NT RAMA RAO

  • After Congress, Telangana BJP objects to renaming of Rajiv Gandhi International Airport November 28, 2014

    Hyderabad: The Aviation Ministry's decision to rename the domestic terminal at Hyderabad's Rajiv Gandhi International Airport after former CM NT Rama Rao has triggered a row and it is not just the Congress that is up in arms. The Telangana state BJP is also upset with the decision and plans...
  • Domestic terminal at Hyderabad airport named after TDP founder NT Rama Rao November 21, 2014

    Hyderabad: The Union Civil Aviation Ministry on Friday issued an order naming the domestic terminal at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA), Hyderabad, after NT Rama Rao, the founder of the Telugu Desam Party, the ruling party of Andhra Pradesh. A senior official of the GMR Group, which manages the airport,...
  • TDP demands Bharat Ratna for NT Rama Rao May 28, 2014

    The TDP on Wednesday urged the NDA government, of which it is a constituent, to confer the Bharat Ratna, the nation's highest civil award, on party founder and former Andhra Pradesh chief minister NT Rama Rao. The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) passed a resolution at its 'Mahanadu' or the annual conclave...
  • Jaganmohan Reddy asks why TDP did not implement welfare schemes April 29, 2014

    Vijayawada: YSR Congress president YS Jaganmohan Reddy questioned on Tuesday, about why Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president Chandrababu Naidu had not implemented welfare schemes he had promised. Addressing a gathering at Gannavaram town near here as part of his election campaign in the Seemandhra region, he claimed that people never believed...
  • 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 to...
  • Telugu cinema legend Akkineni Nageshwara Rao dies aged 91 January 22, 2014

    Hyderabad: Legendary Telugu film actor and Dada Saheb Phalke Awardee Akkineni Nageshwara Rao, passed away early on Wednesday morning. ANR, as he is fondly called, was suffering from cancer. His condition worsened at around 2.10 am on Wednesday following which he was taken to Care hospital, where he breathed his last...
  • Veteran Telugu movie actress Anjali Devi passes away January 14, 2014

    Hyderabad: Veteran Telugu actress Anjali Devi, a contemporary of legendary N T Rama Rao and Akkineni Nageswara Rao who acted in about 500 films, passed away in Chennai today afternoon after a cardiac arrest. She was 86. Devi was admitted to a private hospital in Chennai after she had complained...
  • Chouhan demands Bharat Ratna for Dhyanchand, Chandrababu for NTR November 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Politics is being played over the Bharat Ratna now. After master blaster Sachin Tendulkar and scientist Professor CNR Rao were awarded the Bharat Ratna, various political parties are demanding that their leaders too should get the same. The Bharatiya Janata Party has demanded the honour for former Prime Minister...
  • TDP chief Naidu noncommital on Modi's overture August 13, 2013

    Hyderabad: Days after Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP campaign committee chief Narendra Modi called former Andhra Pradesh chief minister NT Rama Rao a great leader who wanted a nonCongress government at the Centre, TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu remains noncommittal on his overture. When asked about Modi's praise for NTR, Naidu...
  • Telangana march: Congress should no more delay the decision, says KTR June 14, 2013

    As proTelangana groups gear to march to the Assembly in Hyderabad demanding a separate statehood for Telangana, Telangana Rashtra Samithi MLA KT Rama Rao says that the Congress should no more delay its decision on the issue. "The Congress has delayed by 3 and a half years already, their comittment...
  • Veteran actor NTR statue unveiled in the Parliament today May 7, 2013

    The legendary actor and former Chief minister of Telugu Desum Party Dr NT Rama Rao's statue has been unveiled at the Parliament today. The event was a conglomeration of politicians, family members and celebrities from the Southern film industry who participated at the event. Meera Kumar, speaker of Lok Sabha unveiled...
  • Amitabh Bachchan receives NTR National Film Award April 12, 2013

    Hyderabad: Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan was presented with N T Rama Rao National Film Award set up by the Andhra Pradesh government. "I have no words to express my extreme gratitude for this very very warm welcome....I feel very honoured and very humbled to receive this recognition from Andhra Pradesh government,"...
  • Amitabh Bachchan gets Andhra state awards March 24, 2013

    Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh government Saturday announced Amitabh Bachchan, Shyam Benegal, Kaikala Satyanarayana and G. Adiseshagiri Rao have been selected for four prestigious state awards for 2012 for their contribution to Indian cinema. Megastar Amitabh Bachchan was selected for the N.T. Rama Rao National Award for his contribution to cinema as...
  • NTR and Harish to feature in Telugu film, 'MLA' December 10, 2012

