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.

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."

23 Jul 2021


Several low-lying areas face inundation as heavy rains lash Telangana

Several low-lying areas faced inundation and road links were disrupted in Telangana on Friday following heavy rains that lashed the state during the last two days.

04 Dec 2020


A prestige battle: Counting begins for Hyderabad civic polls

The counting of votes to announce the winner of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) polls began today at 8 am.

29 May 2020


Curbs only in hotspots in Lockdown 5.0? Perhaps yes

As Lockdown 4.0 is nearing its climax on May 31, states and Centre are now pondering over the most important question — how much of relaxations must be given to stop an exponential rise of COVID-19 cases while also helping the bruised economy?

06 May 2020


Coronavirus: KCR extends lockdown in Telangana till May 29

The countrywide lockdown necessitated due to coronavirus is scheduled to end on May 17, but Telangana has become the first state to extend it till May 29.

22 Apr 2020


How Telangana put together a 1,500-bed hospital in 20 days

Amid the coronavirus outbreak, the Telangana government has established a 1,500-bed hospital dedicated to patients of COVID-19.

25 Mar 2020

Narendra Modi

#21DayLockdown: Arvind Kejriwal promises Delhi won't face shortage of essentials

There will be no shortage of essential commodities during the 21-day lockdown imposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday, Delhi's Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal assured residents at a press meet a short while ago.

20 Mar 2020


Telangana man defies quarantine; gets married at grand wedding ceremony

At a time when people returning from coronavirus-hit nations are being asked to undergo a strict 14-day quarantine, a man in Telangana got married just seven days after returning from France.

13 Oct 2019


Transport strike continues in Telangana, CM says will not surrender

The stand-off between the employees of Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) and the state government, run by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, isn't nearing an end.

07 Oct 2019


Telangana: KCR terms transport strike a "crime", sacks 48,000 employees

A strike called by the transport department in Telangana took a sensational turn when Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao sacked approximately 48,000 employees on Sunday.

11 Mar 2019

Narendra Modi

In Rahul's presence, Congress leader says Modi looks like "terrorist"

Stoking up a major controversy, Congress leader Vijayashanti said in Telangana that Prime Minister Narendra Modi "looked like a terrorist".

13 Dec 2018


Telangana: KCR takes oath at exact time pandits suggested

K Chandrasekhar Rao took oath as the Chief Minister of Telangana on Thursday, two days after leading his party, Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), to an astounding victory in the assembly elections.

11 Dec 2018


Winning Congress MLAs will be shifted to Park Hyatt hotel

In Telangana, winning MLAs of the Congress will be moved to Hyderabad's Park Hyatt hotel, a member of the grand old party has confirmed, TNM reports.

11 Dec 2018


#IndiaDecidesOnDec11: TRS establish strong lead; Congress falling behind

Vote counting has begun in the southern state of Telangana, and early trends indicate that the K Chandrashekhar Rao-led Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) is cruising towards a comfortable victory.

04 Dec 2018


Revanth Reddy taken into preventive custody ahead of TRS meet

Telangana Congress Working President A Revanth Reddy was taken into preventive custody today ahead of TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao's public meeting in Kodangal Assembly constituency.

01 Dec 2018


Telangana: Congress questions TRS over unfulfilled assurances

Telangana Congress yesterday questioned the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) on why it "failed" to mount pressure on the NDA-led Center to realize the assurances given to the newly-formed state in the Andhra Pradesh Reorganization (APR) Act.

27 Nov 2018


Telangana: Following raid by police, politician tries committing suicide

High voltage drama ensued at the residence of politician Vanteru Pratap Reddy on Monday, as he attempted to take his life, following a raid by police.

25 Nov 2018


Win phones, bikes: How this Telangana district is promoting voting

In a bid to encourage more people to vote, the Siddipet district administration in Telangana has resorted to a novel way of incentivization.

23 Nov 2018


TDP terms KCR's repeated attacks on Naidu a 'panic reaction'

The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) today hit back at caretaker Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao for his repeated attacks on its president N Chandrababu Naidu, calling it a "panic reaction".

20 Nov 2018


Modi's popularity is on the decline: TRS leader KTR

Looking to regain power in Telangana, the ruling TRS leader, K T Rama Rao, said today Prime Minister Narendra Modi's popularity is "on the decline".

