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  • Andhra: Congress, TRS slug it out as election fever grips Telangana 19 hours 38 minutes ago

    With election temperatures rising in Telangana, the TRS and Congress seem to be at each other's throats as the war of words between the two main contenders in the region, set to become a new state on June 2, is showing no signs of abating. As voting nears for the...
  • Eight industrialists in LS poll fray in Andhra Pradesh 2 days ago

    Eight leading industrialists and businessmen are in poll fray from different parties for the Lok Sabha elections in Andhra Pradesh. Four of them belong to the YSR Congress, which released the list of its candidates for the simultaneous polls to Legislative Assembly and Lok Sabha in the undivided AP. A...
  • Andhra Pradesh: NTR's son Balakrishna to contest on TDP ticket 2 days ago

    Telugu Desam founder-president N T Rama Rao's son and Telugu film star Nandamuri Balakrishna has jumped into the poll fray for the first time as the party announced his name for Hindupur Assembly seat in Anantapuram district. Hindupur was once represented by NTR himself and later for a term by...
  • Andhra: Governor seeks clarity on special responsibility under Telangana Bill 4 days ago

    Andhra Pradesh Governor E S L Narasimhan has sought certain "clarifications" from the Centre on the "special responsibilities" of the Governor in the new state of Telangana and the residual state of Andhra Pradesh under the AP Reorganisation Act-2014. Under the Act, there will be one Governor for the two...
  • Jairam Ramesh to release Congress manifesto for Telangana 6 days ago

    Union Minister Jairam Ramesh is set to release the Congress party's election manifesto for Telangana at an event in Hyderabad on April 12. The manifesto would be released at Gandhi Bhavan, the state Congress headquarters, at 11 am, Telangana region's Congress president Ponnala Lakshmaiah told reporters today. A key member...
  • Jairam Ramesh to start poll campaign in Telangana 1 week ago

    Senior Congress leader and union Minister Jairam Ramesh will start campaigning for the party in Telangana on Thursday. On the first day of his three-day visit, he will address a meeting of party workers at Nirmal town in Adilabad district. He will address similar meetings in Khammam and Nalgonda districts...
  • Andhra: Chandrababu Naidu to re-contest from Kuppam Assembly seat 1 week ago

    TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu would seek re-election from his Kuppam seat of Chittoor district in the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly elections. Naidu's name figures in the first list of TDP candidates for 7 Lok Sabha and 47 Assembly segments in Seemandhra. Simultaneous elections to 175 Assembly and 25 Lok...
  • BJP announces candidates for LS, Assembly polls in Andhra 1 week ago

    The BJP on Wednesday announced its list of candidates for the Lok Sabha and assembly polls in Telangana region that includes former Union Ministers Bandaru Dattatreya, Ch Vidyasagar Rao among others. Dattatreya would be contesting from Secunderabad Lok Sabha seat, which he has held twice earlier, while Vidyasagar Rao has...
  • TDP, BJP still ironing out differences over seat adjustments April 8, 2014

    Hyderabad: Practically six working hours are left for nominations for April 30 elections in Telangana to close but alliance partners Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and BJP are still ironing out their differences over certain seats each plans to contest, sources said on Tuesday. BJP is yet to announce its candidates...
  • Chandrasekhar Rao to contest both LS, Assembly polls in Telangana April 8, 2014

    TRS President K Chandrasekhar Rao would contest from Medak Lok Sabha constituency in Telangana region in the general elections. Rao, who represented Mahaboobnagar in the outgoing Lok Sabha, is also contesting from Gajwel Assembly seat in Medak district in the state polls being held in the undivided Andhra Pradesh. His...
  • Chandrababu Naidu: A desperate fight for survival in a divided state April 7, 2014

    Hyderabad: 'Politics is a strange world and there are no permanent foes or friends' is an often repeated cliche. The latest to prove this cliched saying right is TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu. Nara Chandrababu Naidu, the former chief minister of Andhra Pradesh is fighting a 'do or die' battle,...
  • Alliance with BJP will cause 'political tsunami' in Andhra: TDP April 7, 2014

    The TDP on Mondya said its alliance with the BJP would cause a political tsunami in Andhra Pradesh in which the other parties would get completely washed away. "The Congress and the YSR Congress are damn scared that our alliance will cause a political tsunami in which they are bound...
  • Passenger attempts suicide inside plane at Hyderabad airport April 5, 2014

    A passenger allegedly attempted suicide inside a plane at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) at Shamshabad area in Hyderabad, police said on Saturday. The passenger identified as Mohd Imtiyaz slit his throat using a blade in the washroom of the flight which arrived from Dubai at the airport in...
  • Lok Satta Party decides to fight LS polls alone April 5, 2014

