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North Karnataka activists demanding a separate state

Shrihari Aney believes in having smaller states

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Nagpur has seen many protests like this for Vidarbha

Photo by Fotocorp (From Outlook Issue 11 April 2016)

KCR vs Chandrababu Naidu The simmering war of attrition between the two CMs over Hyderabad spilled over to a juicy scandal. Chandrababu Naidu registered a case against K. Chandrasekhara Rao for all­­eged illegal phone-tapping in the backdrop of a cash-for-votes scam. TRS dared Naidu to take a lie-detector test while the lat­­ter warned Rao on “stretching things too far”.

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National Federation for New States and Movement Groups from different parts at a press conference on demand of new states in India, in New Delhi.

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Telangana CM K.Chandra Sekhar Rao offers sweets to Governor ESL Narasihman at the concluding day of the week-long Telangana Formation day celebrations at Tank bond in Hyderabad.

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People from Cooch Behar holding a stike for separate state, in New Delhi.

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The new state of Andhra Pradesh decides on “around Vijayawada” for its new capital. CM Chandrababu Naidu firm though Oppn is still unconvinced; landsharks could spoil Naidu’s Singapore dream.

It happened at last. The squabbling Chief Ministers of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh met at the Raj Bhavan under the watchful eye of Governor ESL Narasimhan to hold talks on certain controversial matters.

It happened at last. The squabbling Chief Ministers of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh met at the Raj Bhavan under the watchful eye of Governor ESL Narasimhan to hold talks on certain controversial matters.

It happened at last. The squabbling Chief Ministers of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh met at the Raj Bhavan under the watchful eye of Governor ESL Narasimhan to hold talks on certain controversial matters.

Telangana Bhavan in New Delhi

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Clear Break Dividers at the secretariat

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K.Chandrasekhar Rao, hon’ble chief minister of Telangana is seen performing Pooja at a temple in secretariat.

K.Chandrasekhar Rao, hon’ble chief minister of Telangana is seen performing Pooja at a temple in secretariat.

K.Chandrasekhar Rao, hon’ble chief minister of Telangana is seen performing Pooja at a temple in secretariat.

K.Chandrasekhar Rao, hon’ble chief minister of Telangana at the Secretariat as he assumes office.

People celebrate on the street the formation of India's 29th state, Telangana.

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Midnight celebrations for the formation of India's 29th state, Telangana, in Hyderabad.

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Governor of Telangana, ESL Narasihman with Chief Minister K Chandra Sekhar Rao and other ministers after their swearing-in ceremony at Raj Bhawan in Hyderabad.

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Midnight celebrations on Telangana Formation Day in Hyderabad.

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Telangana Martyrs' Memorial - Gun park decorated in pink, ahead of the celebrations for the newly formed state, in Hyderabad.

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N Kiran Kumar Reddy, who quit the chief minister's office to protest against the formation of Telangana, addressing Samaikya Andhra Students JAC meeting at Madhapur in Hyderabad.

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Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) president Chandrasekhar Rao and his supporters celebrate the formation of Telangana, in Hyderabad.

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TRS president K. Chandrasekhar Rao and his supporters celebrate the formation of Telangana at a rally in Hyderabad.

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Pro-Telangana Congress Party leaders and workers celebrate the passage of Telangana Bill by the Parliament, in Hyderabad.

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Centre of controversy Who owns Hyderabad?

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Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh N Kiran Kumar Reddy announces his resignation from his post and Congress party during a press conference, in Hyderabad.

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Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) party president K. Chandrashekar Rao celebrates with supporters after the Telangana Bill was passed in the Parliament.

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People light fire crackers, after the Telangana Bill was passed, in Hyderabad.

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People celebrate after the Telangana bill was passed in the Parliament in Hyderabad.

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Supporters of YSR Congress during a protest against the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, in New Delhi.

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YSR Congress chief Jagan Mohan Reddy with mother Y. S. Vijayamma during a protest against the division of Andhra Pradesh, in New Delhi.

