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K. Chandrashekar Rao

Chief Minister of Telangana

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K. Chandrashekar Rao: Chief Minister of Telangana
Kalvakuntla Chandrashekhar Rao, often referred to by his initials KCR, is an Indian politician serving as the first and current Chief Minister of Telangana since 2014. He is the leader and founder of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi, a regional party in India. He is known for leading the Telangana movement to achieve statehood for Telangana. Previously, he served as the Union Minister of Labour and Employment from 2004 to 2006. He represents Gajwel constituency in the Legislative Assembly of Telangana. Rao took oath as the first Chief Minister of Telangana in 2014 and was re-elected for the second term in 2018.

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Total lockdown in Telangana: Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao to take BIG decision soon

Telangana had imposed a night curfew two weeks ago, however, experts maintain that total lockdown is required to control the spread of coronavirus.
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'No lockdown likely now in Telangana,' clarifies KCR in assembly

Amidst a surge in Covid-19 cases across the state, the Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekhar Rao on Friday said there are no plans to impose lockdown in the state.
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Telangana CM compares protesters with dogs; opposition seeks apology

Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao compared a group of protesters at a public event to 'dogs' on Wednesday. The comment caused an uproar with the opposition parties who have demanded an..
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Telangana to notify 50,000 government job vacancies of teachers, police: KCR

Telangana Chief Minister KCR and his party Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) have been criticised by many for not providing enough jobs in the state.
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KCR greets PM ahead of new Parliament building ceremony

Chief minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Wednesday conveyed his greetings to Prime Minister Narendra Modi a day ahead of the foundation stone laying ceremony for the new Parliament building in New Delhi...
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DNA Special: Hyderabad civic body election results major boost for BJP

According to the BJP, Chandrashekhar Rao runs the government from his farmhouse like a king and plays politics of appeasement with the Muslims.
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Telangana suffered Rs 5,000 crore loss due to floods: KCR

In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he urged the Centre to release Rs 1,350 crore immediately for rehabilitation and relief works.
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Bharat Ratna for PV Narasimha Rao: Telangana Assembly passes resolution demanding top honour for former PM

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao, while moving the resolution, also urged the Centre to install Narasimha Rao's statue and portrait in Parliament.
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KCR-led TRS govt to demand 'Bharat Ratna' for former PM PV Narasimha Rao

"We will discuss the greatness of PV and his achievements in the Assembly. We have decided to have a comprehensive debate on PV. We will pass a resolution urging conferring of Bharat Ratna on PV," KCR..
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Telangana CM KCR urges PM Modi to focus more on medical facilities

Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to focus more on increasing the medical facilities in the country, learning lessons from experience the country is..
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PM Modi holds Covid-19 review meeting with CMs

PM Modi on Tuesday held a video conference meeting with chief ministers of various states to discuss the situation arising out of the Covid-19 pandemic. UP CM Yogi Adityanath, Tamil Nadu's EK..
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Will urge PM Modi to honour late PV Narasimha Rao with Bharat Ratna: Telangana CM

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Sunday said that he will lead a delegation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and will urge him to honour late former Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao with..
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Decision to be taken whether lockdown should be reimposed in GHMC limits: Telangana CM

Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has said that a decision will be taken on the proposals whether lockdown should be re-imposed in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) limits..
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Congress, Left slam remarks, Jagan & KCR back PM

PM Narendra Modi’s no-intrusion-no-encroachment-in-Ladakh remark touched off strong reactions from Congress, Left parties and Samajwadi Party, who said it will have serious repercussions for..
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Telangana announces Rs 5 crore, state govt job to Col Santosh Babu's wife

KCR attended the all-party meeting as the president of the TRS and expressed his views.
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Class X students to be promoted without exams in Telangana: CM K Chandrasekhar Rao

Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Monday said all class X students would be promoted to the next class without any examination, as it would not be possible to hold the exam due to the..
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Congress targets ruling K. Chandrashekar Rao govt over unemployment issue on Telangana Formation Day


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Migrant workers should not walk back home; trains, buses arranged: Telangana CM

Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao has instructed officials concerned to ensure that no migrant worker should undergo the unfortunate situation of walking back to his\her native place.
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Stimulus package pure 'cheating'; Centre treating states like 'beggars': Telangana CM

At a time when the finances of states were paralysed due to Covid-19 global pandemic, the state governments wanted funds to reach them so that they can help people in different forms, K Chandrasekhar..
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Don’t leave, BSY & KCR govts appeal to migrants

“We intend to resume economic activities soon. We have appealed to employers to protect workers’ interest and pay their salaries. It is my sincere request to all the migrant workers to stay back..
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Telangana first state to extend lockdown, puts curbs till May 7

Telangana on Sunday became the first state in India to extend the lockdown beyond May 3 with chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao making a declaration to this effect at a press conference even as three..
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Rising COVID-19 cases in Hyderabad is a serious concern, admits Telangana CM KC Rao

In an important development, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao instructed officials of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation concerned to pay more attention to Hyderabad city as there..
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KCR suggests lockdown be extended, UP too hints at it


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Telangana CM KC Rao urges PM Modi to extend lockdown till 1st week of June

Notably, he's the first chief minister to make such appeal to the PM.
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Amid lockdown, Telangana govt announces up to 75% salary cuts for its employees

