Andhra Pradesh News

Special status to Andhra not a solution to all its problems: Naidu

Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday said granting special category status to Andhra Pradesh was not a panacea to all the problems that the state was facing.

Jagan's fast seeking special status to AP enters third day

Today is the third day of Jagan Reddy's indefinite hunger strike over special status for Andhra Pradesh.

No trace of TDP leaders abducted by Maoists

Police sources today said the Maoists may have moved the trio towards Andhra Odisha Border (AOB) areas.

Kidnapped Hyderabad engineer rescued in Meghalaya

A kidnapped engineer of a Hyderabad-based road construction company in Meghalaya was rescued on Wednesday after a gunfight with his abductors in West Garo Hills district, police said.

Still no clue about abducted TDP leaders' whereabouts

Police till late tonight failed to find any clue about the whereabouts of three TDP leaders held captive by Maoists in the Visakhapatnam district.

Andhra Pradesh: Search on for TDP leaders abducted by Maoists

 State police are still ascertaining the location of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leaders in the Visakhapatnam Agency area, who were kidnapped by Maoists from their homes on Monday.

Police arrests seven-member gang who cheated around 70 youth in Andhra Pradesh

The police arrested a seven-member gang which had allegedly cheated around 70 youth after having promised them employment in public sector companies and collected money from them, a police official said here on Tuesday.

Three TDP leaders held captive by Naxals in Andhra Pradesh
Three TDP leaders held captive by Naxals in Andhra Pradesh

 TNaxals through their network had asked the three TDP leaders to meet them at Dharkonda.

Couple commit suicide after poisoning children in Hyderabad

A couple allegedly committed suicide after poisoning their two minor children to death in Chintal area here apparently over financial problems, police said today.

Congressmen tie pigeon inside rocket to welcome their leader – A must watch for Rahul Gandhi
Congressmen tie pigeon inside rocket to welcome their leader – A must watch for Rahul Gandhi

It seems that Congress workers have found a bizarre or rather painful way to welcome their leaders.

Hundreds pay homage to Vizag girl who was swept away in drain

  Hundreds of people today bid a tearful adieu to Adithi, a six years old girl who was swept away in a stormwater drain here during a torrential rain last week and whose body was found only yesterday after a massive search operation involving the Navy.

AP govt mulls crowd-funding to develop new capital Amaravathi

The Andhra Pradesh government is exploring the possibility of launching a unique crowd-funding initiative to develop its capital city Amaravathi coming up in the Vijayawada region.

16 lakh trucks go off roads in Telangana, Andhra

About 16 lakh trucks went off the roads in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh on Thursday as part of the nationwide indefinite strike by the truckers to protest against the present toll system.

Andhra Pradesh shocker: Boy murdered as human sacrifice ritual

In a gruesome incident, a five-year-old boy was murdered allegedly by a man in a suspected case of human sacrifice as part of a witchcraft-related ritual in Prakasam district here on Wednesday.

N Chandrababu Naidu's son Lokesh gets an elevation in TDP

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu's son Lokesh has got an elevation in the party with his appointment as the General Secretary of its Central Committee.

TDP announces central committee, Naidu's son is general secretary

Telugu Desam Party (TDP) national president N. Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday announced a central committee and two state committees for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

Tension at Osmania University as police make arrests to prevent march

Tension prevailed at Osmania University here on Tuesday night as police arrested leaders and activists of students' organisations preparing to participate in Wednesday's march to the assembly.

Owaisi hits back at Khadse, says he is hypnotised by Sanatan teachings
Owaisi hits back at Khadse, says he is hypnotised by Sanatan teachings

All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) president Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday lampooned Maharashtra Revenue Minister Eknath Khadse for his comments on banning his party, saying the latter was hypnotised by Sanatan Sanstha teachings.

Flash floods: Toll rises to eight in Andhra

 The toll in the flash floods as heavy rains lashed the hills here has risen to eight as four more bodies were recovered at various ponds in the area, police said on Monday.

Andhra Pradesh: Youth goes missing in sea

 A 19-year-old youth has gone missing in the sea at Machilipatnam in Krishna district, police said on Monday.

Three killed in Hyderabad car crash

Three youth were killed and one was critically injured in Hyderabad when their car rammed intol a roadside wall on Monday, police said.

Hyderabad to bid a grand adieu to Lord Ganesh, immersion begins

With the auction of the customary "Balapur Ganesh Laddu", the grand event of Ganesh idols immersion began here on Sunday with much fanfare and amid tight security.

Andhra Pradesh​ govt takes villas on lease for shifting of capital

As part of the Andhra Pradesh government's plan to shift the capital base from Hyderabad to Vijayawada region, it has started taking on lease plush villas and other properties there, which will be allotted to its ministers and officials.

Andhra Pradesh minister gives up LPG subsidy

Andhra Pradesh minister Devineni Umamaheswara Rao on Saturday gave up his LPG subsidy as part of the ongoing 'Give It Up' campaign.

Andhra Pradesh CM's net assets valued at Rs 42.4 lakh at last fiscal: Son

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu's net assets stood at Rs 42.4 lakh as on March 31 this year, his son N Lokesh said on Saturday.

Police deny permission to Jagan's 'continuous' hunger strike

The Guntur police has denied permission to YSR Congress chief Jaganmohan Reddy for holding the "continuous" hunger strike - 'Deeksha' at a venue here.

Now, snakes surface in Andhra Pradesh govt hospital month after infant died of rat bites
Now, snakes surface in Andhra Pradesh govt hospital month after infant died of rat bites

Almost a month after a 10-day-old baby died after being bitten by rats in a government hospital in Andhra Pradesh, two snakes surfaced in the same hospital.

Andhra Pradesh: Administration conducts drive to clean govt hospital where newborn died

The district administration conducted a special cleanliness drive at the state government general hospital, days after a newborn died due to multiple rodent bites inside the ICU of the hospital.

Andhra Pradesh Police mulls use of drones to check red sanders smuggling

The Andhra Pradesh police is mulling the use of drone cameras for enhanced surveillance in Seshachalam forests of Chittoor-Kadapa-Nellore region in its bid to tighten the noose around red sanders smugglers.

Andhra CM invites Singapore PM for new state capital

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday called on Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and invited him to the foundation stone-laying ceremony of the new state capital next month.