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From its inception to the struggle for Telangana: History of Osmania University as it turns 100 ఏప్రిల్ 26, 2017

Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in 1969, agitation, Culture, heritage, Hyderabad, Identity, Mulki, Osmania, regionalism, struggle, students, suicide, Telangana, universities.
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The University was first set up in 1917, under the rule of Nizam Osman Ali Khan.

Nitin B., The NEWS Minute, April 25, 2017

The year was 1917, and Sir Akbar Hydari, who was then the Home Secretary to the Hyderabad State Government under Nizam Osman Ali Khan, submitted a memorandum to the then Education Minister of the state.

The memorandum emphasised the need to establish a University in Hyderabad, with ‘Urdu’ as the medium of instruction “as it is the language of the widest currency in India, official language of the State, and it is a language which is understood by a vast majority of the population of the State.”

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The memorandum had come at a time when several people, especially intellectuals, were thinking about ways to cater to the interest for higher education, which had grown in the state.

Taking the memorandum into consideration, the Nizam issued a ‘firman’, or order, on April 26, 1917, to establish a university in Hyderabad.

A 100 years later, the Osmania University in Hyderabad is all set to host its centenary celebrations. (మరింత…)

వైవిధ్యం కరువైన ఉస్మానియా- కడెంపల్లి సుధాకర్ గౌడ్ ఏప్రిల్ 25, 2017

Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in agitation, Culture, Deccan, Hyderabad, Identity, movement, Mulki, Osmania, politics, regionalism, struggle, students, Telugu (తెలుగు), universities, Urdu, youth.
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Prof Kodandram’s journey, from face of Telangana struggle to the target of Telangana govt ఫిబ్రవరి 26, 2017

Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in agitation, compromise, Essays, Identity, JAC, KCR, movement, politics, regionalism, Telangana, TRS.
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A drift between Kodandram and KCR was inevitable, for, their means towards the end were different.

Pavan Korada, TheNEWSMinute, Friday, February 24, 2017

More often than not, it so happens that every legitimate political struggle has two fronts. The words ‘legitimate’ and ‘political’ themselves represent the function and evolution of each front. The struggle acquires legitimacy — as a genuine people’s aspiration — through grassroots mass-mobilisation, usually a feature of participatory democracy. And once this popular aspiration is digested by the people and snowballs into a mass movement, then a second front emerges. This front now has to fight the political battle within the existent power structure. In a parliamentary democracy, the latter usually takes the form of a political vanguard party.  (మరింత…)

Congress supports Mallanna Sagar oustees struggle జూలై 31, 2016

Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in agitation, displacement, ecology, Economy, Harish, KCR, Medak, suicide, Telangana.
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Rahul to visit Mallanna Sagar villages?

Express News Service, 30 July 2016

Hyderabad: Will AICC vice president Rahul Gandhi make a surprise visit to Telangana and join the party’s fight in support of Mallanna Sagar project oustees demand of compensation as per Land Acquisition Act 2013?

Yes, say highly placed sources in the Congress party. Like in the University of Hyderabad  protests during the suicide of Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula, Rahul Gandhi is likely to make a surprise visit to the state and the proposed submergence villages under Mallanna Sagar project.

The state government’s crackdown on those supporting the Mallanna Sagar oustees gave the Congress the much needed ammunition to launch an agitation and it wants to take full advantage of the situation by bringing Rahul Gandhi to the state and join the agitation. Sources said senior Congress leaders received a communication from the party high command of Rahul Gandhi’s likely visit to Mallanna Sagar villages in the next couple of days.  (మరింత…)

KCR plans another yagam for trouble free Rs 40,000 crore mission bhagiratha జూలై 15, 2016

Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in agitation, displacement, Economy, heritage, KCR, landuse, livelihoods, politics, SC, ST, submergence, TDP, Telangana, TRS, YSR.
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Telangana: KCR to perform another Yagam, to ‘banish developmental hurdles’
Srinivasa Aro Apparasu, Hindustan Times, Hyderabad, July 14, 2016

Known for his staunch belief in ancient Hindu customs, Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is all set to appease Lord Vishnu in a big way. He is preparing for yet another major Vedic ceremony, this time to apparently ward off ‘evil forces causing hurdles’ in implementing government programmes.

