TRS loses in trade union polls in Zaheerabad and Patancheru డిసెంబర్ 4, 2011Posted by bharath in Economy, elections, Harish, Hyderabad, livelihoods, local, Medak, politics, regionalism, Telangana, TRS.
Tags: CITU, INTUC, Kirby, Mahindra and Mahindra, MRF, trade union, urban
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Harish loses in two trade union polls
Express News Service, The New Indian Express, Dec 4, 2011
SANGAREDDY: In a major setback for the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), which is striving to get a foothold in trade unions in the region, Siddipet MLA T Harish Rao lost in workers union elections of Mahindra and Mahindra Automobile Industry in Zaheerabad and Kirby Constructions Limited in Patancheru on Saturday. Incidentally, the TRS forayed into the trade unions with Harish winning in the MRF union polls in the district. (మరింత…)
Telangana remains paralysed – People’s strike సెప్టెంబర్ 14, 2011Posted by bharath in Adilabad, agitation, elections, G.O 610, JAC, Karimnagar, Medak, Mulki, Nalgonda, Nizamabad, politics, regionalism, Warangal.
Tags: Sakala Janula Samme, SCCL, Sinagreni
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Telangana remains paralysed
The New Indian Express, 14 September, 2011
HYDERABAD: The administration remained paralysed in Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh Wednesday as the indefinite strike by over 400,000 government employees continued for the second day.
Delivery of civic services was hit in 10 districts of Telangana as employees stayed away from work to demand formation of separate Telangana state.
The “people’s strike” called by Telangana Joint Action Committee (JAC) did not have much impact in Hyderabad, but was total in districts like Warangal, Karimnagar, Medak, Nalgonda, Nizamabad and Adilabad.
Work in the state secretariat was not affected as about 85 percent of the employees attended their duties but the leaders of Telangana movement claimed that the employees from the region constitute only 15 percent of the total workforce. The impact was also partial in offices of other departments in the state capital.
The strike led to tension in some offices in Hyderabad as a section of employees refused to join the strike. In the office of Hyderabad district collector, the supporters of the strike had heated arguments with those who refused to join them.
In the office of the district collector in Khammam, striking employees ransacked the office of joint collector as he was attending work. (మరింత…)
Battleground Telangana : Chronicle of an agitation జూన్ 12, 2011Posted by bharath in agitation, Culture, Economy, Hyderabad, Identity, Karimnagar, livelihoods, Mahabubnagar, Medak, Mulki, Palamur, politics, regionalism, Review, Telangana.
Tags: cyberabad, Kingshuk Nag, migration, poverty
Nomads near Cyberabad
Medak, a district that borders Greater Hyderabad, is a telling example of the poor economic development in Telangana, writes Kingshuk Nag in ‘Battleground Telangana: Chronicle of an agitation’ (www.harpercollins.co.in).
On the roads of Medak, not more than an hour and a half from Hyderabad, it is possible to run into nomads travelling on bullock carts with all their belongings, describes Nag. “These people have no home and hearth and move from place to place within the district in search of jobs. Many others, who have some place to live, migrate seasonally in the months of summer not only in search of jobs but also looking for sources of drinking water.” (మరింత…)
Status of TRS in Nizamabad ఏప్రిల్ 25, 2011Posted by bharath in agitation, compromise, conflict resolution, Congress, elections, Harish, Identity, Medak, Mulki, Nizamabad, politics, regionalism, TDP, Telangana, TRS.
Tags: E Ravinder Reddy, MLA
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TRS loses sheen in Nizamabad
April 25, 2011 DC Correspondent, Nizamabad
April 24: Lack of leadership and perennial dissidence and revolts against the party high command have adversely affected the activities of the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) in Nizamabad district. Since its inception in 2002, the party has been losing its sheen gradually. TRS founder members and senior leaders are leaving the party and joining other political parties. It may be noted that leaders and activists of Nizamabad had extended strong support to the TRS in the initial days.
