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Tribals protest at the Bhadrachalam Integrated Tribal Development Agency in June | By special arrangement

Why Telangana is seeing an increase in violent clashes between tribals & forest officials

Since 2019, there have been at least eight major incidents in which Telangana’s tribals have clashed with forest officials. 
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy with a group of Brahmin students | Representational photo:

Now AP, Karnataka, Telangana usher in world of (upper) caste politics, privilege the Brahmins

Jagan Reddy & KCR’s govts know that while Brahmins are electorally insignificant, they can influence others. Meanwhile, BJP in Karnataka is fighting the ‘taken for granted’ tag.
People throng a market in Hyderabad in August 2021 | ANI

Telangana could make vaccination mandatory for entering malls, pubs, parks in Hyderabad

Proposal by Telangana health department recommends that people be vaccinated by at least one dose of vaccine to access public spaces; govt offices could also be added to list.
A file photo of BJP leader Bandi Sanjay Kumar (centre) along with senior party leaders after visiting Bhagyalaxami temple in Hyderabad in December 2020. | Photo: ANI

‘Removing Pakistanis & Taliban ideology’ — how Telangana BJP chief is ‘fighting’ for ‘Hindus’

Since taking over the reins of the BJP state unit in March 2020, Bandi Sanjay has been unapologetic about his fight for 'Hindus', and has made several communally-sensitive statements.
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Upper caste networks of political parties are resisting caste census. But not for long

Telangana's project shows that caste census can benefit Dalits and OBCs. But parties like BJP and Congress are too busy with their Dwija networks.
Students in a classroom

‘We’re not responsible’ — Hyderabad parents fume as schools say send kids ‘at own risk’

At least 3 schools in Hyderabad have asked parents to sign 'consent forms' that say management takes no responsibility for health of children. Telangana schools reopen Wednesday.
A file photo of Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao. | Photo: ANI

How BJP ‘forced’ a KCR turnaround — from MIA to lunch with villagers & constituency visits

Since KCR became CM of Telangana, he has been slammed for his leadership style — of ruling from the four walls of his lavish office-cum-residence in Hyderabad or his farmhouse in Erravalli.
Medics examine patients for coronavirus in Hyderabad | PTI

At least 1.2L died in Telangana in 2020, RTI reply finds. That’s double the average from 2016-19

RTI reply from citizen helpline MeeSeva suggests potential Covid death undercounting in Telangana. State doesn’t call it a Covid death if patient has comorbidities. 
File photo of K Chandrashekhar Rao | Facebook/@trspartyonline

Telangana politics now revolves around Dalits & KCR triggered the change. Here’s why

Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has announced a Dalit Bandhu scheme that promises Rs 10 lakh in cash to each SC family. 
File photo of Justice N.V. Ramana | ANI

CJI Ramana recuses from hearing Andhra’s plea against Telangana on Krishna river dispute

The SC bench took note of the submissions of the counsel for Andhra Pradesh that the state wanted adjudication of the case by the apex court bench instead of opting for mediation.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.