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Telangana, India: a new state is born

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Telangana, India: a new state is born


Kalvakuntla Chandrasekhar Rao has been sworn in as the first-ever chief minister of India’s Telangana state.

The southern state of Andhra Pradesh has formally split in two, with its northern area being carved out to create a new state.

Telangana officially came into existence at 0:00 on June 2 and becomes India’s 29th state.

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