• 73 of 119 newly elected T’gana MLAs have criminal past: ADR

    73 of 119 newly elected T’gana MLAs have criminal past: ADR
    Published Date : 13-Dec-2018 7:50:52IST

    The Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), a watchdog, has claimed that as many as 73 out of 119 newly elected MLAs in Telangana have declared “criminal cases” against themselves. This is a 5% increase as compared to 67 MLAs in 2014 Assembly, the ADR said. ADR aims at improving governance by working in the area of electoral and political reforms.

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  • Non-BJP, non-Cong force emerging from Telangana: KTR

    Non-BJP, non-Cong force emerging from Telangana: KTR
    Published Date : 12-Dec-2018 4:33:38IST

    After Telangana Rashtra Samithi secured a majority in the 119-member Telangana Assembly, caretaker CM K Chandrashekar Rao’s son KT Rama Rao said, “A non-Congress and non-BJP force is emerging from Telangana.” He added, “We are very keen on a federal front. Strong regional voices need to be heard.” Earlier, caretaker CM Rao had said he’ll actively participate in national politics.

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  • Centre may announce ₹4 lakh crore of farm loan waivers: Reports

    Centre may announce ₹4 lakh crore of farm loan waivers: Reports
    Published Date : 12-Dec-2018 4:32:04IST

    Ahead of the general election, the government is likely to announce farm loan waivers worth up to ₹4 lakh crore ($55.5 billion), according to reports. The previous Congress party-led coalition government announced farm loan waivers worth nearly ₹72,000 crore in 2008. Notably, BJP has lost power to Congress in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh in the recently concluded Assembly Elections.

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  • KCR to take oath as Telangana CM on Thursday

    KCR to take oath as Telangana CM on Thursday
    Published Date : 12-Dec-2018 1:21:23IST

    Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief K. Chandrashekhar Rao will take oath as the state’s Chief Minister for a second consecutive term on Thursday. He will take oath at a ceremony to be held at 1.30 p.m. at Raj Bhavan. Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan will administer him the oath of office and secrecy, TRS sources said. Some TRS legislators are also likely to take oath as Ministers along with KCR, as Rao is popularly known.

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  • Longer wait for N Uttam Kumar Reddy to shave

    Longer wait for N Uttam Kumar Reddy to shave
    Published Date : 12-Dec-2018 9:25:47IST

    Will TPCC president N. Uttam Kumar Reddy shave his beard since the TRS has not been ousted from power? Will Mr Uttam shave his long beard post-results, is left for him to answer. The TPCC president who always sported a clean-shaven look, thanks to the discipline instilled in him during his days in the Indian Air Force, took a vow in 2016 not to shave his beard till his party, the Congress, came to power in Telangana state.

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  • Suhasini’s loss symbolic decimation of TDP in T

    Suhasini’s loss symbolic decimation of TDP in T
    Published Date : 12-Dec-2018 7:39:26IST

    Defeat of TTDP’s Kukatpally candidate, NTR’s granddaughter Nandamuri Suhasini, is seen as symbolic decimation of TTDP in Telangana. This is the first time any family member of TDP founder member NTR has lost in elections. Suhasini lost to TRS candidate Madhavaram Krishna Rao with huge margin. TTDP, which bagged 17 seats in 2014 polls, managed only two seats. “This is almost obituary for us in Telangana, retaining remaining few leaders will be extremely difficult,” said a TTDP leader.

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  • Mallya to be extradited to India, says UK court

    Mallya to be extradited to India, says UK court
    Published Date : 10-Dec-2018 7:15:42IST

    A UK court on Monday ruled that 62-year-old fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya will be extradited to India in ₹9,000 crore loan default case. Mallya, who left India in March 2016, challenged his extradition on grounds of “human rights conditions” in Indian jails in the past. “I’ve offered to repay 100% of the principal amount…Please take it,” Mallya tweeted earlier.

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  • The Business of Predicting Political Quake

    The Business of Predicting Political Quake
    Published Date : 10-Dec-2018 7:30:41IST

    Union minister Prakash Javadekar has predicted a political quake in Karnataka, and the timing of it, he said, would depend on state BJP president BS Yeddyurappa. The Congress, however, believes the quake will happen in the BJP in the next few days. The BJP, former CM Siddaramaiah says, will witness a big quake on December 11 when results for the just-concluded assembly elections would be announced.

