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  • Andhra Pradesh CM Disappointed with Budget
    An emergency meeting has been called by Andhra Pradesh's CM Chandrababu Naidu after the Budget was presented. According to YS Chowdhary, Union Minister, the CM was disappointed with the disregard of state's need in the budget. According to TDP parliamentarian TG Venkatesh, the meeting with the CM would decide the future course for the party. He stated three options the party had- one was to continue with the proposal, two was that MP of the party demit the office and third was to end the alliance with the saffron party.
    2018-02-02 06:19:52 PM
  • Nandyal by-election results 2017

    The much-awaited result of Nandyal by-election were declared. TDP candidate Bhuma Brahmananda marked a massive victory by collecting 27,466 votes. Surpassing all the predictions and surveys, ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) registered a landslide victory leaving YSRC behind.

    2017-08-28 02:37:59 PM
  • Andhra Pradesh assembly by-election currently under way
    Andhra Pradesh assembly by-election voting for one vacant assembly seat from Nandyal constituency currently under way. Voters are happy with VVPAT and no complaints about EVMs heard so far. 1600 police personnel deployed for Nandyal bypoll for security. 
    2017-08-23 10:15:32 AM
  • Union Cabinet Proposes President's Rule in Arunachal

    The BJP-led union government today recommended president's rule in the border state of Arunachal Pradesh on account of breakdown of law and order. This decision was taken following an unscheduled emergency meeting in which the cabinet held the view that there is lack of governance in the state. The recommendation has been sent to the President for his assent. Arunachal Pradesh is currently under Congress rule. The Opposition has criticised this move in strongest terms and alleged that the BJP government at the Centre is trying to trample democracy. The Congress party said that it will challenge this decision in the Supreme Court.

    It must be noted that Arunachal Governor J.P. Rajkhowa's decision to advance an assembly session without the state government’s consent last December is already under scrutiny of the five-judge Constitution bench of the apex court.

    2016-01-25 10:47:28 AM
  • Congress MLA dead in Telangana

    Senior Congress lawmaker Patola Kishta Reddy died following cardiac arrest on Tuesday. He was 74 and is survived by his wife and four sons. Reddy was shifted to a private hospital here after he complained of chest pain. The doctors pronounced him dead on arrival. He was representing Narayanked constituency of Medak district in the Telangana state legislative assembly. Kishta Reddy, a four-time MLA, was chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the legislature. His body was shifted to Narayankhed for the last rites. Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao condoled the death of Reddy. In a condolence message, he recalled the services of the Congress leader as a legislator and PAC chairman. Source: IANS

    2015-08-25 04:08:56 PM

  • Andhra CM orders probe into train accident

    ndhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu has ordered a probe into the train disaster in Anantapur district which claimed six lives and left 20 injured in the early hours of Monday. The chief minister directed district collector to conduct an inquiry into the accident in which a granite-laden truck rammed into Nanded Express at a railway crossing near Madakasira. The train was on its way to Nanded from Bengaluru. Naidu expressed shock over the accident, which killed six people including a member of Karnataka legislative assembly. Source: IANS

    2015-08-24 02:19:45 PM
  • Chandrababu Naidu urges PM to do justice to Andhra

    Under pressure to get special statue to Andhra Pradesh, Chief Minister N.Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday spoke to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over phone and urged him to do justice to the state. Naidu told reporters in Vijaywada on Wednesday evening that he conveyed his views to the prime minister over the issue of special status. "I conveyed to him that injustice was done to Andhra Pradesh at the time of bifurcation and reminded him that BJP had then raised its voice for doing justice and he (Modi) had made the promise. I told him that it is now the time to fulfill it," he said. Modi invited Naidu, also the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief, to come to New Delhi after August 15 to meet him.

    Source: IANS

    2015-08-13 09:38:06 AM
  • India has lost an icon: Chandrababu Naidu

    Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Monday expressed his deep shock and anguish over the demise of former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, saying India has lost an icon. Naidu, whose Telugu Desam Party (TDP) was instrumental in proposing Kalam's candidature for the post of president, described him as dear friend and one of the noblest human beings he has met in his life. "I'm deeply saddened. My deepest condolences. Dr. Kalam & I shared a great bond. His achievements as a fine scientist, scholar, teacher and a mentor are immeasurable. He will remain in our hearts," Naidu said in his statement. "During the NDA rule in the country under (Atal Bihari) Vajpayee's prime ministership, we had collectively proposed his name for the country's first citizen - that of the president."

    Source: IANS

    2015-07-28 09:38:56 AM
  • PM pained over deaths in Andhra stampede

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is pained over the loss of lives due to stampede during Godavari pushkaram at Rajahmundry in Andhra Pradesh. "Deeply pained at the loss of lives due to stampede at Rajahmundry. My condolences to the families of the deceased & prayers with the injured," the PM tweeted. Modi also spoke to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu over phone and discussed the situation with him. Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has also expressed deep condolences at the tragic loss of lives in the stampede. He wished seedy recovery for the injured.

    Source: IANS  

    2015-07-14 02:00:19 PM
  • Cash-for-vote case: ACB completes TDP MLA's questioning

    The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) of Telangana interrogated Telugu Desam Party (TDP) legislator Sandra Venkata Veeraiah for a second day on Friday in the cash-for-vote case. After questioning the lawmaker at the ACB headquarters in Banjara Hills, the agency presented him in the court and later shifted him back to Cherlapally Jail. The ACB officials quizzed him for two days to gather more information about his role and the involvement of others in the scam. The investigating agency believes Veeraiah played key role in bribing the nominated MLA. It had already informed the court that the TDP leader spoke to one of the accused in the case 32 times over mobile. A city court on Wednesday had sent Veeraiah to ACB custody for two days. His bail petition is scheduled to come up for hearing on Monday.

    Source: IANS

    2015-07-10 05:44:25 PM
  • Former Andhra Congress chief joins TRS

    Congress' former Andhra Pradesh unit chief, Dharmpuri Srinivas on Wednesday joined the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS). Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao welcomed Srinivas into the party fold. Some Congress leaders from Nizamabad district and followers of Srinivas also joined the TRS at a function held at Telangana Bhavan, the party headquarters. Chandrasekhar Rao's daughter and Nizamabad MP K. Kavitha was also present. Speaking on the occasion, Srinivas said he was joining TRS to strengthen the leadership of Chandrasekhar Rao to achieve 'bangaru' (golden) Telangana. Stating that the TRS chief and Congress president Sonia Gandhi have huge respect for each other, the veteran leader said he would not blame or criticise anybody.

    Source: IANS

    2015-07-08 05:08:00 PM
  • Cash-for-vote scam: TDP MLA produced in court

    The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) of Telangana on Tuesday produced Telugu Desam party (TDP) legislator Sandra Venkata Veeraiah in a city court in the cash-for-vote case and sought his judicial custody. The ACB informed the court that the TDP legislator has been included as the fifth accused in the case as there is a strong evidence of his involvement. In a memo filed in the court, the ACB told the court that the MLA spoke to other accused over phone on many occasions. It sought his judicial custody for 14 days. The agency also conveyed to the court that Veeraiah tried to evade questioning last month by getting himself admitted in a hospital in Rajahmundry in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh.

    Source: IANS

    2015-07-07 05:27:07 PM
  • TDP MLA appears before ACB in cash-for-vote case

    TDP legislator Sandra Venkata Veeraiah on Monday appeared before the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) for questioning in the cash-for-vote case. The Telugu Desam party (TDP) legislator reached the ACB office at Banjara Hills after 10 a.m. The ACB on Saturday issued him a fresh notice to appear before 5 p.m. on July 6. The ACB summoned him for questioning last month too but he failed to respond. He later sent a letter to the ACB, seeking 10 days' time to appear before it, citing ill-health. Veeraiah, who represents Sattupalli assembly constituency in Khammam district of Telangana, last week stated that he was ready to appear before the ACB team and that he would fully cooperate with the investigations.

    Source: IANS

    2015-07-06 01:59:45 PM
  • TDP legislator released on bail in cash-for-vote case

    TDP legislator A. Revanth Reddy was on Wednesday released from jail, a month after he was arrested in the cash-for-vote case. His family, friends and supporters welcomed him as he came out of Cherlapally Jail. A Large number of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) workers had gathered outside the jail to receive the legislator. Though the Hyderabad High Court had granted him bail on Tuesday, he could not be released due to some technical problems. On a petition by Revanth's lawyer, the court amended the orders. After completion of the bail formalities, the TDP leader was finally released from jail.

    Source: IANS

    2015-07-02 10:08:36 AM
  • Telangana CM skips governor's banquet for president

    Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Tuesday stayed away from the state banquet hosted by the governor in honour of President Pranab Mukherjee. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, Telangana Deputy Chief Minister Kadiam Srihari, and ministers from the two states attended the banquet hosted by Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan at Raj Bhavan. KCR, as Telangana chief minister is popularly known, along with the governor, had received the president when he arrived here on Monday on southern sojourn for 10 days.

    Source: IANS

    2015-07-01 10:03:31 AM
  • Cash-for-vote case: TDP MLA's custody extended till July 13

    A city court on Monday extended till July 13 the judicial custody of TDP legislator A. Revanth Reddy in cash-for-vote scam. The court dealing with the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) cases also extended the remand of two other accused Sebastian Harry and Uday Simha. With the judicial custody of the accused ending Monday, the ACB produced them before the court and sought extension of the remand on the ground that the investigations in the case are at a crucial stage. ACB had arrested Telugu Desam Party (TDP) deputy leader in Telangana assembly Revanth Reddy on May 31 while he was handing over bribe of Rs.50 lakh to nominated legislator Elvis Stephenson to induce him to vote for TDP-BJP candidate in Telangana legislative council elections.

