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Heat wave claims at least 143 lives so far in Telangana

Heat wave claims at least 143 lives so far in Telangana

The death toll from a heat wave sweeping Telangana rose to 143 on Friday as six more deaths were reported.

Rains continue to lash parts of South India

Rains continued to lash many parts of South India, with the weather office forecasting more showers for Wednesday.

Cloud seeding during Congress rule to be probed: AP minister

 The Andhra Pradesh government has decided to investigate cloud seeding exercises undertaken by the state's earlier Congress government, state Agriculture Minister Prattipati Pulla Rao said here today.

Andhra Pradesh​ govt orders 'yagnas' in temples to propitiate rain gods

With about 40 percent deficit rainfall during the monsoon season in parts of the state and shrinkage in sowing area, the Andhra Pradesh government has directed the Tirumala Tirupati Devastanam (TTD) to "perform Yagnas" in temples to propitiate the rain God.

Officials told to expedite irrigation projects in Rayalaseema

 Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday directed officials to expedite the pending works of irrigation projects in the drought-prone Rayalaseema region.

'80 TMC of Godavari water can be diverted through Polavaram'

Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday said about 80 TMC of water from Godavari river can be diverted to Krishna river through upcoming Polavaram irrigation project in Andhra Pradesh.

Expert panel suggests Andhra capital should function from 3 places

Contrary to expectations, an expert committee set up by the Home Ministry has not recommended name of any particular place for establishment of the capital of residuary Andhra Pradesh but suggested that the state government should function simultaneously from three different places.

Telangana urges media not to use `T` for state

The Telangana government has urged the media not to use `T` as an abbreviation for the state and advised it to use either the complete word or TS.

Andhra Pradesh polls peaceful barring incidents of political violence

Polling was by and large peaceful in 175 assembly and 25 Lok Sabha constituencies in 13 coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema districts of AP, in the second phase of polling today, barring incidents of violence between political parties.

Rayalaseema Congress MP Venkatarami Reddy joins YSR Congress

In a shot in the arm for the YSR Congress in the Rayalaseema region, Congress MP Ananta Venkatarami Reddy today joined the Y S Jaganmohan Reddy-led party here.

TDP asks Centre not to fix Telangana formation date in haste

Telugu Desam Party on Thursday requested the Centre not to fix an "appointed date" for formation of Telangana state in haste and wait till the Supreme Court fully disposes petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the AP Reorganisation Bill.

Seemandhra leaders now spar over capital

After unsuccessfully trying to stall bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, leaders from Seemandhra are now fighting for new capital for successor state.

TDP will come to power in both states: Naidu

TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu has exuded confidence that the party would come to power in both the states being formed with the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh.

Congress mulls over post-Telangana situation

Hectic consultations are on in the Congress party to tackle post-bifurcation political situation in Andhra Pradesh.

IT, pharma sectors likely to be backbone of Telangana

Post bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, the information technology and pharmaceuticals manufacturing sectors may become backbone of Telangana economy, leaving power production, ports and oil and natural gas to play a pivotal role in driving prosperity in the residuary state.

AP division issue: Seemandhra lawyers JAC plans to move SC

The Advocates Joint Action Committee (JAC) of Andhra Pradesh`s Seemandhra districts are contemplating to fight the Telangana issue in Supreme Court.

AP Governor sends report to Centre after CM`s resignation

Andhra Pradesh Governor ESL Narasimhan has sent a report to the Centre following the resignation of N Kiran Kumar Reddy as Chief Minister to protest the state`s division.

Telangana tussle: Andhra CM Kiran Reddy likely to quit

Sources in the CM`s camp said Kiran is expected to meet Governor ESL Narasimhan around 3 PM and submit his resignation.

Andhra Pradesh bandh over Telangana Bill paralyses normal life

Normal life was thrown out of gear in Coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema regions of Andhra Pradesh due to a bandh called against the Centre`s move to table the Telangana Bill in Parliament on Thursday.

Seemandhra shutdown brings normal life to a halt

Normal life came to a grinding halt in Rayalaseema and coastal Andhra regions of Andhra Pradesh due to the shutdown called to protest possible tabling of Telangana bill in Parliament on Thursday.