Telangana EAMCET likely in August last week

The Telangana EAMCET is likely to be conducted in the last week of August. The EAMCET in which close to 2 lakh students take part, is the entrance exam conducted for admission to Engineering, medical, agriculture colleges in Telangana. It was to be held in July and was postponed due to Covid 19 pandemic. Close to 2 … Continue reading Telangana EAMCET likely in August last week

No Class X Board Exams in Hyderabad, rules High court

Class X Board Exams cannot be conducted in yet another big city in India : Hyderabad. The Telangana High court in its verdict this evening directed the state government to postpone the Telangana State Board Class X exams in the Greater Hyderabad limits which means no exams for students in Hyderabad, Secunderabad and Ranga Reddy … Continue reading No Class X Board Exams in Hyderabad, rules High court

Centre vs Telangana over low testing, financial package & Shramik Specials

What is with the sharpening of K Chandrasekhar Rao's position vis-a-vis the Centre? On Monday, the Telangana chief minister tore into the Centre's Rs 20 lakh crore financial package, dismissing it as ``bogus'' and accused New Delhi of treating the states as minions. Coming as it did close on the heels of the Centre's annoyance over … Continue reading Centre vs Telangana over low testing, financial package & Shramik Specials

Is it a financial package? It is bogus, fires KCR

K Chandrasekhar Rao and Edappadi Palaniswami are two chief ministers who have been extremely supportive of the Centre's decisions on the lockdown. If that was seen by New Delhi as the right response to a national crisis, their scathing criticism of aspects of the financial package ought to be respected as well. Accusing the Centre … Continue reading Is it a financial package? It is bogus, fires KCR

Telangana’s Carrot and Stick Policy : Grow what we say or else …

It is literally the Carrot and Stick policy in Telangana where the government will now decide what crop each farmer grows in the state. Failure to fall in line would deprive the farmer of the amount of Rs 10000 that is paid per acre every year under the Rythu Bandhu scheme.  This would mean that … Continue reading Telangana’s Carrot and Stick Policy : Grow what we say or else …

Congress uses KCR plank to target the Telangana CM

During the election campaign for the December 2018 assembly elections in Telangana, K Chandrasekhar Rao had taken full advantage of Chandrababu Naidu's presence in the Mahakutami that included both the Congress and the Telugu Desam. KCR had claimed that if the Mahakutami came to power, Telangana would be ruled from Amaravati and the rightful share … Continue reading Congress uses KCR plank to target the Telangana CM

KCR-Jagan bonhomie enters choppy Krishna waters

The political bonhomie between K Chandrasekhar Rao and Jaganmohan Reddy that began much before the 2019 elections has had its first tiff. Telangana is upset that Andhra Pradesh has reportedly withdrawn more water than its allocated quota from the Srisailam project. It lodged a complaint with the Krishna River Management Board against its neighbour.  The … Continue reading KCR-Jagan bonhomie enters choppy Krishna waters

`Test more and develop testing infrastructure in places outside Hyderabad’

The low testing to identify Corona positive patients by the Telangana government has been a matter of dispute and concern. Prof PL Vishweshwar, Vice President of the Telangana Jana Samithi went to the High court seeking its intervention in the matter. T S Sudhir of Filter Kaapi Live spoke to PL Vishweshwar. T S Sudhir : … Continue reading `Test more and develop testing infrastructure in places outside Hyderabad’

Masks in Telangana take the Pochampally Ikkat route

If you step out without a mask in Telangana, you can be fined Rs 1000. So why not walk the extra mile and ensure the mask you wear actually makes a fashion statement. The masks in Telangana are going traditional and weaver-friendly. The Telangana State Handloom Weavers Cooperative Society Limited has placed an order for … Continue reading Masks in Telangana take the Pochampally Ikkat route

Telangana is flattening the curve but extends lockdown. Why?

K Chandrasekhar Rao extended the lockdown in Telangana till 29 May. The Telangana chief minister's announcement was accompanied with assertions that barring Hyderabad, the rest of the 32 districts were getting back to normal. KCR also claimed that Telangana had succeeded in flattening the curve to a large extent and ``would crush it''.  The question … Continue reading Telangana is flattening the curve but extends lockdown. Why?

The Migrant’s March across the heart of India

Yesterday evening, Uma Sudhir of NDTV and I, during the course of reporting, met a group of men and women, walking through Secunderabad. The group, carrying a bag or two each, were not walking a few kilometres away to the outskirts. Their destination was Sahibganj in Jharkhand. Yes, you heard it right.  Uma asked one of … Continue reading The Migrant’s March across the heart of India

The March of the Desperate Indian. Such a Long Journey

​Want to know the distance from India to Bharat? Ask Shekhar. Actually, don't. Because he would not know either. Shekhar can tell you the distance only in terms of days. Having trekked for three days now from Hyderabad, where he works as a mason, he is somewhere near the Telangana border, heading towards his home … Continue reading The March of the Desperate Indian. Such a Long Journey

KCR, Vijayan chart own course on lockdown, ignore Centre’s guidelines

Two states in South India - Kerala and Telangana - have decided to chart their own course in their bid to control the Corona Virus Pandemic. The methods are different, guided by the data emerging on the ground - but what is common is that both Kerala and Telangana are not entirely in sync with … Continue reading KCR, Vijayan chart own course on lockdown, ignore Centre’s guidelines

Telangana Health Minister on the Corona pandemic challenge

With over 800 Corona positive cases, Telangana is one of the states in India, causing much concern. Its capital Hyderabad, in particular, is a major hotspot.  T S Sudhir of Filter Kaapi Live spoke to Eatala Rajender, Health minister of Telangana, on the challenges he and his ministry have faced in the last couple of … Continue reading Telangana Health Minister on the Corona pandemic challenge