    Young Tiger NT Rama Rao is playing the hero under the direction of Harish Shankar for 'MLA', which is produced by Dil Raju. Shruti Hassan was finalised as the heroine of the film. Chota K Naidu is providing cinematography while Thaman is scoring music. Sources from Film Nagar say that...
  • NT Rama Rao's statue to be installed in Parliament December 7, 2012

    Former chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, founder of Telugu Desam and legendary actor NT Rama Rao's statue finally earned a place in the Parliament complex in New Delhi. His daughter and Central minister Daggubati Purandareswari made efforts in this process and the speaker of Lok Sabha had formally agreed and...
  • Junior NTR will enter active politics soon July 14, 2012

    Telugu Desam Party (TDP) founder N.T. Rama Rao's son and popular Telugu actor N. Balakrishna Saturday said he would soon enter active politics. Balakrishna, however, made it clear that TDP chief and his brotherinlaw N. Chandrababu Naidu would be the chief ministerial candidate in 2014 elections. Talking to reporters here, he denied...
  • I'll stay with TDP till my last breath: Jr NTR July 9, 2012

    Hyderabad: Popular Telugu film actor Junior NTR ruled out leaving Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and also denied any differences within the family. "As far as I am concerned, I will remain with TDP till my last breath. There is no question of leaving TDP which is a valuebased party founded...
  • Jagan takes centrestage in Andhra politics June 15, 2012

    Hyderabad: The byelections to one Lok Sabha and 18 Assembly constituencies that saw the 15monthold YSR Congress party make a near sweep, has given rise to the "Jagan phenomenon" in Andhra Pradesh politics. So much so that everyone is now seeking to liken him to NT Rama Rao, who rewrote...
  • AP: divided family pays tributes to NTR January 18, 2012

    Hyderabad: Rich tributes were paid to Telugu Desam Party (TDP) founder and former Andhra Pradesh chief minister N.T. Rama Rao on his 16th death anniversary on Wednesday. NTR, as he was popularly called, was an actorturnedpolitician and one of the most popular leaders in the state's history. The growing differences...
  • AP: NTR's widow evicted from house December 2, 2011

    Hyderabad: Telugu Desam Party founder president N T Rama Rao's widow Lakshmi Parvathi was on Friday evicted from the house she was living in since the former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister's death 15 years ago. Armed with court orders and the help of police, NTR's son T Ramakrishna evicted her...
  • Andhra assembly session kicks off on stormy note December 1, 2011

    Hyderabad: The winter session of the Andhra Pradesh legislative assembly began on a stormy note on Thursday with the opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) stalling the proceedings, forcing the speaker to adjourn the house. It was trouble right from the word go as TDP members rushed to the speaker's podium seeking...
  • Inclined to contest AP polls: Nandamuri September 11, 2011

    Anantapur: Telugu actor Nandamuri Balakrishna, son of former chief minister late NT Rama Rao, on Sunday announced his inclination to contest the next Andhra Pradesh Assembly elections. The actor, who today participated in a Tollywood cricket match held for charity, told reporters that he would take a plunge into active politics...
  • TDP workers protest against Rakta Charitra October 23, 2010

    Hyderabad: Telugu Desam Party workers wrecked cinema halls, resorted to violent protests and stalled the screening of Ram Gopal Varmas "Rakta Charitra" alleging that the film shows TDP founder NT Rama Rao in poor light. Shatrughan Sinha plays the role of NTR in the film. The protests have forced the filmmaker...
  • NTR's widow arrested for hunger strike in Hyderabad December 13, 2009

    New Delhi: Hyderabad Police on Sunday arrested Lakshmi Parvathi, the widow of former Andhra Pradesh chief minister NT Rama Rao, after she launched a oneday hunger strike to protest the proposed division of the state. Police have already imposed prohibitory orders in the city to maintain law and order in view...
  • Protests by TDP, BJP mark Sonia's AP visit March 14, 2008

    Hyderabad: Congress President Sonia Gandhi is touring Andhra Pradesh on Friday, amidst a spate of protests from the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to Naxals. The Congress President landed in Rajahmundry and proceeded to East Godavari district to inaugurate an irrigation scheme. Later she...
  • TDP, Cong in tugofwar over naming of Hyd airport March 13, 2008

    New Delhi: The new airport at Hyderabad is once again in controversy as the decision to change its name as the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport has the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) seeing red. The TDP legislators claim the original plan was to name the domestic terminal after the party's founder NT...