    Source: IANS

    2015-06-29 02:25:34 PM
  • Court orders on TDP MLA's bail plea on June 30

    The Hyderabad High Court on Friday posted to June 30 orders on bail petition of TDP legislator A. Revanth Reddy in the cash-for-vote case. The court reserved its orders after hearing arguments from both the public prosecutor and Revanth Reddy's counsel. Telangana Advocate General Ramakrishna Reddy opposed the bail plea on the ground that, if released,l the accused could tamper with the evidence and influence the witnesses as he is a legislator in Telangana and his Telugu Desam Party (TDP) is in power in Andhra Pradesh. Source: IANS

    2015-06-26 05:37:32 PM
  • Six new IIMs to come up across India

    The union cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approved the proposal to set up six new Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) across the country. The new IIMs would come up at Vishakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), Bodh Gaya (Bihar), Sirmaur (Himachal Pradesh), Nagpur (Maharashtra), Sambalpur (Odisha) and Amritsar (Punjab). Source: IANS

    2015-06-24 05:29:48 PM
  • Telangana to fight powers to governor in Hyderabad

    Strongly opposing the central government's advise to Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan to exercise special powers to maintain law and order in Hyderabad, the Telangana government has decided to fight any such move. The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) government has taken exception to the advise by Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi to the governor to monitor the probe into the cash-for-vote scam. Source: IANS

    2015-06-23 02:24:42 PM
  • TDP leader quizzed in cash-for-vote case, meets Naidu

    TDP leader V. Narender Reddy, questioned by Telangana's Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) in the cash-for-vote scam, on Thursday met party president and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu in Hyderbad. The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leader briefed Naidu about the six-hour questioning by the ACB officials on Wednesday, party sources said. Reddy was a TDP-BJP candidate in Telangana legislative council elections. The ACB on May 31 arrested TDP legislator A. Revanth Reddy and two others while they were allegedly handing over a bribe of Rs.50 lakh to nominated MLA Elvis Stephenson to induce him to vote for Narender Reddy.

    Source: IANS

    2015-06-18 05:43:00 PM
  • Telangana ACB issues notice to TDP MLA in cash-for-vote case

    In a new twist in the cash-for-vote case, Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) of Telangana on Tuesday issued notices to Telugu Desam Party (TDP) legislator Sandra Venkata Veeraiah and another party leader V. Narender Reddy. In a late night development, the ACB officers served notices on the two TDP leaders, asking them to appear before the agency for the interrogation. While Veeraiah is a member of Telangana assembly from Sathupalli in Khammam district, Narender Reddy was TDP-BJP candidate in elections to state legislative council. The notices were issued after day-long hectic developments amid speculations that ACB may issue notice to TDP president and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu.

    Source: IANS

    2015-06-17 10:33:01 AM
  • Telangana ACB intensifies probe into cash-for-vote scam

    Telangana's Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has issued notice to two Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leaders, while party president and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu is also likely to be summoned for questioning in the cash-for-vote scam. The ACB late on Tuesday served notice on TDP legislator Sandra Venkata Veeraiah and another leader, V. Narender Reddy, who was TDP-BJP candidate in Telangana legislative council elections. They were asked to appear before ACB for questioning. While Narender Reddy on Wednesday morning left for ACB office, Veeraiah, a member of Telangana assembly, said he was yet to receive the notice. For a second consecutive day, Hyderabad witnessed hectic activity relating to the case.

    Source: IANS

    2015-06-17 01:50:21 PM
  • Modi condoles deaths in Andhra accident

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday condoled the deaths of 22 pilgrims who were killed when the van they were travelling in fell into the Godavari river in Andhra Pradesh. "Loss of lives due to a bus accident in East Godavari district, AP (Andhra Pradesh) is saddening and unfortunate. My deepest condolences," he tweeted. The accident took place near Rajahmundry town when the vehicle veered off the road and fell off Dowleswaram barrage in the early hours of Saturday. The victims, including nine women and six children, were from Achutapuram village of Visakhapatnam district. They were returning home after a pilgrimage to Tirupati.

    Source: IANS

    2015-06-13 01:51:23 PM
  • Chandrababu meets Modi, seeks probe into phone-tapping

    Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi to demand a probe into the alleged tapping of his phone and that of his ministers, MPs and MLAs by the Telangana government. During the hour-long meeting, Naidu also demanded law and order powers for the governor in common capital Hyderabad to ensure effective implementation of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act. Naidu, whose Telugu Desam Party (TDP) is a partner in the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre, also met Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu, Finance Minister Arun Jaitely and BJP president Amit Shah.

    Source: IANS

    2015-06-11 02:07:20 PM
  • Cash-for-vote scam: Andhra CM's audio tape made public

    The cash-for-vote scam in Telangana took a dramatic turn on Sunday with the release of an audio tape of a purported telephonic conversation between Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu and nominated Telangana legislator Elvis Stephenson. In swift developments on Sunday night, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao met Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan at Raj Bhavan while Naidu called a meeting with Andhra Pradesh Director General of Police J. V. Ramudu and other officials to take stock of the latest situation. Rao' meeting with the governor, the second in three days, came minutes after the release of an audio tape of Naidu's alleged conversation with Stephenson. The audio tape was played on some Telugu news channels but it was not clear who released it.

    Source: IANS

    2015-06-08 09:52:26 AM
  • It's not Naidu's voice: Andhra government

    The Andhra Pradesh government on Sunday denied that the voice in an audio tape of a purported conversation of Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu with a nominated legislator of Telangana is Naidu's voice. Naidu's media advisor Prakala Prabhakar told reporters that it was not Naidu. He said that the government was taking the release of the audio tape seriously and will not keep quiet. "We will fight it legally, constitutionally and politically," he said. He said T News, a news channel run from Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) office, released the audio tape. The audio tape contains a purported conversation Naidu had with nominated member Elvis Stephenson.

    Source: IANS

    2015-06-08 10:02:42 AM
  • TDP slaps multiple FIRs against Telangana CM in Andhra

    TDP leaders lodged police complaints against Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao at various police stations in Andhra Pradesh on Monday for what they called a conspiracy by the Telangana government to defame Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu. The development came a day after an audio tape of a purported telephonic conversation between Chandrababu Naidu and nominated Telangana legislator Elvis Stephenson was aired on some TV channels. Reacting sharply to what they alleged was a conspiracy by the Telangana government to defame Naidu, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leaders lodged First Information Reports (FIRs) against Chandrasekhar Rao, officials of the Telanagana Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) and some TV channels.

    Source: IANS

    2015-06-08 01:36:29 PM
  • ACB questions TDP MLA, aides in cash-for-vote scam

    The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) of Telangana on Monday continued questioning TDP legislator A. Revanth Reddy and two others in the cash-for-vote scam. The ACB sleuths interrogated the three accused men at its headquarters for the third consecutive day. They were first taken to government-run Osmania Hospital for a medical check-up. Revanth Reddy, a Telugu Desam Party member of the Telangana state legislative assembly, was arrested by the ACB on May 31 when he was offering Rs.50 lakh to nominated member Stephenson to make him vote for the TDP-BJP candidate in the elections to the Telangana legislative council. The ACB, which had laid a trap on a complaint by Stephenson, also arrested Revanth Reddy's aides Sebastian Harry and Uday Simha.

    Source: IANS

    2015-06-08 01:40:54 PM
  • KCR's son dares Naidu to undergo lie-detector test

    Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao's son and a state minister K. Tarakarama Rao on Monday dared Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu to face a live lie-detector test in the cash-for-vote scandal. The panchayat raj and information technology minister on Monday said that he was ready for lie-detector test live on television but asked Naidu if he was ready for the same. KTR, as the minister is popularly known, was reacting to a report in a Telugu newspaper and a television channel that there are certain tapes which prove that he lured the legislators of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and other opposition parties to the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) with money.

    Source: IANS

    2015-06-08 05:51:18 PM
  • Naidu performs 'bhoomi puja' for Andhra capital

    Amid chanting of Vedic hymns, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday performed 'bhoomi puja' or ground breaking ceremony of the new state capital Amaravathi. As the clock struck 8.49 a.m., Naidu accompanied by his wife Bhuvaneswari and son N. Lokesh performed the rituals at a colourful ceremony in Mandadam village in Guntur district, about 20 km from Vijaywada. Central and state ministers, MPs, state legislators, senior officials and leaders of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) participated in prayers and other rituals which continued for two hours.

    Source: IANS

    2015-06-06 02:16:55 PM
  • ACB quizzes TDP MLA in cash-for-vote scam

    The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) of Telangana on Saturday began interrogating Telugu Desam Party (TDP) MLA A. Revanth Reddy and two others in cash-for-vote scam. ACB sleuths took custody of the legislator and his two aides Sebastian Harry and Uday Simha from Cherlapally Jail. While Revanth Reddy was taken to an undisclosed location for questioning, two others were brought to ACB headquarters. The MLA's lawyers staged a protest at ACB office, demanding information about his whereabouts. Pramod Reddy, one of the lawyers, alleged that ACB's action was violation of court orders.

