Sunday, Sep 21, 2014

Full Coverage : STATEHOOD FOR TELANGANA

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The Parliament has finally passed the Telangana Bill amid unprecedented scenes in the Lok Sabha. The transmission of the Lok Sabha TV was cut as the Members of Parliament trooped into the Well of the House. There have been widespread protests in Delhi and Andhra Pradesh over the contentious Bill. As per the division, Telangana will comprise 10 districts while the rest of Andhra Pradesh would retain 13 districts. Hyderabad is to be the common capital for both states for a period not exceeding 10 years.

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Cong credits Sonia Gandhi for formation of Telangana

Sonia had promised the people of Telangana that she will give them a separate state. She has fulfilled her commitment, said Shinde.

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Karunanidhi greets Telangana CM

Chandrasekhar Rao was on Monday sworn in as Chief Minister of newly-carved out state of Telangana.

Telangana is born: The buzz on Twitter
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June 2, 2014

Twitter is abuzz with tweets from politicians congratulating KCR and the new state of Telangana.

11 Things you must know about Telangana
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After years of unrest and political turmoil, Telangana was finally declared the 29th state of India.

Jammu and Kashmir CM Omar Abdullah congratulates people of Telangana
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“Congratulations to the people of Telangana. Welcome to the Club #29,” twitted Omar.

PM welcomes Telangana as 29th state, assures complete support from Centre
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that Centre assures complete support to the people & Government of Telangana.

KCR sworn in as Telangana’s first Chief Minister; 11 ministers to be part of cabinet
TRS President K.Chandra Sekhar Rao addressing a press conference at TG bhavan in Hyderabad on Friday. (Source: PTI)

The Cabinet also included Rao’s son K T Rama Rao and nephew T Harish Rao.

E S L Narasimhan sworn in as Governor of Telangana
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He will be the common Governor to Telangana and residuary Andhra Pradesh.

In new border town, it takes time to sink in
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It is a typical lazy Sunday evening in Kurnool town, with nothing to signify the change that will occur on Monday morning.

Andhra Pradesh bifurcation: 1/2
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June 1, 2014

Tomorrow, two states will stand where Andhra Pradesh once did.

Andhra government employees split, 42% go to Telangana
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May 31, 2014

The formula was worked out on the basis of population of the two states as per the 2011 census.

Countdown begins for formation of separate Telangana
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May 28, 2014

TRS president K Chandrasekhar Rao, is all set to become the first Chief Minister of Telangana.

Telangana fallout: Governor accepts Reddy’s resignation as Andhra Chief Minister
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February 21, 2014

Andhra Pradesh Governor has asked Kiran Kumar Reddy to continue in office till alternative arrangements are made.

Division of Andhra Pradesh not at the cost of one region: Shinde
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February 20, 2014

Shinde said the decision to create Telangana has been taken after the widest possible consultations.

Full text of Prime Minister on Telangana Bill in Rajya Sabha
Bill already provides for a special development package for the backward regions of the successor state of Andhra Pradesh.

PM Manmohan Singh announced a 5-year special package for Seemandhra.

Seemandhra lawyers JAC aim to move Supreme Court over Telangana issue
Bill to carve out Telangana, 29th state, by splitting Andhra Pradesh was passed by Lok Sabha.

Meanwhile, government employees from Seemandhra districts resumed their duties Thursday.

Parliament clears 29th state
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Amid protests, Upper House passes Bill by voice vote; Seemandhra gets special status.

Cong’s first casualty: Its govt and chief minister in Andhra
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February 19, 2014

Congress and BJP colluded, says Kiran as he quits party and government.

Telangana Bill not taken up in Rajya Sabha, high drama in House
Leader of Opposition Arun Jaitley invoked rules to say the Congress minister, being member of Lok Sabha, cannot disturb the Upper House through protests.

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv Shukla assured the House the government too was in favour of a discussion on the bill before its passage.

Signal failure led to Lok Sabha TV blackout, says probe report
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As soon as the Telangana Bill was taken up for consideration, the telecast had stopped, perhaps for the first time.