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YSR Congress chief Jagan Mohan Reddy during a protest against the division of Andhra Pradesh, in New Delhi.

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Samaikya Andhra hoarding

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Boundary man CM Kiran Kumar Reddy

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Three Congress MPs from Seemandhra region began a two-day fast demanding the central government stop the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, at the Indira Park in Hyderabad.

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Seemandhra MLAs burn copies of the T-bill outside the assembly

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United Andhra boys get antsy in Kurnool

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Fire it up Seemandhra activists in Kurnool

A view of one of the major junctions during a power outage at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. Widespread power outages paralyzed life across the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday as electricity workers closed down power plants to protest a decision to divide the state in two.

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TDP President N Chandrababu Naidu having a word with the police before he was taken to hospital on the 5th day of his indefinite fast over Telangana issue at Andhra Bhawan in New Delhi.

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TDP President N Chandrababu Naidu is brought to RML hospital by the police on the 5th day of his indefinite fast over Telangana issue at Andhra Bhawan in New Delhi.

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TDP President N Chandrababu Naidu being taken to hospital by the police on the 5th day of his indefinite fast over Telangana issue, at Andhra Bhawan in New Delhi.

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New Delhi: Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde with other Union ministers during the GoM meeting on separate state of Telangana.

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Not on his watch CM Kiran does not want AP divided

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N. Chandrababu Naidu of the Telugu Desam have been fasting over the Telangana issue

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Burning still Traders in Vijayawada protest against the bifurcation of AP

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Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal meets TDP Chief Chandrababu on the 4th day of his indefinite fast over Telangana issue at Andhra Bhawan in New Delhi.

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TDP President N Chandrababu Naidu talks to Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev during 4th day of his indefinite fast over Telangana issue at Andhra Bhawan in New Delhi.

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TDP President N Chandrababu Naidu during 4th day of his indefinite fast over Telangana issue at Andhra Bhawan in New Delhi.

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TDP President N Chandrababu Naidu during the 3rd day of his indefinite fast over Telangana issue at Andhra Bhawan in New Delhi. Naidu's wife and dauther-in-law are also seen.

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People wait at a railway station platform after several trains were cancelled due to power outages at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. Widespread power outages paralyzed life across Andhra Pradesh as electricity workers closed down power plants to protest the bifurcation.

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Telangana MPs addressing media outside the assembly in Hyderabad.

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Supporters of “United Andhra Pradesh” join hands and shout slogans during their hunger strike at the Andhra Pradesh Secretariat in Hyderabad.

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Sikh people take part in a candle light protest against damage caused to a Gurdwara by Seemandhra agitators, in Hyderabad.

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TDP President N Chandrababu Naidu during his indefinite fast at Andhra Bhawan in New Delhi.

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YSR Congress President Y.S. Jaganmohan holding indefinite hunger strike in protest against proposed bifurcation of Andhra Prades, holding Sonia Gandhi responsible for the "crisis" in the state and accusing her of exploiting sentiments of people to pave way for Rahul Gandhi to become prime minister.

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Police detain Anti-Telangana activists who were protesting outside the Prime Minister's house against bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh

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On our own Telangana supporters exult on hearing of the creation of the new state

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President Minority cell and politburo member Mohammed Mahmood Ali MLC along with party workers celebrate the Union Cabinet's approval for the formation of Telangana as a separate state by bifurcating the state of Andhra Pradesh, in Hyderabad.

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Students celebrate in Hyderabad after cabinet approved the creation of the new state Telangana. Telangana will become India's 29th state.

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Police detain Anti-Telangana activists who were protesting outside the Prime Minister's house against bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, in New Delhi.

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Union Minister Chiranjeevi and HRD minister Pallam Raju offered to quit over the Telangana issue.

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People celebrate in Hyderabad after the cabinet approved the creation of the new state Telangana.

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Participants during a massive rally “Sakala jana bheri” by various political parties supporting for Talengana statehood with Hyderabad its capital.

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Police detaining the Talengana advocates who were staging protest at AP high court demanding introduction of Telangana Bill in parliament, in Hyderabad.

