Photograph: Rahul walks during his 15-km padyatra in Adilabad district in Telangana. Photograph: SnapsIndia In a blistering attack on Narendra Modi government, Rahul Gandhi on Friday accused it of trying to snatch land from farmers for "crony capitalists" and also did not spare Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, calling him a "mini-Modi" who too has "forgotten" the poor. The Congress vice president, who undertook a 15-km 'padyatra' (foot march) through five villages in scorching ... Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
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India's Fed Cup playing-captain Sania Mirza. Photograph: SnapsIndia India's playing-captain Sania Mirza, who returned from the United States after achieving the World No.1 rank in women's doubles, did not need to take field in the Fed Cup tie against Pakistan as the players from the neighboring country proved easy meat for the two Indian girls. Back in the country after a third successive WTA title triumph which catapulted her to the top of world doubles rankings, ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
The youngest Indian state of Telangana, carved out of Andhra Pradesh, on Tuesday completed one year of its existence after nearly a five-decade struggle for separate statehood. The state had elected Telangana Rashtra Samiti president K Chandrasekhar Rao, who played a pivotal role in leading the struggle, as its chief minister in last year’s assembly elections. On June 2, 2014, the 29th state of India was carved out of Andhra Pradesh, triggering massive protest from Seemandhra region. In a ...Rediff.com, 1 day ago
How much is a vote worth? In Telangana, it seems the going price for a vote in the Legislative Council elections is Rs 5 crore. TDP MLA Revanth Reddy (seated in the middle in the backseat) had offered MLA Elvis Stephenson Rs 5 crore -- Rs 50 lakh before the vote and the rest after the voting was done. Photograph: SnapsIndia Telugu Desam Party Telangana MLA Revanth Reddy, who was caught while allegedly trying to give bribe to a nominated MLA to vote for his party's nominee in Monday's ...Rediff.com, 2 days ago
The death toll due to intense heat wave sweeping across many parts of the country continued to mount and reached 1,412 on Wednesday, with only Andhra Pradesh and Telangana accounting for 1,360 deaths. As per the latest figures, the toll due to heat wave in Andhra Pradesh stood at 1,020 while it was 340 in Telangana. A fruit vendor seeks respite from the scorching heat in Hyderabad. Photograph: SnapsIndia While 168 deaths were reported in Andhra Pradesh since Tuesday, 74 deaths were ...Rediff.com, 6 days ago
Communist Party of India-Marxist says it is ready to forge a front with Congress in Parliament on issues like land bill and secularism but ruled out being part of a national front or alliances outside because “they are not credible”. Sitaram Yechury, the newly-elected general secretary of the party, acknowledges that the coming assembly elections in Bihar would be a litmus test for anti-Bharatiya Janata Party forces and would wait and watch how the merger of Janata Parivar evolves ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Saina Nehwal with former coach Pullela Gopichand. Photograph: PTI While badminton ace Saina Nehwal basks in glory after regaining her No 1 ranking on Thursday, there was one question on people’s minds. Did she receive a congratulatory message from her former coach Pullela Gopichand? Talking to PTI, the Hyderabadi also revealed why she parted ways with the former All England champion and threw light on the Padma controversy. Nehwal, who regained the number one spot in international ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
The CPI-M will elect a new general secretary replacing Prakash Karat who steps down after three terms. Image: Communist Party of India-Marxist General Secretary Prakash Karat, right, and party leader Sitaram Yechury, one of the front-runners to succeed him, at the party's 21st National Congress in Vishakapatnam. Photograph: PTI Photo The appointment of the Communist Party of India-Marxist's new general secretary comes at the end of the party's five-day 21st National Congress in Visakhapatnam ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Two persons were killed in an accident at a LPG pipeline of state-owned gas utility GAIL India Ltd at Suryapet in Telangana. The accident occurred when an instrumental 'pig', which is used to clean the pipeline, ejected out of the pipeline, killing the two persons standing at the mouth of the pipeline, an official said. There was no fire or blast, he added. One of the dead is a GAIL employee and the other is a worker of the contractor. The two were not supposed to stand in front of the barrel ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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