AP: Farmers leave on bicycles to Tirumala to seek special status

A group of nearly 200 farmers from East Godavari district have set on a journey to Tirumala on bicycles to seek blessings of Lord Venkateswara for Andhra Pradesh to be accorded special category status.

Shimla enjoys special status: Himachal CM

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Thursday said capital city Shimla enjoyed a "special status", brushing aside concerns over the central government's decision to develop Dharamsala as a smart city.

Nitish urges Centre to grant special status to Bihar

Ahead of the upcoming state assembly polls, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has reiterated his demand before the central government to grant "Special Category" status for Bihar.

Nitish Kumar takes swipe at Centre for not giving special status

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday launched a blistering attack on the Narendra Modi government for not fulfilling its promise to accord special category status to Bihar which is posing as a great impediment to big ticket investment in the state.

Special status alone not enough to boost AP growth: Chandrababu Naidu

Amid Opposition attack over non-realisation of the promise of special status to Andhra Pradesh made during bifurcation of the state, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday said the Centre needs to help the residuary state liberally.

Bandh in Andhra over special status demand

The bandh called by CPI and various groups in support of giving special status to Andhra Pradesh as promised during bifurcation last year began across the state today.

Chandrababu seeks appointment with PM on special status issue

With Opposition parties stepping up attack on him over special category status to Andhra Pradesh, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu today said he has sought an appointment with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the issue and other promises made to the state during bifurcation last year.

Giving special status to Andhra still under govt consideration: BJP

 Senior BJP leader P Muralidhar Rao on Sunday said the issue of granting a special category status to Andhra Pradesh is still under consideration of Central government, days after a Union minister discounted such possibility in Parliament.

Goa minister slams CM, joins Opposition-led special status chorus

Recent statements by BJP president Amit Shah and Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar virtually ruling out the possibility of special status for Goa, in order to preserve the state`s unique identity, have caused a political storm with even a state minister protesting the decision.

Parsekar rules out possibility of special status for Goa

 Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Saturday ruled out the possibility of Goa getting a special status from the Centre.

Rawat asks Swaraj to bat for Uttarakhand's special status

Drawing attention to the limited resources at the disposal of?Himalayan states, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Friday requested Union Minister Sushma Swaraj to take up with the Centre the issue of maintaining the state's special category status which helped it get generous help from the Centre in the past.

Special assistance to Bihar is a question of its welfare: Nitish Kumar

 Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday said the special assistance to the state was "a question of its welfare and right", and his officers were following the issue after he submitted a memorandum to Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently.

Nitish Kumar meets PM Modi, seeks special status for Bihar
Nitish Kumar meets PM Modi, seeks special status for Bihar

Setting aside his hostility towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar arrived here on Thursday to meet him and sought enhanced central assistance and special status for his state.

'No decision yet on special status to Andhra'

The NDA central government has not yet taken a decision on granting special category status to Andhra Pradesh and the issue was under consideration, said union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu.

Sonia Gandhi urges PM Modi to grant special status to AP

Congress President Sonia Gandhi has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking him to to ensure that Special Status is granted to the State of Andhra Pradesh.

NITI meet: Manjhi seeks special status for 'backward' Bihar

Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Sunday pitched for "special category status" for Bihar, a demand long pushed by his mentor-turned-adversary Nitish Kumar, saying it will pave the way for economic development and employment generation in the backward state.

Raman Singh seeks additional central aid, special status for Chhattisgarh

 Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh has sought an additional fund from Centre for modernisation of police in the naxal-hit state and also demanded a special category status for the state.

Difficult to get special status for Goa, says CM Laxmikant Parsekar

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Thursday said it is difficult for the state to get its demand for special status approved by the Centre since it may not fit within the legal framework.

Arvind Kejriwal promises special status, funds for rural Delhi

In a bid to woo the electorate of rural Delhi, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday promised to give special status to villagers and set up 'Gram Vikas Fund' on the lines of MPLAD funds for development of villages if the party is elected to power in the upcoming Assembly elections.

NDA doing 'politics' over special status to Bihar: Manjhi

With Union minister Ramvilas Paswan saying that special status to Bihar would be accorded only after NDA comes to power in the state, Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi Monday charged the Centre with being "insincere" and only indulging in "politics" over the matter.