Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister

  • Andhra CM takes responsibility for Hyderabad blasts February 22, 2013

    Hyderabad: A day after two blasts in Hyderabad killed 16 people and injured 117 others, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy on Friday took the responsibility of the attack, conceding that the state police was caught off guard. Referring to the alert issued by the Union Home Ministry recently with...
  • No misinformation to Centre on Telangana: Andhra CM October 2, 2012

    Even as the renewed demand for Telangana has seen a spate of violence, AP CM Kiran Kumar Reddy maintains that there has been no misinformation to the Centre. ...
  • Telgu actor NTR Junior to wed Lakshmi Pranathi May 5, 2011

    Hyderabad: Noted Telugu actor Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao Junior, or NTR Junior as he is popularly known as, will marry Lakshmi Pranathi, a relative of former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, N Chandrababu Naidu in Hyderabad on Thursday. Over 10,000 guests, including celebrities, politicians and relatives, will attend the mega-wedding that...
  • AP to build Rs 300 cr memorial for YSR at crash site September 25, 2009

    Hyderabad: Y S Jaganmohan Reddy - the only son of late chief minister Dr YSR Reddy - wants to make his father an immortal figure by building the largest memorial of its kind in the country at the site where the chopper carrying his father died. Jagan's visit to the crash...
  • YSR chopper may have crashed due to altitude loss September 11, 2009

    Hyderabad: Preliminary evidence collected by DGCA's probe team is believed to have suggested that "drop in altitude" from 5,500 ft to about 1,200 ft could be the main reason for the crash of the helicopter that killed Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy in the dense Nallamala...
  • YSR's final journey: Farewell to the Andhra CM September 5, 2009

    A final farewell for the Andhra Chief Minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy who was buried at his home town of Pulivendula in Kadappa with full state honours a day after his body was discovered at his helicopter crash site. ...
  • Talking Point: Who can fill YSR's shoes? September 4, 2009

    Andhra Cabinet wants YSR's son to take over as the state's Chief Minister. ...
  • Speculations on, who'll be next Andhra Chief Minister September 4, 2009

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Rajashekhara Reddy’s death has taken away a very powerful politician from the Congress party. He was one of those powerful Chief Ministers whose work Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi cited almost everywhere they went. Though on Thursday Andhra Pradesh’s Finance Minister K Rosaiah –...
  • Watch: Andhra Pradesh mourns YSR's death September 4, 2009

    Hundreds poured onto the street to mourn the death of the Chief Minister. ...
  • Rajdeep's Blog: YSR, the one man show in AP | Guest Blog September 4, 2009

    Read CNN-IBN Editor-in-Chief's blog on the late Andhra Chief Minister. ...
  • Chandrababu Naidu, Chiranjeevi pay homage to YSR September 4, 2009

    Hyderabad: Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president N Chandrababu Naidu and actor-turned-politician K Chiranjeevi were among prominent state leaders who paid homage to Chief Minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy in Hyderabad on Thursday. State ministers, leaders belonging to the ruling Congress party and opposition parties, celebrities from the Telugu film world and various...
  • Search for YSR lasted over 24 hours: Too much too late? September 4, 2009

    New Delhi: The hunt for YS Rajasekhara Reddy's crashed chopper lasted for 24 hours with all the resources of the state and Centre concentrated in Andhra Pradesh’s Nallamala forest. IAF Sukhois, remote-sensing planes, elite commandos and 6,000 CRPF men were put into service, but was it too much too late?...
  • Andhra Cabinet wants YSR's son as next CM September 4, 2009

    Hyderabad: Within hours of the death of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy in a helicopter crash, the state Cabinet passed a resolution urging the Congress party's central leadership to make his son YS Jaganmohan Reddy the next chief minister. The Cabinet meeting, presided over by caretaker Chief Minister K...
  • With YSR goes Cong's mascot of governance September 4, 2009

    New Delhi: With YS Rajasekhara Reddy's death, the Congress party will not only miss its most powerful regional satrap but also its mascot of good governance, whose work Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi cited almost everywhere they went, say political analysts. Andhra Pradesh is a critical state for the Congress and...
  • YSR, co-passengers' bodies brought to Hyderabad September 3, 2009

    Hyderabad: The body of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy, who was killed in a helicopter crash, was brought to Hyderabad on Thursday evening. An Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopter carrying YSR's body landed at the old airport at Begumpet. State ministers and senior leaders of the ruling Congress...
  • Andhra Minister Rosaiah sworn in as caretaker CM September 3, 2009

