Telangana fallout: As it happened on Monday

Union Minister RPN Singh said there is no scope to "reconsider" the proposed creation of Telangana and violent protests on the issue were being backed by parties which had earlier supported the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh.

Vizianagram firecracker mishap: Toll rises to 5

The death toll in the firecrackers explosion in Vizianagaram district of Andhra Pradesh today rose to five with recovery of two more bodies even as police arrested a woman who was "illegally" running the cracker unit.