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  • Top Maoist leader, 5 others arrested in Kerala Yesterday

    Thiruvananthapuram: In a major breakthrough, five suspected Maoists including Kerala's most wanted Roopesh have been arrested in Coimbatore by the Andhra Pradesh Police on Friday. Kerala Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala said that the arrest of Roopesh and the others were made by Andhra Pradesh Police following a joint operation undertaken by...
  • Andhra Pradesh under huge financial crisis, CM Naidu spends crores on himself Yesterday

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu has come under fire for spending crores of rupees from state exchequer on himself even as the state is facing a major financial crisis. According to documents, over Rs 40 crore was spent on the Lake View state guest house on the Raj...
  • Andhra Pradesh: 21 cows die of food poisoning at 'gowshala' in Vijayawada 2 days ago

    Hyderabad: As many as 21 cows have died of food poisoning since April 27 at a 'gowshala' in Andhra Pradesh's Vijayawada city, police said. Nineteen cows had died till Sunday while two cows died on Monday. More than 200 cows fell ill on April 27 at the gowshala run by Gow Samrakshana...
  • Chennai: Petrol bomb hurled at Andhra Bank, no casualties 5 days ago

    Chennai: Unidentified motorcycle-borne men hurled a petrol bomb at an Andhra Bank branch in the early hours of Friday, police said. No one was injured in the incident. The men threw the petrol bomb and fled from the scene, police said. The incident is suspected to be linked with the gunning down...
  • Andhra Pradesh opens control rooms for Telugus stranded in Nepal April 26, 2015

    Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh government on Saturday opened control rooms to provide information about Telugu people stranded in quake-hit Nepal. The control rooms have been opened in Andhra Pradesh Bhavan in New Delhi and Andhra Pradesh secretariat. The round-the-clock helpline number in Delhi is 011-23782388 while the control room number in Hyderabad...
  • Andhra Pradesh government forms eight-member SIT to probe Chittoor firing April 24, 2015

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh government has constituted an eight-member Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe case pertaining to the killing of 20 people in Seshachalam forest area of Chittoor district. "The SIT, led by Ravishankar Ayyanar who till recently headed National Investigation Agency (NIA), Hyderabad branch, will conduct a thorough investigation into...
  • Mountaineer Malli Mastan Babu's body to reach his native place on April 24 evening April 23, 2015

    Hyderabad: The body of Indian mountaineer Malli Mastan Babu, who was found dead during an expedition in the mountains of Argentina last month, will reach his native place in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh on Friday evening, it was officially announced in Hyderabad on Thursday. The body will arrive in Delhi...
  • Andhra Pradesh: NHRC to send team to probe woodcutters killing April 23, 2015

    Hyderabad: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Thursday decided to send its team for an on-the-spot investigation into the killing of 20 woodcutters by police in Andhra Pradesh. The commission took the decision after hearing the submissions made by the civil society and the state government during a hearing on...
  • NHRC to take up hearing in Chittoor firing, Telangana encounter today April 23, 2015

    Hyderabad: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) would take up hearing on Thursday in the killing of 20 people in police firing in Seshachalam forest of Andhra Pradesh's Chittoor district and also the killing of alleged terror suspects in Telangana. The two incidents are listed to be taken up for hearing...
  • Minor boy accused of theft chained inside a police station in Andhra April 21, 2015

    In a shocking incident of violation of human rights in the Prakasam District of Andhra Pradesh, images have surfaced of a minor boy being chained inside a police station. The boy is accused of theft. ...
  • FIR against STF personnel for murder, abduction in Chittoor encounter: Police tells Andhra HC April 15, 2015

    Hyderabad: An FIR has been registered for murder and abduction against Special Task Force policemen for killing 20 alleged red sander smugglers on April 7 in Chhittoor district, police told the Andhra Pradesh High Court on Wednesday. The FIR was registered after a complaint was filed by one of the killer...
  • Andhra Police arrests 63 Tamil smugglers allegedly part of the 20-member group killed in Chittoor April 13, 2015

    Nellore: Even as protests are growing over the killing of 20 alleged smugglers in Chittoor last week, Andhra Pradesh Police has arrested 63 Tamil smugglers allegedly belonging to the same group. The 63 woodcutters are natives of neighboring Tamil Nadu and were arrested in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh while smuggling...
  • Andhra Bank put out poster saying its employees are Tamils April 11, 2015

    Tirunelveli: In the wake of protests in Tamil Nadu against gunning down of 20 woodcutters by Andhra Pradesh police, officials of Andhra Bank branch found a way out to prevent angry outfits targeting their bank by pasting a poster saying all its employees are Tamils. They put out a poster which...
  • TN: With limited employment opportunities, Javadhu Hills tribals easy pick for sandalwood smugglers April 11, 2015

    Javadhu Hills (Tamil Nadu): With limited opportunities for work, tribals from Javadhu Hills in Tamil Nadu are forced to go to neighbouring states to make ends meet. But over the years the place has seen a number of its men either ending up in jails in Andhra Pradesh or killed...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob April 10, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • Andhra Pradesh police faces tough questions from HC on killing of 20 wood cutters April 10, 2015