Nothing ‘ Undemocratic’, Telangana bill passed as per rules: Government
Amidst din, chaos and an unprecedented black out of television coverage, the bill to carve out Telangana, the 29th state, by splitting Andhra Pradesh was passed by the Lok Sabha.

Parties like CPI(M) have criticised the way Telangana Bill has been adopted in Lok Sabha.

Lok Sabha Speaker accepts resignation of Expelled Congress MP L Rajagopal
All political parties had demanded action against him and the government had said it would not oppose any decision taken by the Speaker.

Rajagopal had opposed division of Andhra Pradesh and brought in a canister and sprayed pepper.

Andhra bifurcation unconstitutional and arbitrary: Reddy on Telangana
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Kiran Kumar Reddy has expressed disappointment over the manner in which Andhra Pradesh is being divided.

Telangana row: Kiran Reddy resigns as AP CM; also quits Congress over bifurcation
Kiran lashed out at the Congress, along with TDP, YSR Congress, TRS and BJP, for dividing the state only in quest of 'votes and seats.'

The bill to carve out Telangana, the 29th state, by splitting Andhra Pradesh was on Tuesday passed by the Lok Sabha with Congress and BJP coming together on the issue.

Telangana Bill to be taken up in Rajya Sabha tomorrow, no breakthrough in sight
Lok Sabha on Friday saw on its last day members raising demands for special status to six backward states.

Reacting to Reddy’s resignation as Andhra CM, Shinde has said that the leader had no other option.

Decision to black out Telangana proceedings taken by Lok Sabha secretariat, confirms Kamal Nath
CEO of Lok Sabha TV Rajiv Mishra said it was due to a technical snag.
February 18, 2014

Live telecast of proceedings began at 3 pm when the house reassembled after an adjournment.

Rajagopal, man behind pepper spray incident resigns from Lok Sabha, says quitting politics
Speaker had suspended 16 Seemandhra MPs, including Rajagopal who opposes Telangana state, after the pepper spray incident on February 13 and they could not attend the House.

Vijayawada MP’s action came within hours after controversial bill was passed by Lok Sabha.

Live telecast of Telangana Bill passage stops on Lok Sabha TV; Oppn cries foul
CEO of Lok Sabha TV Rajiv Mishra said it was due to a technical snag that occured in room no. 50 in Parliament House from where the channel gets live feed.

Lok Sabha TV, which broadcasts live coverage of all proceedings, displayed ‘House Adjourned’.

Lok Sabha looks like battle-ground during Telangana Bill passage
CEO of Lok Sabha TV Rajiv Mishra said it was due to a technical snag that occured in room no. 50 in Parliament House from where the channel gets live feed.

Lok Sabha passed the Telangana bill despite slogan shouting and chaos.

Telangana bill passed in LS, India’s 29th state comes into being
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Andhra Pradesh Re-organisation Bill, 2014, was passed by voice vote; those opposed termed the process a ‘black day for democracy’.

Telangana bill will be ‘immediately’ tabled in Rajya Sabha: Kamal Nath
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Bill to carve out Telangana state from Andhra Pradesh was passed by Lok Sabha amid strong protest.

Telangana Bill passage sparks celebrations; Andhra Pradesh CM prepares to resign
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A large number of students gathered in Osmania University and danced in joy.

Twitterati react to passage of Telangana Bill in Lok Sabha
The parties which support a united Andhra, have called for protests.

Lok Sabha has passed the Telangana Bill to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh.

Telangana: Oppn terms blackout as ‘tactical’, Chiranjeevi threatens to stall Rajya Sabha
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L Rajagopal, MP behind pepper-spray incident, resigns from LS in protest against passage of Telangana Bill.

Telangana Bill in Parliament today, Andhra CM transfers officials, ‘gets ready to quit’
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The CM met DGP B Prasada Rao and Chief Secretary P K Mohanty in the evening to review the law and order situation.

Telangana crisis: 18 Andhra MPs suspended from Lok Sabha over ruckus in Parliament
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February 13, 2014

Kumar named the members and said they had been suspended under Rule 374 A.

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