• TDP pulls out of alliance with BJP in Seemandhra: Sources 10 hours 35 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Chandrababu Naidu-led Telugu Desam Party pulled out of the alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party in Seemandhra, said sources on Wednesday. Sources added that the formal announcement in this regard is likely to be made on Thursday. Earlier this month, the BJP and the TDP had finalised their...
  • TDP joins NDA, BJP to contest on 8 seats in Telangana, 5 in Seemandhra April 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Following weeks of deliberations, the Bharatiya Janata Party and Telugu Desam Party have finalised their pre-poll alliance in Andhra Pradesh. The BJP will contest on eight seats in Telangana and five seats in Seemandhra region of Andhra Pradesh. Telangana has 17 Lok Sabha seats and Seemandhra has 25....
  • BJP likely to seal alliance deal in AP today, reaches out to TRS April 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party is likely to take a final call on the party's alliances in Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday. The BJP had given Chandrababu Naidu's Telugu Desum Party an ultimatum, asking them to clear their stand on alliances. "TDP has been interested since the beginning for the...
  • Andhra Pradesh pollscape: It's a desperate fight for political survival March 31, 2014

    Hyderabad: "Congress hatao, desh bachao (Remove Congress, save the country)" - No, this isn't Narendra Modi at one of his ubiquitous political rallies. This is Tollywood cine actor Pawan Kalyan threatening to wipe out Congress party from Andhra Pradesh. Popularly known as the "power star", he also bears the tag...
  • Honour killing: Parents murder girl for marrying her boyfriend, arrested March 24, 2014

    Hyderabad: In an alleged case of honour killing in Andhra Pradesh's Guntur, a 26-year-old techie was allegedly killed by her parents on Sunday. The woman had married her boyfriend, who belongs to a different community, in Hyderabad last week. Police arrested the accused who later confessed to committing the crime...
  • Congress a sinking ship in Andhra as key legislators join TDP March 23, 2014

    Hyderabad: The Congress ship is in troubled waters in Andhra Pradesh as many of the key legislators have switched sides in no time. A majority of the Congress MLAs in Seemandhra are knocking the door of Telugu Desam Party. In fact, more than half a dozen Congress ministers are now...
  • Congress alone cannot be blamed for Andhra's bifurcation: Chiranjeevi March 21, 2014

    The decision to create the state of Telangana may be a historic one, but it was also a political gamble. In Seemandhra, there is an anti-Congress wave, but superstar and Congress leader Chiranjeevi says the party shouldn't alone be blamed for the bifurcation. ...
  • Tirupati wildfire brought under control but yet to be doused March 21, 2014

    Tirupati: The fire near the Tirupati temple in Andhra Pradesh has been brought under control but has not yet been doused. Two Indian Air Force helicopters have now been deployed to help put out the fire. Each of the two helicopters has the capacity to carry 4,000 litres of water....
  • New parties emerge in Seemandhra, Telangana after AP bifurcation March 19, 2014

    Hyderabad: Ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh has led to the creation of several regional parties. Amid the rising summer heat, it's raining political parties in Andhra Pradesh. Former AP chief minister Kiran Kumar Reddy has finally stepped out of the Congress and launched...
  • TRS gets Telangana but refuses to ally with Congress for Assembly, LS polls March 15, 2014

    Hyderabad: Finally, the TRS chief K Chandrashekhara Rao has broken his silence over possibility of an alliance with the Congress in Telangana. After saying a firm 'no' to merger with the Congress, KCR has now ruled out any alliance with the Congress in both Assembly and Lok Sabha elections to...
  • Embarrassment for Chiranjeevi, brother Pawan Kalyan to launch his party today March 14, 2014

    Hyderabad: Brother of the Congress leader and film star Chiranjeevi, Pawan Kalyan, himself a star, will be launching his new political party, Janasena on Friday in Hyderabad. It is being seen as an embarrassment for Chiranjeevi as Pawan may eat into the veteran actor's vote bank in coastal Andhra. They...
  • Won't ally with anyone responsible for AP's division: Ex-CM Kiran Reddy March 11, 2014

    Former Andhra Pradesh chief minister Kiran Kumar Reddy launched his party on Monday. Jai Samaikyandhra Party will work for a united Andhra Pradesh, Reddy declared. ...
  • Another mishap hits Navy, 1 dead, 2 hurt at a Nuclear submarine site March 8, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: Yet another accident at an under-construction nuclear submarine in Visakhapatnam has brought the Indian Navy in the dock. One worker has been killed and two others have suffered injuries in the accident that took place on Saturday at the Eastern Naval Command in Visakhapatnam. The incident took place when...
  • Former Andhra Pradesh CM Kiran Kumar Reddy floats a new party March 6, 2014

    Hyderabad: In a setback for the Congress, former Andhra Pradesh chief minister Nallari Kiran Kumar Reddy on Thursday floated his own party. "To safeguard the pride of Telugu people, and to reflect their sentiments, we are floating a new party," Reddy said while announcing the new outfit. The announcement comes...
  • Ex-Congress leader Purandeswari hints she may join BJP March 6, 2014

    Hyderabad: Ex-Congress leader and former Union minister D Purandeswari has indicated that she may join the Bharatiya Janata Party. Addressing the media in her Lok Sabha seat Visakhapatnam on Thursday, Purandeswari said she resigned from the Congress with a "heavy heart protesting against bifurcation" and will now be meeting BJP...