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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.
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…)
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ఎవరివీ హైదరాబాద్ భూములు?
నవ తెలంగాణ 11 నవంబర్ 2015
“ఒరులేయవి యొనరించిన నర వర యప్రియము తన మనంబునకగు దానవి యొరులకు సేయకునికి పరాయణము పరమ ధర్మ పథములకెల్లన్” అని పాటించవలసిన రాజధర్మం ఏమిటో మహాభారతంలో తిక్కన విదురుడి నోట చెప్పించాడు. అది రాజధర్మం మాత్రమే కాదు. మనుషులందరూ పాటించవలసిన సహజ నైతిక సూత్రం. ఇతరులు ఏ పని చేస్తే మనకు అసంతృప్తి కలిగిందో, ఇతరులు ఏ పని చేయడాన్ని మనం అభ్యంతర పెట్టామో అదే పని మనంతట మనం చేయకపోవడమే అన్ని ధర్మాల్లోకీ అనుసరించవలసిన ధర్మం అనేదే ఆ నీతి.
ఘనత వహించిన తెలంగాణ ప్రభుత్వం తాజాగా తీసుకున్న ఒక ఆర్థిక నిర్ణయం ఈ గత కాలపు వివేకాన్ని గుర్తుకు తెస్తున్నది. అప్పుడు ప్రతిపక్షంగా, ఉద్యమపక్షంగా ఉండిన ఇవాళ్టి అధికారపక్షం సమీప గతంలో తీసుకున్న రాజకీయ వైఖరినీ ఇవాళ ప్రకటిస్తున్న విధానాలనూ పోల్చి చూసినప్పుడు ఈ వివేకం గుర్తుకు వస్తున్నది. తిక్కన అక్షరీకరించిన మానవ ధర్మం, రాజధర్మం ఇవాళ్టికి కూడ ఎంత ప్రాసంగికంగా ఉన్నదో తెలుస్తున్నది.
తెలంగాణ ప్రభుత్వం ప్రభుత్వ భూమిని వేలం వేయడానికి నిర్ణయించిందని, అందుకోసం 12,500 ఎకరాల భూమిని గుర్తించిందని, ఆ వేలంద్వారా రు. 13,500 కోట్ల సంపాదించాలని ఆలోచిస్తున్నదని వార్తలు వస్తున్నాయి. ఈ వార్తలు పూర్తిగా ఊహాగానాలు కాకపోవచ్చు. అంకెలలో ఏమైనా చిన్న తేడాలు ఉండవచ్చు గాని ఉద్దేశాలూ నిర్ణయాలూ నిజాలే కావచ్చు. భూముల అమ్మకాన్ని నిధుల సేకరణకు ఒక మార్గంగా చూస్తామని ప్రభుత్వాధినేతలు చాలసార్లే ప్రకటించారు. కాని ఇవాళ అధికారంలో ఉన్నవారు రెండు సంవత్సరాల కింది వరకూ ఇటువంటి నిర్ణయాలను వ్యతిరేకిస్తూ మాట్లాడారని, నిరసన ప్రదర్శనలు కూడ జరిపారని గుర్తు తెచ్చుకోవలసి ఉంది. (మరింత…)
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India’s Newest State Telangana Is Bosnia Redux
Kranti Rai, The Daily Beast, 03.22.14
By acquiescing to the formation of a new state, Telangana, India is setting a dangerous precedent of ethnic division.
By acquiescing in the formation of a new state called Telangana, India has succumbed to the greatest political fraud in its modern history. Andhra Pradesh, stretching from central to peninsular India, is larger than New Zealand. The Telugu-speaking Indians who predominate the state, numbering roughly 80 million, are more numerous than the French or the British. (Satya Nadella, the new CEO of Microsoft, is a Telugu, as is Nina Davuluri, the reigning Miss USA.) The Telugus’ contribution to recent Indian history has been both constructive and corrosive. If the flag of independent India was the product of a Telugu patriot’s inclusive imagination, the map of contemporary India is the consequence of the Telugus’ insularity. It was the Telugus’ agitation in the 1950s for cultural and linguistic homogeneity that prompted the restructuring of Indian territory into linguistic states. Andhra Pradesh was born on November 1, 1956, as free India’s first state.
