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Telangana govt employees protest as PRC recommends 'meagre' pay hike

The report of the first Pay Revision Commission was released on Wednesday recommending only 7.5% fitment on basic pay.

28 Jan 2021

KCR wants transparent process for non-agri land registrations

The real estate sector too had suffered on account of total halt to the registration process.  

14 Dec 2020

KCR stands firm by farmers, determined to put BJP in its place

Going for the Bharatiya Janata Party’s jugular for its anti-farmer legislations, Rao appealed to the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) party workers to make the bandh successful in the State.

07 Dec 2020

GHMC polls: Saffron dims pink glow as BJP emerges as second-largest party with 48 seats

It is a shocker for the TRS to lose one-third of the seats it had won in the 2016 election. However, with 31 ex-officio members in its kitty, the Mayor and Deputy Mayor posts may go to the TRS.

05 Dec 2020

GHMC polls: Hyderabad sees 45.7% voter turnout, polling less than J&K’s

Polling percentage in GHMC election once again remains low at 45.7%, worse than 50.31% recorded in J&K’s DDC polls

02 Dec 2020

TRS ex-officio members hold the key to deciding next Mayor of Hyderabad

The TRS is in a sweet spot as it has 38 ex-officio members, which means that it could get its candidate elected as mayor if it wins just 64 divisions.

18 Nov 2020

Ahead of Hyderabad civic polls, Telangana waives 50% house tax, hikes sanitary staff wages

The government also announced a hike of Rs 3,000 per month in wages of outsourced sanitary public health staff and other fieldlevel workers.

16 Nov 2020

Saffron surge in Dubbaka exposes cracks in TRS

Though it had charismatic leaders, the anti-incumbency against the government had worked against the sitting MLA’s widow S Sujatha, who could not match her BJP rival Raghunandan Rao.  

11 Nov 2020

Dubbaka bypoll: Curtains fall on the battle of wits

As the days went by, the use of money to influence voters had added a sharp edge to the campaigning.

02 Nov 2020

'Can't buy Telangana's view on green nod': NGT halts expansion of Kaleshwararm irrigation project

The bench felt that extraction of more water certainly required more storage capacity, and also affects hydrology and riverine ecology of Godavari River.

21 Oct 2020

Polls on mind, Telangana CM mum on clearing encroachments

At the review, the Chief Minister had promised to build new houses for those who have been rendered homeless due to the rain, and rugs as winter is slowly setting in.

16 Oct 2020

Dubbaka: TRS focusses on margin of victory; do-or-die for BJP and Congress

The byelection has been necessitated by the death of incumbent S Ramalinga Reddy. 

30 Sep 2020

BJP's newly-appointment OBC Morcha chief Dr K Laxman wants to go all out to win over community

Being a leader from Hyderabad, he has his eyes set on the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation elections too, which are likely to be held sometime in January-February, 2021.

28 Sep 2020

Drugs in Tollywood: Telangana government reluctant to share information on cases

The Forum For Good Governance suspects that it looks as though investigation into these four cases, which involved Tollywood celebrities, has been dropped.

23 Sep 2020

Targeting corruption: Telangana set to usher in new Revenue Act

KCR has called a Cabinet meet on Monday, when monsoon session of Legislature begins, to clear the Bill for introducing it in Assembly

07 Sep 2020

Pranab Da’s ‘golden signature’ paved way for formation of  Telangana

Though he hailed from West Bengal, he was very dear to Telangana people as it was he who gave his assent to the AP State Reorganisation Bill.

01 Sep 2020

Old software: CID finds it difficult to retrieve data at Srisailam power plant

The officials are trying to get to the bottom of what caused the fire and how it spread quickly, and who should be held responsible for it.

26 Aug 2020

Congress caught off guard as TRS stakes claim to former PM PV Narasimha Rao

The grand old party was not expecting a retaliation of this sort to their claims of KCR teaming up with his Andhra Pradesh counterpart Jagan Mohan Reddy.

28 Jun 2020

Harish Rao is busy as a bee

Finance Minister T Harish Rao has the uncanny sense of being in places where help’s needed the most. As Covid-19 spreads across the State, Harish is doing his all to reach out to citizens in crisis.

13 Apr 2020

Kavitha makes a comeback; Telangana cabinet berth may be next

Now that she has gotten a second lease of life, she may go on an overdrive, making her presence felt in the Legislative Council.

19 Mar 2020

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