    Source: IANS

    2015-06-06 05:48:11 PM
  • Congress suspends party's former Andhra chief

    The Congress party has suspended former president of the party's Andhra Pradesh unit Botsa Satyanarayana, who plans to join the YSR Congress party on Sunday. The central Congress leadership conveyed its decision to Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) chief N. Raghuveera Reddy on Friday. Botsa, former Andhra Pradesh minister and former member of parliament, is a key leader from north coastal Andhra. He was the last president of the party in undivided Andhra Pradesh.

    Source: IANS

    2015-06-05 01:54:26 PM
  • Andhra deputy CM dares Telangana to book Naidu

    Andhra Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister N. Chinnarajappa on Friday dared the Telangana government to book Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu in the cash-for-vote scam. Chinnarajappa also challenged Telangana Home Minister N. Narasimha Reddy to make public the audio tapes of Naidu's alleged conversation with the nominated legislator of Telangana. He told reporters in Rajahmundry that they will complain to the central government about the phone tapping by the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) government in Hyderabad, the common capital of the two states.

    Source: IANS

    2015-06-05 01:58:39 PM
  • TDP hits back at TRS, demands probe into defections

    The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) has reacted strongly to Telangana Home Minister N. Narasimha Reddy's claim that Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu is involved in the cash-for-vote scandal. A day after Narasimha Reddy claimed that there is evidence that Naidu spoke to a nominated MLA of Telangana, TDP leaders hit back at the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) government, demanding a probe into the "buying over" of 22 MLAs of opposition parties. Senior TDP leader and Andhra Pradesh's Finance Minister Y. Ramakrishnudu on Thursday said that the Revanth Reddy episode was a conspiracy of TRS and YSR Congress party.

    Source: IANS

    2015-06-04 05:40:53 PM
  • TDP demands Bharat Ratna for NTR

    Telugu Desam Party (TDP) on Thursday urged the central government to confer Bharat Ratna on its founder and former Andhra Pradesh chief minister N. T. Rama Rao. TDP, a partner in National Democratic Alliance central government, passed a resolution on the second day of its 'Mahanadu' or the annual conclave at Gandipet on the outskirts of Hyderabad to demand the highest civilian award for the actor-turned-politician. Addressing the 'Mahanadu', party president and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu said that NTR, as the late TDP founder was popularly known, deserved the award for his contribution to politics and cinema.

    Source: IANS

    2015-05-29 09:43:01 AM
  • Sad Modi silent on killing of 20 people: Ramadoss

    PMK founder S.Ramadoss on Thursday termed it "sad" that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has not condemned killing of 20 people from Tamil Nadu by the Andhra Pradesh Police or even condoled their death. He demanded Modi should either order a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) or by a sitting Supreme Court judge and also announce a compensation of Rs.25 lakh each to the kin of the victims.

    Source: IANS

    2015-04-10 09:41:36 AM
  • Centre seeks report on rare wood smugglers' killings

    A day after 20 alleged smugglers of rare red sanders wood were killed in an Andhra Pradesh forest, the central government on Wednesday sought a report from the state government over the killings. A home ministry official said that Home Minister Rajnath Singh has asked for a detailed report on Chittor forest killings from the state government. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu briefed the home minister after the incident on Monday night, in which "20 red sanders wood smugglers" were killed.

    Source: IANS

    2015-04-08 04:42:01 PM
  • BJP's national executive meet begins

    A two-day strategy meet of the national executive of the Bharatiya Janata Party began in Bengaluru on Friday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah, party patriarch L.K. Advani and other leaders were present. Strengthening the base of the BJP in states where it has little presence is high on agenda. According to party sources, the states identified for this include Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Kerala, Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Odisha. The contentious land acquisition bill which is facing stiff opposition in parliament and outside is also likely to feature prominently at the meet. A power point presentation on the bill is expected at the national executive.

    Source: IANS

    2015-04-03 01:51:23 PM
  • Andhra signs MoU with Singapore varsity

    The government of Andhra Pradesh, the National University of Singapore and the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) signed an MoU on Tuesday to work on the 'ease of doing business in Andhra Pradesh'. The MoU was signed on the second and last day of Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu's visit to Singapore. The agreement is for cooperation in relation to preparing a Masterplan on the ease of doing business in Andhra Pradesh and related activities. The duration of the MoU is from April 1, 2015 to March 3, 2018, according to a statement from the chief minister's office in Hyderabad.

    Source: IANS

    2015-03-31 05:08:05 PM
  • Eight YSRCP suspended from Andhra assembly

    Eight legislators of the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) were on Thursday suspended from the Andhra Pradesh assembly for three days for creating a ruckus and stalling the proceedings. Speaker Kodela Sivaprasada Rao announced the suspension Minister for Legislative Affairs Y. Ramakrishnudu moved a resolution which was passed by voice vote. The legislators of the main opposition party were suspended after they trooped into the well of the house, raised slogans against the speaker, tore papers and threw them. They wanted the speaker to give the mike to their leader, Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy. The opposition party took strong exception to the suspension. Even as the speaker was giving a clarification, an angry Jaganmohan Reddy with folded hands left the house along with his party members.

    2015-03-19 01:55:25 PM
  • Merger of Khammam villages with Andhra rocks Telangana assembly

    The merger of seven 'mandals' of Khammam district with Andhra Pradesh rocked Telangana assembly on Monday with ruling and opposition parties blaming each other. While Congress party tried to corner the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) government for failing to stop the merger, the ruling party hit back at the main opposition, saying that the decision was taken by the previous United Progressive Alliance (UPA) headed by it. Irrigation minister T. Harish Rao blamed then union minister Jairam Ramesh for the merger of seven 'mandals' and said that the decision was implemented by BJP-led NDA government. He also criticised the Congress for not opposing the relevant bill when it came up in Rajya Sabha. Amid heated exchange over the issue, the Congress party staged a walk-out from the House. The issue came up during question hour when Congress member Ajay Kumar wanted to know the steps being taken to get due share of electricity for Telangana from the Lower Sileru hydro-electric project. He said that the state had lost not just 'seven' mandals but also the project to Andhra Pradesh.

    Source: IANS

    2015-03-16 02:53:41 PM
  • Jagan urges TDP to pull out of NDA government

    YSR Congress Party president Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy on Tuesday urged the TDP to pull out of the central government, saying the latter was not doing justice to Andhra Pradesh. Speaking in the assembly, he also asked the Telugu Desam Party to dismiss BJP ministers from the coalition government in the state. The leader of the opposition wondered why the TDP was continuing in the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government despite the latter not granting special category status to the state and fulfilling other commitments made in the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act. Source: IANS

    2015-03-10 03:01:24 PM
  • Task forces set up to make three cities smart

    Union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu has set up three task forces to develop Ajmer in Rajasthan, Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh and Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh as smart cities in collaboration with the US. "The task forces will have representatives from the urban development ministry, external affairs ministry, respective sate governments and cities and the US Trade Development Agency (USTDA)," the ministry said in a statement on Wednesday. The three committees were set up following a meeting between Naidu and US Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker and an agreement with the state governments in New Delhi on January 25. The US had offered to assist in the development of the three cities as smart during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's September visit to America and his dialogue with its President Barack Obama in Washington.

    Source: IANS

    2015-03-05 10:16:43 AM
  • Naidu invites Japan to invest in Andhra capital

    Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday invited Japanese firms to invest in the development of the new state capital and in various sectors which offer huge opportunities. He promised the investors faster clearances, allotment of any amount of land, round-the-clock electricity supply, water and hassle-free business environment. Naidu was addressing a seminar on "Expanding technology cooperation for smart community in Andhra Pradesh", organized by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) and Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry (METI), government of Japan. About 100 Japanese delegates from 40 companies attended the seminar organised as a follow-up to Naidu's visit to Japan. Naidu made a presentation on the investment opportunities in the capital region and also the special initiatives by his government to ensure ease of doing business.

    Source: IANS

    2015-03-05 04:55:34 PM
  • TRS has no right to criticise TDP: Chandrababu

    On his second visit to Telangana after the new state was formed, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday said that the TRS has no right to criticise his party TDP. Addressing a public meeting in Karimnagar, Naidu, who is the president of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), said that it was the TDP which developed Telangana and challenged those criticising it for a debate. Stating that Telugu people were one despite division of the state, he called for solving all outstanding issues between the two states amicably through talks. Naidu, who was chief minister of undivided Andhra Pradesh between 1995 and 2004, said that it was because of his efforts that Telangana now has a surplus budget. "Ask even an autorickshaw driver in Hyderabad, and you will know who developed Hyderabad," the TDP chief said. Police had made tight security arrangements to foil any attempt by the workers of ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) to disrupt Naidu's visit.

    Source: IANS

    2015-03-04 11:00:52 AM
  • Enough funds given to Andhra Pradesh: Venkaiah Naidu

    Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday disagreed with Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu's view that Union Budget 2015-16 failed to fulfill the promises made to the state at the time of its bifurcation. "I think we should see by combining both the 14th Finance Commission report and the Budget. If we see it collectively then Andhra Pradesh has got a lot of money and that is the assessment of the central government and the union finance Minister is also telling the same," Naidu said at a media briefing in New Delhi. "There is a need to study this in depth. If there are any shortcomings, certainly the central government is ready to do necessary follow up. We are thinking in that direction and to work it out," he added.

