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Jagan-PK on roller coaster ride?

Jagan-PK on roller coaster ride?

Aug 30,2017 , 12:54 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
The four-month old Jagan-Prashant Kishor (PK) honeymoon seemingly turns stormy with the YSRCP’s severe drubbing in the Nandyal byelection. The prospects of PK as a successful political strategist were put to test in Nandyal at a time when he was at his best trying to test waters in the south after trying his hand in the northern states of UP and Bihar.
Will Jagan learn his lesson?

Will Jagan learn his lesson?

Aug 29,2017 , 02:06 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
The voter in Nandyal byelection was expected to deliver a verdict over the three-year rule of the TDP. But it turned out to be the other way round with its landslide victory bringing under question the performance of YSRCP leader YS Jaganmohan Reddy as the Leader of Opposition.
Wait for justice just got longer

Wait for justice just got longer

Aug 27,2017 , 04:06 AM IST | News Analysis
Three major cases – conviction of 'Rockstar Baba' Gurmeet Ram Rahim by a Haryana court for rape of two of his disciples, acquittal of an accused in rape and murder of Ayesha and commemoration of the 10-year battle for justice by Adivasi women subjected to sexual assault by armed forces – shook the conscience of gender-sensitive civil society.
Women up in arms against liquor policy

Women up in arms against liquor policy

Jul 04,2017 , 05:22 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Women are up in arms over liquor sales in the State two decades after the anti-arrack movement which shook the then Congress government with Nellore district as the epicenter in the early 90s. The TDP government’s “New Liquor Policy” which came into force from July 1 has become a trigger for unrest in women folks, culminating into a widespread movement across the state with urban middle class in t
Growing statue cult triggers turf wars

Growing statue cult triggers turf wars

Jun 27,2017 , 03:37 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
The growing cult of statues in the Godavari deltla comes under the spotlight in the wake of a conflict between the Dalits and upper-castes  over installing a statue of B.R. Ambedkar in this village. 
For installing Ambedkar statue, Dalits face social boycott

For installing Ambedkar statue, Dalits face social boycott

Jun 24,2017 , 03:52 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
When the pan-India is busy boasting of making way for NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind to occupy the Rashtrapati Bhavan as a second Dalit, the grim battle   launched by 800 people from the Mala community for a little space for installing the statue of the Constitution maker Dr B R Ambedkar in the middle of the village dominated by the economically powerful Kshatriyas laid bare the country’s claims ov
Maoists may cash in on tribal-state conflict

Maoists may cash in on tribal-state conflict

Jun 14,2017 , 04:48 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
We were subjected to harassment by police and subsequently jailed for two weeks when we sought title deeds over the lands under our enjoyment for three generations. We will fight it out until we get our due from the government in line with the Recognition of Forest Rights (RoFR)”, a furious Payam Jyoti, an Adivasi worker from Abhicharla of Kukunuru mandal of the erstwhile Telangana region said.
Inclusive growth Maha mantra

Inclusive growth Maha mantra

May 28,2017 , 03:42 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
The 35th Mahanadu of the ruling TDP took off on the Andhra University campus on a colourful note here on Friday with a clarion call for a balanced regional growth in the State without giving any room for separatist tendencies. 
Naidu-Shah meet: What’s up?

Naidu-Shah meet: What’s up?

May 26,2017 , 03:13 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and BJP all-India president Amith Shah had a one-to-one meeting over lunch for 40 minutes at the former’s riverside residence on Thursday, letting the rumour mills get into overdrive weaving stories over the outcome.
Signs of chill in TDP-BJP alliance?

Signs of chill in TDP-BJP alliance?

