KT Rama Rao: News

KT Rama Rao, also known as KTR, is an Indian politician from Telangana who is serving as the Minister for Municipal Administration & Urban Development, Industries & Commerce, and Information Technology, as of 2021. Rao is a member of the Legislative Assembly for Sircilla and is also serving as the working president of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS). He was born on July 24, 1976, in Telangana to K Chandrashekar Rao who is serving as the Chief Minister of Telangana, as of 2021. Rao completed his education at Nizam College, University of Pune, and the City University of New York. In 2009, he began his political journey when he contested the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly elections representing the Sircilla Assembly constituency. During his tenure as TRS President, Rao offered his respect to CRPF personnel who died in the Pulwama attack. He also donated Rs. 25 lakh from his own income. In 2015, Rao established the largest start-up incubator called T-Hub. In the same year, he also launched the Water Grid Scheme in Telangana, and in 2017, he laid the foundation stone for IMAGE (Innovation in Multimedia, Animation, Gaming, and Entertainment) Tower at Hyderabad Knowledge City. In 2015, Ritz Magazine and CNN-IBN felicitated him as the Most Inspirational Icon of the Year.

03 Dec 2023


Telangana assembly poll results: BRS concedes defeat, KTR congratulates Congress

With the Congress all set to form the next government in Telangana, Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) leader KT Rama Rao accepted the party's defeat in the state assembly polls.

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.

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.

08 Jul 2023

Narendra Modi

Why PM Modi's Telangana visit is significant for BJP 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for several infrastructure projects worth Rs. 6,100 crore in Telangana on Saturday.

10 Mar 2023


BJP responds to KTR's 'Adani is proxy of PM' claims

Soon after Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) leader KT Rama Rao (KTR) attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Adani Group controversy at a press briefing, the BJP's Natcharaju Venkata Subhash called the BRS leader "restless" on Thursday.

07 Dec 2022


Telangana: BJP's Bandi Sanjay Kumar accuses KTR of drug abuse

The president of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Telangana, Bandi Sanjay Kumar, claimed on Tuesday that state IT minister and Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) working president KT Rama Rao uses drugs.

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.

29 Aug 2022


IKEA accused of racism at Hyderabad store, faces massive backlash

Following widespread condemnation over alleged racist behavior by its employees at its Hyderabad store, Swedish furniture retailer IKEA has stated it "regrets the inconvenience" the complainants have experienced.

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.

22 Dec 2020


Hyderabad man reportedly shot at in US: Details here

A 43-year-old man from Hyderabad was fired upon and injured in Chicago in the United States, his family members said on Monday.

04 Dec 2020


Hyderabad GHMC election results: TRS leads, BJP finishes second

The ruling Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) emerged as the single-largest party in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) election results, as it won 55 out of total 150 seats.

31 Oct 2020


Telangana electric vehicle policy: All you need to know

The Telangana government on Friday launched the 'Telangana Electric Vehicle & Energy Storage Policy' to promote electric vehicles (EVs) and energy storage systems (ESS) in the state.

18 Oct 2020


Hyderabad: No relief from heavy rains next week, says IMD

The India Meteorological Department has issued a six-day rain alert for Hyderabad in Telangana even as at least 50 people lost their lives due to the heavy downpour across the state.

04 Mar 2020


Telangana to sanitize Hyderabad Metro, TSRTC buses amid coronavirus outbreak

As reports of novel coronavirus cases emerged from Telangana, the state government has decided to sanitize its public transport.

29 Feb 2020


Telangana ministers eat chicken as coronavirus rumors impact poultry sales

In a bid to quell rumors about the novel coronavirus outbreak, Telangana ministers ate chicken on stage at an event spreading awareness about the disease in Hyderabad.

30 Apr 2019


Telangana: 25 commit suicide after 33% students wrongly declared failed

A wave of outrage took over Telangana as 25 students committed suicide in the last 10 days, following the state board result fiasco. A whopping 33% students were wrongly declared failed.

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


Qualcomm to create $400mn largest-ever foreign campus in Hyderabad

Hyderabad already hosts mega campuses of tech behemoths like Google, Amazon, Apple, Facebook and others in India.

27 Feb 2018


Aadhaar helped cancel three crore fake, duplicate ration cards: Ministry

The Union Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution on Monday said that during the three years of NDA government, at least three crore fake and duplicate ration cards were canceled.

30 Nov 2017


Despite glitches, confusion, 2L board Hyderabad Metro on Day 1

The Hyderabad Metro seems like a huge hit, with over 2L passengers taking rides on opening day itself.

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.

26 Jun 2017


Telangana's realty scam worth Rs. 15,000crore; Google, Microsoft also affected

Global and domestic companies in Hyderabad are now in panic mode regarding the valuation of their real estate holdings, as Telangana government commences legal proceedings to cross-examine private and government-auctioned land ownership legitimacy.