Andhra Pradesh News

President to worship at Lord Venkateswara temple today

President Pranab Mukherjee will offer worship at the ancient hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara at nearby Tirumala on Wednesday.

Three cops suspended, Home Guard faces action in assault case

Three constables were today suspended and disciplinary action was initiated against a Home Guard for allegedly assaulting four persons, including an NRI, at Musheerabad Police Station here on June 25, police said on Tuesday.

Hyderabad HC rejects petition on Governor's special powers

The Hyderabad High Court on Monday rejected a public interest petition seeking a direction to the Governor of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana to exercise special powers under a section of the Reoganisation Act that has become a bone of contention between the two States.

President arrives in Hyderabad for southern sojourn

President Pranab Mukherjee arrived here on Monday for a 10-day southern sojourn during which he will also visit Sri Kapileswara Swamy temple in Tirupati.

Cash-for-vote: HC dismisses plea seeking judge's recusal

The Hyderabad High Court on Monday dismissed an application moved by Telangana's nominated MLA Elvis Stephenson seeking the judge to recuse himself from hearing a petition filed by J Muthaiah, an accused in the cash-for-vote case.

Four teenagers drown in water tank in Visakhapatnam

Four teenagers including two brothers drowned in a water tank at Narsapuram village here, police said Monday.

Cash-for-vote case: TDP MLA's custody extended till July 13

A city court on Monday extended till July 13 the judicial custody of TDP legislator A. Revanth Reddy in cash-for-vote scam.

AP: Woman poisons children, kills self

A 32-year-old woman allegedly committed suicide after poisoning her two children at a village in East Godavari district, police said on Sunday.

Four youths gangrape 20-year-old in Andhra, held

 A 20-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped by two youths in Vemuru village near Tenali town in Guntur district, police said on Saturday.

Security stepped up for 'Godavari Pushkarams' in AP

 In view of the 'Godavari Pushkarams', Andhra Pradesh police on Saturday said they have made elaborate security arrangements in all Pushkaram areas including an aerial surveillance through drones.

Two 'red sanders' smugglers held; wood worth Rs 6 crore seized

 Two suspected red sanders smugglers were on Saturday arrested from the district and 126 logs of wood worth Rs six crore in the international market were recovered from them, police said.

Child rights group approaches lokayukta against KFC outlets

A children rights group on Saturday approached the state Lokayukta to order Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Governments for the shutdown of KFC outlets following the results of a test showing the presence of bacteria linked to food poisoning.

AP: Seven forest employees arrested for red sanders smuggling

 Seven forest employees were arrested here for their alleged involvement in smuggling of red sanders, police said on Saturday.

Cash-for-vote: HC reserves order on Reddy's bail plea

The Hyderabad High Court on Friday reserved till June 30 its order on the bail applications of Telangana TDP MLA A Revanth Reddy and two other accused in the cash-for-vote case.

AP targets 18.2% GSDP in 2015-16: Naidu

Andhra Pradesh government targets to achieve 18.2 per cent Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) in the current fiscal by focusing on agriculture and allied sectors, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu Friday said.

Telangana, Andhra Governor to meet Rajnath Singh today
Telangana, Andhra Governor to meet Rajnath Singh today

ESL Narasimhan, the governor of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, will on Friday meet Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh here.

Andhra Pradesh demands gas, oil exploration royalty

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu Thursday demanded that the state be paid royalty for on-shore and off-shore gas and oil exploration.

EC seeks documents related to 'cash-for-vote' scam

The Election Commission (EC) has sought certain documents pertaining to the 'cash-for-vote' scam involving arrested TDP MLA A Revanth Reddy, a case which has triggered a war of words between Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Governments.

Case registered against Andhra CM Chandrababu Naidu over 'provocative statements'

Police here on Thursday registered a case against Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and five TDP leaders for their alleged threatening and provocative statements against Telangana government.

AP government drops 'Indira' from Polavaram project name; Congress fumes

The Andhra Pradesh government on Thursday changed the name of multi-purpose Polavaram project by dropping the word "Indira" from its title, a move criticised by Opposition Congress, which termed it as a sign of "political bankruptcy" of the TDP-led ruling combine.

Centre summons Telangana, Andhra governor amid inter-state row

The central government has summoned ESL Narasimhan, the governor of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, to New Delhi amid a raging row between the two states over the special powers of the governor in the common capital of Hyderabad.

War of words between Andhra, Telangana on invocation of Section 8

The invocation of section 8 of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, which empowers Governor to assume law and order powers in the common capital of Hyderabad, on Wednesday become the latest bone of contention between Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

Andhra man held for cheating bank of Rs 37 lakh

 A 33-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly cheating a public sector bank here of Rs 37 lakh which he had obtained as loan for purchase of a high-end luxury car using fake documents.

Woman jumps to death with 3 children in Andhra

A tribal woman allegedly committed suicide over a domestic feud by jumping into a river along with her three minor children at a village in East Godavari district, police said on Wednesday.

TDP MLA's bail hearing adjourned to Friday

The Hyderabad High Court on Wednesday adjourned to Friday the hearing on bail petition of TDP legislator A Revanth Reddy in a cash-for-vote case.

Teenage girl raped by auto-rickshaw driver in Andhra

A 14-year-old girl was allegedly raped by an auto-rickshaw driver at a village in East Godavari district, police said today.

Red Sanders encounter: AP police takes evidence from relatives of victims

 Andhra Pradesh DIG of Police Ramana Kumar and his team of 15 officials today took evidence from relatives of the victims of the April seven gunning down of 20 woodcutters from Tamil Nadu by Andhra Pradesh police.

Swachh Bharat Mission: AP CM to chair meeting Wednesday

 Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu will preside over a meeting of sub-group of Chief Ministers on Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) Wednesday  in Bengaluru.

Seven fishermen from East Godavari district go missing at sea

East Godavari district collector H Arun Kumar issued a statement here on Tuesday that the Andhra Pradesh state government will extended all assistance to fishermen who went missing at sea.

Andhra CM assures tobacco farmers of state, Centre support

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu assured tobacco farmers today that the state and central governments as well as the Tobacco Board would not let them suffer any losses due to lack of demand.