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Members allege non-fulfillment of promises to Andhra Pradesh, Telangana

 Rajya Sabha on Tuesday witnessed uproar for the second straight day with members from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, supported by various opposition parties, accusing the government of not fulfilling promises despite the assurances by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Eight bookies arrested in Andhra Pradesh

Eight bookies were arrested from a house near Kalaniketan showroom here in connection with a betting racket, police said on Monday.

'No decision yet on special status to Andhra'

The NDA central government has not yet taken a decision on granting special category status to Andhra Pradesh and the issue was under consideration, said union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu.

Enough funds given to Andhra Pradesh: Venkaiah Naidu

Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday disagreed with Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu`s view that Union Budget 2015-16 failed to fulfill the promises made to the state at the time of its bifurcation.

Chandrababu to meet Modi over ''injustice'' to Andhra

Reacting to the "raw deal" meted out to Andhra Pradesh in the union budget, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu Saturday said he would meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to seek justice for his state reeling under the impact of bifurcation.

Implement AP Reorg Act, speed up development of state: Congress

A Congress member on Friday urged the government to implement the provisions of Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act and sought special category status to the state to speed up its development.

Andhra Pradesh: Student attacked after argument over Facebook post; 3 held

A 17-year-old student here was injured after his friends allegedly attacked him with a knife following an argument over a post on a social networking site, police said on Friday.

Andhra Pradesh disappointed over railway budget

 Andhra Pradesh on Thursday expressed its disappointment over the railway budget, saying no new project was sanctioned for the state.

US team to carry out safety mechanism at Hyderbad airport

 Government has given its go-ahead to the visit of a team from the US Department of Transportation (DOT) to carry out safety mechanism at the GMR-run Hyderabad Airport, sources said.

Power company engineer caught taking Rs 50,000 bribe

 An officer of a state-run power utility has been trapped by Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) in West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 50,000.

Mild quake in Guntur, Prakasam district

Mild tremors were felt in Prakasam district and parts of Guntur district in Andhra Pradesh this morning.

17 girls hospitalised for suspected food poisoning

At least 17 girls lodged at a government-run SC/ST hostel here in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh have been hospitalised for suspected food poisoning after eating contaminated food, police said on Wednesday.

Red sander smuggler Gangi Reddy sent in judicial remand

International smuggler of red sandalwood Kollam Gangi Reddy, who was arrested in Mauritius, has been sent in judicial remand by a Port Louis court, Andhra Pradesh DGP JV Ramudu said here on Tuesday.

Implement provisions of AP Reorganisation Act: Congress MPs to Govt

More than 35 Congress MPs on Monday staged a demonstration in front of the Mahatma Gandhi statue on Parliament premises demanding that the provisions of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act be implemented immediately.

Man commits suicide after poisoning daughters in Hyderabad

A 35-year-old man allegedly committed suicide after killing his two daughters in Telangana's Mahabubnagar district, police said on Sunday.

Four kg gold, hidden in plane's toilet seized at Vizag

 The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) on Saturday said it had seized about 4 kg of gold worth about Rs 1.2 crore from an aircraft after it landed at the Visakhapatnam airport.

9 trainee IPS officers test positive for swine flu in Hyderabad

 Nine trainee IPS officers at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy here have tested positive for swine flu.

Sonia Gandhi urges PM Modi to grant special status to AP

Congress President Sonia Gandhi has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking him to to ensure that Special Status is granted to the State of Andhra Pradesh.

Andhra Pradesh govt mulls setting up aerospace, aviation hubs in state

In a bid to attract investments into the aerospace, defence and aviation sectors, the Andhra Pradesh Government on Thursday said it is mulling to set up related industrial hubs in the state.

No 'settlers', all living in Hyderabad are Hyderabadis: Rao

Reaching out to Seemandhra natives living in Hyderabad, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Thursday said those who settled in Hyderabad cannot be called "settlers" and vowed to work for the welfare of all citizens.

Opposition parties hit out at BJP, TDP on promises made to AP

Special category status and other promises made to Andhra Pradesh during bifurcation last year have become a hot political issue after opposition parties including the Congress began hitting out at the ruling BJP and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) alliance.

Couple attacked by youngsters in AP

Three unidentified youth here attacked a couple while they were returning home, hurling beer bottles at them, police said Thursday.

Chandrababu Naidu to launch flagship programme to make AP 'drought-free'

 Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu will launch his government's major programme 'Neeru-Chettu' (water-tree) on Thursday, which is aimed at making the state "drought-free".

Sri Lankan president offers prayers at Tirumala

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and his wife Jayanthi Pushpa Kumari offered prayers to Lord Venkateswara at Tirumala here Wednesday.

AP, Telangana will need 10,000 healthcare professional by 2020

Andhra Pradesh and Telangana will need over 10,000 hospital management professionals in the coming five years, according to health care management and research institute IIHMR Bangalore.

Sri Lankan President offers worship to Lord Venkateswara

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena offered prayers at the famous hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara at nearby Tirumala early Wednesday.

Devotees take holy dip in Godavari on 'Mahashivratri'

Over two lakh devotees took holy dip in river Godavari in East and West Godavari districts in Andhra Pradesh on festival 'Maha Shivratri' on Tuesday.

TDP retains Tirupati Assembly seat

 The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) has retained the Tirupati assembly seat in Andhra Pradesh.

Amendments to AP Reorganisation Act likely in Budget session

 Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday indicated that the Centre may take up the issue of introducing amendments to the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act 2014 during the forthcoming budget session of Parliament.

CMs of Andhra and Telangana meet; water row ends in thaw
CMs of Andhra and Telangana meet; water row ends in thaw

Andhra Pradesh chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and his Telangana countrepart K Chandrasekhar Rao will meet on Saturday to discuss sharing of Nagarjuna Sagar dam water.