    Source: IANS

    2015-03-02 10:28:02 AM
  • '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. Naidu faced a volley of questions at a news conference in New Delhi on Sunday, a day after Telugu Desam Party (TDP), a partner in the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance, voiced disappointment over the union budget for 2015-16. The budget tabled in parliament on Saturday made no mention of special status. TDP president and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu has announced that he will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to seek justice to the state as promised by him during election campaign last year. Venkaiah Naidu meanwhile assured that the central government would fulfill all commitments made in Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act.

    Source: IANS

    2015-03-02 11:12:01 AM
  • Maken appointed Delhi Congress chief

    The Congress on Monday appointed former union minister Ajay Maken as chief of the party in Delhi. Congress president Sonia Gandhi also made five appointments to the party's various state units. Former state minister Ghulam Ahmed Mir has been appointed party chief in Jammu and Kashmir and former union minister Bharatsinh Solanki has been made head of the party in Gujarat. Uttam Reddy, a former minister in united Andhra Pradesh, will head the party in Telangana. Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka, a legislator, has been appointed working president of the state unit. Former Congress MP Sanjay Nirupam has been made chief of the Mumbai regional Congress committee.

    Source: IANS

    2015-03-02 04:53:26 PM
  • Injustice to Pradesh in railway budget: Chandrababu Naidu

    Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday expressed his disappointment over the railway budget for 2015-16, saying injustice was done to the state in sanctioning new railway lines. He told reporters in Hyderabad on Thursday night that he had been fighting for many years to get justice to the state in the railway budget but it did not yield desired results. Naidu, whose Telugu Desam Party (TDP) is a partner in Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) central government, said that they were hoping that justice would be done to the state at least in this year's railway budget. Naidu, also the TDP chief, said that he was expecting Visakhapatnam to be declared as a separate railway zone but it was unfortunate that no such announcement was made in the budget.

    Source: IANS

    2015-02-27 09:57:01 AM
  • Sonia Gandhi writes to PM for special status to Andhra

    Congress President Sonia Gandhi has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure that special category status is granted to Andhra Pradesh immediately. In her letter, copies of which were shared with the media on Friday by the Andhra Pradesh unit of the Congress party, she urged the prime minister to provide financial assistance to the state and support the construction of the state capital. She said that even after eight months of the division of Andhra Pradesh, the commitments made to the people of the successor state of Andhra Pradesh were not fulfilled. Gandhi also drew Modi's attention to her earlier letter dated June 22, 2014 on the implementation of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act. She had written it for ensuring that all commitments made to the people of the successor state of Andhra Pradesh are fulfilled in letter and spirit.

    Source: IANS

    2015-02-20 05:03:56 PM
  • Eyes on by-polls results in six states

    Counting of votes for by polls in six states began at 8 a.m. on Monday. The six state assembly constituencies in fray are Liromoba in Arunachal Pradeh, Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh, Panaji in Goa, Mukhed in Maharashtra, Srirangam in Tamilnadu and Krishanganj in West Bengal. One parliamentary constituency of Bangaon in West Bengal is also in fray. As the trends suggest till 10.30 a.m., the Telagu Desam Party (TDP) is leadin by 44,000 votes in Tirupati and is ahead of Congress. The BJP has bagged the Panaji seat in Goa and Mukhed in Maharashtra with 9,989 votes and 53,733 votes respectively. The Congress came second in both these constiuencies. On the other hand the AIADMK has been able to win the Srirangam seat of Tamil Nadu assembly with 19,137 votes as compared to DMK's 6,741 votes. The Trinamool Congress (TMC) is leading in both the Krishanganj assembly and Bangaon parliamentary constituencies.

    Source: News Reports

    2015-02-16 11:01:25 AM
  • TDP retains Tirupati assembly seat

    The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) has retained the Tirupati assembly seat in Andhra Pradesh. M. Suguna of the ruling party won the by-election, defeating her nearest rival R. Sreedevi of the Congress party by over 1.16 lakh votes. The by-election was necessitated by the death of Suguna's husband M. Venkatramna. The bypoll was held on Friday.

    Source: IANS  

    2015-02-16 01:04:57 PM
  • Parties share the laurels in the by polls

    The results for the by polls in six state assembly constituencies and a parliamentary constituency are declared. All the major parties won a seat or two. The Trinamool Congress (TMC) won the lone parliamentary constituency of Bangaon in West Bengal with 2,11,000 votes. The TMC also bagged the Krishanganj assembly seat as well with a margin of 37,000 votes. The BJP also won two assembly seats of Mukhed in Maharashtra and Panaji in Goa. The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) grabbed the Tirupati assembly seat with 1,16,524 votes beating Congress. Congress did not come back empty handed as it took the Liromoba assembly seat of Arunchal Pradesh with a tiny margin. The constituencies went for polls on 13 February.

    Source: News Reports

    2015-02-16 02:16:56 PM
  • By-polls in six state assembly constituencies today

    By-polls in six state assembly constituencies are underway today. The assembly constituencies of Liromoba in Arunchal Pradesh, Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh, Panaji in Goa, Mukhed in Maharashtra, Srirangam in Tamil Nadu and Krishanganj in the state of West Bengal are in fray. The balloting in these constituencies began at 8 a.m. The counting of votes will be done and the results of the election will be announced on February 16.

    Source: News Reports

    2015-02-13 09:47:12 AM
  • Polling for Tirupati assembly by-election picks up

    Polling in the by-election for Tirupati seat of Andhra Pradesh state assembly started on a dull note on Friday, but picked up later. Balloting began at 7 a.m., and about 10 percent voter turnout was recorded in the first two hours, officials said. The start of polling was delayed at a few polling centres due to a technical snag in Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs). More than 2.94 lakh voters are eligible to cast their votes at 256 polling centres in the constituency in Chittoor district. Elaborate security arrangements have been made to ensure free and fair elections. More than 1,800 policemen have been deployed across the constituency. For the first time, the election authorities have made arrangements for web casting and video recording in all the polling stations. The by-election was necessitated after the death of sitting legislator M. Venkatramna of ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP). The party has fielded his wife M. Suguna. Though there are 13 candidates in the fray, it is a direct fight between Suguna and Congress party's R. Sreedevi.

    Source: IANS

    2015-02-13 10:32:07 AM
  • Bye Elections in 6 state assemblies on 13th Feb 2015

    Bye Elections will be held on 13th Feb 2015 in assembly constituencies of 6 states. Assemblies having bye polls are- Liromoba constituency in Arunachal Pradesh; Tirupati constituency in Andhra Pradesh; Panaji constituency in Goa; Mukhed constituency in maharashtra; Srirangam constituency in Tamil Nadu; Krishanganj constituency in West Bengal.

    2015-02-12 06:34:40 PM
  • Modi condoles deaths in Andhra bus accident

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday expressed grief and condoled the loss of lives in a bus accident in Andhra Pradesh's Anantapur district. "PM has expressed grief on the unfortunate accident in Anantapur, AP. He extends condolences to the families of those who lost their lives," the prime minister's office said in a tweet. Modi also wished "a speedy recovery to those injured in the accident". At least 12 passengers were killed and 40 sustained injuries when a bus slid down in a hilly area in Andhra Pradesh's Anantapur district on Wednesday.

    Source: IANS

    2015-01-07 01:48:44 PM
  • 160 northeast youths to join Delhi Police: Rijiju

    Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday announced that 160 youths from northeast states would be inducted into Delhi Police. Rijiju made the announcement while attending a meeting with senior officials at Delhi Police headquarters, considering the increasing number of racial attacks against people from northeastern states in Delhi. Rijiju said that 10 male and 10 female police officers will be inducted in Delhi Police from Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim. At pPresent, only 39 policemen from northeastern states are serving with Delhi Police. Of these policemen, 10 are Indian Police Service officers while the rest are either constables, head constables or inspectors.

    Source: IANS

    2014-12-30 04:53:12 PM
  • TDP leader quits as legislator to join Telangana cabinet

    Former Andhra Pradesh minister T. Srinivas Yadav on Tuesday resigned from Telangana state legislative assembly and also from Telugu Desam Party (TDP), ahead of his joining the Telangana cabinet. Yadav, who was elected from Sanathnagar constituency in Hyderabad on TDP ticket in the elections held in April, sent his resignation to assembly Speaker Madhusudhana Chary. He also announced his resignation from the primary membership of TDP. Yadav is one of the six ministers to be inducted in Telangana cabinet later in the day. Though he has been moving around with the leaders of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) for last couple of months, he had not resigned from the TDP. Yadav had served as a minister in the cabinet of N. Chandrababu Naidu in undivided Andhra Pradesh.

    Source: IANS

    2014-12-16 11:15:24 AM
  • Venkata Ramana, TDP MLa, leaves for his heavenly abode

    Venkata Ramana, Tirupati MLA, left for his heavenly abode on Monday at a Chennai hospital. The TDP MLA Venkata Raman succumbed to a prolonged heart- illness and passed away on Monday morning at Apollo Hospital in Chennai. He is survived by his wife and two daughters. He had already undergone two by pass surgeries previously but his well being could not be restored eventually. Venkata Ramana joined hands with TDP parting his ways with the Congress just before elections. Capitalizing on his popularity, Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu gave him the party ticket to contest elections, he won. But he could not dedicate himself actively to his duty due to the ailment. The state Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu and opposition leader YS Jagan Mohan Reddy sent across their deepest condolences on the sad demise of the leader.