TRS chief K. Chandrasekhar Rao was unable to show his party’s strength in his native Medak district in the 2002 local body elections, but people of Nizamabad voted for the TRS and gave a chance for the Zilla Parishad chairman’s post and 23 out of 36 mandal parishad presidents’ posts. TRS leaders S. Santosh Reddy, G. Sadanandam and G. Anita served as zilla parishad chairpersons for two terms. Former TRS MLAs S. Santosh Reddy of Armoor and G. Ganga Reddy of Dichpally resigned from the party and joined the ruling Congress.
The party’s single MLA E. Ravinder Reddy of Yellareddy Assembly constituency has also faced discomfort with the party high command several times. Party former ZP chairman G. Sadanandam has also joined the Congress. Former MP and founder member of the TRS M. Narayana Reddy and TRS senior leader Dr J. Bapu Reddy have left the party, while TRS district unit president A.S. Poshetty and senior leader Dr R. Bhupathi Reddy rejoined the party. (మరింత…)
The vote & Beyond: Telangana bye elections 2010 ఆగస్ట్ 4, 2010Posted by Telangana Utsav in Adilabad, BJP, Congress, elections, Identity, JAC, Karimnagar, Medak, Mulki, Nizamabad, politics, regionalism, Sonia, TDP, Telangana, TRS, Warangal.
Tags: by elections 2010, Srikrishna
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The Hindu, JUly 30, 2010
The vote and beyond
Quite understandably, the Telangana Rashtra Samiti is portraying the results of the 12 Assembly by-elections in Andhra Pradesh as a referendum in favour of a separate Telangana State. The party won all the 11 seats it contested; the twelfth went to the Bharatiya Janata Party with which it had an understanding. After all, the by-elections were a direct fall-out of the Telangana issue with the sitting MLAs — 10 belonging to the TRS, one to the BJP and another to the Telugu Desam Party— resigning in protest at what they saw as a delay on the part of the Centre in carving out a new State. Statehood was indeed the dominant issue right through the campaign, and the TRS won all its seats with huge margins, a marked improvement over its performance in the general elections just a year ago. Its chief, K. Chandrashekhar Rao, who spearheaded the Statehood agitation by undertaking an indefinite fast last year, must be feeling vindicated. Both the Congress and the TDP, which have been equivocal on the Statehood issue, received a drubbing. Indeed, in a high stakes contest for the Congress, the party’s State president, D. Srinivas, lost to the BJP candidate in the Nizamabad Urban constituency. The TDP, apart from conceding one seat to the TRS, lost its deposit in several constituencies, finishing a poor third. A pro-Statehood sentiment was clearly in evidence in all the constituencies that went to polls. (మరింత…)
OU Student ‘sacrifices’ life over TRS win ఆగస్ట్ 1, 2010Posted by Telangana Utsav in BJP, Congress, elections, Hyderabad, Medak, Osmania, politics, regionalism, students, suicide, Telangana, TRS, universities.
Tags: DS, Eshan Reddy
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Student ‘sacrifices’ life over TRS win
TNN, August 1, 2010
HYDERABAD: The victory celebrations of the TRS following the massive mandate it got in the bypolls was cut short by the suicide of a student on Osmania University campus on Saturday. The charred body of P Eshan Reddy, a 23-year-old engineering student, was found behind the library building by morning walkers around 6.30 am. A native of Medak district, Eshan had completed his final year engineering from Institute of Science and Technology, Ibrahimpatnam, and was preparing for GRE this September.
A bag and a blanket was also found at the spot along with a suicide note. In the suicide note, Eshan allegedly said that he killed himself as an offering to Goddess Maisamma. “I promised to sacrifice my life to Misamma Talli if DS (PCC president and Nizamabad Urban Congress candidate D Srinivas) lost in the byelections. Now, after my death my brethren will take forward the Telangana agitation,” the note said. (మరింత…)
EVM controversy in Telangana polls జూలై 10, 2010Posted by Telangana Utsav in Adilabad, BJP, Congress, corruption, elections, Karimnagar, Medak, Nizamabad, politics, regionalism, TDP, Telangana, TRS, Warangal.
