In pics: How Telangana became a reality

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New Delhi, July 31: It will take some more time to complete the formalities before the youngest state of the Indian Union, Telengana, becomes a reality in administrative terms.

Following the nod of the UPA and Congress Working Committee, the Union Cabinet will take up the matter for approval and once the cabinet approves the State Reorganisation Bill, the prime minister will recommend the President for the latter's approval.

Telangana panel meets in Hyderabad

Telangana Joint Action Committee leaders discuss the Telangana issue in Hyderabad on Tuesday.

Congress top brass meets over Telangana

(From left) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Union ministers Sushilkumar Shinde, P Chidambaram and Kamal Nath and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi during the UPA meeting on Telangana at the PM's residence in New Delhi on Tuesday.

Top leaders meet in New Delhi to decide on Telangana

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and other leaders at the UPA meeting on Telangana at PM's residence in New Delhi on Tuesday.

Congress top leadership meets

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi at the UPA meeting on Telangana at the PM's residence in New Delhi on Tuesday.

Andhra CM Kiran Kumar Reddy and Digvijay Singh after the talks

AICC general secretary Digvijay Singh (left) and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy leave the PM's residence after the UPA meeting on Telangana in New Delhi on Tuesday.

Andhra CM with Digvijay Singh in New Delhi

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy with AICC general secretary Digvijay Singh leaves the PM's residence after the UPA meeting on Telangana in New Delhi on Tuesday.

Congress Working Committee meets on Telangana

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi with other leaders at the CWC meeting on Telangana at 10 Janpath in New Delhi on Tuesday.

Congress Working Committee meets on Telangana

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi with other leaders at the CWC meeting on Telangana at 10 Janpath in New Delhi on Tuesday.

CWC meeting on Telangana

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi with other leaders during the Congress Workling Committee meeting on Telangana at 10 Janpath in New Delhi on Tuesday.

Digvijay Singh and Ajay Maken at a press meet on Telangana

Congress general secretaries Digvijay Singh and Ajay Maken address a press conference on the formation of a separate Telangana state after a CWC meeting in New Delhi on Tuesday.

Telengana supporters celebrate in New Delhi

Telangana supporters celebrate outside the AICC headquarters in New Delhi after the Congress Working Committee endorsed a decision to create a separate Telangana state on Tuesday.

TRS chief with K Keshava Rao

TRS president K Chandrasekhar Rao with party leader K Keshava Rao at a meeting in Hyderabad on Tuesday.

Proposed Telangana state

The map of the proposed Telangana state

Telangana supporters celebrate in Hyderabad

Pro-Telangana students celebrate at Osmania University in Hyderabad after the Congress Working Committee endorsed a decision to create a separate Telangana state on Tuesday.

Telangana supporters celebrate in Hyderabad

Pro-Telangana students celebrate at Osmania University in Hyderabad after the Congress Working Committee endorsed a decision to create a separate Telangana state on Tuesday.

Telangana supporters celebrate in Hyderabad

Telangana Rashtra Samiti activists celebrate in Hyderabad after the Congress Working Committee endorsed a decision to create a separate Telangana state on Tuesday.

Celebrations in Hyderabad for separate Telangana

Pro-Telangana students celebrate at Osmania University in Hyderabad after the Congress Working Committee endorsed a decision to create a separate Telangana state on Tuesday.

A brief history of Telangana movement

A brief history of Andhra Pradesh and chronology of the movement for Telangana.

Pro-Telangana activists paying tributes

Pro-Telangana activists paying tributes at Telangana Vidyarthi Amaraveerula Stupam in Hyderabad on Wednesday.

In Hyderabad

Students of Osmania University celebrate after India's ruling coalition endorsed the creation of Telangana, in Hyderabad on Tuesday.

In Hyderabad

Activists celebrate after India's ruling coalition endorsed the creation of Telangana in Hyderabad on Tuesday.

The President's office will send the bill to Andhra Pradesh Assembly where a resolution will be passed. The bill will have to be passed by the Assembly to set up the new state of Telangana.

Following it, a separate bill on the new state will have to be approved by both Houses of the Parliament.

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