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The decision to implement the scheme was conveyed to the Centre by Telangana chief secretary Somesh Kumar during a video conference with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday. (Photo @TelanganaCMO)

In another U-turn, KCR decides to implement Centre’s Ayushman Bharat scheme

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 08:52 PM IST
Ever since Ayushman Bharat was introduced in September 2018, KCR, as the Telangana chief minister is known, has been strongly resisting it and refusing to implement it in Telangana.
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TRS Supremo and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao.(PTI)
TRS Supremo and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao.(PTI)

Sale, purchase of farm yield not govt job: Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 03:36 AM IST
According to a statement from the chief minister’s office, the government set up purchasing centres in the countryside during the last season and purchased all the agriculture produce that landed in the centres on humanitarian grounds so that farmers would not suffer losses in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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The meeting between KCR and PM Modi comes after a gap of more than 14 months – the last time the meeting took place was on October 4, 2019. (Photo @TelanganaCMO)
The meeting between KCR and PM Modi comes after a gap of more than 14 months – the last time the meeting took place was on October 4, 2019. (Photo @TelanganaCMO)

Telangana chief minister KCR in Delhi, calls on PM Modi, Amit Shah

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 10:38 PM IST
KCR, as the chief minister is known, had a half-an-hour meeting with the PM and is reported to have discussed all pending issues with the Centre.
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Farmers shout slogans during their 'Delhi Chalo' protest march against the new farm laws, at Delhi-UP border in New Delhi.(PTI)
Farmers shout slogans during their 'Delhi Chalo' protest march against the new farm laws, at Delhi-UP border in New Delhi.(PTI)

Telangana Rashtriya Samithi backs farmers’ call for Dec 8 ‘Bharat bandh’

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 02:33 PM IST
TRS president and Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said the party rank and file would actively participate in the bandh to ensure it was a success.
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Polling officers check election material before taking it to their polling stations in Hyderabad in this file photo.(AP)
Polling officers check election material before taking it to their polling stations in Hyderabad in this file photo.(AP)

GHMC election result 2020: Will repeat Dubbak by-polls win, BJP leader

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 12:55 PM IST
Arvind Dharmapuri said the GHMC elections, which were scheduled to be held in 2021, were brought forward because of the fear generated in the TRS by the Dubbak election results.
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Narasimhaiah, who represented Nagarjunasagar assembly constituency in Telangana’s Nalgonda district, suffered from Covid-19 and was in hospital for over a month.(SOURCED.)
Narasimhaiah, who represented Nagarjunasagar assembly constituency in Telangana’s Nalgonda district, suffered from Covid-19 and was in hospital for over a month.(SOURCED.)

TRS lawmaker Nomula Narasimhaiah dies of cardiac arrest after post-Covid-19 complications

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 10:08 AM IST
At about 3 am on Tuesday, he complained of chest pain and was immediately shifted from his residence at Old MLA Quarters to Apollo Hospitals at Hyderguda. He breathed his last while undergoing treatment in the hospital at about 5.30 am, his family members said.
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In his campaign, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said this time Mayor of Hyderabad will be from the BJP.(Photo: BJP4India/ Twitter)
In his campaign, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said this time Mayor of Hyderabad will be from the BJP.(Photo: BJP4India/ Twitter)

Amit Shah in GHMC poll campaign: ‘Will free Hyderabad from Nawab, Nizam culture’

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 29, 2020 03:57 PM IST
The GHMC polls, slated for December 1, will witness a triangular fight between the ruling party in the state, Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), AIMIM, and BJP, which recently bagged the Dubbak Assembly seat in the recently concluded by-polls.
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Campaigning for the party, Shah will also be addressing public programs today in Telangana and he is also scheduled to attend a roadshow in Secunderabad.(Photo: BJP4India/ Twitter)
Campaigning for the party, Shah will also be addressing public programs today in Telangana and he is also scheduled to attend a roadshow in Secunderabad.(Photo: BJP4India/ Twitter)

GHMC polls: Amit Shah holds roadshow in Hyderabad

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 02:21 PM IST
GHMC polls: The pitch for electioneering has gained momentum as BJP tries to flex its political muscle in the city amid criticism from TRS and AIMIM, who have snubbed BJP’s efforts.
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File photo of AIMIM MP Asaduddin Owaisi.(Mohd Zakir/HT Photo)
File photo of AIMIM MP Asaduddin Owaisi.(Mohd Zakir/HT Photo)

GHMC polls: ‘Only Trump is left’, Owaisi takes a dig at BJP campaign

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 10:38 AM IST
The GHMC election is witnessing a triangular contest between the ruling party in the state, Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), AIMIM, and BJP. The voting will take place on December 1, while counting will be held on December 4.
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The TRS president said the BJP was targeting him because he was questioning its policies. (Photo@TelanganaCMO)
The TRS president said the BJP was targeting him because he was questioning its policies. (Photo@TelanganaCMO)

