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KCR won a massive mandate but 47 days on, Telangana is being run by 2 ministers

The delay has led to much speculation, from belief that KCR is setting the ground for his son to take over to claims that he is waiting for 'auspicious date'.

MJ Akbar’s return to BJP posters shows his exit was mere damage control

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Finance Commission should become a policy formulating body, says KCR

Arguing that there is a lot of diversity in requirements of different states, he suggested that the commission's role should not be a routine affair.  
K Chandrashekhar Rao

Congress hits out at KCR govt over delay in swearing-in of Telangana MLAs

Sources in the ruling TRS party said that chief minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao is expected to expand his Cabinet in January.
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Naveen Patnaik, Mamata Banerjee shake hands with KCR only to push their own 2019 agendas

While meeting helps Patnaik maintain his anti-BJP, anti-Congress stand, Mamata burnishes her credentials as a key facilitator to opposition unity.   
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee and Telangana CM K. Chandrashekar Rao after a meeting in Howrah | Ashok Bhaumik/PTI

TRS chief KCR meets Mamata & Patnaik in efforts to forge alliance without BJP & Congress

The Telangana Chief Minister said that very soon they will come out with a concrete plan for the next year's Lok Sabha elections.
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Is K. Chandrashekar Rao’s non-Congress, non-BJP front a 2019 fantasy or can it beat Modi?

Fresh from his win in Telangana, TRS chief K. Chandrashekar Rao is now on a seven-day tour to various states with an aim to build a ‘non-Congress, non-BJP’ federal front ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. He met BJD chief Naveen Patnaik Sunday and will call on TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee Monday. ThePrint asks: Is K. Chandrashekar Rao’s non-Congress, non-BJP front a 2019 fantasy or can it beat Modi? KCR’s front won’t fall apart because it will be based on agenda of state federalism K. Keshava Rao MP, TRS A non-Congress, non-BJP front is certainly a strong possibility. We have seen several coalitions in India’s political history, but most of them have failed after a certain point. This is because there was no real agenda that was holding those coalitions together—they were hungry for power and the minute power seemed to be slipping away, they fell apart. Unlike those myopic coalitions, the one TRS is...
TRS party workers celebrate Telangana Bhavan in Hyderabad | PTI

KCR’s ‘praja welfare’ with schemes & freebies thrashes Congress-TDP ‘praja alliance’  

Unpopularity of Andhra CM Chandrababu Naidu seems to have pulled the Congress-TDP alliance down in Telangana. 

KCR turns down BJP’s alliance offer, and PM Modi’s surprise birthday gift for Sonia Gandhi

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Is EC over-regulating elections with strict code of conduct or is it doomed in digital era?

The Election Commission has barred the political parties from releasing their election manifestos in the 48 hours prior to voting.

Defence

China sends fighters for Pakistan Day parade, days after thwarting Masood Azhar terror tag

China had last week placed a technical hold on a proposal moved by France, the US, and the UK at the UN Security Council for sanctions against Masood Azhar.
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China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?