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  • Madhuri not planning to fight Lok Sabha elections

    Madhuri not planning to fight Lok Sabha elections
    Published Date : 07-Dec-2018 4:20:33IST

    There were reports that actress Madhuri Dixit Nene might contest the Lok Sabha elections from Pune for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) but her representative has denied all such claims, saying that they are false. A report claimed that Madhuri’s name has been shortlisted for the Pune Lok Sabha seat. But Madhuri’s spokesperson denied the reports. “This news is false and speculative,” the spokesperson told IANS.

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  • T’gana candidate orders ‘owls’ to bring misfortune to rivals

    T’gana candidate orders ‘owls’ to bring misfortune to rivals
    Published Date : 04-Dec-2018 11:33:16IST

    A Telangana candidate ordered ‘Indian eagle-owls’ to bring misfortune to his political rivals in the state, according to reports. The issue came to notice after Karnataka Police arrested poachers who were trying to enter Telangana with two owls. It is believed if body parts of an owl are thrown into house of rival candidate, the act will bring severe misfortune.

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  • Kathi Mahesh Targets Pawan Kalyan Again

    Kathi Mahesh Targets Pawan Kalyan Again
    Published Date : 01-Dec-2018 11:43:12IST

    Film critic Kathi Mahesh had targeted Jana Sena leader Pawan Kalyan again. He took strong exception to Pawan’s comment that he will become Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh when people gave slogan “CM, CM ” at a public meeting held in Pitapuram. Kathi Mahesh said it is not an easy task to assume the chief minister post. It required political strategy, conviction and create confidence among people that he will fulfill the aspirations. Then only, pawan will ascend the CM post.

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  • Suhasini a pawn in AP CM’s hands: KTR

    Suhasini a pawn in AP CM’s hands: KTR
    Published Date : 30-Nov-2018 7:32:38IST

    KTR on Thursday charged AP CM Chandrababu Naidu with trying to wipe out the Nandamuri family from politics. Addressing a road show in Kukatpally from where TRS candidate Madhavaram Krishna Rao is seeking a re-election, KTR said Naidu fielded Nandamuri Harikrishna’s daughter Suhasini knowing pretty well that she would lose. “Naidu could have made her an MLC in AP and appointed her a minister. But, he did not do that and instead pushed her into an electoral battle in Telangana from where she has no chances of winning,” he said.

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  • I will ask Telangana CM to send beef biryani to Amit Shah: Owaisi

    I will ask Telangana CM to send beef biryani to Amit Shah: Owaisi
    Published Date : 28-Nov-2018 4:44:18IST

    Addressing people in poll-bound Telangana, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi said, “Amit Shah says Telangana CM K Chandrashekar Rao sends biryani to people of Majlis…If he’s jealous…then I’ll call KCR and ask him to send parcel of Kalyani Biryani (colloquial- beef biryani) to Shah.” Owaisi further said, “If someone is eating, why is your stomach aching? You can eat too.”

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  • My vote is NOTA: Ola, Uber drivers send message in Telangana

    My vote is NOTA: Ola, Uber drivers send message in Telangana
    Published Date : 27-Nov-2018 11:44:00IST

    Taxi drivers employed by online cab-hailing service providers Ola and Uber in Hyderabad are promoting ‘NOTA’ as voting option for the upcoming Telangana Assembly elections. With posters stuck on their windshields, reading ‘MY VOTE IS NOTA’, they cited several issues plaguing taxi drivers in the city as the reason of protest. They blamed Ola and Uber of bagging massive commissions.

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  • Memes are new entertainment

    Memes are new entertainment
    Published Date : 26-Nov-2018 9:07:57IST

    Edited videos and memes of political parties have turned into a new source of entertainment for some people ahead of elections. Especially in party offices, party workers were seen sitting in groups and enjoying videos. While in one of the morphed video, TRS president K Chandrasekhar Rao was seen fighting with leaders of opposition party, another video has faces of prominent politicians with the song Jhoot Bole Kauwa Katey playing in background.

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