‘No power cuts, no communal riots’: KCR’s pitch ahead of Hyderabad civic polls

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2020 09:48 PM IST
To the steady stream of BJP leaders visiting Hyderabad ahead of civic polls, chief minister KCR asked where were they during the floods in the city.
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Daughter of Chief Minister of Telangana K. Chandrashekar Rao and TRS candidate Kalvakuntla Kavitha.(ANI)
Daughter of Chief Minister of Telangana K. Chandrashekar Rao and TRS candidate Kalvakuntla Kavitha.(ANI)

‘The gentleman from Bengaluru...’: KCR’s daughter’s veiled dig at BJP’s Surya

By Asian News International | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Hyderabad
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 06:16 AM IST
Slamming the BJP leader further, she said that she heard the ‘gentleman wants to change Hyderabad’, but added that the city has changed a lot in the last six years since TRS came into power.
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Flood-affected families stand in a queue to apply for financial assistance at a Mee Seva Centre, in Hyderabad on Wednesday.(PTI)
Flood-affected families stand in a queue to apply for financial assistance at a Mee Seva Centre, in Hyderabad on Wednesday.(PTI)

Telangana poll body stops TRS’ cash relief plan for Hyderabad flood victims

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
PUBLISHED ON NOV 18, 2020 06:41 PM IST
The distribution of cash to the flood victims has triggered a controversy with the opposition parties – Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party alleging that the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi was “bribing” the voters of Hyderabad on the pretext of flood relief.
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File photo: TRS Supremo and Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao.(PTI)
File photo: TRS Supremo and Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao.(PTI)

Telangana by-poll: Ruling TRS eyes to steal the show in Dubbak

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2020 10:43 PM IST
The by-elections to Dubbak assembly seat are being held following the sudden demise of sitting Telangana Rashtra Samithi lawmaker Solipeta Ramalinga Reddy in August due to prolonged illness.
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The former MP swept the bypolls to the MLC seat from Nizamabad local authorities constituency with a margin of 672 votes by securing over 88 percent votes polled. (Photo @RaoKavitha)
The former MP swept the bypolls to the MLC seat from Nizamabad local authorities constituency with a margin of 672 votes by securing over 88 percent votes polled. (Photo @RaoKavitha)

KCR’s daughter K Kavitha elected to Telangana legislative council

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2020 02:06 PM IST
K Kavitha is now being tipped to be inducted into the cabinet of her father.
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Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao held a high-level review meeting with officials of the agriculture and marketing departments to discuss the procurement of agriculture produce from farmers this season. (Photo @TelanganaCMO)
Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao held a high-level review meeting with officials of the agriculture and marketing departments to discuss the procurement of agriculture produce from farmers this season. (Photo @TelanganaCMO)

‘Officers will visit villages to buy entire paddy’: KCR messages farmers

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2020 11:36 PM IST
Telangana chief minister KCR also assured that the government would ensure minimum support price to the farmers for their produce.
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Ganapathi, who was instrumental in building the Maoist movement across the country, played a major role in the formation of CPI (Maoist) with the merger of CPI (ML-People’s War Group) and the Maoist Communist Centre of India (MCCI) in 2004. (Photo AP)
Ganapathi, who was instrumental in building the Maoist movement across the country, played a major role in the formation of CPI (Maoist) with the merger of CPI (ML-People’s War Group) and the Maoist Communist Centre of India (MCCI) in 2004. (Photo AP)

‘Something is on’: Official on Maoist leader Ganapathi’s offer to surrender

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu and Ritesh Mishra | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad/Raipur
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2020 11:50 AM IST
It is learnt Ganapathi has decided to surrender owing to his ill-health. He is said to be suffering from asthma, diabetes and also severe joint pains. Though he is still part of the central committee of the Maoist party, he had not been very active in the movement.
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The police made elaborate security arrangements at all mines to ensure that the workers would not resort to violent agitations. However, the strike went off peacefully as the workers did not assemble in huge gatherings due to Covid-19 restrictions. (Photo @JoshiPralhad)
The police made elaborate security arrangements at all mines to ensure that the workers would not resort to violent agitations. However, the strike went off peacefully as the workers did not assemble in huge gatherings due to Covid-19 restrictions. (Photo @JoshiPralhad)

Telangana coal mine workers on strike against Centre’s move to privatise

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2020 08:10 PM IST
The Telangana Boggu Gani Karmika Sangham (TBGKS), affiliated to ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) in the state, also lent support to the strike, but announced that it would take part in the agitation only for one day.
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Competitive politics saw the two parties trying to outdo each other in their bid to claim the political legacy of the late leader.(File photo)
Competitive politics saw the two parties trying to outdo each other in their bid to claim the political legacy of the late leader.(File photo)

TRS, Congress in tussle to claim legacy of ex-PM Narasimha Rao

By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2020 07:43 AM IST
TRS supremo and Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekhar Rao, popularly known as KCR, made a strong pitch for conferring Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award, on Rao and placed him at par with the country’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.
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Five bronze statues of PV Narasimha Rao would be installed at Hyderabad, Warangal, Karimnagar, Vangara (the birthplace of Rao) and Telangana Bhavan in Delhi. (HT file photo)
Five bronze statues of PV Narasimha Rao would be installed at Hyderabad, Warangal, Karimnagar, Vangara (the birthplace of Rao) and Telangana Bhavan in Delhi. (HT file photo)

Memorial, 5 statues as Telangana celebrates Narasimha Rao’s birth centenary

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2020 08:23 PM IST
The arrangements are in full swing at Gyan Bhoomi - the samadhi of Narasimha Rao at Necklace Road in Hyderabad on the banks of Hussainsagar lake - for the centenary celebrations.
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Kavitha, who is the former honorary president of TGBKS has strongly opposed the Centre’s decision to privatise Singareni Collieries, which is one of the profit-making public sector undertakings.(HT FILE PHOTO.)
Kavitha, who is the former honorary president of TGBKS has strongly opposed the Centre’s decision to privatise Singareni Collieries, which is one of the profit-making public sector undertakings.(HT FILE PHOTO.)

