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29th state gets RS nod

Telangana became a reality after the Rajya Sabha passed the Andhra Pradesh Re-Organisation bill, 2014, amidst pandemonium.

Cabinet clears T-bill; to be in RS on Feb. 12

Overruling stiff opposition from the Seemandhra camp, the Union Cabinet on Friday cleared the Andhra Pradesh (Reorganisation) Bill, 2013, paving the way for its introduction in the Rajya Sabha on February 12.

Ministers, MPs from Andhra firm on exit

With the Centre deciding to go ahead with the creation of a separate Telangana state, Union ministers from the Seemandhra region have begun putting in their papers in protest against the move. In Chiranjeevi’s footsteps, M. Pallam Raju (HRD minister) and Surya Kotla Prakash Reddy (MoS, railways) too have submitted resignations.

Telangana decision ‘in a month’

The Centre on Friday announced that a final decision on the long pending demand for a separate state of Telangana would be taken within a month. In all probability, the UPA government will decide in favour of a united Andhra Pradesh.

Little Laila was taught that God creates everyone and also leads everyone back to Godself after death. So, she prayed: “Dear God, instead of letting people die and having to make new ones, why don’t you just keep the ones you got now?” Laila’s prayer may never be answered; but, Easter does assure us that life, not death, is what we’re created for.

Of late, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has been thoughtlessly and in a hurry jumping into every available situation, without verifying basic facts, to criticise the Bharatiya Janata Party.