a specific alignment which would be useful to both the states.(ANI)

Jagan announces Rs 60K cr Krishna-Godavari irrigation project, dumps KCR’s proposal

Hidustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
PUBLISHED ON OCT 30, 2019 12:35 AM IST
On Monday, Jagan announced taking up of an irrigation project at a cost of Rs 60,000 crore to divert Godavari water from Polavaram dam in West Godavari to Banakacharla regulator on Krishna river in Kurnool district without involving Telangana.
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said the government’s objective was to provide comfortable transport facility to the commuters and it did not matter whether it was a public transport or a private one.(PTI)
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said the government’s objective was to provide comfortable transport facility to the commuters and it did not matter whether it was a public transport or a private one.(PTI)

KCR hints at privatisation of public transport, says RTC is a gone case

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2019 07:56 PM IST
The RTC employees’ unions questioned Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao for insisting that the corporation was beyond redemption while the BJP flayed him for underplaying the RTC’s role in the public transport system in the state.
Auto-rickshaw and cabs also stayed off the roads as their unions also announced an indefinite strike from Saturday in solidarity with the agitating RTC workers.(ANI Photo)
Auto-rickshaw and cabs also stayed off the roads as their unions also announced an indefinite strike from Saturday in solidarity with the agitating RTC workers.(ANI Photo)

Normal life hit in Telangana after shutdown in support of RTC strike, several leaders held

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2019 01:19 PM IST
Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, who called for a meeting with transport minister P Ajay Kumar and senior officials of the transport department at his Pragathi Bhavan residence, cancelled the meeting later.
An official in the transport department familiar with the development said chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is likely to constitute a committee with ministers and officials to initiate the talks with JAC leaders in a day or two. (Photo @trspartyonline)
An official in the transport department familiar with the development said chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is likely to constitute a committee with ministers and officials to initiate the talks with JAC leaders in a day or two. (Photo @trspartyonline)

Telangana high court directs KCR govt to initiate dialogue with striking transport employees

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2019 09:32 PM IST
Asking both sides to take the initiative to end the deadlock, the court gave them time till October 18 to come out with a solution to the crisis.
The government should take back its decision and should solve the problems of RTC employees, who are on strike and should take them back in the job, said BJP lawmaker, Thakur Raja Singh.(PTI Photo)
The government should take back its decision and should solve the problems of RTC employees, who are on strike and should take them back in the job, said BJP lawmaker, Thakur Raja Singh.(PTI Photo)

Telangana CM has become Hitler, says BJP MLA after suicide by 2 TSRTC employees

Hyderabad | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2019 01:47 PM IST
BJP MLA Thakur Raja Singh Lodh on Monday hit out at Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao over the alleged suicide of two employees of Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC), saying that the Chief Minister has become ‘Hitler’.
The Joint Action Committee of RTC employees and workers, who had commenced their strike from midnight of October 4, have stepped up their agitation with the support of all the opposition parties.(STYLE PHOTO SERVICE.)
The Joint Action Committee of RTC employees and workers, who had commenced their strike from midnight of October 4, have stepped up their agitation with the support of all the opposition parties.(STYLE PHOTO SERVICE.)

Opposition parties call for Telangana bandh on Oct 19 in support of RTC strike

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2019 06:30 PM IST
Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao who reviewed the situation has directed the police to crush the agitation with an iron hand and announced an extension of the Dasara vacations for educational institutions till October 19 to enable the RTC authorities to make additional transport arrangements for students.
They arrested JAC chairman E Ashwathama Reddy and convenor Thomas Reddy but released them later.(HT image)
They arrested JAC chairman E Ashwathama Reddy and convenor Thomas Reddy but released them later.(HT image)

K Chandrasekhar Rao digs in heels, no relief for 48,000 transport staff

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2019 03:42 AM IST
The employees were demanding, among other things, merger of RTC with the state government as was done in the neighbouring Andhra Pradesh, where they are being treated as government employees.
Rao announced the government would start the exercise soon to recruit new staff and the process would be completed at the earliest.(HT image)
Rao announced the government would start the exercise soon to recruit new staff and the process would be completed at the earliest.(HT image)

