As the news broke about the cabinet approving draft Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill, Telangana supporters gathered at Telangana martyrs' memorial near assembly building here and paid their tributes.
Telangana activists raised slogans of 'Jai Telangana', hugged each other, distributed sweets and burst crackers.
After day-long shutdown to protest the central government's reported proposal of Rayala-Telangana, the cabinet decision brought cheers to pro-Telangana groups.
There were celebrations by the students at Osmania University, which earlier in the day witnessed clashes between protesting students and police.
Leaders and activists of Congress, Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Communist Party of India (CPI) and other groups were seen congratulating each other.
--IANS (Posted on 05-12-2013)