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A file photo of BJP Raichur MLA Shivraj Patil. | Photo: Facebook

‘Was highlighting neglect’: Karnataka BJP MLA under fire for saying ‘attach Raichur to Telangana’

BJP's Raichur legislator Shivraj Patil’s appeal to Karnataka minister over lack of development in his district landed him in a row. TRS leaders amplified comment as ‘compliment’ to Telangana.
TRS president K Chandrashekar Rao during his swearing-in ceremony | PTI

KCR’s Telangana is utopia for his caste group, land barons. Oppressed continue to suffer

As a Dalit from Telangana, I often ask: “Is this the Telangana we fought for?” The killing of Manthena Madhukar and Pranay Kumar indicate that feudal forces continue to rule.
File photos of Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao and BJP leader Eatala Rajender. | Photos: ANI

Why Telangana’s Huzurabad bypoll is key — it’s KCR’s might vs sacked minister now in BJP camp

The 30 October bypoll is seen as a grudge match between the Telangana chief minister and his erstwhile party colleague and minister, Eatala Rajender, who is the BJP candidate.
Representational image | Credit: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Polling through mobile phones? Telangana to conduct dry run of first e-voting system in India

Developed by the Telangana State Election Commission, the e-voting system requires one to download an app to cast their vote. However, experts say it's a security risk.
Farmers at a rice paddy field | Representational image | Commons

Punjab isn’t the only reason for excessive kharif procurement. Just look at Telangana numbers

India's excessive rice production will continue. Famers need incentive to give up the crop.
File photo of Y.S.Sharmila | Wikimedia Commons

Will work with Prashant Kishor, he promised to help me, Jagan’s sister YS Sharmila says

Andhra Pradesh CM Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy's sister Y.S. Sharmila had launched her own party in Telangana in July.
The controversial photograph of a 'terrorist' in one of the study guides | Twitter | @_Shaik_Aslam

Private study guides in Telangana feature masked ‘terrorist’ holding Quran, spark controversy

At least two books by different publishers for Class 8 students feature the same image. Muslim activists and citizens call for govt action against them.
Sujatha sits outside the toilet while her children sleep inside | By special arrangement

Family of 4 in Telangana forced to live in toilet for 2 years after house collapsed in rains

Sujatha’s family has had to place a slab over Indian-style commode to cook food. Village panchayat is building her a new house next to toilet soon.
File photos of Telangana Congress chief Revanth Reddy (L) and state minister K.T. Rama Rao | Twitter & Commons

KTR files defamation suit against Telangana Congress chief Reddy as war of words gets ugly

Telangana Congress chief Reddy says CM K. Chandrashekar Rao has become brand ambassador for alcoholics & KTR for stars who are using drugs, amid a week-long row with the latter.
Amit Shah during a public meeting on 'Liberation Day' in Telangana's Hyderabad on 17 September 2021 | PTI

For BJP, ‘Liberation Day’ in Hyderabad has always been Hindu-Muslim issue but experts differ

Princely state of Hyderabad acceded to India on 17 September 1948 after the Nizam and the Razakars were defeated. BJP wants Telangana govt to celebrate this as 'Liberation Day'.

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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman during a meeting with World Bank Group chief David Malpass in Washington D.C on 15 October 2021 | Twitter/@FinMinIndia

Climate financing still area of worry, says Sitharaman, flags questions on $100 bn pledge

The remarks came ahead of the upcoming COP-26 Summit to be held in UK. Leaders of nearly 200 countries will gather at the summit in Glasgow to discuss climate action.

Defence

Representational image of a contingent of the Indian Army| Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Military exercise with Sri Lanka will promote synergy, strengthen bilateral ties: Indian Army

The 8th edition of Exercise #MitraShakti21 between Indian & Sri Lankan armies culminated at the island nation's Ampara district with a focus on enhancing counter-terror cooperation.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Mohan Bhagwat is right, China is the big threat. But his prescription to counter it is flawed

India can fight China, but it needs peace & stability at home. It can't take on Beijing while re-lighting old fires like NRC or polarising Hindus & Muslims to win elections.
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