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Minister Venkata Reddy threatens fast-unto-death from Oct 1 for T state ఆగస్ట్ 26, 2011

Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in agitation, Congress, Mulki, Nalgonda, politics, regionalism, Sonia, Telangana.
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Telangana minister Venkata Reddy threatens fast-unto-death

Hyderabad, August 24: A minister from Andhra Pradesh’s Telangana region Wednesday threatened to go on a fast-unto-death from Oct 1 to achieve a separate Telangana state.

Infrastructure and Investments Minister Komatireddy Venkata Reddy told reporters that if the central government failed to make an announcement to carve out separate Telangana state, he would launch the fast along with one lakh people in his native Nalgonda district.

Venkata Reddy, the only minister from Telangana who boycotted the state cabinet meeting last week, said he would stay away from his duties till the central government agreed to the demand for a separate state.
The minister also said he would resign both as minister and from the Congress if the demand was turned down.

Venkata Reddy said he would wait till Sep 30 for a clear statement from the centre. If no favourable statement was forthcoming by then, he would join the people to intensify the Telangana movement. He criticised his ministerial colleagues for resuming their duties. “What is it that they have achieved to resume their duties?” he wondered. (మరింత…)

AP’s non Congress parties now support Anna Hazare ఆగస్ట్ 26, 2011

Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in Andhrapreneurship, BJP, Congress, corruption, CPI, CPI-M, Economy, KCR, Polavaram, politics, TDP, Telangana.
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T-stir fails to brew with Anna’s entry
24 August 2011, DC, Hyderabad

As Anna Hazare’s mass agitation picks up across the state, including the Telangana region, the separate state demand has been pushed into the background.

Many T-leaders, particularly from the Telugu Desam, are pitching for Hazare and have put the T-issue on the back burner. In fact all Opposition parties — the TD, CPI, CPM, Forward Block, and BJP — have jumped on the Anna bandwagon seeing how it has captured the public mood.

Mr Jogu Ramanna, the rebel TD member, who who has been in the forefront of the T-agitation, is seen these days sporting the newly popular Gandhi topi and participating in dharnas in Adilabad district in support of Anna Hazare. The TD’s T. Devender Goud and the CPI’s Narayana, who sat in dharnas for Telangana, were seen together at an all-party dharna in support of Hazare. (మరింత…)

TRS adopts seven point strategy for Telangana 2014 ఆగస్ట్ 26, 2011

Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in agitation, Congress, elections, JAC, KCR, politics, regionalism, students, Telangana, TRS, universities, youth.
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TRS realises Telangana dream is a long haul
MVK Sastry, Express News Service 19 August 2011

HYDERABAD: With the realisation slowly dawning on its leadership that the Congress-led UPA government may not resolve the Telangana imbroglio until the election year of 2014, the Telangana Rashtra Samiti has decided to adopt a new strategy to keep the statehood issue alive for the next three years.

Party chief K Chandrasekhara Rao is believed to have advised his party leaders to believe in the dictum, “slow and steady wins the race”, and follow it.

According to sources, the party has prepared a seven-point plan of action to emerge as a big political force in the Telangana region. The party believes that political unity will be the key to achieving statehood. (మరింత…)

2014 elections will bring Telangana state, Congress cant delay beyond: KCR ఆగస్ట్ 26, 2011

Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in agitation, cinema, Congress, elections, KCR, Mulki, politics, regionalism, Sonia, students, suicide, Telangana, TRS, youth.
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KCR’s new deadline for Telangana-2014
7 August 2011 Siasat

Hyderabad, August 07: Few weeks back KCR has told the people that, he got a highly confidential report from New Delhi that states the Center is going to make a favorable declaration on Telangana issue within 2weeks. Now, he extends that period from 2 weeks to two-two and half years. He gave this new deadline during the launching Audio of ‘Poru Telangana’ movie at Hyderabad. (మరింత…)

A slice of Telangana – Batik Balaiah ఆగస్ట్ 19, 2011

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A slice of Telangana

Yasala Balaiah’s canvas at State Art Gallery is a riot of colours

Like the colours of the rainbow, Yasala Balaiah’s canvas bursts into a riot of colours. At the State Art Gallery in Kavuri Hills, where the veteran artist is holding an exhibition-cum-sale of his works, the splash begins right at the entrance. A painting of a couple – a farmer and his wife looking deep into each other’s eyes – catches your attention. Another picture is of a farmer couple with a goat squeezed in between as another goat peeps from behind.