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Special category status not necessary for Odisha: VK Singh

"Development should take place in all the states as their prosperity would lead to overall progress of the country," VK Singh said.

Jun 13, 2017, 16:42 PM IST

Nitish Kumar again demands special category status for Bihar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has again raised the demand for granting Bihar a 'special category status and special assistance' for its rapid growth.

May 28, 2017, 19:13 PM IST

Pawan Kalyan hits out at TDP over special category status to Andhra Pradesh

Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan today made a scathing attack on the Telugu Desam Party saying it was losing its moral high ground at the Centre over the special category status (SCS) and warned that it had no right to "compromise" on the issue.

Apr 13, 2017, 15:25 PM IST

Telugu actor among 100 detained ahead of Visakhapatnam 'beach protest'

More than 100 people, including Telugu actor Sampoornesh Babu, were on Thursday detained by police here ahead of their proposed silent protest called for demanding special category status (SCS) to Andhra Pradesh.

Jan 26, 2017, 15:31 PM IST

Preventive arrests, restrictions in Visakhapatnam

Police on Thursday made preventive arrests and imposed restrictions here to foil protests to demand special category status to Andhra Pradesh.

Jan 26, 2017, 11:46 AM IST

TDP seeks PM's help for special category status to Andhra

The TDP has decided to launch protests to build pressure on the Centre over implementing the AP Reorganisation Act "in letter and spirit".

Jul 31, 2016, 22:01 PM IST

Naveen ​Patnaik demands special category status to Odisha

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday demanded special category status be provided to Odisha to fuel the state's growth and sought the Centre's cooperation for overall development of the eastern region.

Feb 07, 2016, 22:22 PM IST
Rahul Gandhi writes to PM Modi, seeks special category status for Andhra Pradesh

Rahul Gandhi writes to PM Modi, seeks special category status for Andhra Pradesh

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Oct 19, 2015, 16:36 PM IST

BJP, TDP 'rating' down in Andhra over special status issue: MP

The Centre's failure to grant special category status to Andhra Pradesh has brought down the "rating" of ruling TDP and BJP in the state, a TDP MP said today.

Oct 17, 2015, 01:41 AM IST

Special category status for Andhra Pradesh: Jaganmohan Reddy continues fast, condition deteriorates

YSR Congress party president YS Jaganmohan Reddy's condition deteriorated further on Monday as he continued for the sixth day his indefinite fast to demand special category status for Andhra Pradesh.

Oct 13, 2015, 00:03 AM IST

Centre still in favour of special status to Andhra Pradesh: Venkaiah Naidu

Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said the Centre is in favour of granting Special Category Status (SCS) to Andhra Pradesh and is in the process of finding out ways to fulfil the demand even as the Opposition parties in the state has upped the ante on the issue.

Aug 30, 2015, 17:49 PM IST

Special category status necessary for Bihar's development: CM Nitish Kumar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said on Sunday that CM special category status was necessary for the state's development.

Aug 16, 2015, 14:37 PM IST

No communication from Centre on scrapping of status in Assam

 Assam government on Wednesday said there has been no communication from the Centre regarding scrapping of 'Special Category Status' of the state but the funding pattern was changed for many schemes.

Aug 12, 2015, 17:14 PM IST

Denial of special status to Bihar cruel joke, says Nitish

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Monday attacked Narendra Modi government for ruling out special category status to the state despite promising it during parliamentary poll campaign.

Aug 03, 2015, 18:22 PM IST
Nitish to make denial of special status a major poll plank

Nitish to make denial of special status a major poll plank

Crying "betrayal", Nitish Kumar-led JD(U)-RJD alliance will flag in a big way in the upcoming Bihar assembly elections the denial by the Centre of special category status to the state.

Aug 02, 2015, 12:39 PM IST

No special status to Bihar, says Centre in Lok Sabha

The government on Friday ruled out granting special category status to Bihar for increased central assistance, though there was a proposal to provide the state a special package.

Jul 31, 2015, 14:37 PM IST

Chandrababu Naidu confident of getting special status for Andhra Pradesh

After Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi made a strong pitch for grant of "special category" status to Andhra Pradesh and accused the state government of not pushing the matter seriously, the Chief Minister has said that he was confident of getting it operationalised with the help of Centre.

Jul 25, 2015, 15:45 PM IST

Tripura CM meets PM Modi, raises special category issue

Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar Tuesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and urged him to retain Special Category status for all northeastern states, emphasising that any cut in central assistance will adversely impact welfare schemes and infrastructure development.

Jun 16, 2015, 08:10 AM IST

PM, Tripura CM to discuss special status for northeastern states

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Tuesday hold talks with Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on retaining the special category status for the eight northeastern states.

Jun 15, 2015, 16:09 PM IST

Congress in Nagaland hits out at Centre for withdrawing special category status

Congress on Friday lambasted the BJP government at the Centre for withdrawing the special category status from the north eastern States, including Nagaland saying it will leave them in lurch.

May 29, 2015, 18:18 PM IST