Author : G Nagaraja


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. 
Maoists queer pitch for Sunrise AP

Maoists queer pitch for Sunrise AP

Oct 31,2016 , 10:31 PM IST | News Analysis
Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has been dreaming to transform the residuary state into a ‘Sunrise State’ with Visakhapatnam as a hub of industries. But insurgency relentlessly waged by the Maoists which manifested in the form of a spree of encounters in the Agency on the state borders is posing a formidable challenge before the government which is in pursuit of its ambitious dream.
Cops, rights groups in war of words

Cops, rights groups in war of words

Oct 28,2016 , 03:16 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Did RK, the top gun of the Maoists, go out of `RV point’, meaning rendezvous (meeting or contact) point in the parlance of the outlawed Left Wing Extremists (LWE)  ever since the bloody day-1 encounter in the Chhattisgarh forest area near Bejjangi three days ago? 
Opposition silent on TDP taunt on probity

Opposition silent on TDP taunt on probity

Oct 23,2016 , 02:38 AM IST | News Analysis
In fact, it is the main opposition leader YS Jaganmohan Reddy of the YSRC who is supposed to have taken forward the debate on probity in public life by reciprocating with a similar gesture. But, he was busy on an anti-food park campaign in Bhimavaram on the particular day.  It is obvious that Jaganmohan Reddy
I am not an extra-Constitutional authority: Nara Lokesh

I am not an extra-Constitutional authority: Nara Lokesh

Oct 20,2016 , 12:10 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
The 33-year old scion of Nara family looked soft and affable but faced a barrage of queries, some even irksome and controversial, with all ingenuity and showing no signs of irritation or impatience all through. Even though, a few nagging questions ranging from the prospects of his becoming a Minister to
Tribals pushed into flesh trade

Tribals pushed into flesh trade

Oct 18,2016 , 03:57 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
As the funds from the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crimes (UNODC) failed to trickle in, the agency tracks spread over West Godavari, East Godavari, Visakhapatnam, Srikakulam and Vizianagaram districts witnessed a spurt in incidence of women trafficking involving tribal women. 
AP CM gives knee-jerk reaction to Pawan’s comments

AP CM gives knee-jerk reaction to Pawan’s comments

Oct 17,2016 , 01:02 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
In what could be viewed as a knee-jerk reaction, the Chief Minister hurriedly called for a meeting with the collector Bhaskar Katamaneni, local MLA Pulaparthi Ramanjaneyulu (Anjibabu) and officials from the Fisheries Department and Marine Products Export Development Authority to take stock of the perceived pollution hazards in the unit in the wake of hard-hitting address of JSP chief at a media co
‘Holier than thou’ politics in AP

‘Holier than thou’ politics in AP

Oct 16,2016 , 01:27 AM IST | News Analysis
In the same breath, Naidu made a controversial reference to a  Hyderabad-based HNI (high networth individual) who declared his income of Rs 10,000 crore under the Prime Minister’s Income Disclosure Scheme (IDS), by dropping a broad hint: “One can easily perceive what is in possession of ill-gotten wealth?" This
Efforts on to unite Telugus ahead of Babu’s US visit

Efforts on to unite Telugus ahead of Babu’s US visit

Oct 14,2016 , 02:48 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
The Chief Minister’s visit to the US scheduled in November is likely to lay bare the simmering infighting among the non-resident Telugus in the US. 
Naidu moves to new Secretariat

Naidu moves to new Secretariat

Oct 13,2016 , 02:16 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
He commenced his work by signing the first file relating to sanction of Rs 3,000 cr for waiver of loans obtained by the Self-Help Group (SHG) women from the commercial banks followed by a meeting with a Russian delegation. 

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