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  • Those doing good work should be honoured: Akhilesh Yadav 8 hours 37 minutes ago

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said people doing good work should be honoured and given an identity. "Those doing good work amongst us needed to be given an identity and honored," the Chief Minister said while releasing a book written by the MD of UP Power Corporation, AP Misra, at...
  • AP court recalls bailable warrant issued against MS Dhoni July 16, 2014

    Anantpur: A local court on Wednesday recalled a bailable warrant it had issued last month against Mahendra Singh Dhoni in connection with a complaint which accuses him of hurting the religious sentiments of the Hindus. Dhoni's lawyers, Pankaj Bhagla and M Vishnuvardhan Reddy on Wednesday filed a "vakalatnama" before the sessions...
  • Telangana declares bandh to protest amendment of AP reorganisation bill July 12, 2014

    Hyderabad: A state wide bandh was called by the Telangana Political Joint Action Committee and Left parties to protest the amendment of the AP re-organisation bill in the Lok Sabha on Friday. The Lok Sabha passed the bill which deals with the controversial Polavaram project and paves the way for transferring...
  • 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...
  • AgustaWestland deal: CBI to examine AP Governor Narasimhan July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: CBI will soon record the statement of former Director, Intelligence Bureau and Governor of Andhra Pradesh E S L Narasimhan as witness in connection with allegations of bribery in purchase of 12 VVIP helicopters from Ango-Italian firm AgustaWestland. CBI sources said Narasimhan, along with then NSA M K Narayanan...
  • Moin Qureshi hawala probe: CBDT refuses to share details with the CBI June 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is at loggerheads with the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) over the probe into the Moin Qureshi Hawala case. The CBDT has refused to share details regarding the probe with the CBI. The CBI had sought details after reports emerged that CBDT...
  • AP House adopts resolution towards creating a graft-free state June 24, 2014

    Hyderabad:The Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly today adopted a resolution requesting the Centre to take all possible measures to create a corruption-free India and eradicate the menace of black money. The state government, in the resolution adopted unanimously by the Assembly, promised to take all necessary measures to create a corruption-free AP...
  • Andhra Pradesh: 8 Congress MLCs join TDP June 21, 2014

    Hyderabad: In a significant political development that will improve the Telugu Desam's strength in the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council, eight Congress MLCs crossed over to the ruling party on Saturday. The Members of Legislative Council (MLCs) met Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu here this evening and joined TDP. "The...
  • Veteran legislator Kodela elected Speaker of AP Assembly June 20, 2014

    Hyderabad: Veteran legislator Kodela Sivaprasada Rao has been unanimously elected as the first Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Andhra Pradesh post bifurcation of the state. Pro-tem Speaker P Narayanaswamy Naidu today announced the election of Kodela amidst wide applause from House members. The pro-tem Speaker then ushered the new Speaker...
  • Income Tax department asks ex-CBI chief AP Singh to provide bank, property details June 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The Income Tax department on Thursday summoned former CBI Director AP Singh and his wife Shabnam Singh. The ex-CBI chief has been asked to provide details of his properties, bank accounts, lockers and credit cards. The investigation on Singh is in connection with the suspected case of tax...
  • AP CM announces ex-gratia payments to heat wave victims June 15, 2014

    Hyderabad: With the heat wave claiming as many as 169 lives in Andhra Pardesh, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has decided to grant Rs 1 lakh ex-gratia to family members of victims, it was officially announced on Sunday. AP Deputy Chief Minister K E Krishnamurthy, who held a review meeting...
  • Panel on new AP capital submits preliminary report to Naidu June 14, 2014

    Hyderabad: The expert committee formed by the Centre to study various alternatives regarding the new capital for Andhra Pradesh submitted its preliminary report to Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday. The five-member panel, headed by former Urban Development Secretary K C Sivaramakrishnan, had toured Visakhapatnam, Rajahmundry, Vijayawada and Guntur as...
  • 2013 firing on cops: Three terror suspects produced in AP court May 31, 2014

    Hyderabad: Three terror suspects, who were arrested in connection with the 2013 firing case on cops, on Saturday produced before a local court at Puttur in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. Panna Ismail, Bilal Malik and Fakruddin alias 'Police' Fakruddin, were brought to Puttur on a transit warrant from Vellore jail...
  • AP bifurcation: Government makes provisional allocation of buildings May 30, 2014

    Hyderabad: With just two days remaining for separate Telangana and (new) Andhra Pradesh to come into existence, the AP government on Friday made provisional allocation of several buildings which would house the Legislative Assembly, Legislative Council, Secretariat to the two successor states. According to a Government Order (GO) issued by the...
  • Tamil Nadu Congress factions team up against P Chidambaram May 30, 2014

    Chennai: A day after supporters of P Chidambaram demanded resignation of Tamil Nadu Congress Committee president BS Gnanadesikan, several senior party functionaries on Friday came unitedly against the former Union Minister and alleged he "failed to rein in price rise" which was a key reason for the party's debacle at...
  • AP court rejects bail plea of Amway India CEO William Pinckney May 28, 2014