    Source: News Reports

    2014-12-15 12:09:16 PM
  • Pawan Kalyan's Jana Sena now a registered political party

    The Election Commission of India has registered Telugu actor-politician Pawan Kalyan's Jana Sena as a political party. The poll panel registered the party with effect from Nov 24, 2014 under the section 29A of the Representation of People Act, 1951, the party said. Pawan, a popular actor and brother of actor-turned politician Chiranjeevi, had announced formation of the party before the April-May elections this year. He, however, did not field any candidate but backed Telugu Desam Party (TDP)-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) combine in both Andhra Pradesh and newly created Telangana state.

    Source: IANS

    2014-12-11 02:24:42 PM
  • PMK condemns police attack on journalists in Andhra

    PMK party founder S. Ramadoss on Wednesday condemned the attack and arrest of journalists from Tamil Nadu by Andhra Pradesh Police in Tirupathi. The journalists had gone to cover the Tirupathi temple visit of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa. In a statement issued in Chennai PMK (Pattali Makkal Katchi) founder Ramadoss said: "Without any reason the Andhra Pradesh Police attacked the Tamil Nadu journalists and arrested them." He said the Andhra Pradesh government should take severe action against the police officials who attacked the media persons.

    Source: IANS

    2014-12-10 12:20:41 PM
  • Telangana seeks PM's intervention over share of power from Andhra

    Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene and ensure that the state gets its due share of electricity from power plants in Andhra Pradesh.

    "It's your legitimate duty to see to it that the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act is implemented in letter and spirit," the chief minister told a news conference. He alleged that Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu was denying Telangana of its due share of electricity in violation of Reorganisation Act, which allotted the new state of Telangana 54 percent share of power generated in the power plants in united Andhra Pradesh. Hitting hard at Naidu and blaming him for the electricity crisis in the newly created state, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi chief said he was also ignoring the directives given by the Central Electricity Authority on electricity sharing. KCR, as the chief minister is popularly known, declared that Telangana will go to Supreme Court on Naidu's refusal to give electricity from the plants in Krishnapatnam. (IANS)  

    2014-10-25 10:37:30 AM
  • TRS, TDP workers clash in Telangana

    TRS and TDP workers clashed in Nalgonda district on Wednesday as the row over sharing of water and electricity between Telangana and Andhra Pradesh took a violent turn.

    Tension prevailed in Nalgonda district as police arrested top leaders of opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) during a shutdown called by them to protest the burning down of their party office by workers of ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS). TRS workers attacked cars of TDP leaders at Chityal. Window panes of the vehicles were damaged in the attack. Trouble broke out when police prevented several TDP leaders including L. Ramana, E. Dayakar Rao and M. Narasimhulu as they were going around in the district along with their supporters. Condemning the police attitude, they staged a protest on the highway. The TRS supporters launched a counter sit-in, leading to a clash. Police arrested TDP leaders and shifted them to a police station. Another key leader Revant Reddy was arrested in Ranga Reddy district when he was on his way to Nalgonda. The TRS activists had Tuesday set afire the TDP office in Nalgonda to protest what they call attempts by TDP government in Andhra Pradesh to stall electricity generation by Telangana at Srisailam and Nagarjuna Sagar across Krishna river. Andhra APradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu wrote to Krishna River Management Board to stop Telangana from releasing water from Srisailam reservoir for power generation as this will hit supply to Kurnool, Kadapa and Anantapur districts for irrigation and drinking water needs. Naidu, who is the TDP president, has also sought the central government intervention to stop Telangana from using water at Nagarjuna Sagar dam for power generation. TRS has accused Naidu of playing dirty politics to harm the interests of Telangana, which is reeling under severe electricity shortage. "He is playing double game. On one hand he is depriving Telangana of electricity while on the other instigating his party leaders in Telangana to protest over electricity shortage and the problems faced by farmers," said TRS parliamentarian Vinod Kumar. TRS activists in various parts of Telangana took to streets to protest against TDP. They staged sit-in at TDP offices in districts. The protestors set afire TDP office in Nalgonda. TDP leaders in Telangana, however, launched a counter attack on TRS. M. Narasimhulu said TRS is blaming TDP to divert people's attention from its failures on all fronts.


    2014-10-22 03:55:47 PM
  • Modi to visit Visakhapatnam tomorrow

     Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit cyclone-hit Visakhapatnam on Tuesday to take stock of the situation, an official said Monday.

    "Have been constantly taking updates on Cyclone Hudhud. Spoke to AP (Andhra Pradesh) CM (Chief Minister). Will visit Visakhapatnam tomorrow & take stock of the situation," Modi tweeted. Relief operations began in Andhra Pradesh's Visakhapatnam city and other coastal areas today, a day after severe cyclonic storm 'Hudhud' made the landfall, leaving a trail of destruction and killing five people. Visakhapatnam, also known as Vizag, bore the brunt of Hudhud. The cyclone hit its coast at a speed of 185 kmph. The city airport was damaged. 

    2014-10-13 12:20:34 PM
  • Visakhapatnam still without electricity, mobile phones

    Reeling under devastating cyclone Hudhud, people in this port city are without electricity while mobile phones are not working for a second consecutive day .

    After remaining indoors on Sunday, people came out today thanks to the respite from rains and strong gales. But normal life remained totally paralysed. The very severe cyclonic storm in Bay of Bengal, which crossed the coast near the city on Sunday, damaged electricity and communication networks. The authorities late Saturday switched off electricity as a precautionary measure but the squally winds with speed reaching 185 kmph knocked down the network, making restoration of electricity supply a daunting task.  

    2014-10-13 12:34:20 PM
  • TDP retains Nandigama assembly seat in Andhra Pradesh

    The ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in Andhra Pradesh has retained Nandigama assembly seat. TDP candidate T. Soumya defeated Babu Rao of Congress party by over 70,000 votes. Source: IANS

    2014-09-16 11:16:31 AM
  • SP triumphs in UP, Congress wins in Rajasthan, BJP stuns Bengal

    The Congress and the Samajwadi Party, which suffered a rout in the general elections, bounced back Tuesday in the assembly bypolls in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. For the first time in 15 years, the BJP will now have its lawmaker in the West Bengal assembly. In Gujarat, the BJP romped home in Vadodara Lok Sabha seat that was vacated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi after he also won from Varanasi parliamentary constituency. The Maninagar assembly seat, which Modi once represented, too saw a BJP victory. But, the Congress wrested three seats from the BJP, which retained six seats. In Andhra Pradesh, the ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) retained Nandigama assembly seat, while the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) too retained Medak Lok Sabha seat in neighbouring Telangana. Source: IANS

    2014-09-16 03:49:44 PM
  • Andhra Pradesh holds country's first e-cabinet meet

    Ushering in paperless cabinet, Andhra Pradesh Monday held e-cabinet meeting. I-pads and power point presentation replaced the papers as tech-savy Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu presided over the meeting, billed as thr first such exercise by any state cabinet in the country. The e-cabinet mAeting was held to mark 100 days of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in power in the state. Source: IANS

    2014-09-15 02:22:24 PM
  • Polling under way in Telangana's Medak Lok Sabha seat

    Polling is under way for by-election to the Medak Lok Sabha constituency in Telangana and Nandigama assembly seat in Andhra Pradesh. Election officials said the polling began in both the constituencies amid tight security at 7 a.m. Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) at few places developed snag, resulting in the delay in start of the polling process. The officials replaced the faulty EVMs. Over 15.43 lakh voters are eligible to cast their franchise in the prestigious Medak parliamentary constituency, where poll authorities have set up 1,817 polling centres. Source: IANS

    2014-09-13 10:09:28 AM
  • Voters queue up in Telangana, Andhra

    The Medak Lok Sabha constituency in Telangana and the Nandigama assembly seat in Andhra Pradesh went to polls from 7 a.m. Saturday. The polling in both the constituencies will continue till 6 p.m. Source: IANS

    2014-09-13 09:47:21 AM
  • Over 50 percent turnout for Medak Lok Sabha seat

    Over 50 percent voter turnout was recorded till 3 p.m. Saturday during the bypolls in Telangana's Medak Lok Sabha constituency and Andhra Pradesh's Nandigama assembly seat. Barring minor incidents, polling was peaceful, said Election Commission officials. Voting was brisk in Medak, where 54 percent polling was recorded till 3 p.m. Nandigama also witnessed heavy turnout, with 58 percent voters casting their ballot till 3 p.m. Source: IANS

    2014-09-13 05:49:26 PM
  • Campaigning ends for bypolls to 33 assembly, 3 Lok Sabha seats

    Campaigning ended Thursday for three Lok Sabha and 33 assembly by-elections spread across various states with the the polls being seen as a test of popularity of respective state governments as also of the BJP which held many of these seats. Polling will be held Saturday to Medak parliamentary seat in Telangana, Vadodra in Gujarat and Mainpuri in Uttar Pradesh. Three assembly seats in Assam, nine in Gujarat, four in Rajasthan, 11 in Uttar Pradesh, two in West Bengal and one each in Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Sikkim and Tripura will also go to the polls Saturday. Source: IANS

    2014-09-12 10:27:28 AM
  • Stage set for by-elections in Telangana, Andhra

    The stage is set for by-elections to Medak Lok Sabha constituency in Telangana and Nandigama assembly seat in Andhra Pradesh Saturday. The election authorities have made all arrangements for the peaceful and smooth conduct of the by-elections, the first after bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh. Bhanwarlal, chief electoral officer, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, said polling will began at 7 a.m. in both the constituencies and will continue till 6 p.m. Source: IANS

    2014-09-12 05:57:00 PM
  • Andhra Pradesh announces Rs.5 crore aid for Kashmir

     Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu Wednesday announced financial assistance of Rs.5 crore for the flood-hit people of Jammu and Kashmir. He said the state has sent 300 metric tonnes of ready-to-eat packaged food. According to a statement from the chief minister's office, 145 metric tonnes of food has already been air-lifted by air force personnel. Source: IANS

    2014-09-10 02:03:56 PM
  • Amit Shah meets Chandrababu Naidu

    Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah Friday met Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu here. Shah had a breakfast meeting with the president of Telugu Desam Party (TDP). The two leaders understood to have discussed the current political situation and relations between the two parties. TDP is a partner in the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government at the centre. BJP also shares power with the TDP in Andhra Pradesh. Source: IANS

    2014-08-22 11:46:18 AM
  • Modi meets BJP MPs from southern states

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi met BJP parliamentarians from the southern states at his residence, and told them to propagate the achievements of the government with self-confidence. A Bharatiya Janata Party release said Modi met the parliamentarians from Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Tamil Nadu.