May 07,2017 , 04:07 AM IST | News Analysis
BJP national president Amit Shah is scheduled to have a direct interaction with the party’s booth committee members at the grassroots level from Andhra Pradesh in Vijayawada on May 25. The BJP chief is also planning to make a similar trip in August too. 
Showdown at Nagarjuna Sagar dam

Showdown at Nagarjuna Sagar dam

May 02,2017 , 03:39 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
The Nagarjuna Sagar dam on the Krishna river, named after an acclaimed Buddhist scholar and apostle of peace Nagarjuna, on Monday turned out to be a mute witness for a fresh round of raging water war between Telangana and Andhra Pradesh states. 
Can Lokesh do a Naidu for IT sector?

Can Lokesh do a Naidu for IT sector?

Apr 16,2017 , 05:34 AM IST | News Analysis
At a time when the IT industry is taking baby-steps in the bifurcated Andhra Pradesh, a young Nara Lokesh has taken over the reins of the IT portfolio, besides Panchayat Raj and Rural Development, in the Council of Ministers. It is literally like starting from the scratch for the IT sector in Andhra Pradesh as successive governments, especially the TDP regime, put all the undivided Andhra Pradesh
Why no Muslim in Naidu cabinet?

Why no Muslim in Naidu cabinet?

Apr 09,2017 , 05:05 AM IST | News Analysis
The cabinet expansion in the TDP government became a reality in Andhra Pradesh a few days ago after a long wait. It has taken the number in the Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu’s council of ministers to 26 from 21. But Naidu’s exercise failed to accommodate Muslim minorities, keeping the political analysts brooding over the hidden equations and calculations.
Pawan to meet AgriGold victims today

Pawan to meet AgriGold victims today

Mar 30,2017 , 02:44 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Actor and Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan is poised to bring the plight of the AgriGold victims onto the public agenda through an interface with them here on Thursday after the Uddanam issue in Srikakulam district relating to the kidney patients and the problems of Mangalagiri weavers in Amaravati. 
YSRCP finds friend in BJP

YSRCP finds friend in BJP

Mar 28,2017 , 04:45 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
There are no permanent friends and enemies in politics. This is what BJP Floor Leader P Vishnukumar Raju has proved with his gesture of joining the YSRC-sponsored protest over the alleged highhanded behavior of the TDP leaders with the top brass of the Transport Department on the Assembly premises on Monday. 
Naidu set to expand Cabinet

Naidu set to expand Cabinet

Mar 25,2017 , 04:42 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
The much-awaited AP Cabinet expansion is expected to take place in the second of week of April. Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, according to sources, is reportedly considering either April 6 or 9 as auspicious for the expansion. Initially, he thought of undertaking the exercise on March 29, a day after the budget session of the Assembly as per the original schedule. 
BJP wins Uttarandhra; TDP loses Rayalaseema

BJP wins Uttarandhra; TDP loses Rayalaseema

Mar 22,2017 , 03:50 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
The divergent outcome of elections for five MLC polls for teachers and graduates’ constituencies in Rayalaseema plus two coastal districts of Nellore and Prakasam and Uttarandhra region provides feed for analysts to brood over. The results in Rayalaseema area, which saw the TDP’s rout in all the four seats, highlighted the belligerent mood of the educated middle class against the ‘lopsided’ polici
The twin burdens of AP’s economy

The twin burdens of AP’s economy

Mar 19,2017 , 02:51 AM IST | News Analysis
Rising subsidies and mounting public debts appear to be the twin disturbing features of AP’s economy post bifurcation. The budget for 2017-18 presented by Finance Minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu in the Assembly a few days ago reveals that the outstanding public debt is projected at Rs 1.25 lakh crore during the fiscal. It includes Rs 73,856 crore which the truncated state has inherited as its shar
A balancing act awaits AP FM Yanamala

A balancing act awaits AP FM Yanamala

Mar 14,2017 , 04:53 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
As the countdown for the presentation of the AP Budget for 2017-18 begins, Finance Minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu is getting ready for his 10th feat, showcasing his prudence, dexterity and experience to strike a balance between mutually conflicting agendas of development and welfare. 
Roja faces uncertainty

