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    Congress party not to name CM candidate in Telangana

    Hyderabad: The Congress would not name the Chief Ministerial candidate in poll-bound Telangana, where it would fight the Assembly elections jointly with the TDP, CPI and Telangana Jana Samithi, a key party leader said Wednesday. The AICC In-charge of Telangana, R C Khuntia maintained that the usual practice in the Congress was not to name the party’s Chief Ministerial candidate before any Assembly election.

  • Preparations to conduct Telangana assembly polls are in full swing, says CEO Rajat Kumar

    Hyderabad (Telangana): Telangana State Chief Electoral Officer Rajat Kumar on Friday said that the preparations to conduct assembly polls in the state are in full swing. Kumar while addressing a media gathering informed that this time booth level officers will be available at every polling booth centre. He also announced that apart from machines-ballot units, control units and Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) will also be available at every polling booth.

  • Political realignment gathering momentum in poll-bound Telangana

    Hyderabad: Several aspirants for tickets in the coming assembly polls in Telangana have openly expressed their dissatisfaction after being denied the chance to contest, while some others are switching sides leading to re-alignment. The protests by those denied tickets has so far been seen mainly in the ruling TRS as the party released its first list of candidates for 105 seats out of the total 119 assembly segments.

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    Congress-TDP forms alliance in Telangana to take on TRS

    Hyderabad: The Congress plans to go in for a broad based alliance in the Telangana assembly polls in line with its efforts to forge opposition unity at the national level, a senior party leader has said. The party was trying to unite the opposition in the state and was in contact with all parties, including CPI, Kondaram (of TJS) and TDP, AICC in charge of Congress affairs in Telangana R C Khuntia

  • Telangana: 52 killed including children, 20 injured as bus falls into gorge in Jagtail

    Hyderabad: In a ghastly tragedy, as many as 52 people were killed and more than 20 others injured when a state-run overcrowded bus fell into a gorge in Telangana’s Jagtial district on Tuesday. The bus belonging to the Telangana State Road Transport Corp (TSRTC) fell off Kondagattu Ghat Road while returning from Anjaneya Swamy temple atop Kondagattu Hills, about 190 km from Hyderabad.

  • Telangana assembly election: AIMIM releases first list of candidates

    Hyderabad: All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) on Tuesday released its first list of seven candidates for the Telangana Legislative Assembly elections. According to the list, Mumtaz Khan will contest from Charminar, while Syed Ahmed Pasha Quadri will represent AIMIM from the Yakutpura constituency.

  • Bharat Bandh evokes mixed response in Telangana  

    Hyderabad: The ‘Bharat Bandh’ call given by several opposition parties over rising petrol and diesel prices Monday evoked a mixed response as it was business as usual in many parts of the state, including the capital city. No untoward incidents have been reported so far, police said.

  • Early poll in Telangana

    As expected, the Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has dissolved the State Assembly and gone for an early election. Elections in the State were not due till April-May next year but clearly espying advantage Rao has sought to delink it from the parliamentary poll. His resignation has been accepted and the Assembly dissolved. However, the Election Commission has said the timing of the Assembly poll will be decided with due deliberation

  • Amit Shah to kick off poll campaign in Telangana on September 15

    Hyderabad: BJP president Amit Shah would kick off the party’s campaign for assembly polls in Telangana with a public meeting at Mahabubnagar on September 15. National leaders of the party and Chief Ministers of BJP-ruled states are also expected take part in the campaign, BJP MLC N Ramachander Rao told PTI Saturday. They are expected to frequently visit Telangana till the elections are over, he said.

  • CEC hints at clubbing Telangana election with four states in December

    New Delhi: Ahead of the full meeting of the Election Commission, Chief Election Commissioner O.P. Rawat on Friday appeared to hint at the possibility of holding Assembly elections in Telangana along with the polls due in four other states in December this year. However, he said it could be difficult if more states decide to go for early polls in view of difficulties in logistics.

  • KCR may have dropped idea of early poll: Congress

    Hyderabad : The Congress in Telangana Monday claimed Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao may have dropped his plans to go for early Assembly elections in the state after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Election Commission (EC) did not back his idea.

  • Telangana assembly may be dissolved tomorrow for early elections

    Hyderabad: Amid strong indications of early elections in Telangana, the ruling TRS is all set to hold a massive show of strength here on Sunday. Billed as the mother of all rallies, it will be preceded by a meeting of the state cabinet, which is likely to take a decision on the early polls. Leaders of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) said Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao will take “key decisions” at the cabinet meeting and

  • Bhima Koregaon violence: Some of the arrested activists are ‘naxal mentors’, says Telangana BJP

    Hyderabad: Some of the five Left-leaning activists arrested by the Pune police in a case relating to the Bhima-Koregaon violence are naxal mentors, the Telangana BJP unit alleged today, rejecting suggestions in some quarters it is a crackdown on political dissent. Party spokesperson Krishna Saagar Rao alleged that some of the arrested are certainly “naxal mentors” who are “wearing a faade of intellectuals and professionals for decades,” but did not specify the individuals he