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Andhra bureaucracy gets down to division process డిసెంబర్ 23, 2013

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Andhra bureaucracy gets down to division process
Chief minister pleads for a united state
Mohammed Siddique, Gulf News December 22, 2013

Hyderabad Even as the opponents of Telangana state were trying their best to delay the process, the state’s official machinery seems to have got down to the exercise of bifurcation.

While the Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy called on the President Pranab Mukherji at Rashtrapati Nilayam in Hyderabad and reportedly pleaded with him to keep Andhra Pradesh united, the state bureaucracy was busy collecting the necessary data including the details of assets, liabilities and workforce from different departments and the public sector undertakings.

In a significant move the General Administration Department has also issued instructions to the employees to provide details of their birth place, date of joining and pay scale, among other things. It is understood that the services of the government employees will be allocated to the state where they were born.
This was one of the major demands of those who want a separate Telangana state, that those born in Andhra and Rayalaseema, will have to move to residuary state of Andhra Pradesh and only those born in Telangana will be accepted as the employees of Telangana government. (మరింత…)

Telugu literature will flourish in separate states డిసెంబర్ 23, 2013

Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in Andhra, Culture, heritage, Hyderabad, Identity, Kakatiya, Rayalaseema, Telangana, Telugu, Telugu (తెలుగు), Warangal.
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Separate states good for Telugu
Deccan Chronicle, Amar Tejaswi, 22 December 2013

Hyderabad: Literature is an important tool to craft the identity of a populace. Each state in India and regions within have their own distinct identity. The same holds true for Andhra Pradesh. With three definitive regions and 23 districts, the undivided state is a garden of literary flowers.

But once imaginary borders divide the current state into Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, what does fate hold for Telugu literature? Writers reckon the separation will herald better times for Telugu literature and put focus on the unique literature and unsung writers of Telangana.

It has been said that the literature and history of Telangana has been suppressed under the cloak of a united Telugu state for long and has often been dismissed as slang.

Freedom struggles of farmers and common men from the region often don’t find a mention in the regular curriculum. From the Telangana writers’ perspective, their literature was never treated at par with the mainstream Telugu literature. “Telangana has recorded several struggles that are recognised, but they never found their place in the chapters of history. Andhra’s history became the whole undivided state’s history,” award winning writer Prof. Nandini Sidda Reddy explains.

He adds that the genesis of the Telangana struggle for statehood partly lies in literary waters. He says, “Important literary works from Telangana were forgotten. The problem was suppression; there was a lack of equality. Language and literature were cited as reasons to unite Telangana and Andhra when the state was formed, but the equality never existed.” (మరింత…)

Assembly adjourned, Telangana stalemate continues డిసెంబర్ 19, 2013

Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in Andhra, Andhrapreneurship, BJP, Congress, drama, Economy, G.O 610, Godavari, Hyderabad, Identity, Koya, MIM, Polavaram, politics, Settler, ST, TDP, TRS.
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Andhra Pradesh Bifurcation – AP House adjourned as Telangana stalemate continues
PTI, December 19, 2013

The Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly was on Thursday abruptly adjourned till January 3 without even initiating the crucial debate on draft A.P. Re-organisation Bill 2013 that provides for the creation of a new state of Telangana.

With no end in sight to the stalemate that the House was pushed into in the last four days, Speaker Nadendla Manohar adjourned the Assembly on Thursday afternoon, much to the chagrin of Telangana members who insisted on a debate on the draft Bill.

The Speaker announced a fresh schedule for the Assembly session that will be held from January 3-23 in two phases – from January 3-10 and January 16-23 – and a circular to this effect was issued to the members.


The draft Bill, referred to the state Legislature by the President of India under Article 3 of the Constitution for expressing its views, has to be returned to the Centre by January 23, 2014 as per the time given by the President. (మరింత…)

More than twofold new jobs in judiciary in separate Telangana డిసెంబర్ 19, 2013

Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in Hyderabad, Mulki, regionalism, Settler, Telangana.
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Only 13.5% Telangana staff in judiciary
Deccan Chronicle, 18 December 2013

Hyderabad: The Telangana judiciary will face a huge staff crunch after bifurcation because of the historically lower recruitment in the region.

