K. Chandrashekar Rao: News

Kalvakuntla Chandrashekhar Rao is the Founder-President of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) and the Chief Minister of the Telangana. He was instrumental in the formation of the state of Telangana, with Hyderabad as capital, out of Andhra Pradesh. Rao did his Master's in Telugu Literature from Hyderabad’s Osmania University. Though he started as a Youth Congress member, he joined the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in 1983. He contested in the Andhra Pradesh Assembly elections that year from Siddipet but lost to INC’s Ananthula Madan Mohan. However, he won consecutively in the 1985, 1989, 1994, and 1999 Assembly polls. Rao held ministerial portfolios in the Andhra Government twice: Drought & Relief in 1987-88 and then Transport from 1996 to 1999. He became Deputy Speaker of the Andhra Assembly in 2000-01. In 2001, Rao raised the demand for a separate state of Telangana and formed the TRS, aiming to affect the state’s establishment. He served as a minister in the UPA-I Government as Minister for Labour and Employment during 2004-06. Telangana officially became a state in 2014 with Rao as its first Chief Minister. He retained power in the 2018 Assembly elections.

05 Jul 2024

KT Rama Rao

KTR's 'undermining Constitution' attack on Rahul after BRS MLCs defect

KT Rama Rao, the working president of Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS), has criticized Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for undermining the spirit of the Constitution.

20 May 2024

Arvind Kejriwal

ED moves court against Kejriwal, seeks extension of judicial custody 

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday approached the Rouse Avenue Court in Delhi, seeking to extend the judicial custody of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

14 May 2024

Arvind Kejriwal

ED to make AAP accused in Delhi excise policy case 

The Enforcement Directorate has told the Delhi High Court that it will make Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party an accused in the excise policy scam case.

10 May 2024

Delhi High Court

Delhi High Court seeks ED's response on Kavitha's bail plea

The Delhi High Court has sought a response from the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on a bail plea filed by Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) leader K Kavitha.

23 Apr 2024

Arvind Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal, K Kavitha judicial custody extended till May 7

A Delhi court on Tuesday extended the judicial custody of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Bharat Rashtra Samithi leader K Kavitha till May 7 in connection with the money laundering case linked to the now-scrapped Delhi excise policy.

Excise policy case: BRS's Kavitha arrested by CBI in Tihar 

Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) leader K Kavitha was on Thursday arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the money laundering probe linked to the now-scrapped excise policy case.

09 Apr 2024

Excise Policy 2021-22

'Reputation hit, privacy invaded': Kavitha in letter to Delhi court

The Rouse Avenue court in Delhi on Tuesday extended the judicial custody of Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) leader K Kavitha until April 23 in the money laundering probe linked to the now-scrapped excise policy.

08 Apr 2024

Excise Policy 2021-22

Delhi court rejects interim bail plea of BRS's K Kavitha

The Rouse Avenue Court in Delhi on Monday denied the interim bail plea of Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) leader K Kavitha.

Delhi court reserves order on Kavitha's interim bail plea 

The Rouse Avenue Court in Delhi has reserved its order on the interim bail plea of Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) leader K Kavitha.

03 Apr 2024

Arvind Kejriwal

Don, terrorist and gangster are Kejriwal's neighbors in Tihar

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will be lodged in Tihar Jail until April 15, when his judicial remand is set to end.

01 Apr 2024

Arvind Kejriwal

What does Arvind Kejriwal's Tihar routine look like

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will spend the next two weeks in Tihar Jail in the excise policy case after his Enforcement Directorate custody ended on Monday.

4th cop arrested in Telangana phone-tapping case

P Radhakrishna Rao, the fourth key suspect in the Telangana phone-tapping case, was arrested on Friday.

ED takes KCR's daughter Kavitha to Delhi for remand 

Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) leader K Kavitha, arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) from her Hyderabad residence on Friday in the Delhi liquor policy case, was flown to Delhi around midnight, NDTV reported.

05 Feb 2024


Telangana to adopt new anthem, change state abbreviation 

The Telangana cabinet, led by Chief Minister Revanth Reddy, has decided to change its official abbreviation and adopt a new state anthem.