    Hyderabad/Chennai: As doubts cropped up over the gunning down of 20 woodcutters from Tamil Nadu, the Andhra Pradesh Police on Friday faced tough questions from the Hyderabad High Court as to why a case of murder was not filed in the killings. In a related development, the Madras High Court refused...
  • News 360: Virat Kohli breaks his silence on criticism of his girlfriend Anushka Sharma April 10, 2015

    Two weeks after India lost their World Cup crown in a semi-final defeat against Australia, Virat Kohli - who scored just one run in that match - has come out with an emotional outburst, saying "I am hurt". ...
  • Andhra HC not satisfied with DGP's reply on Chittoor encounter, asks him to reappear before it April 10, 2015

    Amravathi: Andhra Pradesh High Court on Friday said that it was not satisfied with the reply given by the state Director General of Police on the encounter in Chittoor district on April 7 in which alleged 20 red sandalwood smugglers were killed inside the forests near Tirupati in Chittoor district. The...
  • Families of Andhra Pradesh encounter victims refuse to cremate bodies, demand probe April 10, 2015

    Tiruvannamalai (Tamil Nadu): Families of the alleged red sander smugglers who were gunned down by Andhra Pradesh Police in an encounter in Chittoor on April 7 are refusing to cremate the bodies. Rejecting the police's theory that the men were smugglers, the families say that they were killed in cold...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob April 9, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Centre freezes Greenpeace India's all 7 bank accounts April 9, 2015

    The Ministry of Home Affairs on Thursday froze all 7 bank accounts of Greenpeace India with immediate effect. Greenpeace India's accounts were frozen after serious allegations of its involvement in encouraging "anti-development" campaigns across the country. ...
  • Hold 'proper probe' into killings, says Jayalalithaa April 9, 2015

    Chennai: Breaking her silence on the gunning down of 20 woodcutters from Tamil Nadu, AIADMK leader J Jayalalithaa on Thursday urged the Andhra Pradesh government to conduct a "proper probe" into the mass killings. Jayalalithaa said in a statement that pictures published by newspapers and the views expressed by activists gave...
  • Chittoor encounter: Families refuse to cremate bodies, seeks independent probe April 9, 2015

    Thiruvanamalai: There is no end to protests over the mysterious encounter and killing of 20 red sandalwood smugglers by Andhra Pradesh Police in Chittoor district of the state. Families of the two of the deceased placed their on the road in Tamil Nadu's Thiruvanamalai district demanding a credible independent probe...
  • AP civil liberties panel claims a survivor says Chittoor encounter was staged April 9, 2015

    Hyderabad/ Chennai: In a new twist in the Chittoor encounter, in which 20 alleged smugglers were killed, the Andhra Pradesh Civil Liberties Committee (APCLC) claims that a survivor of the encounter has surfaced in Thiruvanamalai district of Tamil Nadu. The man was reportedly on the same bus as the other...
  • Hyderabad court's verdict in Satyam scam today to decide fate of Ramalinga Raju, 9 others April 9, 2015

    Hyderabad: More than six years after one of the biggest corporate scandals involving an Indian company erupted, a special court in Hyderabad will pronounce its verdict in the multi-crore accounting fraud in erstwhile Satyam Computer Services Ltd (SCSL). The case which rocked India Inc and led to a massive upheaval...
  • Was Andhra Pradesh shooting cold-blooded murder? April 8, 2015

    Speaking to CNN-IBN, advisor to the Andhra Pradesh government Parakala Prabhakar said that 200 smugglers armed with sickles and axes surrounded policemen. Andhra Police on Wednesday shot dead 20 people, mainly from Tamil Nadu, in an Andhra Pradesh forest for allegedly smuggling precious red sanders wood, igniting charges of mass...
  • Political war between Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh over killing of 20 alleged red sander smugglers April 8, 2015

    Massive uproar by human rights activists and politicians continue in Chennai and Chittoor over the killing of 20 alleged red sander smugglers by the Andhra Pradesh police. The encounter has snowballed into a political war between Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. The Tamil Nadu government announced a compensation of Rs...
  • Why Tamil Nadu government's decision to announce compensation to alleged 'smugglers' is wrong April 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Tamil passions are running high after 20 suspected red sandalwood smugglers were gunned down by neighbouring Andhra Pradesh police near Tirupati on Tuesday morning. According to Tamil Nadu government, 12 of the total 20 killed are from Tamil Nadu. A few hours after the alleged 'encounter' took place,...
  • Chittoor encounter fallout: Bus services to Tamil Nadu affected April 8, 2015

    Hyderabad: Andhra-Tamil Nadu buses have taken a hit following protests in Tamil Nadu over gunning down of 20 people in a police operation against Red Sanders smugglers in Chittoor. "Since last night our buses are not operating to Chennai and other places of Tamil Nadu. Similarly, APSRTC buses plying from Chennai...
  • Andhra CM briefs Home Minister after police kills 20 smugglers; fresh protests in Chittoor, Chennai April 8, 2015

    Chennai: With growing pressure and allegations of human rights violations, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu has called up Home Minister Rajnath Singh to brief him on the on killing of sandalwood smugglers in Chittoor. Sources said the Ministry of Home Affairs has sought a detailed report. Protests are underway...