Candid Comments
Congress postscript to Revanth

The Congress seems to be writing the postscript on the Revanth Reddy episode. While resigning from TDP, Revanth announced that he was submitting his resignation for the State Assembly. Speculation was rife in political circles that the Speaker may no

22 Nov 2017, 03:33 AM IST
Governance capsizes
15 Nov 2017, 02:13 AM IST
TDP caught in a bind
11 Oct 2017, 01:57 AM IST
Telugus’ love for gold
04 Oct 2017, 01:46 AM IST

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