    Hyderabad: A local court in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh today rejected the bail petition moved by Amway India CEO William Scott Pinckney, arrested in connection with a criminal case filed against the direct selling company. The court while rejecting the bail plea, allowed police to take him into five-day custody...
  • Telugu Desam Party president Chandrababu Naidu meets AP Governor May 19, 2014

    Hyderabad: Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president N Chandrababu Naidu, who is set to become the first Chief Minister of the new post-bifurcation residual state of Andhra Pradesh, called upon Andhra Pradesh Governor ESL Narasimhan at the Raj Bhavan on Monday evening, sources said. Chandrababu, along with newly-elected TDP MLAs from Andhra...
  • Panel on new AP state capital to submit report by August 31 May 11, 2014

    Vijayawada: The Sivarama Krishnan Committee constituted by the Union Home Ministry to study various options to set up the residual state of Andhra Pradesh's new post-bifurcation state capital, would not propose any particular place, one of its members said on Sunday. Panel member and director of the National Institute of Public...
  • Centre recommends dissolution of AP Assembly, extension of President's rule April 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Central Government on Friday recommended dissolution of Andhra Pradesh assembly and extension of the President's rule there beyond April 30, circumventing the need for convening a special session of Parliament to ratify central rule in the state. The Union Cabinet at its meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh,...
  • No door-to-door campaigning after 10 pm: EC informs HC April 8, 2014

    The Election Commission on Tuesday informed the Madras High Court that it has already issued orders that there should be no door-door campaign after 10 PM. The EC submitted its reply on a petition filed by AP Suryaprakasam, an advocate. The bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Satish K Agnihotri and Justice M...
  • Ministers to President: Don't extend time to debate Telangana Bill January 29, 2014

    Hyderabad: Ministers and legislators from Telangana, cutting across party lines, on Wednesday stepped up their efforts to block Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy's move to seek more time to discuss the Statehood Bill and urged President not to allow "distortion" of Constitution. They jointly dashed off a letter to President...
  • Andhra Pradesh: Police arrests 23 gamblers to curb cockfight betting January 13, 2014

    Machilipatnam: In an effort to curb betting on cockfights, the Andhra Pradesh Police on Monday arrested 23 people and recovered Rs 4.30 lakh from them, a senior police official said. The Krishna district police also formed special team to detect cockfights on which gambling bets worth lakhs of rupees are placed,...
  • Uproar in Andhra Pradesh Assembly for second continous day over bifurcation January 6, 2014

    Hyderabad: Stalemate continued for the second continous day today in Andhra Pradesh Assembly where legislators from Telangana joined their Seemandhra colleagues in stalling proceedings of the House over the state bifurcation issue. MLAs supporting united Andhra Pradesh created ruckus in the House which met to discuss the AP Re-organisation Bill....
  • I was deeply saddened by SC verdict over Section 377: Justice AP Shah December 22, 2013

    Speaking to CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, Justice AP Shah described the Supreme Court judgment on Section 377 of the IPC as disappointing and said "my first feeling was deep sadness about the LGBT community." ...
  • SC judgement on Section 377 disappointing, says Justice AP Shah December 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Former Delhi High Court judge and Law Commission Chairman AP Shah described the Supreme Court judgment on Section 377 of the IPC as disappointing. He was speaking to CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, Justice Shah said given the subject matter, he thought that their views would prevail. Here...
  • Telangana Bill tabled in Andhra Pradesh assembly, MLAs clash January 6, 2014

    Hyderabad: Amidst uproar in the house, the draft Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill-2013 was tabled in the Andhra Pradesh Assembly on Monday. Soon after the Bill was tabled, the Telangana and Seemandhara Legislators got engaged in a heated clash inside the assembly. Security has been beefed up in view of the...
  • AP Bhawan asks Naidu to vacate its premises October 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief Chandrababu Naidu, who is on an indefinite hunger strike against the creation of Telangana, has been asked to vacate the Andhra Bhawan in New Delhi. Naidu was served a notice on Tuesday morning and asked to immediately leave the bhawan. But Naidu is defiant...
  • Telangana statehood: 8 ministers skip Cabinet meet September 20, 2013

    Eight ministers, including six from Andhra-Rayalaseema and two from Telangana, on Friday skipped the Andhra Pradesh Cabinet meeting, held after a gap of two months amid tension prevailing over the proposed bifurcation of the state. Ganta Srinivasa Rao, C Ramachandraiah, Galla Aruna Kumari, Erasu Pratap Reddy, Md Ahmedullah, T G Venkatesh...
  • Mecca Masjid blasts: HC recalls order on relief to men wrongly accused September 19, 2013

    Hyderabad: In a significant development, the Andhra Pradesh High Court has recalled its Monday order staying monetary to relief Muslim youth wrongly accused in the Mecca Masjid blasts case in May 2007. The AP HC on Thursday recalled its order and made the victims/beneficiaries as respondents in the case (which...
  • Dec 16 ganagrape case: Bar Council serves notice to defence September 17, 2013

    New Delhi: The Delhi Bar Council Tuesday sought a response from A P Singh, the counsel for convicts in the December 16 gangrape case, for his remarks that he would have burnt alive his daughter had she been having premarital sex and moving around at night with her boyfriend. In a...