    Source: IANS

    2014-08-08 09:43:05 AM
  • Bring back workers stranded in Libya, says Andhra

    Andhra Pradesh has urged the central government to take necessary steps to bring back Telugu workers stranded in war-torn Libya, said a statement. NRI Empowerment and Relations Minister P. Raghunath Reddy has written to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to seek immediate steps to help the migrants from the state, urging her to direct Indian embassy officials to provide food, clothing and shelter to the workers and shift them to safe areas before making arrangements to send them back home, said the statement.

    Source: IANS

    2014-07-31 09:46:16 AM
  • YSR Congress to protest TDP's dilution of loan waiver

    The YSR Congress party has called for a three-day protest across Andhra Pradesh from Thursday over the ruling TDP diluting its poll promise to waive loans of farmers and women's self-help groups. YSR Congress chief Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy alleged that Telugu Desam Party president N. Chandrababu Naidu during the election campaign made promises knowing fully well that they could not be fulfilled. He said the promises were made to come to power by deceiving people. Source : IANS

    2014-07-23 04:54:38 PM
  • Andhra Pradesh sets up panel to develop new capital

    The Andhra Pradesh government constituted an advisory committee to examine the various aspects of building a state capital and suggest a plan of action for its development. To be headed by Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister P. Narayana, the committee comprises nine members, majority of them industrialists. The state government on Sunday issued orders constituting the committee which will advise on conceptualization of a vibrant, diverse and inclusive city, creation of a highly liveable urban eco system, efficient use of natural resources, urban planning policies and other issues. Source : IANS

    2014-07-21 12:12:49 PM
  • Don't delay admissions in professional courses, Naidu urges KCR

    Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu urged his Telangana counterpart K.Chandrasekhar Rao to immediately start counselling for admissions into engineering and medical colleges as more than two lakh students are anxiously waiting for it. Voicing his concern over the delay in starting the admission process, Naidu wrote a letter to Rao saying his government is ready to take up counselling for admissions into professional colleges.

    Source: IANS

    2014-07-12 09:39:20 AM
  • Lok Sabha passes Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill

    The Lok Sabha on Friday passed the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill 2014 amid protests from members of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) and others. Following the passage of the bill, the house was adjourned till 2 p.m. Home Minister Rajnath Singh introduced the bill in the house, after which TRS MP Vinod Kumar Boianapalli along with Trinamool Congress MP Saugata Roy opposed the debate on the bill. Boianapalli said that the bill was against Article 3 of the constitution, which deals with the formation of new states and alteration of areas, boundaries or names of existing states. Source : IANS

    2014-07-11 02:13:49 PM
  • Andhra CM urged to ensure gas supply to power projects

    Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu assured power producers that he would use his good offices at the centre to get gas for power projects lying idle in the state. A delegation from the Association of Power producers led by its president Ashok Khurana and including Anil Ambani of Reliance ADAG met Naidu at his camp office in Hyderabad.  Source: IANS

    2014-07-08 11:31:49 AM
  • AgustaWestland scam: Andhra governor likely to be questioned

     The CBI is likely to question Andhra Pradesh Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan in connection with the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam "very soon", officials said on Tuesday. Narasimhan will be the third governor to be quizzed in the case by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which previously questioned former Goa governor B.V. Wanchoo and former West Bengal governor M.K. Narayanan. Source: IANS

    2014-07-08 02:02:45 PM
  • Andhra assembly resolution gives go-ahead to Polavaram project

    The Andhra Pradesh state assembly on Tuesday by a resolution urged the Centre to go ahead with Polavaram project and make a legislation replacing the ordinance to merge with Andhra Pradesh the villages which may be submerged by the project waters. Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, who moved the resolution that was unanimously passed later, said the irrigation project could be constructed only by merging with the state the 200 villages threatened with submerging. Source : IANS

    2014-06-24 12:21:39 PM
  • Andhra assembly backs centre over fight against black money

    The Andhra Pradesh legislative assembly unanimously passed a resolution on Tuesday backing the central government over the measures being taken by it to eradicate black money. Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu moved the resolution, which was later passed. Stating that the menace of black money is destroying the country's economy, he urged the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government to take all possible measures to make India a corruption-free country. Source : IANS

    2014-06-24 06:05:23 PM
  • Bifurcation left scar on Telugu people's psyche: Andhra governor

    Andhra Pradesh Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan today said the bifurcation of the state left a deep scar on the psyche of the Telugu people. In his maiden address to the joint session of the Andhra Pradesh legislature after bifurcation, Narasimhan said popular sentiments, aspirations and expectations of a large section of the populace remained unfulfilled.

    Source: IANS

    2014-06-21 12:51:16 PM
  • Kodela takes over as first speaker of new Andhra Pradesh

    Kodela Sivaparasada Rao on Friday took over as the speaker of the Andhra Pradesh legislative assembly. Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) president Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy and Legislative Affairs Minister Y.Ramakrishnudu escorted him to the chair after pro-tem speaker P. Narayanaswamy Naidu announced his unanimous election as the speaker. Source : IANS  

    2014-06-20 05:57:54 PM
  • Andhra announces Rs.5 lakh compensation for Himachal victims

    Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu announced Rs.5 lakh compensation each for the families of the engineering students killed in Himachal Pradesh. Naidu made the announcement before the Telangana government came out with a package to assist the families of the victims. Rescue workers have so far recovered six bodies from the Beas river in Himachal Pradesh while search is on for 18 other missing students. Source : IANS

    2014-06-11 09:51:03 AM
  • Chandrababu Naidu takes oath as Andhra Pradesh CM

    Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N. Chandrababu Naidu took oath as chief minister of Andhra Pradesh here. Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan administered the oath to Naidu at Acharya Nagarjuna University near Guntur town in the presence of over two lakh people. A total of 19 ministers took oath along with Naidu. Two of them - K.E. Krishna Murthy and N. Chinnarajappa - will be deputy chief ministers.The TDP has given two cabinet berths to its ally the Baratiya Janata Party (BJP). K. Srinivas and Manikyala Rao are the representatives from the BJP. Source: IANS

    2014-06-09 09:54:05 AM
  • Naidu signs five files at swearing-in

    Soon after taking oath as chief minister of Andhra Pradesh  N. Chandrababu Naidu signed five files to fulfill his poll promises. Naidu announced the setting up of a committee to work out modalities to waive loans of farmers, women self-help groups and weavers. The Telugu Desam Party chief said the panel would submit its report in 15 days. He assured the people that he would implement the report in 45 days. At the swearing-in, Naidu signed another file to increase monthly pension of the aged and widows to Rs.1,000. The handicapped will get pension of Rs.1,500. Source: IANS

    2014-06-09 10:08:09 AM
  • Andhra governor invites Chandrababu Naidu to form government

    Andhra Pradesh Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan Thursday invited Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N. Chandrababu Naidu to form the government. Naidu, who was chief minister of undivided Andra Pradesh 1995-2004, was unanimously elected as the leader at the TDPLP meeting held at Tirupati. The 64-year-old will take oath as the chief minister at Mangalgiri in Guntur district on June 8. He will be the first chief minister of Andhra Pradesh after Telangana state was carved out.The TDP bagged 102 seats in 175-member Andhra Pradesh assembly in the recent elections. Source: IANS

    2014-06-06 11:51:25 AM
  • Chandrababu Naidu will be Andhra Pradesh's CM

    The chief of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), will be sworn in as the first chief minister of the residual regions of Andhra Pradesh that is left after the creation of Telangana. The TDP-BJP alliance bagged 106 of the 175 assembly seats in the region. In the Lok Sabha, TDP won 15 of the 25 seats in Seemandhra, while its alliance partner, the BJP, wrested 2 seats. 

    2014-06-02 10:29:15 AM
  • Chandrababu Naidu greets Chandrasekhara Rao

    Andhra Pradesh's chief minister designate N. Chandrababu Naidu today congratulated K. Chandrasekhara Rao, who took oath as the first chief minister of Telangana. Naidu hoped that Telangana will achieve development under the leadership of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief. The president of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) was addressing party workers after unfurling the national flag at the TDP office to mark the formation of Telangana state.

    Source: IANS

    2014-06-02 11:58:09 AM
  • President rule in Telangana to be revoked tomorrow

    The President rule imposed in Andhra Pradesh will be revoked from the Telangana region to facilitate the swearing in of the new government. The central rule will continue in rest of teh Andhra till TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu takes the charge.

