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  • FIR against STF personnel for murder, abduction in Chittoor encounter: Police tells Andhra HC 3 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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 1 week ago

    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

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  • 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...
  • Anger in Tamil Nadu after killing of 20 wood smugglers in Andhra Pradesh April 8, 2015

    Hyderabad/Chennai: Police shot dead 20 people, mainly from Tamil Nadu, in an Andhra Pradesh forest for allegedly smuggling precious red sanders wood, igniting charges of mass murder in Tamil Nadu. The government and political parties in Tamil Nadu reacted angrily as it emerged that 12 of the dead were from Tiruvannamalai...
  • 12 Tamils out of 20 smugglers killed in encounter with Andhra Police, parties demand probe April 7, 2015

    Chennai: A political battle has ensued after a successful operation by the Andhra Pradesh Police in which 20 red sander smugglers were killed in an encounter inside the forests near Tirupati in Chittoor district of the state. Tamil parties have condemned the Andhra Pradesh Police move after it was revealed that...
  • Andhra Pradesh Police kills 20 red sandalwood smugglers in forests of Chittoor April 7, 2015

    Chittoor: In a major operation the Andhra Pradesh Police on Tuesday claimed to have killed 20 red sandalwood smugglers in an encounter inside the forests near Tirupati in Chittoor district of the state. Police officials said that a joint operation against the smugglers was launched with the help of forest officials...
  • Krishnapatnam Port: Re-defining India's maritime landscape - Part II April 5, 2015

    Located in the Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh, Krishnapatnam Port is one of the largest and fastest growing seaports in India. Krishnapatnam Port has emerged as a world-class port with outstanding services and facilities. It is fast becoming a port of choice for all international cargo originating from and destined...
  • Krishnapatnam Port: Re-defining India's maritime landscape - Part I April 5, 2015

    Located in the Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh, Krishnapatnam Port is one of the largest and fastest growing seaports in India. Krishnapatnam Port has emerged as a world-class port with outstanding services and facilities. It is fast becoming a port of choice for all international cargo originating from and destined...
  • Andhra Pradesh seeks Centre's help for construction of new capital April 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday called on Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley over financial issues relating the state including new state capital and Polavaram multipurpose irrigation project. According to state representative K Ramamohan Rao, the Chief Minister sought support from Jaitley for construction of the...
  • Ace mountaineer Malli Mastan Babu found dead in Andes mountains April 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Ace mountaineer Malli Mastan Babu who went missing in the Andes mountains on March 24 during a climbing mission has been found dead. A Facebook page 'Rescue Malli Mastan Babu' launched by his supporters and well wishers had this single post on Saturday : "Mountains retained its favourite child.....
  • Amaravati: Once the capital of an empire, now the capital of a truncated state April 3, 2015

    Amaravati, a temple town on the banks of the river Krishna, is to be the new capital city of a truncated Andhra Pradesh. The town was a capital once before in the long, long past. Over 2300 years ago, Brahmin vassals of the Andhra-Telangana region of the then declining Mauryan...
  • Andhra Pradesh government approves Amaravathi as new capital April 1, 2015

    Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh Government on Wednesday decided to name the new capital of the state which is coming up in Vijayawada-Guntur region as 'Amaravathi', after the ancient seat of power of the Satavahanas. The resolution to this effect was passed by the state cabinet which met under chief minister N...
  • Andhra Pradesh CM to lay foundation stone for Pattiseema project on Monday March 29, 2015

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu will lay the foundation stone for Pattiseema lift irrigation project on Monday. "The project will solve water woes of the parched Rayalaseema region bringing respite for farmers. Over 3,000 tmc ft of flood water draining into the sea from Godavari will be...