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  • Google inks MoU with Andhra Pradesh for state's IT vision September 29, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: Google India on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Andhra Pradesh government to support AP Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu's vision of transforming the state of Andhra Pradesh to 'Digital AP'. Under the pact, Google India would work with the AP government to get women as well as...
  • Sreedharan named as principal adviser for Andhra Pradesh metro projects September 18, 2014

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh government on Thursday appointed E Sreedharan, former Managing Director of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, as principal adviser for the Metro Rail projects it has proposed to take up in Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada and Tirupati. The state government has already issued a preliminary notification for taking up the first phase...
  • Andhra Pradesh bypoll: Over 65 per cent voting in Medak & Nandigama September 13, 2014

    Hyderabad: Over 65 per cent polling was reported in the byeelections of the Medak Lok Sabha seat in Telangana and the Nandigama (SC) Assembly seat in Andhra Pradesh, as polling came to a close at 6 PM on Saturday. The exact polling percentage will be known only late in the night,...
  • Chandrababu Naidu wants to transform AP into a "digital state" September 5, 2014

    Guntur: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday said he wants the state to be a "digital AP". "Our Prime Minister Modi has an ambition to make the country a 'Digital India'. Now I am thinking to transform Andhra Pradesh into 'Digital AP' prior to other states," he said. To...
  • AP Assembly maiden session starts amidst uproar over 'killings' of YSR Congress workers August 18, 2014

    Hyderabad: The maiden session of Andhra Pradesh assembly started amidst uproar. The opposition YSR Congress alleged that the TDP has started political killings of its workers. Leader of the Opposition and party chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy alleged that 11 of its members were killed after the TDP government took charge....
  • Andhra Pradesh ministers slam Telangana CM over Reorganisation Act August 11, 2014

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh ministers on Monday criticised Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao for "opposing" AP Reorganisation Act, saying their government was ready to negotiate all "contentious issues" with his government and find an amicable resolution in the larger interests of Telugu people. "You were party to the AP Reorganisation Bill...
  • Those doing good work should be honoured: Akhilesh Yadav July 31, 2014

    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 reorganisation 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 MajliseIttehadul 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 AngoItalian 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 graftfree 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 corruptionfree 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 corruptionfree 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. Protem Speaker P Narayanaswamy Naidu today announced the election of Kodela amidst wide applause from House members. The protem Speaker then ushered the new Speaker...
  • Income Tax department asks exCBI 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 exCBI 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 exgratia 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 exgratia 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 fivemember 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 fiveday 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 postbifurcation residual state of Andhra Pradesh, called upon Andhra Pradesh Governor ESL Narasimhan at the Raj Bhavan on Monday evening, sources said. Chandrababu, along with newlyelected 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 postbifurcation 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 4, 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 Reorganisation Bill....
  • I was deeply saddened by SC verdict over Section 377: Justice AP Shah December 22, 2013

    Speaking to CNNIBN'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." ...