The decision was taken at a high-level meeting convened by chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao.
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Coronavirus outbreak: Quarantined man marries; 1,000 attend

Breaking quarantine, a man who returned from France recently travelled about 150 km from Hyderabad to Hanamkonda for his wedding on Thursday. Over 1,000 guests attended the wedding at a time when..
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Fresh Coronavirus case in Telangana, number goes up to two

Telangana reported a fresh case of coronavirus on Saturday, taking the total number of positive cases in the state to two, as the state government said it was taking all steps to check the spread of..
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Telangana cop, seen kicking grieving father in viral video, suspended

Reacting to the incident, Rama Rao, son of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, had tweeted," Showing empathy in times of grief such as this is the basic courtesy that is expected of Govt officials."
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When Telnagana CM stopped his convoy to hear out a 'divyang' man

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao on Thursday stopped his convoy to listen to the complaint of an old man with a disability.
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PM, CMs greet KCR on 66th birthday

KCR, as Rao is popularly known, also received birthday greetings from his Andhra Pradesh counterpart Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy and Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma.
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Telangana: Akbaruddin Owaisi wants to renovate Mahankali Temple in his constituency

The AIMIM leader met Chief Minister KCR and requested him to release funds for the renovation and expansion of the temple, which hosts the Bonalu festival
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Telangana: TRS cruises towards victory in municipal body polls

K Chandrashekhar Rao pointed out that out of the 139 municipal bodies that had gone to polls, the TRS was winning in over 100.
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Andhra CM lauds KCR, Telangana cops on 'encounter' deaths

Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy on Monday lauded his Telangana counterpart K Chandrasekhar Rao and the state police over the alleged encounter of the four accused in the gang-rape..
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Telangana: KCR to privatise 50% buses, sets Nov 5 deadline for striking workers to rejoin duty

The Telangana CM also stated that if the striking employees did not return to work within the set deadline, other routes will also be given to private operators.
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Telangana: TSRTC bus driver who attempted self-immolation dies at Hyderabad hospital; oppn blames KCR

Srinivas Reddy, who was among the 48,000 TSRTC employees on strike against the KCR government, had allegedly tried to end his own life after he poured kerosene and set himself on fire at his residence..
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KCR: 48,000 transport employees on strike are ‘self-dismissed’

In an unprecedented move, Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said on Monday the nearly 48,000 road transport corporation employees, who have been on strike for the last three days, have..
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RTC stir: Not sacked, 48,000 employees opted out of jobs, says KCR

An official release issued by the chief minister's office reiterated that as far as the Government or the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation is concerned, there are only 1,200 employees and the..
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After West Bengal, Telangana won’t implement new Motor Vehicles Act

Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao announced in the Assembly that his state too would not implement the new Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019. He said that, "We have no intention to harass..
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Pet Siberian Husky dies at K Chandrasekhar Rao's home, 2 vets booked


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In second Telangana Cabinet expansion KCR inducts son K T Rama Rao, nephew T Harish Rao

Interestingly, CM KCR, who was criticised by the opposition for failing to induct any woman in his cabinet during the first term, inducted two women - Sabita Indra Reddy and Satyavati Rathod in his new..
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KCR expands Telangana Cabinet; son, nephew among 6 new ministers

KCR inducts 6 new ministers in his cabinet.
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K Chandrasekhar Rao asks ITC to set up food processing units in Telangana

ITC Chairman Sanjiv Puri, who met the Chief Minister at Pragathi Bhavan, disclosed that the construction of ITC's 800 crore food processing plant at Manoharabad in Medak district was almost completed..
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Telangana: KCR announces '60-day action plan' to develop greenery, hygiene in villages

The Chief Minister also announced vacancies in the Panchayat Raj, Mandal Parishad, and Zilla Parishad would be filled up and said the government would come out with a comprehensive plan for the village..
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Jaipal Reddy to be cremated Monday with state honours: Chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao

Veteran Congress leader and former union minister S Jaipal Reddy, who died Sunday, will be cremated here Monday with full state honours, Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said.
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'He wants to be king': Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao draws flak for sops for his village

Why only the village he was born in, the Congress has asked.
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'If Modi goes to 2 temples, KCR goes to 6': Owaisi says BJP cannot use Hindutva to win Telangana

AIMIM chief said BJP knows that it cannot use Hindutva to electorally defeat KCR.
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KCR embarks on construction of new Telangana Assembly & Secretariat buildings, faces massive criticism

KCR's latest fascination is the construction of brand new buildings to house the Secretariat and the Assembly.
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TRS 2.0 in the making with eye on 2023 Assembly elections

A TRS 2.0 is in the making in Telangana as the ruling outfit led by the chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is returning to the drawing board with an eye on the 2023 Assembly elections. TRS laid..
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Telangana: KCR inaugurates world's largest Kaleshwaram lift irrigation project

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao on Friday inaugurated the world's largest lift irrigation scheme, Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation project, here in Bhupalpally district.
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Jagan, Fadnavis by his side, KCR inaugurates Rs 80,000 crore mega irrigation project

Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Governor E S L Narasimhan, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy of Andhra Pradesh were present on the occasion when the Medigadda barrage..
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