According to the bifurcation Bill, the strength of the Telangana and the residuary state judiciary will be finalised based on population. This means the Telangana judiciary will get 42 per cent of the total jobs.

Statistics show that Telangana has only 13.5 per cent jobs in the High Court (see table), the rest going to Seemandhra. (మరింత…)

Fall of Samaikyandhra Kavuri – Greeted with Eggs in Godavari డిసెంబర్ 19, 2013

Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in Andhra, Bhadrachalam, Congress, corruption, drama, Godavari, Identity, Koya, Polavaram, politics, ST, Telangana, Y S Jagan.
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Convoy Attacked, Kavuri Calls U-agitators Stupid

Express News Service, 18 December 2013, Eluru

Till the other day he had been a staunch integrationist and hero in the eyes of those agitating in Seemandhra region opposing the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh. But, Today, he seems to have become a ‘zero’ in their eyes when he let loose his ‘tongue’ in a fit of rage.

The downfall of Union minister Kavuri Sambasiva Rao from being a hero to a zero in the eyes of those fighting for Samaikyandra was scripted at Chintalapudi town in West Godavari district on Tuesday.

He flew off the handle when Samaikyandra protagonists led by YSRCP leaders hurled eggs on his convoy, and called the agitators ‘stupid’ and ‘useless’. (మరింత…)

Drama against T Bill ends, Assembly conducts its business peacefully డిసెంబర్ 18, 2013

Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in BJP, Congress, drama, politics, Rayalaseema, TDP, Telangana, Y S Jagan.
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Telangana Bill gets a BAC up

Deccan Chronicle, 17 December 2013

Hyderabad: The Business Advisory Committee of the state Assembly was able to conduct its business peacefully and without too many heated arguments on Tuesday thanks to the direct support of Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy, who attended the meeting, and the indirect support of Leader of the Opposition N. Chandrababu Naidu, who did not attend the meeting.

The BAC, which sets the schedule to be followed in the Assembly, decided to complete the discussion on the Telangana Bill in three phases. In the first phase, the discussions will be held from December 18 to 20. The second phase will start from January 3, 2014, and the third phase will start from January 16 and be completed by January 23, the deadline given by President Pranab Mukherjee.

The BAC meeting was held under the chairmanship of Assembly Speaker Nadendla Manohar. In the BAC meeting, Kiran Kumar Reddy and finance minister Anam Ramnarayana Reddy proposed that the Assembly be adjourned after the discussion on the Telangana draft Bill starts on Wednesday, and reassemble on January 2 to take up discussion on the Bill.

However, Deputy CM Damodar Raja Narasimha and legislative affairs minister D. Sridhar Babu opposed this proposal and demanded that the Assembly session be extended till December 20 to discuss the Bill. (మరింత…)

Rayala Telangana: Rank Political Opportunism డిసెంబర్ 5, 2013

Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in Andhra, Andhrapreneurship, BJP, Congress, corruption, drama, elections, Hyderabad, Identity, MIM, Mulki, Muslim, Polavaram, Rayalaseema, Reddy, regionalism, Settler, TDP, Telangana, TRS, Y S Jagan.
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Dangerous opportunism
The Hindu, December 4, 2013

Telangana is now close to statehood on the strength of an untiring, intense mass struggle that had its basis in the assertion of historical political identities. To allow electoral calculations to decide the contours of the new state is to undermine the legitimacy of the aspirations that fuelled the original demand for statehood. Nothing but sheer political opportunism explains the new proposal to enlarge the proposed state by adding two districts of the Rayalaseema region, Kurnool and Anantapur, to create what in popular parlance has come to be known as Rayala-Telangana. This idea that has sprung out of cynical political calculations is ill-conceived, militating as it does against considered rationale for state formation. The proposal for Telangana in its original form includes only ten districts of Andhra Pradesh. That there is no popular underpinning for this concept either from the Telangana movement or the two districts shows that it is a politically-driven calculation. To think such a forced political union could solve some of the difficulties in sharing water resources post-bifurcation is naïve. If anything, the merger would add to the existing difficulties arising out of the bifurcation.