    2014-06-01 01:47:00 PM
  • No Central leader invited to KCR's swearing-in

    An apparently miffed KCR has ensured no Central leader attends his swearing ceremony on Monday, reports suggest. KCR is apparently upset with government for passing an ordinance on the Polavaram project. Modi has basically cleared an ordinance that allows the merger of certain villages in Telangana with Seemandhra in order to facilitate the resettlement of those displace by the Polavaram river project

    2014-05-31 04:04:29 PM
  • Telangana shutdown over Polavaram project ordinance

    Telangana Chief Minister-designate K Chandrasekhar Rao has called for a shutdown today in protest against Cabinet clearance to the Polavaram project ordinance. According to the ordinance the seven mandals of Telanagana will be merged into Seemandhra. TRS leader K Kavitha has said that the party will approach the Supreme Court if the President promulgates the Ordinance.

    2014-05-29 11:44:24 AM
  • Naidu, Modi to discuss Cabinet Berths

    TDP President Chandrababu Naidu will meet Narendra Modi today & discuss union cabinet berths for his party MPs. TDP has 16 MPs in Lok Sabha & 6 in the Rajya Sabha. Reports suggest that theTDP is looking to secure at least 4 berths for the party. While the list of TDP MPs is long, those who are likely to get Ministries include JC Diwakar, Thota Narasimham & P Ashok Gajapathi Raju. Also on the list could be first time MP from Telangana Malla Reddy


    2014-05-25 09:55:27 AM
  • Dead YSR Congress candidate elected

    A candidate of YSR Congress Party (YSRCP), who died in a road accident during the campaigning, was elected to Andhra Pradesh assembly from Allagadda in Kurnool district. Bhuma Shobha Nagi Reddy, who died two weeks before the elections, was declared elected. The Election Commission will now hold a by-election for this assembly seat in Seemandhra. The YSRCP candidate won the seat by defeating her nearest rival G. Prabhakar Reddy of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) by nearly 18,000 votes.

    Source: IANS

    2014-05-17 11:05:20 AM
  • Congress' Telangana, Seemandhra offices deserted

    Telangana and Seemandhra headquarters of the Congress wore a deserted look as the party faced a complete rout.In the first election after the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, the Congress was not only heading for a wipeout in Seemandhra due to people's anger but also failed to cash in on its claim to fulfill the dream of Telangana people.

    Source: IANS

    2014-05-16 12:42:53 PM
  • Congress heavyweights in Telangana bite dust

    Many Congress heavyweights lost in the assembly elections in Telangana. Former deputy chief minister Damodar Rajanarasimha, an aspirant of the chief minister's post, lost in Andole in Medak district. He was defeated by veteran Telugu actor Babu Mohan of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS).

    Source: IANS

    2014-05-16 02:47:03 PM
  • TRS wins six Lok Sabha seats

    The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) has bagged six Lok Sabha seats in Telangana. Party chief K. Chandrasekhara Rao won the Medak Lok Sabha seat, while his daughter K. Kavitha was elected from Nizamabad. TRS leader Kadiam Srihari won from Warangal. Party candidates also won from Adilabad, Zahirabad and Karimnagar.

    Source: IANS

    2014-05-16 05:12:49 PM
  • Congress ahead in Telangana, TDP in Seemandhra municipal polls

    The Congress party in Telangana and the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in Seemandhra are ahead in the municipal elections as the counting of votes is underway. The Congress has bagged nine municipalities in Telangana while the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) has captured five. The Congress has also established lead in many other municipalities. Out of three municipal corporations which went to polls in Telangana, the TRS has bagged Karimnagar while the Congress is ahead in Nizamabad and Ramagundem.

    Source: IANS

    2014-05-12 02:28:38 PM
  • Congress wiped out in Seemandhra municipal polls

    In what is seen as a precursor to results of the assembly and Lok Sabha elections in Andhra Pradesh, the Congress party was virtually wiped out in the municipal polls in Seemandhra but won a majority of the seats in Telangana. The bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh appeared to have proved costly for the Congress as it could not win a single municipal corporation or municipality in elections in the 13 districts of Seemandhra.

    Source: IANS

    2014-05-12 04:13:35 PM
  • Seemandhra municipal poll results people's victory: Chandrababu Naidu

    TDP chief N. Chandrababu Naidu today hailed his party's win in the municipal elections in Seemandhra, terming it as people's victory. The former Andhra Pradesh chief minister said it was a historic win by the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and thanked urban voters for reposing faith in the party. Naidu said the Telugu people rejected the corrupt and voted for the TDP to ensure development of Andhra Pradesh.

    Source: IANS


    2014-05-12 05:58:05 PM
  • Former Maoist-turned-TRS leader shot dead

    Unidentified persons on Sunday shot dead a former Maoist leader and now a functionary of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) in Andhra Pradesh, police said. K. Ramulu, 40, was gunned down in Nalgonda when he was on his way to attend a marriage in the town, about 120 km from Hyderabad. Source: IANS

    2014-05-11 04:16:19 PM
  • TRS requests home ministry to create Telangana on May 16

    The TRS asked the central home ministry to bring forward the date of creating the new state of Telangana from June 2 to May 16, the day results for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana assembly elections will be declared along with those of the Lok Sabha polls, as the party fears a "political vaccum" in the interim. In its letter to the ministry, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) contended that the decision to create the new state of Telangana on June 2 was made on the basis of the fact that the Andhra assembly's five-year tenure ended that day. However, the assembly was dissolved by the president on April 28, thus leading to the expiry of the tenure of the assembly, it noted. Source: IANS

    2014-05-08 12:04:43 PM
  • Balloting starts in Andhra Pradesh for LS, assembly

    Balloting in Andhra Pradesh for 25 Lok Sabha seats and 175 assembly seats in Seemandhra region began today, officials said. As many as 335 candidates are in the fray for the Lok Sabha.

    2014-05-07 10:03:06 AM
  • Polling underway in Seemandhra amid sporadic clashes

    Polling is underway for 25 Lok Sabha and 175 assembly seats in Seemandhra amid sporadic clashes between activists of rival parties, officials said. Long queues were seen since early morning at many polling stations in 13 districts. Technical snag in Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) delayed start of the polling at few places. About 10 percent votes were polled in the first two hours at 40,709 polling stations.


    Source: IANS

    2014-05-07 10:42:13 AM
  • Jagan, Vijayamma cast votes in Pulivendula

    YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) chief Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy, his mother and party's honorary president Y.S. Vijayamma and other family members cast their votes in Pulivendula in their native Kadapa district. Jagan, as the young leader is popularly known, is contesting for Andhra Pradesh assembly from Pulivendula, a seat represented by his late father Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy and more recently by his mother Vijayamma.


    Source: IANS

    2014-05-07 10:44:54 AM
  • 20 injured in clashes during Andhra polls

    Around 20 people were injured in clashes between activists of rival parties in some districts of Andhra Pradesh during the Lok Sabha polls, officials said. Six people were injured in a clash between YSR Congress Party and Telugu Desam Party activists in Parachur in Prakasam district. Three police vehicles were damaged in an attack by villagers in Devagudi in Jammalamadugu of Kadapa district. A police officer was also injured in the attack.

    Source: IANS

    2014-05-07 12:50:01 PM
  • Andhra Pradesh records 41.56% polling till 1 pm

    The state of Andhra Pradesh registered an average of 41.56% voter turnout by 1 pm. As many as 335 candidates are in the fray for the Lok Sabha.

    2014-05-07 01:58:11 PM
  • Andhra Pradesh records 54.05% polling till 3 pm

    The state of Andhra Pradesh registered an average of 54.05% voter turnout by 3 pm. As many as 335 candidates are in the fray for the Lok Sabha.

    2014-05-07 05:13:54 PM
  • Over 70 percent turnout, clashes mark polling in Seemandhra

    Over 70 percent of 36.76 million voters cast their votes to choose their representatives from 25 Lok Sabha and 175 assembly seats in Andhra Pradesh's Seemandhra region where high turnout and sporadic clashes marked Wednesday's balloting. Around 20 people were injured in clashes between activists of rival parties.

    2014-05-07 07:22:55 PM
  • Patnaik hits out at Modi, Rahul over Andhra irrigation project

    Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik hit out at BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi for backing the Polavaram irrigation project in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh. "It (Polavaram) shows quite clearly the negative attitude of both Modi and Rahul Gandhi to the interest of Odisha," Patnaik told reporters. Source: IANS

    2014-05-05 10:17:11 AM
  • 36.76 mn voters for second phase polls in Andhra Pradesh

    Over 36.76 million voters, half of them women, are eligible to cast their votes in the second phase of the Lok Sabha and assembly elections in Andhra Pradesh on May 7. Chief electoral officer (CEO) Bhanwarlal told reporters here Saturday that all arrangements have been made for conducting free and fair elections for 175 assembly and 25 Lok Sabha seats in Seemandhra (residuary state of Andhra Pradesh).

    Source: IANS

    2014-05-04 09:46:58 AM
  • Rs.140 crore seized during Andhra polls

    A whopping Rs.140 crore in unaccounted cash has been seized during the ongoing assembly and Lok Sabha elections in Andhra Pradesh so far, officials said Saturday. The state accounts for more than 50 percent of the Rs.272 crore seized across the country. State Chief Electoral Officer Bhanwarlal told reporters here on Saturday that the Election Commission was concerned over the growing money power in the elections. He said the number of flying squads was also increased to keep a close watch on the money and liquor flow.

