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  • Loksatta, Telangana BJP hail Rail Budget, YSR Congress unhappy July 8, 2014

    Hyderabad: Loksatta Party on Tuesday welcomed the "genuine" effort showed by Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda in his Budget to "end the era of reckless populism and lay the foundation for improved traffic infrastructure". Loksatta President Jayaprakash Narayan said the broad trajectory of the Rail Budget is in keeping with the...
  • Andhra Pradesh: TDP used unfair means to win local body polls, says Jaganmohan Reddy July 7, 2014

    Hyderabad: The ruling TDP has used unfair means to win the recent municipal and local body chairperson elections in Andhra Pradesh, YSR Congress President YS Jaganmohan Reddy alleged on Monday. Jaganmohan Reddy, who complained to Governor ESL Narasimhan about the "atrocities" committed by the TDP in the local body polls, alleged...
  • Andhra Pradesh: HC quashes senior IAS officer's name from Jagan's case June 18, 2014

    Hyderabad: The High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad (formerly Andhra Pradesh High Court) on Wednesday allowed a petition filed by senior IAS officer K Ratna Prabha requesting to quash her name from the case filed by CBI related to land allocation to Indu Techzone also allegedly involving YSRCP chief YS...
  • Countdown begins for the formation of a separate Telangana May 28, 2014

    Hyderabad: With the 'Appointed Day' (June 2) when Telangana and (new) Andhra Pradesh would come into existence drawing closer, the countdown has begun for the formal bifurcation of AP. As the mammoth task of dividing assets, liabilities and employees is underway, the bitterness that was witnessed in the run-up to...
  • YSR Congress MP joins TDP May 25, 2014

    In a blow to the YSR Congress, one of its party MPs on Sunday joined the rival TDP, which is set to form the government in Andhra Pradesh. A three-time Nandyal MP, S P Y Reddy, who was elected on a YSR Congress ticket, switched over to TDP. He was elected...
  • Jagan's offer of support to NDA a big 'joke', says TDP May 20, 2014

    Hyderabad: The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) on Tuesday termed as a "joke of the millennium" the offer of "issue-based support" by YSR Congress to the BJP-led NDA Government at the Centre. TDP, a key ally of BJP and principal rival of YSR Congress in Andhra Pradesh, sought to know what...
  • Jagan's offer of support to NDA a big 'joke', says TDP May 20, 2014

    Hyderabad: The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) on Tuesday termed as a "joke of the millennium" the offer of "issue-based support" by YSR Congress to the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre. TDP, a key ally of BJP and principal rival of YSR Congress in Andhra Pradesh, sought to know what were...
  • Willing to work with BJP, says Jaganmohan Reddy May 19, 2014

    YSR Congress chief Jagan Mohan Reddy on Monday said that his party will give issue-based support to the NDA government at the Centre. Accompanied by senior party leaders, Reddy met Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi and said, "Andhra Pradesh requires him (Modi)." ...
  • YSR Congress to give issue-based support to Modi government: Jagan May 19, 2014

    New Delhi: YSR Congress chief Jagan Mohan Reddy on Monday said his party will give issue-based support to the NDA government at the Centre. Accompanied by senior party leaders, Reddy met Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi and said, "Andhra Pradesh requires him (Modi)." Asked whether his party, which has won nine seats in...
  • Jagan to meet Modi, senior BJP leaders in Delhi today May 19, 2014

    New Delhi: YSR Congress chief Jagan Mohan Reddy will meet Prime Minister designate Narendra Modi in Delhi on Monday, a day ahead of the crucial BJP Parliamentary Party meet. Jagan is expected to meet Modi along with his Members of Parliament. He is also likely to meet other senior BJP leaders....
  • TDP, TRS win Seemandhra, Telangana assembly polls May 17, 2014

    Hyderabad: TDP and TRS stormed to power with a bang in Seemandhra and Telangana respectively, while Congress ended up as the biggest loser in Lok Sabha as well as Legislative Assembly polls held in undivided Andhra Pradesh. The TDP-BJP alliance has won 106 of the 175 assembly seats in Seemandhra, winning...
  • Lok Sabha results: Caste based parties routed, those with regional identity emerge stronger May 17, 2014

    What explains the total decimation strong regional parties like Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Samajwadi Party (SP), Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD), Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) etc in this election? These parties blame the Narendra Modi wave for their rout while the BJP claims that it is...
  • AP: YSR Congress candidate who died in accident elected May 17, 2014

    Hyderabad: A candidate of YSR Congress Party (YSRCP), who died in a road accident during the campaigning, was elected to Andhra Pradesh Assembly from Allagadda in Kurnool district. Bhuma Shobha Nagi Reddy, who died two weeks before the elections, was declared elected. The Election Commission will now hold a by-election for...
  • Andhra: TRS leads Assembly, LS polls in Telangana; TDP ahead in Seemandhra May 16, 2014

    Hyderabad: The divided state of Andhra Pradesh is witnessing a fascinating contest. In Telangana, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) is leading and it expected to cross half way mark easily. The TRS is ahead in both the Assembly and Lok Sabha election. The KCR-led TRS is leading in 48 Assembly seats...
  • Andhra: Naidu makes a comeback as CM after 10 years, Jagan fights hard only to lose May 16, 2014