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Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao. After performing a Yagam in 2015, KCR will perform another in Medak in August to apparentely ‘banish developmental hurdles’. (File Photo )

Preparations are on for KCR performing the Sudarshana Yagam in his assembly constituency in Medak district next month. The detailed religious ritual will be held at Gajwel on August 7 to invoke Sudarshana, the mythological disc associated with Lord Vishnu in decimating evil forces.

The 62-year-old CM will perform the Yagam along with the family. Ahead of its start at Gajwel town, he will formally inaugurate the first phase of his government’s Mission Bhagiratha that aims to provide drinking water to every household, according to Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao, who is a nephew of KCR. (మరింత…)

యాగాల తెలంగాణనా? పోరాటాల, త్యాగాల తెలంగాణనా? – ఎన్.వేణు గోపాల్ జనవరి 16, 2016

Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in 29th State, agitation, Culture, Essays, Identity, KCR, Personalities, politics, struggle, Telangana, Telugu (తెలుగు), TRS.
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యాగాల తెలంగాణనా? పోరాటాల, త్యాగాల తెలంగాణనా? – ఎన్.వేణు గోపాల్
నడుస్తున్న తెలంగాణ మాసపత్రిక, జనవరి 2016 సంచిక

తెలంగాణ ముఖ్యమంత్రి కె చంద్రశేఖర రావు అయుత మహా చండీ యాగం జరపడం, ఆ యాగం ప్రభుత్వ కార్యక్రమం లాగ, తెలంగాణ కార్యక్రమం లాగ జరగడం చాల ప్రశ్నలకు చర్చకు ఆస్కారం ఇస్తుంది. తెలంగాణ రాష్ట్రం ఏర్పడితే అయుత మహా చండీ యాగం చేస్తానని తాను మొక్కుకున్నానని, ఇప్పుడు రాష్ట్రం ఏర్పడింది గనుక ఆ యాగం చేస్తున్నానని ఒకసారి, విశ్వశాంతి, లోక కళ్యాణం, తెలంగాణ సౌభాగ్యం, ప్రజాశ్రేయస్సు కొరకు ఈ యాగం చేస్తున్నానని ఒకసారి ఆయన ప్రకటించారు. కాని ఈ రెండు వివరణలు కూడ చర్చకు నిలిచేవి కావు.
తెలంగాణ రాష్ట్రం అశేష ప్రజానీకం సాగించిన పోరాటాల వల్ల, త్యాగాల వల్ల, రాజకీయ ఎత్తుగడల వల్ల వచ్చిందా లేక ఒకానొక వ్యక్తి మొక్కు వల్ల వచ్చిందా అనే సందేహానికి మొదటి వివరణ దారితీస్తుంది. స్వయంగా తెలంగాణ రాష్ట్ర సాధన ఉద్యమానికి నాయకత్వం వహించానని చెప్పుకుంటున్న పార్టీ అధ్యక్షుడే తన మొక్కు వల్లనే తెలంగాణ సాధించిందని అనడం తన పద్నాలుగు సంవత్సరాల కృషిని తానే అపహాస్యం చేసుకున్నట్టవుతుంది. ఉద్యమక్రమంలో తెలంగాణ సమాజం యావత్తూ పాల్గొన్న అనుభవం ఉంది. చేపట్టిన ఎన్నో పోరాట రూపాలున్నాయి. చేసిన ఎన్నో కార్యక్రమాలున్నాయి. చివరికి తెలంగాణ బిల్లు పార్లమెంటులో ఆమోదం పొందిన తర్వాత చంద్రశేఖర రావే సకుటుంబ సమేతంగా వెళ్లి తెలంగాణ ఇచ్చినందుకు మరొక మాతకు కృతజ్ఞతలు చెప్పివచ్చారు. ఇప్పుడు ఆ కారణాలూ పరిణామాలూ అన్నీ పక్కకు పోయి, కేవలం చండీమాత మొక్కు వల్లనే తెలంగాణ వచ్చిందనడం ఆయనకు స్వవచోవ్యాఘాతమని అనిపించకపోవచ్చు గాని తెలంగాణ సమాజానికీ ఉద్యమకారులకూ అవమానం.తెలంగాణ కోసం ప్రాణాలు బలిపెట్టిన వందలాది మంది విద్యార్థి యువజనులకు అవమానం. (మరింత…)

e-Resource Centre for TSPSC in Telangana University జనవరి 10, 2016

Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in 1969, 29th State, agitation, Culture, Economy, heritage, Hyderabad, Identity, Kakatiya, politics, regionalism, Telangana, Telangana Festivals, Telangana People, Telangana Places, TRS, TSPSC.
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Telangana University opens e-resource centre for TSPSC exams