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Andhra Pradesh government employees, opposed to the creation of a separate state of Telangana carved out from the existing Andhra Pradesh state, raise slogans during a meeting in Hyderabad. The opposition to the new state is primarily because the proposed Telangana area would include Hyderabad, the state capital and industrial hub.

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Pro-Telangana supporters throw stones at policemen during a demonstration at Osmania University in Hyderabad.

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Thousands of Seemandhra people gather in Rajahmundry district of Andhra Pradesh to protest against bifurcation of the state.

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Policemen detain lawyers during a protest against the move to carve out Telangana, in Hyderabad.

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Rolling cry Gorkha Janmukti Morcha activists protesting in Darjeeling

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Activists of the All Koch-Rajbongshi Students' Union (AKRSU) take part in a mass rally demanding creation of a separate Kamatapur state, at Barpara play ground in Bongaigaon of Assam.

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No carving United Andhra protesters in Tirupati

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T United Andhra activists protest against the bifurcation of AP state for the separate Telangana, in Tirupati.

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Bodo tribals gather for a mass rally demanding the creation of a new state of Bodoland at Ghoramara in Somitpur district of Assam.

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A Bodo student with painted face shouts as hundreds of thousands of Bodo tribal people gather demanding the creation of a new state of Bodoland during a mass rally at Ghoramara in Somitpur district of Assam.

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People protesting against the division of Andhra Pradesh in Tirupati.

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Bodo protesters hold placards and block a highway during a 100-hour long agitation to demand for the creation of a separate state of Bodoland, in Baksa district, Assam.

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Members of various activist groups protesting for a separate state of Karbi Anglong state and against harassment of public by security personnel at Karbi Anglong districts in Guwahati.

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Gorkha Janamukti Morcha supporters take part in a protest in Darjeeling demanding creation of separate Gorkhaland state.

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Anti-Telangana Stir United Andhra activists burn Rajiv poster in Anantapur

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State government employees and supporters of United Andhra Pradesh shout slogans during a protest against the formation of Telangana at Andhra Pradesh Secretariat in Hyderabad.

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Activists of Bodoland People's Front (BPF) raise slogans for a separate Bodoland during a demonstration at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.

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All Bodo Students Union (ABSU) activists demand the creation of “Bodoland” during a mass rally as it rains on a busy national highway in Barama, Assam.

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Karbi Students Association (KSA) staging a protest demonstration, at Santi Uddyan, Dighalipukhuri in Guwahati demanding creation of a State of Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao.

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Karbi Students Association (KSA) staging a protest demonstration, at Santi Uddyan, Dighalipukhuri in Guwahati demanding creation of a State of Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao.

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Bodoland MPs holding banners to demand separate Bodoland state at Parliament House in New Delhi on the opening day of monsoon session.

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Bodoland People's Front (BPF) supporters during a mass rally demanding the creation of a new state called Bodoland in Kokrajhar, Assam.

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Bodoland People's Front (BPF) activists with faces painted shout slogans demanding the creation of a new state called Bodoland during a mass rally in Kokrajhar in Assam.

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TRS President K.Chandrasekhar Rao (R) and others during a Telangana journalists forum 'Meet the Press' in Hyderabad.

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Gorkha Janmukti Morcha activists raise slogans during a protest demanding a separate state at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.

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Activists of Bodoland People's Front (BPF) raise slogans for a separate Bodoland during a mass demonstration in Kokrajhar.

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Members of Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) shout slogans during a protest rally to demand their own separate state of Gorkhaland, in New Delhi.

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People protest the creation of Telangana in Tirupathi.

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A youth injured in Assam’s Karbi Anglong hills district as supporters of a separate state for ‘Karbi tribal’ clashed with the police at Dolamora in Karbianglong.

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People protest against the central government's decision to divide Andhra Pradesh to carve out a separate Telangana state in Nellore.

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Written programme HiTec city in Hyderabad

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Circle of reason Telangana JAC leaders in Hyderabad on July 30

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