• Telangana: Reddys top TRS, Congress lists

    Telangana: Reddys top TRS, Congress lists
    Published Date : 14-Nov-2018 7:33:08IST

    Both in the TRS and Congress, Reddy candidates are dominating by getting a lion’s share of tickets in the forthcoming Telangana Assembly elections. The TRS still has to announce 12 candidates and the Congress has to announce 29 candidates. In the TRS, 37 seats were given to the Reddy community out of 107 candidates and Congress gave 23 seats out of 65 seats to the Reddy community. After the announcement of all the candidates by these two parties, the number of seats to the Reddy community is likely to increase further.

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  • Murmurs of Concerns Over ‘Criminal Ads’

    Murmurs of Concerns Over ‘Criminal Ads’
    Published Date : 13-Nov-2018 8:53:13IST

    According to court orders, candidates are required to issue public notices ‘advertising’ their criminal records. But the first murmurs of concerns are already being heard. Some MLAs and MPs are learnt to have written to the Election Commission asking if the advertising cost can be kept out of the candidate’s expense ceiling. The reason: three such ‘advertisements’ in newspapers and on TV can cost a considerably high amount in most cities.

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  • Making her Mark as Minister

    Making her Mark as Minister
    Published Date : 13-Nov-2018 8:51:56IST

    With the Lok Sabha elections just a few months away, Union minister Maneka Gandhi is leaving no stone unturned to make a mark as women and child development minister. After publicising the fifth edition of the Women of India Organic Festival, she has turned her focus on streamlining and centralising adoption in the country. The ministry has decided to make ‘adoption’ the theme of its tableau for this Republic Day parade.

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  • Late Union Minister Ananth Kumar never lost an election in 22 yrs

    Late Union Minister Ananth Kumar never lost an election in 22 yrs
    Published Date : 12-Nov-2018 4:46:08IST

    Union Minister Ananth Kumar, who passed away on Monday, won his first election in the 1996 parliamentary polls from South Bangalore Lok Sabha seat, and never lost this seat thereafter. He was the youngest Cabinet minister at 39 in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee cabinet in 1998. Kumar had joined the BJP in 1987 and was a six-time parliamentarian.

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  • ₹3,000cr for statue but ₹500cr for Kerala flood: Prakash Raj

    ₹3,000cr for statue but ₹500cr for Kerala flood: Prakash Raj
    Published Date : 10-Nov-2018 7:47:02IST

    Taking a jibe at PM Narendra Modi, Actor Prakash Raj tweeted a video, wherein he says, “What do you think of the leader of this country? When Kerala floods happened, he gives ₹100 crore and then sends ₹500 crore and who thinks he can spend ₹3,000 crore to build a statue.” “What an insensitive leader do we have,” he added.

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  • Change your name instead: Renuka to Raja Singh

    Change your name instead: Renuka to Raja Singh
    Published Date : 09-Nov-2018 3:41:40IST

    After BJP MLA Raja Singh said his party will rename Hyderabad as Bhagyanagar if voted to power in Telangana, Congress MP Renuka Chowdhury said, “He should change his name instead, no one will object.” “Does he think all this ‘dialogue baazi’ will fetch him votes? We are proud Hyderabadis…he’ll face troubles if he tries to rename the city,” she added.

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  • ‘Will rename Hyderabad as ‘Bhagyanagar’ if voted to power’

    ‘Will rename Hyderabad as ‘Bhagyanagar’ if voted to power’
    Published Date : 08-Nov-2018 10:55:26IST

    BJP MLA Raja Singh on Thursday said Hyderabad will be renamed as Bhagyanagar if BJP came to power in Telangana. “In 1590, Quli Qutub Shah came to Hyderabad, he changed Bhagyanagar to Hyderabad,” Singh stated. He further said that all the areas named after Mughals and Nizams will be changed and kept after the persons who fought for Telangana.