To its proponents Andhra was the meridian, after 600 years of division and dispersal, of Telugu civilization. It was the largest state in peninsular India, returned the second-largest contingent of MPs to the Indian parliament, housed the third-largest linguistic bloc in the country, and was the geographic intersection that bridged north and south. But the moment could not be sustained. Less than 60 years after its historic creation, Andhra is poised to be partitioned once again. The irony is that the Telugus, having precipitated the reorganization of India by invoking language as a legitimate instrument of political mobilization, will now become the only major linguistic minority within India to be divided by boundaries. (మరింత…)
Tags: 2014 elections, K. Chandrasekhar Rao
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Telengana Rashtriya Samiti is aiming for chief minister’s post: KCR
DC Correspondent, April 05, 2014
Hyderabad: Telangana Rashtra Samiti president K. Chandrasekhar Rao, who released the party election manifesto for 2014 Assembly and Lok Sabha polls on Friday, asserted that the party was eyeing the chief minister’s chair.
The TRS also announced the first list of the party’s Assembly candidates and ruled out alliances and asserted that the party will go it alone in the 2014 Assembly and Lok Sabha elections.
Referring to Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee president Ponnala Lakshmaiah’s maiah’s remark that the TRS had ignored an alliance with the Congress for the CM’s post, Mr Chandrasekhar Rao surprised everyone by saying that the party indeed was aiming for the chief minister’s post. (మరింత…)
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THE ANDHRA PRADESH REORGANISATION ACT, 2014 dated 1 March 2014 says “ON AND FROM THE APPOINTED DAY, THERE SHALL BE FORMED A NEW STATE TO BE KNOWN AS THE STATE OF TELANGANA comprising the following territories of the existing State of Andhra Pradesh, namely:— Adilabad, Karimnagar, Medak, Nizamabad, Warangal, Rangareddi, Nalgonda, Mahbubnagar, Khammam (but excluding the revenue villages in the Mandals specified in G.O.Ms. No. 111 Irrigation & CAD (LA IV R&R-I) Department, dated the 27th June, 2005 and the revenue villages of Bhurgampadu, Seetharamanagaram and Kondreka in Bhurgampadu Mandal) and Hyderabad districts, and thereupon the said territories shall cease to form part of the existing State of Andhra Pradesh”.
Major developments in recent Telangana history ఫిబ్రవరి 25, 2014Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in 1969, G.O 610, Godavari, Hyderabad, Identity, Jai Andhra, movement, Mulki, Nizam, Polavaram, Settler, SRC, Telangana, TRS, YSR.
Tags: 29th state, Seemandhra, Srikrishna Committee
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Major developments in history of Telangana
IANS, February 18,2014
HYDERABAD: With the Lok Sabha passing the bill for bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday, decks have been cleared for formation of Telangana as 29th state in India. Following are the major events in the history of Telangana since 1948:
1948: Indian Army annexes princely state of Hyderabad, which comprised different regions including Telangana.
1950: Telangana became Hyderabad State.
1952: First elections held in Hyderabad State.
Nov 1, 1956: Telangana merged with Andhra State, which was carved out of Madras State, to form Andhra Pradesh, a united state for Telugu-speaking people.
1969: ‘Jai Telangana’ movement for separate statehood to Telangana began. Over 300 people killed in police firing. (మరింత…)
BJP & other parties not to pass Telangana Bill in ‘haste’ ఫిబ్రవరి 3, 2014Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in Andhra, BJP, Congress, corruption, drama, Settler, Telangana, TRS, Y S Jagan, YSR.
Tags: 15th Lok Sabha, 16th Lok Sabha, elections 2014, Samaikyandhra hero, Telangana Bill
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No smooth passage for Telangana Bill
Our Bureau, Business Line, New Delhi, February 3, 2014
Why pass key Bills at the 11th hour, ask Opposition parties
Ahead of the start of the last session of the 15th Lok Sabha, the fate of Telangana and 40 other Bills is hanging fire as the Opposition seems to be in no mood to cooperate with the Government.
