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  • No door-to-door campaigning after 10 pm: EC informs HC 08-04-2014 09:49 PM

    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...
  • Ministers to President: Don't extend time to debate Telangana Bill 29-01-2014 08:34 PM

    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...
  • Andhra Pradesh: Police arrests 23 gamblers to curb cockfight betting 13-01-2014 06:07 PM

    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...
  • Uproar in Andhra Pradesh Assembly for second continous day over bifurcation 04-01-2014 01:31 PM

    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 22-12-2013 05:55 PM

    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 22-12-2013 02:08 PM

    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....
  • Telangana Bill tabled in Andhra Pradesh assembly, MLAs clash 16-12-2013 11:01 AM

    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 08-10-2013 11:30 AM

    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...
  • Telangana statehood: 8 ministers skip Cabinet meet 20-09-2013 02:56 PM

    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...
  • Mecca Masjid blasts: HC recalls order on relief to men wrongly accused 19-09-2013 12:02 PM

    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 17-09-2013 08:30 PM

    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...
  • Delhi gangrape: Defence lawyer stokes controversy 14-09-2013 07:23 PM

    New Delhi: One of the defence lawyers in the December 16 gangrape case has courted trouble with his remarks that he would have burnt alive his daughter had she been having premarital sex and moving around at night with her boyfriend. The Delhi Bar Council has taken a serious view...
  • Delhi gangrape defence lawyer says Shinde behind verdict, faces action 14-09-2013 03:55 PM

    New Delhi: A day after a Delhi fast track court sentenced the convicts in the December 2012 Delhi gangrape and murder to death, the defence lawyer is in for trouble for his statement that the sentencing has done under political pressure. AP Singh is representing two of the accused in...
  • 48-hour bandh call in Krishna district against Telangana 11-09-2013 11:26 AM

    The state transport buses were off road and several business establishments shut in Krishna district on Wednesday in response to a 48-hour bandh call given by APNGOs against proposed bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh. The Andhra Pradesh Non Gazetted Officers Association (APNGOs) gave a 48-hour bandh call from Tuesday midnight and...
  • Rallies, fasts, prayers continue in Seemandhra to protest against Telangana 30-08-2013 09:33 AM

    As the Congress leadership'sannouncement to grant statehood to Telangana completes onemonth, Coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema regions remained in turmoil over the proposed division. Protests continued unabated on Thursday in Seemandhra (CoastalAndhra plus Rayalaseema) against the proposed division ofAndhra Pradesh. United Andhra supporters organised protest rallies,fasts, bike rallies, community kitchens and...
  • Jagan's fast in jail against Telangana enters fifth day 29-08-2013 02:37 PM

    The indefinite fast by YSR Congress party chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy in a jail in Hyderabad to oppose Andhra Pradesh's bifurcation entered the fifth day on Thursday. Chanchalguda Central Jail officials said he was refusing to take food. Doctors said his glucose level had come down. However but blood pressure...
  • Jagan refuses to break indefinite fast, unmoved over demand against AP bifurcation 26-08-2013 09:45 AM

    Jailed YSR Congress president YS Jaganmohan Reddy on Monday refused to take food during lunch and dinner which was served to him at the Chanchalguda Central Prison following his announcement to launch an indefinite fast to protest the move to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh. However, jail authorities said that they did...
  • TDP MLA begins indefinite fast in Kadapa against Andhra bifurcation 23-08-2013 02:36 PM

    Two TDP leaders, including an MLA from Proddatur Assembly constituency, in Kadapa launched an indefinite fast on Friday opposing the proposed bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh. Telugu Desam Party district president and MLA Linga Reddy began his stir at the District Collectorate along with Balakrishna Yadav, the TDP in-charge of Mydupur...
  • Pro-united Andhra employees continue to protest unabated against AP bifurcation 22-08-2013 03:29 PM

    The coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema regions continued to simmer over the proposed division of Andhra Pradesh as supporters of united Andhra Pradesh organised massive protests across the two regions. On the 23rd day after the Congress announced its decision in favour of separate Telangana, the agitators organised a huge congregation...
  • Protests over division of AP compel students to migrate to other states 21-08-2013 11:02 AM

    Prolonged agitations in Andhra Pradesh since 2009 for and against the division of the state have hit the student community hard with many of them migrating to other states for pursuing professional courses. Frequent bandhs, rallies, road blockades and strikes have been a regular phenomenon ever since the issue of...
  • Seemandhra teachers to go on strike to oppose AP bifurcation 21-08-2013 09:10 AM

    The pro-united Andhra teachers' unions and employees in the Secretariat here would go on indefinite strike against the proposed division of Andhra Pradesh. The pro-united AP teachers in Rayalaseema and Coastal Andhra would begin their strike from midnight on Wednesday, their leaders said. The Seemandhra employees of the Secretariat, who...
  • AP: 88 per cent voting in second phase of panchayat elections 27-07-2013 10:30 PM

    Hyderabad: The ruling Congress recovered a bit in the second phase of elections to gram panchayats in Andhra Pradesh by securing a lead in 10 districts while main opposition Telugu Desam continued its good run emerging on top in nine districts as per the trends available this evening. Trouble, however,...
  • AP Twitter account hacked, NY markets plunge 23-04-2013 11:46 PM

    London: Hackers compromised Twitter accounts of The Associated Press on Tuesday, sending out an erroneous tweet about an attack at the White House. The tweet said that there had been two explosions at the White House and President Barack Obama was injured. The attack on AP's Twitter account and AP...
  • Oppn furore over NHRC post for ex-CBI chief 14-12-2012 01:00 PM

    New Delhi: The UPA government may find itself in yet another controversy, this time over its decision to appoint ex-CBI director AP Singh as a member of the National Human Rights Commission. CNN-IBN has learnt that the BJP is likely to oppose the move to appoint Singh in another capacity...
  • AP battles power shortage, govt levies surcharge 14-12-2012 07:40 AM

    Hyderabad: It is a nightmare for Andhra Pradesh residents who are puzzled why they are being charged double this month for the same amount of power consumption as the last. The consumers are upset after the state government's decision to levy a fuel surcharge on electricity which is pushing up...
  • Outgoing CBI director favours collegium 27-11-2012 02:34 PM

    New Delhi: Amidst the raging controversy over the appointment of the new CBI director Ranjit Sinha, the outgoing chief of the investigative agency AP Singh has gone on record to state that it was actually the CBI itself that had first mooted the idea of a collegium to appoint the...
  • Bihar cadre IPS officer Ranjit Sinha made CBI chief 22-11-2012 04:18 PM

    New Delhi: Bihar cadre Indian Police Service Officer Ranjit Sinha has been appointed as the new Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Sinha, who joined the IPS in 1974, was the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) chief. Sinha will take over from AP Singh, who belonged to the IPS...
  • Cyclone Nilam: 44 people killed in AP, says CM 11-11-2012 08:48 AM

    Hyderabad: Forty-four people were killed and a massive damage was caused to crops in Andhra Pradesh due to cyclone 'Nilam', Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy said on Saturday. Reddy, who interacted with district collectors of all the affected districts via video conferencing at the state secretariat, said orders have...
  • 'Jan Lokpal envisaged by Kejriwal too draconian' 04-11-2012 12:12 AM

    New Delhi: Former Chief Justice of Delhi High Court AP Shah, who was named by Arvind Kejriwal as an internal Lokpal of India Against Corruption (IAC), on Saturday termed the Jan Lokpal Bill drafted by erstwhile Team Anna as "too draconian". Addressing a conference of state Lokayuktas in New Delhi,...