Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh doesn't need to change formation day: YSRCP

 Protesting the TDP government's decision to change Andhra Pradesh's formation day to June 2, YSR Congress Party today said it would continue to observe November 1 as the formation day "to honour the sentiments of Telugu people".

Four arrested for election-time liquor distribution in AP

 The crime investigation department (CID) of Andhra Pradesh Police today said it had arrested four persons including a sub-inspector of Prohibition and Excise Department in connection with smuggling of liquor ahead of this year's general elections in Nellore district.

Techie arrested for creating fake Facebook profile, harassing woman

Cyberabad police on Friday arrested a database programmer with an IT firm at Gachibowli here for allegedly harassing a woman by creating her fake Facebook profile.

YSRCP to observe November 1 as Andhra Pradesh formation day

Protesting against the ruling Telugu Desam Party's decision to change the date of Andhra Pradesh State Formation Day to June 2, YSR Congress Party on Friday said the party would observe November 1 as formation day to "honour sentiments of the Telugu people".

Rajnath Singh flags off unity rally in Hyderabad

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday flagged off 'Run for Unity' here to mark the birth anniversary of India's first home minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

Chandrababu Naidu launches cashless treatment scheme for govt employees

 Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu today launched a scheme for government employees under which health cards will be issued to them for cashless treatment at hospitals, covering 22 lakh employees and their families.

One held for anti-Venkateswara video

 A man was arrested today for alleged involvement in posting a video footage with derogatory remarks about Lord Venkateswara of the famous hill shrine near here, police said.

CBI contests claims of helping corruption case accused

Refuting claims that an accused was favoured by its top brass, CBI on Thursday said no attempt had been made by its functionaries to provide any "help" to any of the accused in the alleged corruption case involving Emaar and Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation.

From now on, Andhra Pradesh to celebrate Formation Day on June 2

Andhra Pradesh will henceforth celebrate its Formation Day on June 2, in the aftermath of the state's bifurcation.

MLA's son arrested after student's death in car racing in AP

Chilakaluripet police have arrested Bonda Siddhardha, son of Bonda Umamaheswara Rao, MLA from Vijayawada central, in connection with an accident which took place during a car racing.

Left parties to meet in Delhi; CPI sings unity mantra

Communist Party of India (CPI) on Thursday said that six Left parties, including CPI(M), would meet in the national capital on November 1 to evolve a joint action plan and stressed the need for unity among the communist outfits.

Board fails to resolve deadlock on Krishna water utilisation

The Krishna River Management Board that met for the second day here on Thursday could not come up with any decision on utilisation of water in river Krishna even as the two warring states - Andhra Pradesh and Telangana - remained adamant on their respective stands.

YSRCP activist held for Facebook post on cyclone Hudhud

A YSR Congress activist was on Wednesday arrested for allegedly posting "irresponsible" comments on a social networking site on cyclone Hudhud which hit the North Andhra Pradesh coast earlier this month.

Hyderabad police detains techie for trying to join ISIS

A 30-year-old former Google employee, who was allegedly plotting to join the Islamic State (ISIS) ranks in Iraq, has been detained by Hyderabad Police.

AP initiates economic empowerment of women through sand mining

The Andhra Pradesh government has launched an initiative of entrusting sand mining to women self-help groups, which is essentially expected to curb the thriving sand mafia.

Three Hyderabad youth sentenced for attacking Gujarat Police team

A city court Tuesday convicted three people and sentenced them to two years' imprisonment while acquitting two others in a 10-year-old case relating to attack on a Gujarat Police team here.

US to give 100,000 dollars to Hudhud-hit in AP, Odisha

The United States on Tuesday announced a financial assistance of USD 100,000 for those affected by cyclone Hudhud in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.

Andhra should focus on delayed projects on priority: Assocham

Industry body Assocham on Tuesday said though Andhra Pradesh has attracted good amount of investments in the past, there are delays in implementing the projects which need special focus.

BJP youth wing leader held for harassing woman

A BJP Yuva Morcha leader was arrested in Guntur district for allegedly sending abusive mails to a woman, Cyberabad police said here on Monday.

Telangana-Andhra water row reaches governor

The row between Andhra Pradesh and Telangana over sharing of water and electricity reached Governor ESL Narasimhan with both the states apprising him of the situation.

Land acquisition act will be invoked for new capital if needed: AP CM

 Andhra Pradesh government would invoke the Land Acquisition Act if the owners do not agree to part with land under the land pooling system for construction of the new capital between Vijayawada and Guntur, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said on Saturday.

Andhra Pradesh capital to come up in five years

The Andhra Pradesh state capital spread over 30,000 acres near Vijayawada will be ready in five years, the state government announced Saturday.

Cyclone Hudhud loss in East Godavari district pegged at Rs 268 cr

Cyclone 'Hudhud' has caused loss to the tune of Rs 267.98 crore in East Godavari district, an official said ion Saturday.

YSR Congress candidate elected unopposed in AP bypoll

YSR Congress candidate Bhuma Akhila Priya was on Friday elected unopposed from Andhra Pradesh's Allagadda Assembly constituency, where bypoll was slated for November 8.

Power to be fully restored in cyclone-hit areas by month-end

 Power supply will be fully restored in Andhra Pradesh's coastal districts of Srikakulam, Vizianagaram and Visakhapatnam, which were badly affected by severe cyclonic storm 'Hudhud', by the month-end.

Venkaiah Naidu picks up broom in cyclone-hit Visakhapatnam

 Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu Friday picked up a broom to take part in Clean India Mission in this port city battered by a severe cyclone nearly two weeks ago.

Jagan seeks stoppage of water release from Srisailam dam

 The opposition YSR Congress in Andhra Pradesh today requested the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to restrain neighbouring Telangana from using Srisailam water for power generation, and to create a permanent mechanism to resolve the inter-state power issues.

Naidu adopts Hudhud affected village in Andhra Pradesh

Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu has adopted Chepala Uppada village of Andhra Pradesh's Visakhapatnam district for rehabilitation and development in the aftermath of recent cyclone Hudhud that ravaged north coastal districts of the state.

Krishna water dispute should be addressed via discussions: Governor

Governor of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana ESL Narasimhan on Thrusday suggested that the two states resolve the current dispute, over utilisation of Krishna river water, through discussions.

Diwali: Firemen ready for any eventuality in cyclone-hit Vizag

Fire officials in the cyclone-ravaged Visakhapatnam are fully geared up to meet any eventuality in view of dry and combustible debris lying strewn on streets in various parts of the port city including fallen and uprooted trees.