KCR’s daughter Kavitha to lead protests by Singareni coal mine workers tomorrow

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Edited by Sohini Sarkar | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2020 07:38 PM IST
The strike will be led by Kalvakuntla Kavitha, former Telangana Rashtra Samithi MP from Nizamabad and daughter of chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao. It will be the first major agitation to be led by Kavitha, after her defeat in the Lok Sabha elections in 2019.
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The TRS, which has 104 members in the 119-member state Assembly can easily win both the Rajya Sabha seats. (Image used for representation).(PTI PHOTO.)
The TRS, which has 104 members in the 119-member state Assembly can easily win both the Rajya Sabha seats. (Image used for representation).(PTI PHOTO.)

TRS retains Kesava Rao for Rajya Sabha, picks K R Suresh Reddy for second seat

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2020 08:31 PM IST
TRS president and chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao cleared the name of Kesava Rao for one of the two Rajya Sabha seats that are falling vacant next month. He announced the candidature of K R Suresh Reddy, former speaker of combined Andhra Pradesh, for the second seat.
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Sipligunj was allegedly attacked with beer bottles at a pub in upscale Gachibowli in Hyderabad on Wednesday night.(Twitter photo-@Rahulsipligunj)
Sipligunj was allegedly attacked with beer bottles at a pub in upscale Gachibowli in Hyderabad on Wednesday night.(Twitter photo-@Rahulsipligunj)

Telugu reality TV star objects to lewd remark, ‘hit’ by TRS MLA’s brother

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2020 07:04 PM IST
Rahul Sipligunj shot to fame by winning Bigg Boss Telugu season-3 trophy in 2019 and has delivered several hit numbers in Telugu films of late.
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Ramesh, nephew of former Maharashtra governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao, has represented Telangana’s Vemulawada assembly constituency since 2009.(HT file photo)
Ramesh, nephew of former Maharashtra governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao, has represented Telangana’s Vemulawada assembly constituency since 2009.(HT file photo)

TRS lawmaker moves HC challenging cancellation of his citizenship by MHA

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
PUBLISHED ON NOV 21, 2019 06:02 PM IST
Ramesh’s citizenship was cancelled on the grounds that he had held German nationality and did not fulfil the stipulated norms for becoming an Indian national a decade ago.
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Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) MLA Chennamaneni Ramesh’s Indian citizenship was cancelled.(HT Photo)
Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) MLA Chennamaneni Ramesh’s Indian citizenship was cancelled.(HT Photo)

TRS MLA loses citizenship for ‘hiding’ facts

By Sudhi Ranjan Sen and Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | NEW DELHI/HYDERABAD, New Delhi/hyderabad
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2019 01:42 AM IST
This is perhaps the first time the citizenship of an elected representative has been cancelled for misrepresentation of facts.
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The counting of votes for the constituency will be held at Suryapet on Thursday.(HT PHOTO.)
The counting of votes for the constituency will be held at Suryapet on Thursday.(HT PHOTO.)

Telangana’s Huzurnagar assembly seat registers 85 per cent polling till 5 pm

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2019 11:25 PM IST
The by-election was necessitated following the resignation of Pradesh Congress Committee chief N Uttam Kumar Reddy after his election as MP from the Nalgonda Lok Sabha constituency.
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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

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
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.
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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

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
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.
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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

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
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.
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In Huzurnagar, it is the turn of sarpanches of various villages from across the state to contest the by-election in protest against denial of exclusive power to them in the gram panchayats by the TRS government.(HT PHOTO)
In Huzurnagar, it is the turn of sarpanches of various villages from across the state to contest the by-election in protest against denial of exclusive power to them in the gram panchayats by the TRS government.(HT PHOTO)

For Telangana’s Huzurnagar assembly seat, record number of nominations pour in

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hyderabad
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2019 10:26 PM IST
The huge number of independents filing their nominations in Huzurnagar comes close on the heels of the April 11 elections to Nizamabad parliamentary seat for which as many as 185 candidates were in the fray.
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Around 1.02 crore women in Telangana are expected to get the sarees under the TRS government’s scheme.(HT PHOTO)
Around 1.02 crore women in Telangana are expected to get the sarees under the TRS government’s scheme.(HT PHOTO)

Ahead of Bathukamma festival, Telangana govt gifts sarees to one crore women

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2019 06:35 PM IST
The Bathukamma saree scheme was introduced by K Chandrashekhar Rao’s government in 2017.
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