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STILL IN THE GAME
WHAT ETHICS COMMITTEE MEMBERS SAY
STATE VERSUS THE GUV
WOMEN ON TRACK
A WAIT GETS LONGER
The Original Yadavs
SP-CONGRESS: A WIDENING GULF
A NEW HOME FOR THE LIONS
A Titan Checks Out • A contemporary legend, Biki Oberoi crafted Indian hospitality’s stunning response to the world
BRAND UP SHINES AT THE GLOBAL STAGE • Over the past six years, Uttar Pradesh has experienced a remarkable surge in development, driven by the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the effective governance of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. This period has fostered an unparalleled environment conducive to economic growth and investment within the state. By streamlining investment processes, enhancing the ease of doing business, and accelerating infrastructure development, Uttar Pradesh has positioned itself as one of the fastest-growing state-level economies in the country. The transformative shift in the industrial landscape was evidenced by the staggering influx of investment proposals, totaling over Rs 38 lakh crore, during the ‘UP Global Investors Summit’ held in February 2023. In the fourth week of September 2023, Uttar Pradesh showcased itself to the world in a new light and style through two significant international events. On one front, the first edition of the ‘UP International Trade Show’ provided a platform for UP’s products to access global markets, resulting in a business of Rs 5000 crore in five days. Artisans from UP left a lasting impression on businessmen from 60 countries, impressing them with their remarkable craftsmanship. Simultaneously, UP made waves in the international sports arena by successfully organizing the “Moto GP Race”. Through these events, Uttar Pradesh has emerged as a global brand, leaving an indelible mark on the world stage.
APPRECIATION POURING IN FROM ALL DIRECTIONS
ACCESSIBLE QUALITY EDUCATION FOR ALL
EDUCATION BECOMING UNIVERSALLY ACCESSIBLE UNDER ‘YOGI RAJ’
CAN KCR PULL OFF A HAT-TRICK? • THE TELANGANA STRONGMAN BATTLES ANTI-INCUMBENCY AND A RESURGENT CONGRESS IN THE QUEST FOR A THIRD CONSECUTIVE TERM
STATE OF KCR’S STATE • HOW TELANGANA HAS FARED UNDER THE BRS REGIME SINCE 2014
KCR’S RISE TO POWER
COMPETITIVE POLITICS • WHAT PARTIES ARE PROMISING
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‘KCR IS NEVER WORRIED. WE WILL WIN A THIRD TERM’ • His sprawling farm on the outskirts of Hyderabad is something of a sanctum sanctorum for Telangana chief minister K. Chandrashekar Rao (KCR). As he sat down for a 100-minute candid interaction with Group Editorial Director Raj Chengappa and Senior Deputy Editor Amarnath K. Menon, the 69-year-old KCR exuded a quiet confidence about winning a third straight term. Edited excerpts:
TACTICAL SHIFTS • THE CONGRESS AND BJP MAKE LAST-GASP...