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Can Telangana reassert itself with statehood? జూన్ 2, 2014

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Sajjad Shahid, TNN, June 1, 2014

Telangana is poised to regain its status as a distinct regional entity after a lapse of five centuries. The last time that the region asserted itself successfully under this identity was when Sultan Quli Qutub-ul Mulk, the Bahmani governor of Telangana, assumed de-facto control of his province at the close of the 15th century. Ruling from the citadel of Golconda, Sultan Quli and his successors held sway over the region for almost two centuries. The markers of regional identity nurtured during Qutub Shahi rule formed a cohesive corpus which has efficaciously faced challenges and survives despite repeated attempts to dilute its essence. (మరింత…)

Telangana bandh over Polavaram cripples life జూన్ 1, 2014

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The Hans India, May 29, 2014

Hyderabad: The day-long shutdown called by TRS president K. Chandrasekhar Rao Thursday protesting the Centre’s ordinance to hand over 200 villages of Telangana to Andhra Pradesh for Polavaram irrigation project, affected normal life.

Buses of state-owned Road Transport Corporation (RTC) went off the roads in all 10 districts including Hyderabad. Shops, hotels and business establishments were also shutdown in many parts of Telangana.

Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) leaders sat in protest outside the RTC depots since early Thursday to prevent buses from coming out.