KCR govt dismisses 48,000 state transport employees

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2019 12:45 AM IST
The employees have been demanding, among other things, merger of the RTC with the state government as was done in the neighbouring Andhra Pradesh, where they are being treated as government employees with their retirement age being enhanced to 60 years.
The employees have been demanding, among other things, merger of RTC with the state government as was done in the neighbouring Andhra Pradesh.(PTI file photo of KCR)
The employees have been demanding, among other things, merger of RTC with the state government as was done in the neighbouring Andhra Pradesh.(PTI file photo of KCR)

KCR dismisses 48,000 employees of Telangana Road Transport Corporation

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2019 10:42 PM IST
Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, who held a high-level meeting of officials of the transport department late Sunday evening, announced that the RTC now had only 1,200 employees.
Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Friday.(HT PHOTO.)
Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Friday.(HT PHOTO.)

KCR meets PM Modi, gives him wishlist with 22 demands for Telangana

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2019 07:49 PM IST
The chief minister also asked the Prime Minister to take up enactment of a legislation in Parliament removing the cap of 50 per cent reservations in education and employment, so that the quota for OBCs, including minorities, could be increased.
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and Prime Minister met last on December 26, 2018 a couple of weeks after the fKCR’s re-election as chief minister.(PTI)
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and Prime Minister met last on December 26, 2018 a couple of weeks after the fKCR’s re-election as chief minister.(PTI)

KCR to meet PM Modi after nine months, to raise pending issues

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
PUBLISHED ON OCT 02, 2019 08:36 PM IST
Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday where he is expected to discuss various issues pending with the Centre.
Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao declared a bonus of Rs 1,00,899 for each of 54,000 Singareni coal mine workers(PTI)
Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao declared a bonus of Rs 1,00,899 for each of 54,000 Singareni coal mine workers(PTI)

KCR announces bonus of Rs 1 lakh to 54,000 Singareni coal mine workers

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
PUBLISHED ON SEP 19, 2019 08:05 PM IST
Making an announcement to this effect in the state assembly, KCR said during 2017-18, the workers were paid 27 per cent of the company’s profits as bonus and this year the government decided to increase the bonus to 28 per cent of the profits. In 2018-19, the Singareni Collieries registered a record profit of Rs 1,765 crore.
If Telangana Rashtra Samithi president and chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has his way, his party will contest the assembly elections in the ensuing Maharashtra assembly elections.(AP)
If Telangana Rashtra Samithi president and chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has his way, his party will contest the assembly elections in the ensuing Maharashtra assembly elections.(AP)

KCR hints at TRS contesting Maharashtra assembly polls

Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
PUBLISHED ON SEP 17, 2019 09:47 PM IST
KCR gave a hint to this effect, when several leaders from five assembly constituencies from Maharashtra’s Nanded district met him at his chambers in the state assembly on Tuesday.
Apart from Rama Rao and Harish Rao, the other ministers who took oath of office were: Sabita Indra Reddy, Satyavathi Rathod, Gangula Kamalakar and Puvvada Ajay Kumar. (Photo @KTRTRS)
Apart from Rama Rao and Harish Rao, the other ministers who took oath of office were: Sabita Indra Reddy, Satyavathi Rathod, Gangula Kamalakar and Puvvada Ajay Kumar. (Photo @KTRTRS)

KCR expands cabinet with 6 ministers; re-inducts son KTR, nephew Harish Rao

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2019 10:50 PM IST
KCR, as the chief minister is popularly known, expanded his council of ministers on Sunday evening, inducting six more ministers, including his son and nephew. The overall strength of the cabinet has now gone up to 18, including the chief minister.
CMO officials asked the temple authority’s special officer G Kishan Rao and art director Ananda Sai under whose direction the pictures of various leaders, including KCR, Indira Gandhi and Mahatma Gandhi, and symbols of certain political parties were engraved as part of the constructions.(PTI FILE)
CMO officials asked the temple authority’s special officer G Kishan Rao and art director Ananda Sai under whose direction the pictures of various leaders, including KCR, Indira Gandhi and Mahatma Gandhi, and symbols of certain political parties were engraved as part of the constructions.(PTI FILE)

Amid opposition protest, KCR orders removal of images, including his, from Yadadri temple

UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2019 08:35 AM IST
A decision to this effect was taken by the officials of the chief minister’s office after a meeting with the authorities of Yadadri Temple Development Authority (YTDA) and temple architects late on Saturday evening.
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