Telangana urges media not to use `T` for state

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 22:44

Hyderabad: The Telangana government has urged the media not to use `T` as an abbreviation for the state and advised it to use either the complete word or TS.

In a letter to editors of all TV channels and newspapers, Telangana Chief Secretary Rajiv Sharma requested them not to use `T`.

"This new state is often quoted in the media with an abbreviated prefix `T`, such as T-Govt., T-State, T-CM etc. In fact, the new state is formally mentioned as `State of Telangana` or `Telangana State` in the AP Reorganization Act.

"You may kindly recall that the new vehicle numbering scheme also bears `TS` as the abbreviation for Telangana State," he said.

Many newspapers published from Hyderabad have been using `T` for Telangana for many years, often to make the headlines spicy.

During the movement for separate statehood, leading newspapers often used `T` to describe Telangana. Some of the headlines read `T is on boil`, `Storm in T`, `T all set to be served in parliament` and `T is now a reality`.

IANS

First Published: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 22:44

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