Andhra

  • Expert panel suggests Andhra Pradesh capital should function from 3 places 1 hour 45 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Contrary to expectations, an expert committee set up by the Home Ministry has not recommended name of any particular place for establishment of the capital of residuary Andhdra Pradesh but suggested that the state government should function simultaneously from three different places. The committee, headed by former Union...
  • Government is committed to the welfare of the people, says Ravi Shankar Prasad 2 days ago

    Bharatiya Janta party member Ravi Shankar Prasad said, "Government is committed to the welfare of the people. The idea is to put India on the path of growth and progress." Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister to launch Jan Dhan Yojana from Rajahmundry. ...
  • Panel recommends Guntur, Vijaywada, Vizag shouldn't be made Andhra capital 2 days ago

    Hyderabad: The committee formed to decide on which city will be the capital of Andhra Pradesh has recommended against making a rushed decision. The Shivram Krishna Committee in its report to the Home Ministry has recommended that Guntur, Vijaywada and Machlipatnam shouldn't be the capital. The committee also recommends against...
  • Telangana residents' survey sparks panic among sections of society August 19, 2014

    Hyderabad: Roads lay deserted across Telangana as lakhs of people wait at home to participate in the state government's Intensive Household Survey. Amongst the many people flocking to Telangana to register their presence is Venkat Rama Rao who traveled back to Hyderabad especially to ensure he doesn't miss out...
  • Telangana gears up for door-to-door survey tomorrow, shutdown likely August 18, 2014

    Hyderabad: India's newest state Telangana will be witnessing an unprecedented door-to-door survey on Tuesday. 'Telangana Samagra Kutumba Survey' or 'Telangana Intensive Household Survey' will cover over 84 lakh households in the state. The enumerators will visit all houses in all 10 districts of the state. The survey has generated a...
  • AP Assembly maiden session starts amidst uproar over 'killings' of YSR Congress workers August 18, 2014

    Hyderabad: The maiden session of Andhra Pradesh assembly started amidst uproar. The opposition YSR Congress alleged that the TDP has started political killings of its workers. Leader of the Opposition and party chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy alleged that 11 of its members were killed after the TDP government took charge....
  • CMs of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh hold talks to sort out differences August 17, 2014

    Hyderabad: Putting aside their differences, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and his Telangana counterpart K Chandrasekhar Rao on Sunday met in presence of Governor ESL Narasimhan to sort out differences between the two states on various issues. Both the chief ministers told reporters after...
  • Budget session of Andhra Pradesh Assembly begins on Monday August 17, 2014

    Hyderabad: Presentation of Budget, Telugu Desam Party government's white papers on different sectors, its proposed 'vision documents' for development and poll promises like farm loan waiver would be part of the agenda of Andhra Pradesh Assembly's Budget session which begins on Monday. This would be the first Budget session of the...
  • Andhra Pradesh ministers slam Telangana CM over Reorganisation Act August 11, 2014

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh ministers on Monday criticised Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao for "opposing" AP Reorganisation Act, saying their government was ready to negotiate all "contentious issues" with his government and find an amicable resolution in the larger interests of Telugu people. "You were party to the AP Reorganisation Bill...
  • Telangana not willing to honour Centre directive to vest special powers in Governor Narasimhan August 9, 2014

    Hyderabad: The Telangana government on Saturday locked horns with the Centre, refusing to "honour" the latter's directives with regard to special responsibility vested in Governor ESL Narasimhan for maintenance of law and order in greater Hyderabad. The Union Home Ministry had sent a letter to the Telangana government, citing the...
  • Two held for 'objectionable' Facebook post on MP August 5, 2014

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Police on Tuesday arrested two persons, including an MBA student, for allegedly creating and posting on a social networking site political cartoons with vulgar comments against YSRCP MP from Araku, K Geetha, police said. Crime Investigation Department (CID) of Andhra Pradesh Police arrested I Ravi Kiran of Mahabubnagar...
  • Andhra Pradesh to offer investment subsidy to set up infotech projects August 1, 2014

    Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh government announced its new information technology policy on Friday, offering an investment subsidy of 10 per cent (of capital expenditure) for mega projects which employ 5,000 people or more. Entrepreneurs who are women, scheduled castes or scheduled tribe setting up infotech units would get 25 per cent...
  • Andhra Pradesh identifying sites for proposed educational institutes July 29, 2014

    Rajahmundry (AP): Andhra Pradesh Minister P Narayana on Tuesday said the Centre has sanctioned 11 prestigious national level institutions for Andhra Pradesh in wake of the State's bifurcation. Post division of Andhra Pradesh, most of the prestigious educational and research institutes have gone to Telangana, which came into existence on June...
  • New capital: Andhra Pradesh Minister bats for Guntur-Vijayawada July 28, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: Andhra Pradesh Minister P Narayana, heading a government panel to build a new capital city, on Monday said Guntur-Vijayawada cluster is being considered as a possible location given its easy accessibility from all the 13 districts of the truncated state. Talking to reporters, he said Visakhapatnam is not being considered...
  • Medak: Two years and 16 deaths to install gates at unmanned railway crossing July 27, 2014