    Hyderabad:One of the biggest surprises of this election is return of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N Chandrababu Naidu. Many in the political circles of AP were already preparing his political obituary. Most in Seemandhra had no doubt over the victory of the YSRCP led by Y S Jaganmohan...
  • BJP keeping lines of communication open with regional players May 13, 2014

    Although the Bharatiya Janata Party is confident of crossing the mark of 272, it is keeping lines of communication open with regional players. The BJP wants more allies on board to allow passage of legislations in Parliament speedily. YSR Congress Chief Jagan Reddy has already mentioned he is not averse...
  • LS polls: Seemandhra votes for development May 7, 2014

    As Seemandhra goes to polls after tje bifurcation of the state, the general populace looks forward to development in the region. ...
  • Can consider post-poll alliance: Jagan Reddy May 7, 2014

    YSR Congress chief Jagan Mohan Reddy is confident that his party would sweep the Lok Sabha seats in Andhra Pradesh. He, however, said that the he was open to post-poll alliance. ...
  • Watch: Long queues as early voters throng polling booths in Kadapa May 7, 2014

    Long queues were seen early in the morning at polling booths in Kadapa in the Seemandhra region on May 7 as voting was underway for the Lok Sabha and Assembly elections. ...
  • Watch: Jagan Mohan Reddy casts his vote in Kadapa May 7, 2014

    YSR Congress chief Jagan Mohan Reddy was among the early voters in Kadapa in the Seemandhra region. After casting his vote, Jagan told CNN-IBN, "The YSR Congress will sweep the elections. Wait for 16th May. Alliance options are open because the state needs development." ...
  • Lok Sabha elections phase 8: Rahul Gandhi, Jagan Reddy among the key candidates May 7, 2014

    The fate of 897 candidates will be sealed on Wednesday, May 7 as voting was being held across 64 constituencies in seven states. Some of the key candidates include Congress's Rahul Gandhi, BJP leaders Varun Gandhi, Shanta Kumar, Major General BC Khanduri and Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, RJD nominee Rabri Devi,...
  • Lok sabha elections live: Over 66 pc voting in 502 seats till phase 8 May 7, 2014

    Voting for the eighth phase of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections began on Wednesday across 64 constituencies in seven seats. One of the most watched battles in this phase is that of Amethi where Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is pitted against BJP's Smriti Irani and AAP's Kumar Vishwas. ...
  • Seemandhra: Crucial battle between Jagan Reddy, Chandrababu Naidu May 6, 2014

    Just a day ahead of the eighth phase of polling, it is YSR Congress's Jagan Mohan Reddy vs TDP's Chandrababu Naidu for the crucial Lok Sabha seats of the Seemandhra region. But the question is as to which leader will be able to effectively capitalise on the anti-Telangana sentiment in...
  • Lok Sabha election: Jagan-Naidu battle in Andhra, Congress faces rout May 5, 2014

    Hyderabad: Congress President Sonia Gandhi addressed her first and the only election meeting at Guntur in Andhra Pradesh, last week. The attendance was embarrassingly thin and there were not more than 7,000 people. They remained indifferent all through Sonia Gandhi's speech and did not clap even once. The public meeting...
  • TDP, Congress, YSRC debutants test political waters in Vijayawada May 5, 2014

    Vijayawada: TDP, Congress and YSRC have put up debutants to test electoral waters in Vijaywada, dubbed as the "political capital" of (undivided) Andhra Pradesh, where three Koneru Prasads are also in the fray for the May 7 polls. TDP has nominated Kesineni Srinivas alias Nani, a major transport operator in the...
  • LS polls: TDP surrendered to BJP for seats, says Jaganmohan Reddy May 5, 2014

    Kurnool: Maintaining that May 7 elections in Seemandhra is a battle between politics of credibility and honesty on one side and politics of conspiracy and opportunism on the other, YSRCP chief Jaganmohan Reddy on Monday appealed to people to reject the forces that have been doling out impossible...
  • We will turn Seemandhra into 'Swarna Andhra', says Chandrababu Naidu May 4, 2014

    Rajahmundry: TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday said that if voted to power, the TDP-BJP combine would develop the Seemandhra region and turn it into 'Swarna Andhra' (golden Andhra). Addressing public meetings at Samarlakota, Thondagi, Pithpuram in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, Naidu said, "Keeping the future of children...
  • Visakhapatnam: People split over Telangana, say it will affect polls May 1, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: Visakhapatnam, second only to Hyderabad in terms of industries and infrastructure, is likely to be the new capital of Seemandhra. It will go to polls on May 7. The YSR Congress has fielded Jagan Mohan Reddy's mother as the Lok Sabha candidate from here while the Telugu Desam Party has...
  • Who does a high turnout really benefit? April 30, 2014

    Voters in 89 seats across seven states and two Union Territories came out in large numbers to surpass the 2009 election figures even though the turnout was low in the lone seat of Jammu and Kashmir. West Bengal, Punjab, Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh, Daman & Diu, Dadar & Nagar...
  • High turnout in 7th phase, fate of 1,295 candidates sealed April 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Voters in 89 seats across seven states and two Union Territories came out in large numbers to surpass the 2009 election figures even though the turnout was low in the lone seat of Jammu and Kashmir. West Bengal, Punjab, Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh, Daman & Diu, Dadar...