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Finance Minister K Rosaiah was on Thursday sworn as the caretaker chief minister of the state after the death of Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy in a helicopter crash on Wednesday. Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh High Court A R Dave administered oath of office and secrecy...
  • Politicians who died in or survived aerial crashes September 3, 2009

    New Delhi: Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy's death in a chopper crash has added to the growing list of Indian politicians killed in aerial accidents. In a country where helicopters are frequently used to ferry VIPs, some also had a narrow escape. Aviation experts say the helicopter...
  • Vajpayee 'deeply hurt' by YSR's death September 3, 2009

    New Delhi: A "deeply hurt" former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee Thursday paid tribute to Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy who died in a helicopter crash. Vajpayee said YSR was an energetic and hardworking leader. "I am deeply hurt by the sad demise of Andhra Pradesh chief minister...
  • YSR death is 'a huge loss': Sonia Gandhi September 3, 2009

    New Delhi: The death of Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy in a helicopter crash was "a huge loss" for the Congress, a deeply moved party President Sonia Gandhi said on Thursday. With sorrow writ large on her face, Sonia Gandhi told reporters before flying to Hyderabad that she...
  • Andhra Bhavan in gloom after YSR's death September 3, 2009

    New Delhi: A pall of gloom hung over the Andhra Pradesh Bhavan in the National Capital on Thursday following the death of chief minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy in a helicopter crash in Kurnool district on Wednesday. Union Minister of State for Defence Pallam Raju, who was among the first to...
  • DGCA flipflops on YSR chopper's airworthiness September 3, 2009

    New Delhi: India's civil aviation regulator seems to be speaking in twin voices on the airworthiness of the helicopter that crashed, killing Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy. A posting on its website says its certification had lapsed two years ago but a statement issued by it asserts...
  • Watch: Politicos remember YSR as a dynamic leader September 3, 2009

    Politicians across the spectrum and across party lines expressed shock at the death of Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy in a chopper crash on Wednesday. ...
  • Watch: Rosaiah fondly remembers YSR September 3, 2009

    Senior Andhra Pradesh Minister K Rosaiah is likely to be made the Acting Chief Minister in the wake of chief minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy's death in a chopper crash. In a one-on-one with CNN-IBN's Veeraraghav, he talked about his fondest memories of YSR. ...
  • Andhra Pradesh shuts down in grief September 3, 2009

    Hyderabad: Many towns and villages in Andhra Pradesh virtually shut down in grief on Thursday as news spread that Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy had been killed in a helicopter crash. Shopkeepers downed shutters and streets were deserted in the state Capital as well as in cities like Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada...
  • YSR could turn probability into possibility: Renuka September 3, 2009

    Congress leader Renuka Chowdhary spoke to CNN-IBN and said that she had hoping till the last minute that some miracle would happen and the search parties would find YSR alive. "If the party is feeling this way I can't imagine what the family is going through. He was the kind...
  • Watch: Praful Patel promises enquiry into crash September 3, 2009

    CNN-IBN's Karma Paljor spoke to Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel who said that a full enquiry will be launched into the helicopter crash which caused the death of Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y S Rajashekhar Reddy and four others. ...
  • Watch: CSO's family still coming to terms with crash September 3, 2009

    Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y S Rajashekhar Reddy's chief security officer, A S C Wesley, was also with him in the fated helicopter which crashed leading to their deaths on Wednesday morning. Wesley's brother spoke to CNN-IBN. ...
  • BJP flags at half mast to mourn YSR September 3, 2009

    New Delhi: Flags at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) headquarters would be flying at half mast to mourn the death of Congress leader and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy. "We are all bereaved," party president Rajnath Singh told reporters, adding that he had ordered that flags be flown...
  • Watch: Chidambaram confirms YSR's death September 3, 2009

    Hyderabad: Union Home Minister P Chidambaram, while "officially confirming" the death of Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy in a helicopter crash, on Thursday said it was not yet known what caused the accident, in which four others were also killed. ...
  • Can't say what caused crash right now: Home Min September 3, 2009

    New Delhi: Union Home Minister P Chidambaram, while "officially confirming" the death of Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy in a helicopter crash, on Thursday said it was not yet known what caused the accident, in which four others were also killed. "I am officially confirming the tragic deaths,"...