Telanganas own tax revenue grew at 14. 5 percent for the year 2018-19 and it was 16.5 percent during the last five years.
Out of the 17 Lok Sabha seats in Telangana, even if KCR wins 16, without joining an alliance at the Centre, he will have no role to play. Add to this the fact that he does not have good ties with both the BJP and Congress.
"The then IT Minister K T Rama Rao had set an ambitious target before the department that we have to double our IT exports in the next five years. I am delighted that we have been able to make that challenge a reality," Telangana Principal Secretary IT and Industries Jayesh Ranjan told PTI.
The farmers are planning to contest as independents to press their demand for remunerative price to turmeric and constitution of a turmeric board.
All the 17 segments, including Nizamabad that saw over 170 farmers contesting demanding remunerative price for their produce, went to polls in the single phase and till 5 pm, 60.57 per cent voting was recorded.
Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Governor ESL Narasimhan and K Kavitha were among the prominent people who cast their vote in their respective constituencies early.
There will be prohibition on transmission of unauthorised bulk SMSs during the period of 48 hours ending with the hours fixed for conclusion of election.
Both Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Modi were calling each other 'chor' to confuse the public, he alleged.
'Modi ji has been Prime Minister for the last five years with complete majority and complete opportunity. But what (good) happened I am asking,' he said.
Rao, who was speaking at an election rally at Warangal, was alluding to Modi's comments on him at a rally in Telangana last week that Rao consulted astrologers which affected governance.
Though Modi campaigned in Telangana, it would not help the BJP, said TRS working president K T Rama Rao.
The worth of liquor seized was Rs 2.86 crore, and narcotics worth Rs 2.48 crore also has been captured, the release said.
Addressing a mammoth public rally here, Modi took a swipe at Chief Minister K Chandrasekar Rao for the delay in forming the cabinet after securing a massive win last year, saying the latter must have been influenced by some astrologer.
Bolstered by its thumping win in the Assembly polls in December last, TRS has set itself a target of winning 16 seats, leaving the Hyderabad seat to its ally All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen (AIMIM).
The party has decided to withdraw from contest to avoid helping the ruling TRS and BJP which are opposed to it, TDP sources said.
A village in Telangana is reeling under severe water crisis.
K Kavitha, daughter of party supremo and Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao, will seek re-election from the Nizamabad Lok Sabha constituency.
Saraswat was delivering his inaugural address at a conference organised by CII Telangana on TELANGANA 2.0: The Growth Story Continues: Accelerating Growth through Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Inclusiveness".
"As per the programme, Rahul Gandhi would address six meetings", the AICC in-charge of Telangana, Rama Chandra Khuntia, a former MP, told PTI.
She joined the BJP in the presence of party national president Amit Shah in Delhi Tuesday, party sources said.
The partnership would see Ola 'share intelligent insights' that enable the Government to implement smart solutions to enhance 'mobility experience' in the city, a Ola release said.
TRS has been seeking 16 seats for itself and one for ally AIMIM.
Congress, which was part of a front comprising the TDP CPI and Telananga Jana Samithi, had won just 19 seats in the elections to the 119 member assembly in December last year.
The issue stemmed from a complaint was filed by data analyst T Lokeshwar Reddy against Hyderabad-based IT Grids India which developed the ‘Seva Mitra’ app for the Telugu Desam Party (TDP).
The party has divided the Lok Sabha constituencies in the state into different clusters.