Roja faces uncertainty

Mar 08,2017 , 04:08 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Uncertainty prevails over continuation of YSRC member and actor RK Roja in the AP Assembly in the wake of speculations doing the rounds over extension of her suspension for one more year on charges of a verbal assault on an SC woman member from the TDP. 
Govts brazenly shielding loyalists

Govts brazenly shielding loyalists

Mar 05,2017 , 03:21 AM IST | News Analysis
Politics is a safe zone for anyone to go off the hooks. Simply, this is what the latest accident at Mullapadu in Krishna district involving a private bus owned by TDP MP JC Diwakar Reddy from Anantapur district in the Rayalaseema region of Andhra Pradesh has proved. 
Kapu Movement a divided house

Kapu Movement a divided house

Jan 24,2017 , 04:09 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
The Kapu Nadu movement, spearheaded by former minister Mudragada Padmanabham for BC status for the community with the involvement of Kapus, Balijas, Telagas and Ontari Kapus, appears to be a divided house ahead of his marathon Padayatra scheduled on Wednesday from Ravulapalem to Antarvedi for a distance of 116km.
Jakkampudi basks in glory of economic township in Amaravati

Jakkampudi basks in glory of economic township in Amaravati

Jan 19,2017 , 03:13 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
The Economic Township proposed to come up in its lap as a feather in the cap of the capital in Amaravati with all the glitter and grandiose offers a flickering hope for this backward nondescript village located stone’s throw from Vijayawada city.  
While titans clash, Babu stays cool

While titans clash, Babu stays cool

Jan 13,2017 , 03:52 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
The proverb ‘blood is thicker than water’ seemingly does not influence Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu much  when it comes to his brother-in-law  Nandamuri Balakrishna’s flick Gautami Putra Satakarni which hit the screen on Thursday. 
Dilution of party code in TDP?

Dilution of party code in TDP?

Dec 25,2016 , 03:13 AM IST | News Analysis
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu could rightly notice the changing `colours’ in his party over a period of time. Delivering an inaugural address at his party meeting of MPs and MLAs a few days ago, he inadvertently spoke of dilution of the dress code in his party. 
Sunrise AP attracts investors from Telangana

Sunrise AP attracts investors from Telangana

Dec 03,2016 , 02:18 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Business knows no boundaries. This is what a slew of investors from Telangana has proved with a pro-active approach to invest in the sunrise AP. 
Pawan Kalyan tilts to Left

Pawan Kalyan tilts to Left

Dec 02,2016 , 04:05 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
In what could be viewed as a sign of emergence of third alternative in Andhra politics, the Jana Sena Party (JSP) headed by actor Pawan Kalyan and the Left parties seem finding a common ground to work together on public issues, beginning with currency woes of people induced by note ban.
Strike at sources of stash

Strike at sources of stash

Nov 13,2016 , 02:05 AM IST | News Analysis
Withdrawal of high-value denominations—Rs 500 and Rs 1,000—from circulation since the launch of surgical strike on November 8 has literally set the proverbial cat among the pigeons with all the sections of people – from the poor to super rich – running helter-skelter for exchange of big notes. 
Capital effect changes Velagapudi’s lifestyle

Capital effect changes Velagapudi’s lifestyle

Nov 05,2016 , 04:41 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
This tiny village with a population of hardly 3,000 has become a hub of throbbing business activity since the interim secretariat becoming functional from October 3. The main road leading to Thulluru is dotted with a number of restaurants, a host of shops with building materials such as cement, iron and sanitary ware on sale, dairy units of leading brands and nationalised banks. 
AP Govt to curb misuse of fee scheme

AP Govt to curb misuse of fee scheme

Nov 02,2016 , 05:02 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
The TDP government is reportedly contemplating measures to check misuse in implementing fee reimbursement scheme introduced by the previous YS Rajasekhar Reddy government of the Congress for engineering students with poor economic background. 

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