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K. C. Rao

From firm footing, KCR faces tough battle in Telangana

The CM dissolved the assembly early, hoping early elections would work in his favour, but a Congress-led alliance has slowly made up ground.
N. Chandrababu Naidu with Rahul Gandhi | Facebook

In alliance with Congress, Naidu seems to be finally emerging from NTR’s shadow

Analysts say Naidu has not only sidelined NTR’s family, but his TDP bears little resemblance to the party the Telugu superstar founded.
K. Chandrasekhar Rao at a public meeting in Telangana | PTI

Telangana’s mahagathbandhan test stands between K. Chandrasekhar Rao and his re-election

TDP-Congress Mahakutami alliance is pitted against K. Chandrasekhar Rao’s popularity in poll-bound Telangana.
K Chandrashekhar Rao

TRS the biggest gainer in Telangana’s party-hopping politics

Several politicians from TDP and Congress have switched over to KCR's party, giving it a much-needed foothold in the anti-TRS parts of Telangana. 
Protest demonstration in Gorakhpur against the death of Dalit Scholar Rohith Vemula

In Telangana, dead Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula is no longer a political issue

In 2016, opposition leaders claimed Rohith Vemula's death symbolised BJP’s discrimination of Dalits.
File photo of Lakshmi Parvathi | suresh.kanumuri.333/Facebook

As Chandrababu Naidu cosies up to Rahul Gandhi, NTR’s wife cries betrayal

Lakshmi Parvathi, wife of TDP founder N.T. Rama Rao and bitter Naidu critic, says what hurts the most is Andhra CM's alliance with the Gandhi family.
File image of BJP MLA, T. Raja Singh Lodh | Facebook

Why BJP is a non-starter in Telangana

All that the BJP can do in Telangana is win a few seats by playing the Hindutva card. It has no other game.

Results of 5 assembly polls will decide contours of opposition alliance, say leaders

Opposition leaders say they are in touch with each other but will decide shape of alliance and if it will be state-specific or a national one after 11 December. 
Congress workers campaigning in Goshamahal constituency of Telangana | @INCTelangana/Twitter

Congress joined hands with TDP in Telangana after online feedback from workers, voters

Launched in July, digital platform Shakti helped grand old party get feedback on alliance, candidate selection in poll-bound states.
K. Chandrasekhar Rao | NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images

KCR’s performance in Telangana elections can offer lessons for Modi in 2019

When poll pundits sit down on 11 December to study the big picture ahead of 2019, they shouldn’t lose sight of Telangana.


shiv sena

Is pact with Shiv Sena sign of BJP’s desperation or smart manoeuvring ahead of elections?

The BJP and the Shiv Sena will contest the Lok Sabha and the Maharashtra assembly election in alliance. The BJP is also forming an alliance with AIADMK in Tamil Nadu.


What is a Hawk, the jet that crashed at Aero India rehearsal in Bengaluru

The introduction of the Hawk resurrected the Surya Kiran aerobatics team in 2015, but Tuesday, two aircraft collided in Bengaluru, killing one IAF officer.
National Interest

Suicidal Pakistan should know Modi may not be scared of its nuclear button

Pakistan has taken too much of a chance with Pulwama — with the wrong government in India, and at the wrong time.