08 Dec 2023


Ex-Telangana CM KCR hospitalized after fall, Modi wishes 'speedy recovery'

Former Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao (KCR) has been admitted to Yashoda Hospital in Hyderabad after suffering injuries from a fall.

07 Dec 2023


Dalit deputy CM, ex-Naxalite: Meet Telangana's newly-appointed 11 ministers

Congress leader Anumula Revanth Reddy (54) was sworn in as the chief minister of Telangana on Thursday.

05 Dec 2023

Rahul Gandhi

Revanth Reddy next Telangana CM; swearing-in on Thursday: Congress

Telangana Congress chief Anumula Revanth Reddy—credited for the party's recent win in the state assembly elections—has officially been chosen as the chief minister.

03 Dec 2023

Congress Party

Who are possible CM faces for Congress in Telangana

Speculations about who Telangana's next chief minister will be have started making the rounds after trends for the assembly election results showed Congress was leading.

Election results: BJP set to form government in 3 states

The Election Commission (ECI) trends indicate that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will win in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Chhattisgarh.

03 Dec 2023

DK Shivakumar

Telangana: Shivakumar-led team assigned to prevent poaching of Congress MLAs 

Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister and Congress leader DK Shivakumar reportedly arrived in Hyderabad, Telangana, on Saturday along with 10 ministers.

29 Nov 2023


Polling begins in Telangana; BRS wrestles against Congress, BJP

Polling for the high-octane assembly election in Telangana began at 7:00am on Thursday.

27 Nov 2023


Telangana: ECI withdraws permission for Rythu Bandhu disbursements

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has revoked permission for the Telangana government to distribute financial aid to farmers under its Rythu Bandhu Scheme for rabi crops.

Telangana: MP stabbed while campaigning for assembly polls

Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) MP Kotha Prabhakar Reddy was on Monday stabbed in Surampalli village of Telangana's Siddipet district, reports said.

01 Oct 2023

Narendra Modi

Telangana: Modi launches projects worth Rs. 13,500 crore

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in poll-bound Telangana on Sunday and launched various projects worth over Rs. 13,500 crore, the Hindustan Times reported.

Telangana receives record-breaking rainfall, state on high alert

Substantial downpours have broken all records in numerous parts of Telangana over the past two days.

26 Jul 2023

Narendra Modi

No-confidence motion against Modi government accepted in Lok Sabha

To force Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address the situation in strife-torn Manipur, the Congress and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao's (KCR) Bharat Rashtra Samithi filed a no-confidence motion against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

04 Jul 2023


Telangana: Muslim man paraded for allegedly urinating near Shivaji's statue

A Muslim man was reportedly brutally assaulted and paraded by an angry mob for allegedly urinating near the statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in the Gajwel town of Telangana's Siddipet district on Monday night.

03 Jul 2023

Rahul Gandhi

Congress won't join any opposition bloc with BRS: Rahul Gandhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao (KCR)'s remote control, and the state's ruling Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) is the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) "B-team," said Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, addressing a public gathering in Telangana's Khammam on Sunday.

26 Jun 2023

Mallikarjun Kharge

Telangana: KCR's BRS faces jolt, 12 top leaders join Congress

In a major setback to Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao's party, Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS), at least 12 top leaders, including former legislators and ministers, joined the Congress Party on Monday ahead of assembly elections in the state.

27 May 2023

Narendra Modi

Telangana CM KCR supports Kejriwal's fight against Centre's Delhi ordinance

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao (KCR) on Saturday said that PM Narendra Modi's government at the Centre should withdraw its controversial ordinance to control Delhi's bureaucracy.

27 May 2023

Narendra Modi

PM Modi chairs NITI Aayog meeting; Kejriwal, Mamata, Nitish boycott

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday presided over the NITI Aayog's (National Institution for Transforming India) eighth Governing Council Meeting at the new Convention Centre in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

08 Apr 2023

Narendra Modi

Telangana: Modi inaugurates new Vande Bharat Express, Rs. 11,300cr-worth projects

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Telangana on Saturday in a first political push to gain power in the southern state ruled by CM K Chandrashekar Rao's Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS).