After an all-party meeting convened by the Government, it looked like a majority of the parties, even those who are supporting the Government, are not ready for discussions on crucial Bills. Other than the Vote on Account, it seemed unlikely that the Government will be able to evolve a consensus, either on Telangana or the anti-corruption legislations which have been cited as “top priority”. In all likelihood, the session is thus expected to transact very little business other than the Vote on Account. (మరింత…)
Jagan to Tour Telangana with Samaikyandhra demand ఫిబ్రవరి 3, 2014Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in Andhra, Andhrapreneurship, Godavari, Hyderabad, Polavaram, politics, Rayalaseema, Settler, Telangana, Y S Jagan, YSR.
Tags: Samaikyandhra hero, SPY Reddy
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Jagan Promises to Tour Telangana to Campaign for AP
P Hareesh, The New Indian Express, Idupulapaya, 3 February 2014
YSRC chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Sunday announced that he would visit Telangana to drum up support for his party in its struggle to keep the State united. Speaking at the party’s second plenary at the YSR family estate here — where he was elected unopposed as the party president — he sought to address issues bothering the party, be it his perceived rift with his sister Sharmila, divisions in his camp or the party’s lost ground in the Telangana region.
While asserting his commitment to Samaikyandhra, he said he would tour Telangana even as a discernible effort was made at the conclave to downplay reports of a complete wipe out of the party in the region. Interestingly, at the party’s first plenary four years ago, Jagan had said he respected the Telangana sentiment but expressed his inability to either carve out a separate State or prevent it. (మరింత…)
Seemandhra Greed and Business Interests in Telangana అక్టోబర్ 16, 2013Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in Andhrapreneurship, Congress, Economy, elections, Hyderabad, TDP, Telangana, TRS, YSR.
Tags: Kavuri Sambasiva Rao, Transstroy
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‘Shot-gun wedding and the ill-gotten dowry’
Sam Rajappa, The Weekend Leader, 14 October 2013
If the BJP government of Vajpayee could carve out three new States out of Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh without shedding any blood, there is no reason why the Congress-led UPA government could not bring about separation of Telangana, forcibly merged with Seemandhra to become Andhra Pradesh 57 years ago by the government of Nehru with the promise of divorce if the union did not gel.
Two unequal States were yoked together. It never gelled as Telangana was educationally and socially backward and Andhra, including Rayalaseema, was forward. Seemandhra comprising the Andhra and Rayalaseema districts treated Telangana as a colony and the people of Telangana have been agitating for separation ever since 1969.
More than 900 people have lost their life in the prolonged struggle. Granting statehood to Telangana does not involve any bifurcation of territory or division of assets and liabilities. It is a mere restoration of status quo ante, 1956.
The people of Andhra Pradesh gave the UPA a mandate for Telangana statehood by giving more than three-fourths of the Lok Sabha seats in the State in 2004 and in 2009. Telangana statehood was on the UPA election manifesto.
The government took the first step to redeem its election pledge in December 2009 when Home Minister P Chidambaram made an announcement to that effect in the Lok Sabha. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy was unequivocal that as long as he was in charge, he would never allow separation of the two States and he was even prepared to step down.
It was New Delhi’s insistence that Kiran Kumar preside over the dissolution of Andhra Pradesh that led to the murky aftermath of the government’s decision.
The Telugu Desam, main Opposition party in Andhra Pradesh, passed a resolution in 2008 that granting statehood for Telangana was “a historical necessity.” Even the breakaway YSR Congress of Jaganmohan Reddy had endorsed his parent party’s decision to split Andhra Pradesh. Their present posture is only to project their respective parties’ electoral prospects in Seemandhra. (మరింత…)
YSR Reddy would have never allowed Telangana: Vijayamma అక్టోబర్ 14, 2013Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in Congress, drama, Telangana, TRS, YSR.
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YSR Reddy would have never allowed Telangana: Vijayamma
Subodh Ghildiyal, The Economic Times, TNN, 9 October 2013
NEW DELHI: YSR Congress chief Vijayamma said there was no question of creation of Telangana if her husband and former CM Y S Rajasekhara Reddy was alive, accusing the Congress leadership of forcing him to ally with Telangana Rashtra Samithi in 2004.
“He was against TRS. He never promised Telangana. But for the pressure from the high command, he was confident of contesting alone and winning the state in the 2004 elections,” she told TOI. “If YSR was around, TRS would have disappeared by now,” she added.
Congress and TRS tied up in 2004, sweeping the Lok Sabha and assembly polls. While YSR turned against Telangana later on, he did campaign on the statehood plank in the 2009 elections. (మరింత…)