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Taking Telangana Back to Feudalism- Kingshuk Nag ఏప్రిల్ 13, 2017

Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in 29th State, Culture, Essays, Identity, KCR, KTR, TRS.
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The Wire, 7/4/2017

Like the Nizam’s rule in Hyderabad under the British Raj, K. Chandrasekhar Rao is trying to woo the BJP in hopes that he will be able to lord it over Telangana as long as he promises suzerainty.

Hyderabad: A huge number of temples across Telangana are run by the state government and this includes the Shreerama Temple at Bhadrachalam. On Ram Navami, which was earlier this week, the usual practice is for the chief minister – even when the state was a part of Andhra Pradesh – to visit the temple and present new clothes to the deity. But this time, chief minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) gave it a miss, leaving it to his teenage school going grandson to stand in for him – presenting the pattu vastralu to the deity – and causing much consternation in the process.

Government spokespersons later tried to control the damage by suggesting that the boy was only representing the family and not the government. While under normal circumstances, a teenager standing in for the chief minister cum grandfather should shock citizens, the people of Telangana have closely experienced how the distinction between the state and its first family has been obliterated and obfuscated in the last three years. (మరింత…)

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Telangana government and handlooms- Kavula Saraswati మార్చి 1, 2017

Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in Art, Culture, displacement, ecology, Economy, Essays, heritage, Identity, livelihoods, Pochampalli, Telangana, TRS.
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Sindhu prefers Andhra over Telangana for government job ఫిబ్రవరి 26, 2017

Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in 29th State, Essays, GHMC, Identity, Mulki, TDP, Telugu, TRS.
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IANS, February 2017, Vijayawada

Olympic 2016 silver medallist PV Sindhu has preferred Andhra Pradesh over Telangana to accept a government job offer. The star shuttler, who was born in Hyderabad, has accepted the job offer of Andhra Pradesh, the state her parents come from.

Sindhu will soon be appointed as deputy collector in Andhra Pradesh. She has conveyed her willingness to accept the post which was offered by the state government soon after she bagged silver in women’s singles at the Rio Olympics last year.

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Sindu’s mother Vijayalakshmi said they were soon expecting appointment order.

While felicitating Sindu at a function here on her return from Olympics, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu had announced that the state will give a group-I officer’s job to the shuttler. (మరింత…)

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…)

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…)

Polavaram Dam: ‘Stop the work order’ for not conducting Public Hearing in Chhattisgarh & Orissa జూలై 9, 2016

Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in Andhra, Bhadrachalam, BJP, Congress, displacement, ecology, Godavari, heritage, Koya, landuse, Polavaram, Settler, submergence, TDP, Telangana, TRS, violence.
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Centre’s bar on Polavaram work lapses
Deccan Chronicle, 9 July 2016

Project authority says Central water panel has no objection to approval.
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The ministry had issued the abeyance order earlier from June 30, 2015, for a year regarding the stop work order issued previously.

Hyderabad: The ministry of environment and forests’ (MoEF) orders regarding the Polavaram project — to keep the ‘stop the work order’ in abeyance — lapsed a week ago. The ministry had issued the abeyance order earlier from June 30, 2015, for a year regarding the stop work order issued previously.

This was issued initially on February 8, 2011 due to non compliance of the condition for an environment clearance, namely, conducting a public hearing in Chattisgarh and Odisha. (మరింత…)

Remembering Guda Anjanna, Signature Song of Telangana Dalit Revolution – Karthik Navayan జూన్ 24, 2016

Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in 1969, BCs, Culture, Economy, heritage, Identity, Mulki, regionalism, SC, ST, struggle, Telangana, TRS.
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Remembering Guda Anjanna – The signature song of Telangana’s Dalit Revolution
Karthik Navayan, June 23, 2016 Round Table India

The first time I heard about Guda Anjanna (1 November 1955 – 21 June 2016), through my classmate and Anjanna’s nephew (brother’s son) Guda Rajendar, in 1989, when I was studying in 8th class. Anjanna belongs to Lingapur village of Dandepally Mandal in Adilabad District. At the time, I was studying in the Dandepally social welfare hostel, and Anjanna’s nephew Guda Rajendar was my classmate. Anjanna had two more well-educated brothers I knew at the time. Anjanna’s elder brother, Dr Guda Chandraiah (MBBS), was a Dalit leader and activist too. Later, after I left hostel, I heard that Dr Chandraiah died at an young age. Guda Shanthaiah, Guda Anjanna’s younger brother was also a poet and songwriter; he too died at a very young age. I saw all of the three brothers of Guda family in my student life. They were all inspiring people.

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Telangana state trying for missing files about evidence of Hyderabad Funds transferred to London by the Nizam జూన్ 23, 2016

Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in Andhra, AP Reorganisation Bill, BJP, Congress, Economy, Hyderabad, Nizam, TDP, Telangana, TRS.
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Hyderabad Funds case: Nizam money is ours, says Telangana government

Deccan Chronicle, June 23, 2016

Centre sought crucial historic documents from Tarnaka archives

Officials of the External Affairs ministry have visited the city thrice till date to search for the documents.

Officials of the External Affairs ministry have visited the city thrice till date to search for the documents

Hyderabad: The Central government has been following up the Hyderabad Funds case with the Telangana state government as the required documents supposedly stored at the Tarnaka archives have not been found.

Officials of the External Affairs ministry have visited the city thrice till date to search for the documents. Meanwhile senior state government officials who are handling the case said that the Centre could not be a claimant since the funds were transferred from the Hyderabad government. They say that the TS government should be the claimant as it is the successor of the Nizam’s government. (మరింత…)

Is Aadhar card making people decide where they belong- 20 lakh people of two Telugu states change their address జూన్ 23, 2016

Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in Andhra, Hyderabad, Identity, Mulki, politics, regionalism, Settler, TDP, Telangana, Telugu, TRS.
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20 lakh people from Telangana, AP change Aadhar card address

Deccan Chronicle, U Sudhakar Reddy, June 23, 2016

Hyderabad: At least 12 lakh people in Andhra Pradesh and 8 lakh in Telangana have applied and got their addresses changed in their Aadhar database over the past two years. Change of address and in other particulars like marital status is crucial  as they are linked with land ownership data, property tax details and gas subsidy Aadhar cards are must for government schemes, to avail bank loans and verification linked to them.

Any discrepancies in Aadhar data will curtail public from availing services since banks also cross check data provided for opening bank account. Customers fill up KYC form and as well as loan sanctions form with Unique Identification Authority of India authorities. (మరింత…)

AP Govt Rules Out Return of Merged Villages to Telangana ఫిబ్రవరి 18, 2016

Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in Andhrapreneurship, KCR, Koya, Polavaram, politics, ST, submergence, TDP, TRS.
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AP Government Rules Out Return of Merged Villages to TS

Express News Service, 18 February 2016

ELURU/ HYDERABAD: A day after Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s statement that the Andhra Pradesh government had agreed to his proposal to give some of the villages that were earlier merged with the reorganised State back to TS, the AP government on Wednesday made it clear that it had not accepted any such proposal.

“We have no idea about such proposal. In fact, all these villages were merged with AP from the TS so as to clear the way for the construction of Polavaram project. If some of these villages are given back to TS, how could the project be taken up?” a top official wondered. (మరింత…)