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  • Is it coincidence ‘Thugs of..’ out on note ban anniv

    Is it coincidence ‘Thugs of..’ out on note ban anniv
    Published Date : 08-Nov-2018 3:46:38IST

    Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari on Thursday took to Twitter to ask if it was a “mere coincidence” that Aamir Khan starrer ‘Thugs of Hindostan’ had released on the same day as the second anniversary of demonetisation. “Bollywood is a very Mahurat savvy Industry to say the least,” he wrote. Notably, the Congress has called nationwide protests against demonetisation on Friday.

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  • Telangana cop shoots self

    Telangana cop shoots self
    Published Date : 08-Nov-2018 11:27:35IST

    A police constable in Telangana’s Khammam district on Thursday committed suicide by shooting himself, police said. The incident occurred early in the day at the 15th battalion of Telangana State Special Police (TSSP) in Gangaram village, about 200 km from here. Constable K. Srinivas shot himself in his room. Police suspect that he resorted to the extreme due to domestic problems. His body was shifted to a government-run hospital at Sathupalli for autopsy.

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  • Trump fires US Attorney General Jeff Sessions

    Trump fires US Attorney General Jeff Sessions
    Published Date : 08-Nov-2018 10:28:34IST

    US President Donald Trump on Wednesday fired the country’s Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a year after he recused himself from an inquiry into the President’s links to Russia. Matthew Whitaker, a critic of the Russia investigation, has been appointed the acting Attorney General. Trump had earlier criticised Sessions, saying he “never took control of the Justice Department.”

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  • TRS leader allegedly stoned to death in Telangana

    TRS leader allegedly stoned to death in Telangana
    Published Date : 06-Nov-2018 4:22:12IST

    TRS leader Narayana Reddy was allegedly stoned to death in Telangana’s Vikarabad and his body was discovered on Tuesday morning. Two Congress workers were beaten on suspicion of their involvement in Reddy’s alleged murder. Reports said police have ruled out political motive behind the incident, adding that Reddy was involved in a feud with a rival gang in the village.

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  • Bypoll win like Test series under Virat Kohli

    Bypoll win like Test series under Virat Kohli
    Published Date : 06-Nov-2018 4:20:49IST

    As candidates from JD(S) and Congress took lead in four of the five seats in Karnataka bypolls, former Finance Minister P Chidambaram said it looked like a Test series win under Virat Kohli. Voting for the Lok Sabha seats of Bellary, Mandya and Shimoga and Assembly seats of Jamkhandi and Ramanagaram was held on November 3.

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  • A Big Leap in Kerala

    A Big Leap in Kerala
    Published Date : 06-Nov-2018 8:31:29IST

    In October, Janam TV, affiliated to BJP-RSS, relentlessly covered the Sabarimala protests. The channel, which was also accused of spreading fake news such as Rehana Fathima carrying a soaked sanitary napkin to the deity, surprisingly found itself on the number 2 spot, according to the BARC ratings this week, ahead of Mathrubhumi and Malayala Manorama News.

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  • KCR Okays Bulletproof Car For YS Jagan

    KCR Okays Bulletproof Car For YS Jagan
    Published Date : 06-Nov-2018 7:04:39IST

    The Telangana state government has provided YSRC president Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy a bulletproof car following the attack on him at the Vishakapatnam airport. The orders were given from the office of the Director General of Police. This comes after the party members requested the state government to provide tight security to their party chief who is currently resting in Hyderabad as per the advice of the doctors.

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  • Anything Pink is TRS

    Anything Pink is TRS
    Published Date : 05-Nov-2018 8:52:21IST

    Anything pink in the city is TRS these days. Pro Congress and BJP workers are taking pictures of any public property, including railway stations and flyovers, if they are done up in pink. If any illumination has bulbs of multiple colours, they are waiting for the illumination to turn pink, before posting pictures on social media and calling it a break in the model code of conduct by TRS. Now this is taking the social media war a tad too far.

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