BJP-BRS poster war as Kavitha skips questioning by ED

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao's daughter and Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) MLC, Kalvakuntla Kavitha, skipped her scheduled questioning by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the alleged Delhi Liquor Policy scam case on Thursday.

11 Mar 2023

New Delhi

BRS protests after BJP leader makes 'derogatory' remarks against Kavitha

Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) workers protested in New Delhi on Saturday after the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Telangana unit chief, Bandi Sanjay, allegedly made "derogatory" remarks against CM K Chandrasekhar Rao's daughter, BRS MLC K Kavitha, reported ANI.

Delhi liquorgate: ED to question BRS's Kavitha about 'south cartel' 

Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) MLC K Kavitha is being questioned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday in connection with the alleged Delhi liquor policy scam case.

KCR's daughter Kavitha to hold protest in Delhi tomorrow

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao's daughter K Kavitha, who has been summoned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the alleged Delhi Liquor Policy scam, will organize a one-day hunger strike in New Delhi's Jantar Mantar on Friday, reported News18.

08 Mar 2023

Delhi Liquor Policy

Delhi Liquor Policy case: ED summons KCR's daughter Kavitha

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao's (KCR) daughter K Kavitha on Thursday to probe suspected money laundering in the alleged Delhi Liquor Policy scam.

KCR starts BRS activities in Delhi with 2-day Vedic yajna

Telangana's Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao marked the official launch of his national party, Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) with Raja Shyamala Yagam, a two-day Vedic ritual to seek blessings for attaining power, in Delhi on Tuesday at 9 am.

CBI questions KCR's daughter Kavitha in Delhi liquor policy case

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) questioned Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) MLC and Telangana CM K Chandrashekar Rao's daughter, Kalvakuntla Kavitha at her Banjara Hills house on Sunday in connection with the Delhi liquor scam.

19 Nov 2022


Telangana MLAs poaching: BJP's BL Santhosh summoned by probe team

The Telangana Police has summoned senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader BL Santhosh for questioning as part of its investigation into the alleged case of poaching of Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) legislators.

18 Nov 2022


Hyderabad: BJP MP Dharmapuri's home vandalized, KCR's daughter warns him

Supporters of Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS)—formerly Telangana Rashtra Samithi—allegedly damaged the house of Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Nizamabad MP Arvind Dharmapuri in Hyderabad on Friday.

Ahead of Munugode bypoll, TRS flags BJP candidate's multicrore project

The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) has launched a fresh attack on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by accusing a member of the saffron party of corruption.

Eyeing 2024 polls, KCR launches national party 'Bharat Rashtra Samithi'

Telangana Chief Minister and Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief K Chandrashekar Rao (KCR) launched his national party 'Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS)' on Wednesday with eyes set on the 2024 Lok Sabha elections against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

07 Aug 2022


PM to chair NITI Aayog meet today; KCR to boycott

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will preside over the NITI Aayog's (National Institution for Transforming India) seventh Governing Council meeting on Sunday at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

29 Jul 2022


4 Telangana municipal employees suspended for missing KTR's 'birthday'

Telangana government's municipal body reportedly suspended four government employees for not attending minister KT Rama Rao's 'birthday bash' on July 24.

02 Jul 2022

Lok Sabha Elections

BJP to pass '2024 polls' resolution in national executive meeting

The national executive of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which is convening in Hyderabad, is expected to approve a political resolution on Saturday.

26 May 2022

Narendra Modi

Modi, KCR at odds again, this time over dynasty politics

A war of words broke out on Thursday between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao (KCR) after the latter skipped a meeting with the PM for the second time in four months.

25 Apr 2022

Sonia Gandhi

Amid Congress-PK talks, KCR ropes in I-PAC for 2023 elections

Amid speculation about poll strategist Prashant Kishor joining the Congress, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) has appointed the Indian Political Action Committee (I-PAC) to steer its 2023 Assembly election campaign.

02 Feb 2022


PM Modi 'dresses for elections': Telangana CM KCR

Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao on Tuesday unleashed a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said the latter "dresses for elections."