Tags: by poll, EVM, manipulation
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Telangana polls: Hundreds of candidates, intentions suspect
T S Sudhir, NDTV, July 09, 2010
Hyderabad: Later this month, Telangana will vote for 12 new MLAs. These are vacancies created by politicians who resigned in protest over what they describe as the lack of support from the Centre and the state government for a separate Telangana state.
There’s no shortage of candidates.The Warangal (West) constituency alone has 117 candidates. All but one are independent candidates. It’s not just a desire to serve the people that’s at play. Sources say parties want to ensure that Electronic Voting Machines (EVM), famous for being tamper-proof, cannot be used. An EVM can deal with a maximum of 64 nominations. Hence, the surging numbers. (మరింత…)
New universities in Telangana starved of funds జూన్ 30, 2010Posted by Telangana Utsav in Congress, Economy, Hyderabad, Medak, Mulki, Nizamabad, politics, regionalism, Settler, students, TRS, universities.
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Move to affiliate Medak colleges with TU stalled
New Indian Express, 30 Jun 2010
HYDERABAD: The state government’s move to affiliate all professional colleges in Medak district to Telangana University (TU) in Nizamabad district was strongly opposed by Cabinet ministers – Geeta Reddy and Sunitha Lakshma Reddy – besides TRS senior leader T Harish Rao who hails from the district.
The result: Decision withdrawn! In March, the department of Higher Education has decided to affiliate all the private, aided, unaided and government colleges in Adilabad, Medak and Nizamabad districts to TU.
A similar decision was taken with respect to all the new universities, which were started three year ago during the regime of former chief minister late Y S Rajasekhara Reddy.
Sources in Telangana University said all the public representatives of the district including the ministers, legislators and leaders of all the political parties lobbied with Chief Minister K Rosaiah. The Chief Minister who came under severe pressure ordered for scrapping of the order immediately. (మరింత…)
Telangana bypolls on July 27 జూన్ 22, 2010Posted by Telangana Utsav in Adilabad, agitation, BJP, Congress, elections, Harish, Karimnagar, KCR, KTR, Medak, Nizamabad, politics, regionalism, SC, Settler, students, TDP, Telangana, TRS, Vemulawada, Warangal.
Tags: byelections, bypolls, Chennur, Dharmapuri, Huzurabad, Korutla, Mancherial, Siddipet, Sirpur, Srikrishna, Yellareddy
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Telangana bypolls on July 27
Special Correspondent , The Hindu, June 22, 2010
No elections in Vemulawada and Sircilla segments
Schedule for byelections
Issue of Notification July 2
Last date for nominations July 9
Scrutiny of Nominations July 10
Last date for withdrawal July 12
Date of Poll July 27
Counting of Votes July 30
NEW DELHI:The Election Commission on Monday announced that the byelections from 10 of the 12 Assembly constituencies in the Telangana region will be held on July 27 and the notification issued on July 2.
The counting of votes will be taken up at 8 a.m. on July 30 and the electoral roll with respect to January 1, 2010, as the qualifying date will be published on June 25 in 10 Assembly constituencies going to polls. The model code of conduct has already come into effect and would be applicable to all the candidates, political parties and the State/Central governments. (మరింత…)
Life is art, says Laxma Goud the iconic artist ఏప్రిల్ 4, 2010Posted by Telangana Utsav in Art, Culture, Hyderabad, Medak, Personalities, Telangana.
Tags: Devarajan, Himayatnagar, Jagdish Mittal, K G Subramanyam, Suryaprakash
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The artist as a restless soul
Laxma Goud’s oeuvre remains undefined as the artist creates, crafts and cajoles different media into his ever morphing style. Serish Nanisetti meets the iconic artist bubbling with ideas and images
You don’t interview Laxma Goud. You let him talk and jot down the notes. What would you ask a restless artist who doesn’t mind switching styles, switching media, switching perspectives whose mind has the sharpness of a quenched and hammered Samurai sword? In an art world where artists find a style and then stick to it for a lifetime, Laxma Goud experiments. And in the process, tests himself, redefines the boundaries of his art, teases the viewer, and ensures that he remains a free artist who can do what he wants to do. His thirst for kala remains unquenched. (మరింత…)