Telangana crisis: massive protests erupt across state

The anger over bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh has spilled to the streets where protests against the move are being led by employees, students and others for over two months now.
Telangana crisis: massive protests erupt across state
In Vizag, power cuts have hit the only super-specialty government hospital in the region resulting in most of the incubators not functioning at all. The port in Vishakhapatnam has been without power for nearly 14 hours. The city's steel plant has also been shut down.

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Telangana crisis: massive protests erupt across state
Most industrial establishments and shops are running on backup power. Drinking water supply, train services, petrol availability and hospital services are all badly hit. 150 diesel locomotives are being used to run passenger and express trains while goods trains are stranded at various stations.

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Telangana crisis: massive protests erupt across state
Hyderabad and other parts of Telangana have welcomed the plans to convert them into India's 29th state. Hyderabad will be the shared capital of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh for the next 10 years, after which it will belong to Telangana.

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Telangana crisis: massive protests erupt across state
Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy yesterday said the Congress has created a bigger problem in trying to solve one problem. YSR Congress's Jagan Mohan Reddy is already on indefinite fast in Hyderabad since Friday.

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Telangana crisis: massive protests erupt across state
A politics of hunger strikes over Telangana is also on with Telugu Desam Party chief Chandrababu Naidu deciding to go on an indefinite hunger strike in Delhi yesterday.

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Telangana crisis: massive protests erupt across state
Vizag, Tirupati and Vijayawada airports are running on backup power. The Vijayawada-based 1760 MW Narla Tata Rao Thermal Power Station, for the first time in its history, has completely shut down, with all seven generating units stopped. State capital Hyderabad is also witnessing blackouts.

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