Andhra Pradesh News

Security tightened at Hyderabad prison to foil Bhatkal's escape

 Authorities have beefed up security at Cherlapally prison here following reports that Indian Mujahideen founder Yasin Bhatkal might try to escape.

Boys, woman held for involvement in rape, murder of 3-yr-old

 Two minors and a woman have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the rape and murder of a three-year-old girl whose body was found dumped in a gunny bag in Vemulapalli village of Krishna district in the state, police said on Friday.

Congress demands SC-monitored CBI probe in cash-for-vote scam

The Congress on Friday demanded a Supreme Court-monitored CBI inquiry into the cash-for-vote scam and the alleged phone-tapping by the TRS government.

Cash for vote scam: SC refuses to cancel TDP MLA's bail

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to cancel the bail granted by Andhra Pradesh High Court to Telangana TDP MLA A Revanth Reddy, the prime accused in a cash-for-vote case.

President's advice to Andhra Pradesh and Telangana: Live in harmony

Against the backdrop of tension between Andhra Pradesh and Telangana over different issues, President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday suggested that both states should live together in peace and harmony with good neighbourly relations.

Andhra govt denies reports of accident involving CM's convoy

Andhra Pradesh officials on Friday said that the reports of Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu's convoy being involved in an accident in the West Godavari district are incorrect.

Cases lodged against TDP MLA for defying prohibitory orders

A day after he was released on bail in the cash-for-vote scam, fresh cases were registered on Thursday against TDP MLA A Revanth Reddy and other party leaders for organising a rally defying prohibitory orders and his speech against Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao.

Cash-for-vote: ACB moves SC against bail to Revanth Reddy

Telangana Anti-Corruption Bureau, which is probing the cash-for-vote case, has moved the Supreme Court against the Hyderabad High Court's order granting bail to TDP MLA A Revanth Reddy and two others.

Madrassa derecognition row: Owaisi slams BJP's ''deliberate contradiction''

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Thursday launched an attack on the Devendra Fadnavis Government for derecognising madrassas as `schools`, saying it was a `deliberate contradiction` as the BJP had pledged in their 2014 election manifesto to modernise the Islamic seminaries.

Congress' former Andhra chief joins TRS

D Srinivas, a senior Congress leader in Telangana, on Thursday quit the party and announced his decision to join the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS).

Mettur dam water level at 81.83 feet

Heavy inflows into Mettur dam saw a rise in its level to 81.83 feet against its full level of 120 feet.

Customs seize three kgs gold at Hyderabad Airport

Customs officials have seized three kilograms of gold from a passenger at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad.

71-year-old man among four held for eve-teasing

The roving 'SHE Teams' that keeps a hawkish eye on eve-teasers have arrested four men, including a septuagenarian, for allegedly teasing women in separate cases in the city, police said on Wednesday.

Cash-for-vote scam accused Revanth Reddy released from jail

A day after getting bail from Hyderabad High Court, Telangana TDP MLA A Revanth Reddy and two others were on Wednesday released from Cherlapally Central Prison here, with scores of cheering supporters of Reddy raising slogans and waving Telugu Desam flags.

Andhra CM to inaugurate 'Godavari Harathi'

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu will today inaugurate the 'Godavari Harathi' festival, celebrating the sacred Godavari river on Pushkar ghat, in East Godavari district.

Andhra CM N Chandrababu Naidu to inaugurate 'Godavari Harathi'

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu will on Wednesday inaugurate the 'Godavari Harathi' festival, celebrating the sacred Godavari river on Pushkar ghat, in East Godavari district.

Quid pro-quo case: Jaganmohan Reddy appears before CBI court

YSR Congress chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy and other accused in the case pertaining to alleged quid-pro-quo investments made in his firms on Wednesday appeared before a special CBI court here which posted the matter to July 24.

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.