Andhra Pradesh News

African students protest against attack on Nigerian in Hyderabad
African students protest against attack on Nigerian in Hyderabad

The demonstrators were seen holding banners and placards at the protest site in Indira Park here.  

President Mukherjee reviews Navy's fleet, PM Modi and Parrikar also present
President Mukherjee reviews Navy's fleet, PM Modi and Parrikar also present

President Pranab Mukherjee , the supreme commander of the three defence forces, inspected the International Fleet Review (IFR) at Vishakhapatnam on Saturday. 

KCR promises to treat all people in Hyderabad equally

The chief minister said people had given a befitting reply to those who were creating apprehensions in the minds of people from Andhra Pradesh settled in Hyderabad.

TRS heading for massive win in Greater Hyderabad polls

The TRS had no representation in the previous body, where the Congress shared power with MIM after their victory in 2009 elections.

Kapu leader begins indefinite fast for quota in Andhra Pradesh

Kapu leader Mudragada Padmanabham on Friday launched indefinite fast along with his wife, demanding reservation for Kapu community.

Will wipe out BJP and Congress from the country: Akbaruddin Owaisi
Will wipe out BJP and Congress from the country: Akbaruddin Owaisi

Akbaruddin Owaisi was heard making the remarks in a video that has gone viral on social media.

Owaisi brothers booked, three held for attacks

Police on Wednesday booked MIM leaders Asaduddin Owaisi and his brother Akbaruddin Owaisi and arrested three activists of the party for attacks on their political rivals during elections to the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) on Tuesday.

MIM chief Asaduddin, MLA-brother booked in assault cases

Asaduddin is the Lok Sabha MP from Hyderabad, while his brother is the MLA from Chandrayangutta in Hyderabad. 

GHMC polls: Asaduddin Owaisi booked for attack on Congress workers, AIMIM rejects charge
GHMC polls: Asaduddin Owaisi booked for attack on Congress workers, AIMIM rejects charge

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi has been booked for allegedly attacking the Congress workers during the GHMC polls yesterday after which the police had to resort to mild lathi-charge to disperse them.

Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation​ polls: Tension in old Hyderabad as MIM, Congress clash
Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation​ polls: Tension in old Hyderabad as MIM, Congress clash

Tension prevailed in the Mirchowk area here on Tuesday as MIM and Congress workers clashed during the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) polls and the police had to resort to lathi-charge to disperse them. 

Rohith Vemula suicide: Don't try to 'crush' Indian youth, Rahul warns Modi govt

The Congress leader had last week visited Hyderabad Central University to express solidarity with students protesting the suicide of Rohith.  

Everybody has understood MGNREGA benefits, but not Modi: Rahul

As UPA's flagship scheme MGNREGA completed 10 years on Tuesday, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for "failing" to understand its benefits.

Rahul Gandhi slams Centre for delaying special status to Andhra
Rahul Gandhi slams Centre for delaying special status to Andhra

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Monday took a dig at BJP-led NDA central government over the delay in granting special status to Andhra Pradesh.

Bizarre: Salman Khan is a voter in Hyderabad!

In a bizarre case, a voter in the Hyderabad civic polls turned up with an officially issued identity card carrying the name and picture of Bollywood superstar Salman Khan.

Rahul Gandhi visits Anantpur to commemorate 10 years of MNREGA
Rahul Gandhi visits Anantpur to commemorate 10 years of MNREGA

 Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday arrived at Bandlapalli, Anantpur in Andhra Pradesh to commemorate ten years of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) here.

Rahul Gandhi marks 10 years of MNREGA at Bandlappali village in AP
Rahul Gandhi marks 10 years of MNREGA at Bandlappali village in AP

MNREGA provides 100 days of work to rural job card holders. 

Toddler dies after falling in borewell in Nalgonda

A two-year-old girl, who fell into an abandoned borewell at a village in the district yesterday, was found dead Tuesday.

Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation elections: Polling underway amid heavy security
Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation elections: Polling underway amid heavy security

Polling for the GHMC elections began under unprecedented security on Tuesday morning. The GHMC elections have seen witnessed a high-voltage campaign from the ruling TRS, opposition Congress, TDP-BJP combine and the MIM candidates.

AP Kapu protests: Police reinforcements sent to violence-hit East Godavari district

 Elaborate security arrangements have been made today and reinforcements sent to East Godavari district in Andhra Pradesh, where a stir by Kapu community

Additional forces rush to violence-hit Andhra Pradesh
Additional forces rush to violence-hit Andhra Pradesh

 Additional police and paramilitary forces were rushed to coastal Andhra Pradesh on Monday, a day after large-scale violence rocked Tuni town in East Godavari district during a protest by Kapus demanding reservation.

Kapus call off stir for OBC quota, threaten to intensify agitation if demands not met
Kapus call off stir for OBC quota, threaten to intensify agitation if demands not met

Kapu leaders have called off their protest for reservation under Backward Class category following Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu's assurance to them late on Sunday.

Rohith Vemula's suicide: Hyderabad University reopens today; supporters continue hunger strike
Rohith Vemula's suicide: Hyderabad University reopens today; supporters continue hunger strike

Rocked by protests over the suicide of PhD student Rohith Vemula, the University of Hyderabad (UoH) will reopen on Monday.

Kapu quota stir in Andhra Pradesh turns violent; train, police vehicles set on fire - 10 latest developments
Kapu quota stir in Andhra Pradesh turns violent; train, police vehicles set on fire - 10 latest developments

Huge violence broke out in Andhra Pradesh's Tuni town on Sunday as the Kapu community members seeking reservation under Backward Class category went on rampage.

Kapu quota stir: Here's list of trains cancelled, diverted due to violent protests in Andhra Pradesh
Kapu quota stir: Here's list of trains cancelled, diverted due to violent protests in Andhra Pradesh

Indian Railways either cancelled or diverted several trains passing through coastal Andhra in view of the violence that broke out during protests by the Kapu community over their demand for quotas.

Committed to reservation for Kapu community: Andhra CM Chandrababu Naidu

"I am committed to reservation for Kapu community for which a Judicial Commission was also constituted," Naidu told reporters.

Violence rocks Andhra town as Kapus launch quota stir, train bogies, police stations set afire
Violence rocks Andhra town as Kapus launch quota stir, train bogies, police stations set afire

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu had earlier promised Backward Class status to Kapu community if he was chosen to power.

Dalit scholar Rohith Vemulla's suicide: HCU acting VC says students ready to allow classes to resume
Dalit scholar Rohith Vemulla's suicide: HCU acting VC says students ready to allow classes to resume

Keeping up the offensive on the suicide issue, Congress blamed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for failing to take any action against HRD Minister Smriti Irani and Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya.

Rohith Vemula was not Dalit, all allegations are baseless: Sushma Swaraj
Rohith Vemula was not Dalit, all allegations are baseless: Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister and senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj on Saturday said that the scholar Rohith Vemula, who has committed suicide at Hyderabad Central University, was not Dalit.

Rohith Vemula wasn't weak, he offered namaz for Yakub Memon, favoured beef party: BJP leader
Rohith Vemula wasn't weak, he offered namaz for Yakub Memon, favoured beef party: BJP leader

Known for his controversial remarks, BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya on Saturday stoked another controversy when he said that the Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula was not that weak to have committed suicide.

  Rahul Gandhi joins hunger strike at Hyderabad University: As it happened
Rahul Gandhi joins hunger strike at Hyderabad University: As it happened

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi joined hunger strike at Hyderabad University demanding justice for Dalit student Rohith Vemula, who had committed suicide alleging harassment by the university authorities.