    As talks between TDP and BJP over forging an alliance were still caught in a deadlock, the Lok Satta Party (LSP) that initially showed inclination to join hands with them, has now decided to go it alone in the April 30 elections in Telangana. "We will have no tie-up with...
  • Andhra Pradesh: TRS announces second list of candidates for LS, Assembly polls April 5, 2014

    The Telangana Rashtra Samiti on Saturday announced its second list with seven candidates for Lok Sabha and four for Assembly even as other parties are yet to conclude their seat-sharing arrangements. Already four days have elapsed since notification for the April 30 elections to 119 Assembly and 17 Lok Sabha...
  • TDP puts off announcement of first list of candidates April 4, 2014

    Hyderabad: Telugu Desam Party on Friday put off announcement of its first list of candidates for April 30 Lok Sabha elections in Telangana, after BJP promised to work out the seat-sharing arrangement by Saturday. TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu was supposed to announce the list at a press conference on...
  • Andhra Pradesh: BJP hopeful of tie-up with TDP April 2, 2014

    BJP on Wednesday sounded hopeful of a tie-up with TDP in Andhra Pradesh, saying discussions between the two parties have been "good" but a final outcome is awaited. While equating alliances with marriages which involve long negotiations, party spokesperson Prakash Javadekar blamed the long delay in taking a final decision...
  • Vizag: Swine flu claims second life this year April 1, 2014

    Swine flu claimed its second victim in the city this year with the death of a 27-year-old man at a private hospital on Tuesday, health officials said. "The man, who was infected with H1N1 virus, died at the hospital located in Gajuwaka area this morning. He was from Sriharipuram locality...
  • LS polls: N Balakrishna plans to contest polls April 1, 2014

    Telugu Desam Party (TDP) founder NT Rama Rao's son and popular Telugu film actor N Balakrishna said he would take a decision on contesting the elections after consultation with party chief N Chandrababu Naidu. He told reporters at Visakhapatnam on Tuesday that he has not yet taken a decision whether...
  • 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...
  • BJP's 24-hour deadline to TDP on sealing AP alliance deal ends today March 31, 2014

    Hyderabad: The Bharatiya Janata Party 24-hour deadline to the Telugu Desam Party over sharing of seats in Andhra Pradesh ends on Monday. Senior BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu had on Sunday indicated that the BJP will go alone in the polls if the TDP fails to spell out its stand within...
  • BJP may go alone in Andhra, no consensus with TDP on seat sharing March 30, 2014

    BJP may go alone in Andhra Pradesh as sources say that there is no consensus with TDP on seat sharing. A pre-poll alliance is also unlikely to materialize. BJP sources have indicated that the party is ready to go alone if a favourable seat sharing formula is not worked out....
  • People of Seemandhra want Modi to become PM: BJP March 25, 2014

    Andhra Pradesh BJP on Tuesday said that decentralised development of Seemandhra region is only possible if the party comes to power at the Centre. "People want BJP to come to power at the Centre and Narendra Modi to become the Prime Minister to provide transparent, corruption-free and stable government. After...
  • Chiranjeevi welcomes his brother Pawan's entry into politics March 24, 2014

    Union minister and Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee's election campaign in-charge Chiranjeevi welcomes his brother Pawan Kalyan's entry into politics. Talking to reporters on Monday, Chiranjeevi said that he would invite youth to enter politics for social justice. Replying to BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu's recent comment in Hyderabad about the "bus...
  • Congress, CPI alliance in Telangana likely to be announced soon March 24, 2014

    An electoral alliance between the Congress and the Communist Party of India (CPI) in Telangana is likely to be announced soon. The Congress has agreed to leave one Lok Sabha and 12 assembly seats for the CPI, sources in the Congress said. The alliance will provide some relief to the...
  • 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...
  • Ready for alliance with like-minded parties in Andhra: BJP March 22, 2014

    Andhra Pradesh BJP on Saturday said that it is ready to forge a poll alliance with "like-minded" parties in the state for the upcoming polls. "BJP is ready to form an alliance with any party which accepts Narendra Modi as our prime ministerial candidate," party state unit president Dr K...
  • Pawan should not have met Modi, says Chiranjeevi March 22, 2014

    Union minister and Congress leader K Chiranjeevi has found fault with his brother Pawan Kalyan for meeting BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. Chiranjeevi told reporters in Visakhapatnam on Saturday that Pawan should not have met Modi as he is facing allegations of involvement in post-Godhra massacre. "I believe my...
  • TDP-BJP election alliance talks fail to make any headway March 21, 2014

    Hyderabad: Talks between the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and the BJP over a poll alliance to the Lok Sabha and the Andhra Pradesh Assembly, failed to make any headway, after the BJP insisted on at least 50 per cent seats in the Telangana region, TDP sources said in Hyderabad on...
  • 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....