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Chandrababu Naidu responds to national calling

Chandrababu Naidu responds to national calling

Sweet are the uses of adversity. This quote from William Shakespeare in ‘As You Like It’ applies more to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N
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Fate of steel plants at Bayyaram, Kadapa sealed forever

Fate of steel plants at Bayyaram, Kadapa sealed forever

Andhra Pradesh and Telangana could kiss goodbye to the proposed steel plants in their respective states. The proposal to set them up is no l
15 Jun 2018, 04:00 AM IST
Intolerance of different kind

Intolerance of different kind

On Thursday last the print and electronic media of the whole country reacted to an event, as if it was a grave sacrilege had been committed.
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Patients are owners of medical records

Patients are owners of medical records

Thousands of medical records of hundreds of patients stocked in the hospitals would not serve any purpose, unless institution wanted for res
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Divine blessings to serve vested interests

Divine blessings to serve vested interests

The conflagration atop Tirumala hills refuses to die.  Former chief priest of the shrine AV Ramana Deekshitulu is visiting and meeting ever
11 Jun 2018, 01:47 AM IST

Data fuzzy on job creation

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Managing externalities

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Right to information about fiance

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Rich State, Poor State

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The bigger problem is inequality

28 May 2018, 01:02 AM IST

Grand survival alliance

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Waste not solid opportunities

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MLA’s disease details and RTI

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Scramble for Kapu vote in Andhra Pradesh

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