15 Nov 2018


TRS chief richer by Rs. 5.5cr but owns no car

Telangana caretaker Chief Minister, K Chandrasekhar Rao, is richer by nearly Rs. 5.5 crore, and acquired 16 acres of agricultural land during the past four years, according to the affidavit he filed, along with his nomination for Gajwel Assembly constituency.

12 Nov 2018


Telangana Assembly polls: Election Commission issues notification

The Election Commission today issued notification for the December 7 election to the Telangana Legislative Assembly.

31 Oct 2018


Ahead of Telangana polls, contestants dance, grieve, mingle with voters

Desperate times call for desperate measures and contesting an election could be one of those.

07 Oct 2018


AAP predicts hung Assembly in coming Telangana polls

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has predicted a hung Assembly in the coming Telangana polls with no single party getting a majority while promising a "Delhi model" government as its poll plank in the southern state.

06 Oct 2018


EC announces dates for elections in MP, Rajasthan, other states

The Election Commission on Saturday announced dates for Assembly polls in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram and Telangana.

06 Sep 2018


Telangana: Early polls imminent as KCR-led Cabinet dissolves Assembly

Telangana is all set to enter early polls as the government led by K Chandrasekhar Rao passed a resolution to dissolve the State Assembly on Thursday.

29 Aug 2018


Ready to face polls in Telangana anytime, says BJP

Amid speculation about the advancement of Assembly polls in Telangana, BJP's state unit President K Laxman yesterday said his party was ready to face polls whenever they are held.

28 Jul 2018


Telangana govt decides to take-up census of Backward Class population

The Telangana government has decided to take up a census of the state's backward class (BC) population.

19 Jun 2018


Eminent mimicry artiste Nerella Venu Madhav dies at 85

Renowned mimicry and ventriloquism artiste Nerella Venu Madhav, 85, died today at his residence in Telangana's Warangal.

08 Jun 2018


Telangana: KCR plans Rs. 66 crore iftar, activists approach court

An iftar party hosted by Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao today evening has led activists approaching the High Court.

02 Jun 2018


Telangana: Farmers to get free Rs. 5 lakh life insurance

The Telangana Government has announced it would soon implement a Rs. 5 lakh life insurance scheme for farmers in the state.

23 May 2018

Narendra Modi

Former minister Bandaru Dattatreya's 21-year-old son dies of heart attack

In an unexpected incident, the only son of BJP leader and former union minister Bandaru Dattatreya died of a massive heart attack late at night yesterday.

18 May 2018


Siddaramaiah to address newly elected Congress legislators in Hyderabad

To decide the future course of action, former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will address a meeting of newly-elected Congress party legislators, who have been camping in Hyderabad, this evening, said JD(S) MLC Basavaraj.

08 May 2018


This year's UPSC topper left Google to serve India

In today's times of volatile patriotism, UPSC topper Anudeep Durishetty stands out from the crowd.

01 Apr 2018

West Bengal

Kerala-CM Vijayan not in favor of joining hands with Congress

As talks of an anti-BJP front for next Lok Sabha polls gain ground, Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan said he isn't in favor of joining hands with Congress to forge an opposition-alliance that should be aimed at giving people a real political-alternative.

19 Mar 2018

Narendra Modi

Ram Jethmalani: Mamata-led third front should oust PM Modi

Celebrated lawyer Ram Jethmalani today called for the formation of a third front led by fire-brand WB CM Mamata Banerjee to oust PM Narendra Modi in the next LS 2019 elections.

18 Mar 2018

Mamata Banerjee

KCR to meet Mamata Banerjee for talks on Federal Front

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao, who is rallying to create a strong alternative to BJP and Congress, will meet his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee tomorrow in Kolkata.

01 Dec 2017


In major breach, Ivanka Trump's dinner aired live on TV

Despite going all out to ensure a grand time for Ivanka Trump in Hyderabad, Telangana Police was left embarrassed over a major security breach when PM Narendra Modi was hosting her for dinner.

28 Nov 2017


PM Modi flags off the first Hyderabad Metro train

PM Narendra Modi today flagged off the first train of the Hyderabad Metro from Miyapur. Commercial operations would start tomorrow.