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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.   
BJP national president Amit Shah | PTI

Amit Shah to visit Telangana to review BJP’s assembly poll performance

The BJP won only one assembly seat in the Telangana state elections of the total 119.
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Is TRS’ game-changing Rythu Bandhu answer to India’s farm woes or just a sop in disguise?

The TRS enjoyed a landslide victory in Telangana state election Tuesday by winning a two-thirds majority. Many are linking the victory to TRS' Rythu Bandhu scheme, which is India's ‘first ever farmer investment support’ policy. Rythu Bandhu includes a grant of Rs 8,000 per acre annually to all Telangana farmers with land titles. ThePrint asks: Is TRS’ game-changing Rythu Bandhu answer to India’s farm woes or just a sop in disguise? Rythu Bandhu a much-superior policy than even loan waivers Ashok Gulati Chair professor for agriculture, ICRIER Farmers are under immense distress – there are no two ways about this fact. If the current government continues to deny this, they are living in a world of their own. One way to deal with this distress is to announce higher MSPs, as the government has done. But market prices are way below MSPs indicating that the government does not have the paraphernalia to procure all these crops at higher...
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.
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.
Poonam Mahajan

BJP youth wing to hold its mega convention in poll-bound Telangana

In a bid to gain a stronger foothold in the southern state, the BJYM will hold the three-day maha-adhiveshan between 26-28 October in Hyderabad.
Honour killing

Telangana father wanted to ‘find his daughter & kill her’ after she married a Dalit

Madhavi, 21, had reportedly been promised in marriage to someone else by her 'drunkard' father.
Rescue officials at the accident site where a state-owned Road Transport Corporation bus skidded into a deep gorge, at Jagtial district | PTI

At least 45 killed after bus falls into valley in Telangana

The bus was carrying around 50 passengers when it skidded off a ghat near Shanivarapet, 200 km from Hyderabad. 

Rising fuel prices leave common man worried, and Congress has Brahmin DNA

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File image of Telangana CM K. Chandrasekhar Rao | Twitter

Why the Modi factor could push KCR to rush through elections in Telangana

The TRS chief, who Modi seems to be wooing, wants to distance himself and beat the anti-Modi sentiment in some parts of the country.

On Camera

Why Right-wingers and lapsed liberals hate Romila Thapar, the mother of history in India

The dislike for Romila Thapar is embedded in belief that Left-liberal monopoly on scholarship has denied Hindus their rightful place in history.
imran khan

With Lok Sabha elections over, how can India and Pakistan now repair fractured ties?

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is considering appointing a national security adviser to revive backchannel diplomatic talks with India.

Defence

RFID

RAW & IB chiefs, cabinet & defence secretaries — the key appointments awaiting new govt

The new govt will also appoint the IAF chief after incumbent Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa retires in September. 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.