    Medak: It is a double tragedy for a family in Medak where Neeraja and Veera Babu's 9-year-old daughter and 7-year-old son were on the school bus which was hit by a speeding train killing 16 school children. For a while there was a glimmer of hope as the family were...
  • Panel on new Andhra Pradesh capital to meet CM on Saturday July 26, 2014

    Hyderabad: The expert committee constituted by the Centre to study various alternatives regarding the new capital for Andhra Pradesh, will hold further round of talks with Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday before finalising its recommendations. The five-member committee, headed by former Urban Development Secretary KC Sivaramakrishnan, had submitted its...
  • Sania Mirza lacks credentials to be Telangana brand ambassador: BJP July 24, 2014

    Hyderabad: Telangana BJP leader K Laxman on Wednesday flayed the TRS government's decision to appoint tennis star Sania Mirza as brand ambassador of the newly carved-out state, terming her as "daughter-in-law" of Pakistan and questioning her credentials for the honour. Sania was born in Maharashtra and settled in Hyderabad only later...
  • NHRC sends notices to AP government over beating up of blind student July 22, 2014

    Hyderabad: A day after a video surfaced showing three visually impaired students being beaten by their teacher and another unknown person. The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday has sent notices to Government of Andhra Pradesh. A two-member team of the Child Rights Commission visited hostel near Hyderabad. The...
  • AP: Hostel sealed, students shifted after caning of visually impaired children July 22, 2014

    Hyderabad: A day after a video surfaced showing three visually impaired students being beaten by their teacher and another unknown person in Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh, a two-member team of the Child Rights Commission visited hostel near Hyderabad. The hostel has now been sealed and the students will be moved...
  • Corporal punishment: Will deal with the guilty teacher firmly, says CM July 21, 2014

    The teacher who was caught on camera beating visually challenged children mercilessly in a school in Andhra Pradesh would be dealt with firmly, said Chief Minister Chandrashekhar Naidu. ...
  • AP: Video shows visually impaired children being caned by teacher July 21, 2014

    Hyderabad: In a shocking incident from the town of Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh, a video has surfaced showing some visually-impaired children being beaten by their school principal and another unknown person. The children can be seen and heard screaming, begging to be spared in the video. While the children plead, the...
  • Mohammad Kaif to lead Andhra in upcoming Ranji Trophy season July 21, 2014

    Ending his 16-year association with Uttar Pradesh, veteran Mohammed Kaif will lead Andhra in the upcoming Ranji season after striking a two-year deal with Andhra Cricket Association (ACA). The Allahabad-born player has accumulated 9277 runs, taken 143 catches and picked up 20 wickets in his first-class career. "It's the end of the...
  • IIT, IIM, NIT, Central University to be set up in Andhra Pradesh: Smriti Irani July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Premier institutes such as IIT, an IIM, a NIT, a central university and a petroleum university would be set up in Andhra Pradesh as envisaged in the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014, HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday said. Steps would also be taken to set up an Indian...
  • Farm loan rescheduling in AP, Telangana yet to get RBI nod July 14, 2014

    Hyderabad: The Reserve Bank of India is yet to give its approval for the proposed rescheduling of farm loans in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, its Deputy Governor R Gandhi said on Monday. Contrary to claims made by the Andhra Pradesh government that RBI had agreed to the farm loan rescheduling, Gandhi...
  • Congress seeks to take credit for Polavaram bill July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Monday sought to take credit for the controversial bill on Polavaram project to be set up in Andhra Pradesh and appreciated the current government for taking it forward as it is, saying it reflects the democratic politics. Congress member and former Union Minister Jairam Ramesh said the...
  • Rajya Sabha passes Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha on Monday passed the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill. The bill deals with the controversial Polavaram project and paves the way for transferring 7 mandals from Telangana to Andhra Pradesh for this project. The Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill, passed by Lok Sabha last week, was approved...
  • Chandrababu Naidu, KC Rao visit temple to mark Bonalu festival July 13, 2014

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, his Telangana counterpart K Chandrasekhar Rao and several other leaders offered prayers at a famous temple in Secunderabad here on the occasion of Bonalu festival. The leaders visited the Sri Ujjaini Mahankali temple which is frequented by thousands of devotees during the festival. Rao...
  • AP Reorganisation Bill passed in Lok Sabha July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Amidst chaos and chanting of 'Jai Telangana', Lok Sabha on Friday passed the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill. Home Minister Rajnath Singh had introduced the Bill with its component on the Polavaram project amidst uproar. Congress, Telangana Rashtra Samiti, Trinamool Congress Biju Janata Dal and All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen opposed...
  • Andhra Pradesh CM praises Union Budget as growth and development oriented July 10, 2014

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday termed the Union Budget as "growth and development oriented" and hailed the priority accorded to infrastructure building. "The Union Budget, presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, denotes a positive trend. It is growth and development oriented. Top priority has been accorded...
  • Andhra Pradesh: ISRO Chairman, scientists call on Chandrababu Naidu July 7, 2014

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Government would like to take advantage of satellite technology available with ISRO for the benefit of common people, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said on Monday. Naidu met ISRO Chairman K Radhakrishnan and a team of scientists from the space agency who called on him here. The Chief...