    2014-05-03 05:58:05 PM
  • Andhra governor, police chief, celebrities vote

    Andhra Pradesh Governor E. S. L. Narasimhan, Chief Electoral Officer Bhanwarlal and Director General of Police B. Prasada Rao were among the eminent personalities who voted today. The governor and his wife Vimla Narasimhan exercised their franchise at a polling centre near Raj Bhavan.


    Source: IANS

    2014-04-30 09:49:57 AM
  • Chiranjeevi breaks queue, left embarrassed

    Union minister and Congress leader K. Chiranjeevi had to face some embarrassing moments at a polling station today as a voter raised an objection when he broke the queue. A voter stopped the actor-turned-politician and his family members when they tried to walk into the polling centre even as others were standing in the queue. The superstar was taken aback when a voter told him that he can't have a special treatment in a polling centre.

    Source: IANS

    2014-04-30 10:46:16 AM
  • Voting begins in Andhra Pradesh

    Voting in Andhra Pradesh has begun for 17 Lok Sabha seats and 119 state assembly seats in Telangana region, officials said. Balloting is taking place at 30,574 polling booths. As many as 265 candidates are in the fray for the Lok Sabha and 1,669 for the assembly constituencies. More than 28 million electors are eligible to exercise their franchise.

    Source: IANS

    2014-04-30 07:45:26 AM
  • 35 percent polling till noon in Telangana

    About 35 percent polling was recorded till noon for 17 Lok Sabha seats and 119 state assembly seats in Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh, officials said. Barring minor incidents, balloting was on peacefully amid tight security at 30,574 polling booths across 10 districts of Telangana including Hyderabad. While nine districts recorded brisk polling, the turnout was low in Hyderabad. Only 18 percent votes were polled till 11 a.m.

    Source: IANS

    2014-04-30 01:59:51 PM
  • Polling underway for election in Telangana

    Voting is underway for 17 Lok Sabha seats and 119 state assembly seats in Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh amid tight security, officials said. Balloting is taking place at 30,574 polling booths across 10 districts of Telangana including Hyderabad. More than 28.17 million electors are eligible to exercise their franchise in the first election in Telangana since parliament passed a bill in February for separate statehood to the region.


    Source: IANS

    2014-04-30 10:12:12 AM
  • TRS chief votes, confident of governing Telangana

    Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief K. Chandrasekhara Rao and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president N. Chandrababu Naidu voted in the Lok Sabha and assembly elections. KCR, as the TRS leader is popularly known, flew in a helicopter from his farm house near Hyderabad to his village in Medak district to vote. He was accompanied by his wife. Talking to reporters later in Chintamadaka village, he exuded confidence that the TRS would form the government in Telangana on its own.


    Source: IANS

    2014-04-30 01:54:56 PM
  • 60 percent polling till 3 p.m. in Telangana

    About 60 percent polling was recorded till 3 p.m. for 17 Lok Sabha seats and 119 state assembly seats in Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh, officials said. Barring minor incidents, balloting was on peacefully amid tight security at 30,574 polling booths across 10 districts of Telangana including Hyderabad.


    Source: IANS

    2014-04-30 04:05:29 PM
  • 72 percent, peaceful polling in Telangana

    According to fresh media reports at least 72 percent turnout was recorded in peaceful polling for 17 Lok Sabha seats and 119 state assembly seats in the first election in Telangana . 

    2014-04-30 09:01:06 PM
  • Nearly 70 percent, peaceful voting in Telangana

    Nearly 70 percent peaceful polling was recorded for 17 Lok Sabha seats and 119 state assembly seats in the first election in Telangana, which is set to born as India's 29th state on June 2. Officials said the polling was 68 percent at 5 p.m. Those standing in queues at 6 p.m. will be allowed to vote, said chief electoral officer Bhanwarlal. Source: IANS

    2014-04-30 07:23:05 PM
  • Stage set for first elections in Telangana

    The stage is set for the first phase of simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and the Andhra Pradesh assembly on Wednesday in the Telangana region, which becomes a full-fledged state in June. As many as 28.1 million people are eligible to votes in 119 assembly and 17 Lok Sabha constituencies spread over 10 districts of Telangana, which is witnessing the first election after the bill for separate statehood to the region was passed in parliament. As Telangana will formally become a separate state on June 2, the Election Commission is holding the polls in undivided Andhra Pradesh, which is now under President's rule. Source: IANS

    2014-04-29 04:02:15 PM
  • Congress alone can develop Telangana: Manmohan Singh

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday claimed that formation of Telangana state was not possible without the Congress and said that it is the only party which can take the new state on the path of development and prosperity. "I want to assure that your struggle and sacrifices for formation of Telangana state will not go in vain. We will together make a Telangana state which the whole country will be proud of," he told at an election rally in Bhongir in Nalgonda district . Source : IANS

    2014-04-27 01:34:52 PM
  • Eggs thrown at Chiranjeevi over his remarks on Modi

    Eggs were hurled at  Union Minister K Chiranjeevi for his comments against Narendra Modi. The Congress election campaign committee chief at a public meeting in Machilipatnam called  Modi “Hitler” and “Tyrant”. The Minister had to stop the meeting briefly, but resumed after the police brought the situation in control.

    2014-04-26 12:33:28 PM
  • Rahul to tour UP, Andhra Pradesh

    Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will be addressing public gatherings in Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh today, according to a statement issued by his office. "Rahul Gandhi will hold an election rally in Lalitpur district of Jhansi Lok Sabha constituency in the morning, and then head for Warangal, Andhra Pradesh, where he will be addressing a public meeting at 15:15 hours," the statement said. Source: IANS

    2014-04-25 12:28:26 PM
  • Many super-rich in fray in Andhra Pradesh

    Three leading industrialists, who are in the fray for Lok Sabha elections for the first time in Andhra Pradesh, have family assets of over Rs.500 crore each, overtaking many businessmen-politicians who are seeking re-election. Jayadev Galla, vice-president and managing director of the Amara Raja Group, is the richest of them all with family assets of Rs.683 crore. The US-educated corporate honcho, who joined the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) last month, is contesting for the Guntur Lok Sabha seat. Jaganmohan Reddy, son of late chief minister Y.S.Rajasekhara Reddy, is contesting for the assembly from Pulivendula in his native Kadapa district in Seemandhra. He has declared that he and his wife own assets of Rs.416 crore. Ayodhya Rami Reddy is a close second with family assets of Rs.650 crore. The chairman of infrastructure conglomerate Ramky Group is YSR Congress candidate from the Narasaraopet Lok Sabha constituency in Guntur district.

    Source: IANS

    2014-04-21 03:58:32 PM
  • Kiran Kumar Reddy not to contest election

    Former Andhra Pradesh chief minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy has decided not to contest the assembly elections. The president of Jai Samaikyandhra Party (JSP) sprang a surprise Saturday by fielding his brother Kishore Kumar Reddy from Pileru assembly constituency in their native Chittoor district in Seemandhra. Source: IANS

    2014-04-19 05:11:58 PM
  • Andhra industrialist files nominations as candidate of BJP, TDP

    An industrialist in Andhra Pradesh has filed nominations for Narsapur Lok Sabha constituency as the candidate of both BJP and TDP, which have entered into electoral alliance. Raghurama Krishnamraju filed two separate set of nominations each as the candidate of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), to which he belongs, and also of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), whose president N. Chandrababu Naidu is considered close to him.

    Source: IANS

    2014-04-18 10:07:30 AM
  • TDP withdraws alliance with BJP

    According to media sources, the Chandrababu Naidu-led Telegu Desam Party has broken the few days old alliance with Bharatiya Janata Party in Seemandhra, Andhra Pradesh. Reports suggest the break-up to have risen after BJP insisted on some particular seats and its representing candidates in Seemandhra.


    2014-04-17 09:51:08 AM
  • TDP candidate Krishnaiah injured in attack

    R. Krishnaiah, who is considered the Telugu Desam Party's candidate for the chief minister's post in Telangana, was injured when supporters of a party rebel attacked him at Saroornagar on the outskirts of Hyderabad Wednesday. Krishnaiah, the TDP candidate for L.B. Nagar assembly seat, was attacked when he was going to file his nomination. The attackers damaged his car. The police managed to rescue him and chased away the assailants. Source: IANS

    2014-04-09 05:03:51 PM
  • TDP, BJP join hands for Andhra polls

    The BJP and TDP have finalized electoral alliance in Andhra Pradesh and the parties are likely to make an official announcement about the seat sharing on Sunday. Under the arrangement, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will contest 47 assembly and seven Lok Sabha seats in Telangana and 15 assembly and five Lok Sabha seats in Seemandhra, said BJP sources.

    Source: IANS

    2014-04-06 05:51:18 PM
  • Union minister Samabasiva Rao resigns

    Union textiles minister Kavuri Sambasiva Rao resigned from the union cabinet to protest bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh. Rao sent his resignation to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, sources close to the minister said. He, however, has not yet taken a decision on whether to quit the Congress.


    2014-04-03 03:46:49 PM
  • BJP's deadline to TDP on AP coalition ends today

    Talks have been going on between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) over sharing of seats in Andhra Pradesh. Senior BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said that the party will contest the 16th Lok Sabha elections on its own if TDP fails to take a stand till Monday. The party committee will meet today in New Delhi to decide on how to proceed further.

    2014-03-31 03:04:26 PM
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