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Creation of small states does not guarantee growth or improvement in social indicators, India Ratings and Research said on Monday.

“A state on the basis of size is not a solution for all the ills plaguing states,” India Ratings said in a report titled ‘Small States Creation and Economic Performance’. The report comes a few months after the government announced the formation of Telangana state.

The Centre for Dalit Studies (CDS) released an eight-page ‘Dalit and Adivasi Agenda’, a manifesto containing demands from people across 22 different areas, to be circulated among all political parties fielding candidates in the coming elections.

To address the power shortage in the Telangana region post the division of Andhra Pradesh, the Central Government has proposed setting up of a 4000 mw ultra mega power project by NTPC.

A seperate state of Telangana is finally a reality.

Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh has said special status will be given for five years to Seemandhra region - the residual state of Andhra Pradesh following creation of a separate Telangana.

Telangana Bill scheduled to be taken up for discussion in Parliament tomorrow

The Andhra Pradesh government on Monday unveiled an exclusive policy for the lifesciences sector with a mission mode approach over the next five year at the inaugural session of the annual edition of BioAsia summit here.

A historic bill to carve out Telangana state out of Andhra Pradesh was on Tuesday passed by Lok Sabha amid din and strong protests by members from Seemandhra region, including ministers.

Unprecedented pandemonium marked by fisticuffs, pepper spraying and breaking of mike was today witnessed in Lok Sabha as the government introduced the controversial Telangana bill.

Hell broke loose in the House with members feeling suffocated and seen coughing after expelled Congress MP L Rajagopal resorted to spraying of pepper to prevent introduction of the bill that provides for bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh.

Heavy loss feared in Krishna, Guntur and West Godavari districts

Heavy to very heavy rain may lash three coastal districts – Guntur, Krishna and West Godavari – as tropical cyclonic storm, Helen, intensified into a severe cyclone on Thursday.

Centre comes out with clear cut procedures to avoid disputes in future

The Centre has identified three major challenges that need to be addressed with regard to sharing of Krishna and Godavari rivers between Telangana and the residuary State of Andhra Pradesh.

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