P Ram Mohan, The Hindu, Nizamabad, January 10, 2016

V-C has given green signal to purchase any number of books required by students, says Registrar

Dozens of coaching centres have emerged across the district with a series of notifications coming for recruitment of various jobs in the State government. Aspirants of jobs are thronging coaching centres and libraries for serious preparation.

They, however, seem to be struggling to find relevant syllabus in books and magazine available at the libraries. They find it difficult to get authentic information on Telangana politics, economics, culture and festivals, geography, general history, and history of the 60-year-old agitation for separate Statehood and also on current affairs.

The market is flooded with books written by several writers, but aspirants do not feel satisfied with the contents in them. They have been waiting for the books written by eminent writers being published by the Telugu Academy. Meanwhile, coaching centres are searching for senior faculty members and experts in general studies to engage them in their centres. (మరింత…)

Telangana movement & State formation – V Prakash జనవరి 10, 2016

Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in 1969, 29th State, agitation, AP Reorganisation Bill, politics, Telangana, Telugu (తెలుగు), TRS, TSPSC.
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Book on Telangana movement and State formation released
Special correspondent, The Hindu, 4 January, 2016

Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao released a book titled “Telangana Udyamala Charitra – Rashtra Avirbhavam” (history of Telangana movements and State formation) written by V. Prakash, founder of Acharya Jayashankar Study Centre and political analyst.

Advisor to Government K.V. Ramanachary, Minister G. Jagadish Reddy, State Planning Board Vice Chairman S. Niranjan Reddy, legislators K. Prabhakar Reddy and Palla Rajeshwar Reddy and family members of Mr. Prakash were present on the occasion. Complimenting Mr. Prakash for penning the book, the Chief Minister said it was a great attempt to compile the history of Telangana movement. (మరింత…)

KCR Policies Without Concern for Public? సెప్టెంబర్ 14, 2015

Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in agitation, compromise, Economy, heritage, Hyderabad, KCR, Mulki, Osmania, politics, Settler, Telangana, TRS.
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Why Telangana’ KCR has got nickname of ‘rollback CM’
Prasad Nichenametla, Hindustan Times, Hyderabad, September 13, 2015

Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has acquired a reputation for being a quick decision-maker, except that the decisions are rolled back just as quickly.

Political rivals dubbed him “Rollback CM” after a series of decisions Rao took upon becoming the first chief minister of the country’s newest state in June last year were shelved under public pressure.

“When a CM takes a decision, he should consider all the pros and cons beforehand. Rao is driven by momentary emotions. His decisions prove he lacks the maturity to head a state,” Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka, working president, Telangana Congress, told HT.

The CM, on his part, has put up a wavering defence of his decisions, only to yield quickly to swelling resentment from various quarters. (మరింత…)

Telangana crisis: Seemandhra power employees call off strike అక్టోబర్ 14, 2013

Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in agitation, Andhra, Congress, JAC, politics, regionalism, Telangana.
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Telangana crisis: Seemandhra power employees call off strike; Shinde vows justice to Andhra

HT Correspondent and Agencies, Hindustan Times, Hyderabad, October 10, 2013

Agitating Seemandhra electricity employees today called off strike and allowed restoration of transmission and distribution of power in 13 districts of north coastal Andhra region that faces cyclone Phailin threat.

After talks with chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy, leaders of Joint Action Committee (JAC) of Seemandhra electricity employees told reporters that they were temporarily suspending the strike on humanitarian grounds.

One of the leaders R Saibaba said if necessary they would resume the strike to pressurise the Centre to keep the state united.
The chief minister appealed to the employees to end the strike as it was causing severe hardships to people and also in view of the threat to coastal region from severe cyclonic storm in Bay of Bengal. (మరింత…)