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KCR

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.
trs

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

‘A rich Muslim’s expense on Umrah marriage can teach 3 lakh poor Muslim kids for 18 yrs’

Muslim scholars say 84% of Indian Muslims earn less than Rs 50 a day, and want the community to cut spending on lavish weddings, multiple pilgrimages.
t-series

Should Indians support Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series in YouTube subscriber race against PewDiePie?

Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series and vlogger Felix Kjellberg aka PewDiePie are fighting to attain the number one spot in terms of subscribers on YouTube.

Defence

Indian Army | representational image | Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Army personnel killed in firing by Pakistani troops in J&K’s Poonch district

The border skirmishes witnessed a spurt after India's air strike on JeM terror camp in Balakot in response to Pulwama attack that killed 40 CRPF personnel.
National Interest

Why Rahul Gandhi’s Congress is in danger of morphing into a clueless NGO

Congress has questions but no answers, ‘leaders’ but no winners. Weeks before polls, it’s behaving like a virtuous, anti-establishment NGO just doing its thing.