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Srinivasa Rao is Senior Assistant Editor based out of Hyderabad covering developments in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana . He has over three decades of reporting experience.

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TDP-Jana Sena alliance will end Jagan’s tenure: Naidu

The TDP chief said the TDP-Jana Sena combine, which has been named as “Telugu Jana Vijayam”, has developed a blueprint for the development of the state

TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu and Jana Sena president Pawan Kalyan during a rally, in state (HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 29, 2024 07:40 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

‘Cannot compromise on self-respect’: Another MP resigns from YSRCP

The MP said the Magunta family was a brand in the entire Prakasam district and it would give a lot of importance to self-respect than anything else

71-year-old Srinivasulu Reddy said he was forced to leave the YSRCP under unavoidable circumstances (H)
Updated on Feb 29, 2024 07:32 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

‘No value to our self-respect’: YSRCP MP Magunta Sreenivasulu Reddy resigns

Announcing his resignation, he said that his son Magunta Raghava Reddy would contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections from Ongole. Both father and son are accused turned approvers in the Delhi excise policy scam

YSR Congress party MP from Ongole parliamentary constituency Magunta Srinivasulu Reddy (Twitter Photo)
Updated on Feb 28, 2024 05:28 PM IST

Telangana to establish second phase of Genome Valley

The chief minister said his government had already announced the establishment of 10 pharma villages around the state capital with investment of ₹1 lakh crore

Telangana chief minister Revanth Reddy at the opening ceremony of Bio Asia-2024 Conference, in Hyderabad (PTI)
Updated on Feb 28, 2024 08:30 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

Andhra speaker disqualifies eight MLAs under anti-defection law

The disqualification comes two weeks before the announcement of the schedule for assembly and Lok Sabha elections in Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh state assembly speaker Tammineni Sitaram. (Photo @AndhraPradeshCM)
Updated on Feb 28, 2024 01:26 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

Congress prez Kharge announces monthly 5k aid, if voted to power in Andhra

Mallikarjun Kharg said the Indiramma Abhayam scheme would have a long-lasting imprint in the hearts of the people

Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge and APCC president Y.S. Sharmila during a public meeting at Anantapur in Anantapuramu on Monday. (Mohammed Aleemuddin)
Updated on Feb 27, 2024 01:06 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

Andhra CM releases Krishna river water in Kuppam canal

Andhra Pradesh chief minister and YSR Congress Party chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Monday released water from Krishna river into Kuppam branch canal

The 123.641 km long canal in Kuppam was constructed at a cost of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>560.29 crore. (ANI)
Updated on Feb 27, 2024 08:42 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

Jagan is banking on welfare schemes to return to power in Andhra Pradesh

A slew of welfare schemes, most of them being direct benefit transfer (DBT) schemes, introduced in the first year of his rule, fetched him huge mileage in the local body elections held in 2020 and 2021

Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy greets the YSR Congress Party supporters during the public meeting at Raptadu in Anantapur on Sunday. (ANI)
Updated on Feb 27, 2024 08:12 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

Jagan takes battle for Andhra Pradesh to Naidu’s turf, says TDP neglected them

Jagan Mohan Reddy said his government has upgraded Kuppam from a panchayat to a municipality, besides establishing a revenue division and a police sub-division for the constituency

Jagan Mohan Reddy accused TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu of completely neglecting the constituency that voted for him for more than three decades (X/YSRCParty)
Published on Feb 26, 2024 07:41 PM IST

TDP-JSP announces first list of 99 candidates for Andhra Pradesh polls

TDP and JSP announce combined list of 99 candidates for Andhra Pradesh Assembly elections. BJP alliance still pending. YSRCP criticizes JSP's role.

The TDP has announced its 94 candidates while the JSP released five names (HT)
Updated on Feb 25, 2024 01:24 AM IST

Cong to tie-up with Left parties for LS, Andhra polls: Sharmila

In 2019, the CPI and CPI (M) entered into an alliance with the Jana Sena Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party ahead of the Andhra Pradesh elections

Andhra Pradesh Congress chief Y S Sharmila talks with delegations of the Communist Party of India (CPI) and Communist Party of India- (Marxist) at Andhra Ratna Bhavan in Vijayawada (Sharmila-X)
Updated on Feb 24, 2024 08:52 AM IST

BRS MLA Lasya Nanditha, 37, killed in road mishap in Hyderabad

Lasya Nanditha was killed on the spot after the driver of her SUV lost control of the vehicle and rammed into the metal barrier on the expressway

G Lasya Nanditha.
Updated on Feb 23, 2024 03:37 PM IST

Suspense persists over BJP’s alliance with TDP-Jana Sena

With few weeks left for announcement of the schedule for the elections to the Lok Sabha and Andhra Pradesh state assembly, suspense continues to loom over the Bharatiya Janata Party joining the Telugu Desam Party-Jana Sena Party alliance to fight the elections together.

The TDP, headed by former Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu, and the Jana Sena Party, headed by popular Tollywood actor Pawan Kalyan, officially entered into an alliance in September. (ANI)
Updated on Feb 23, 2024 08:54 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

Rajya Sabha MP Vemireddy resigns from YSRCP over ‘personal reasons’

Senior YSR Congress Party leader and Rajya Sabha member from Andhra Pradesh, Prabhakar Reddy Vemireddy resigned from party

Vemireddy also quit his Parliament membership. (HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 22, 2024 08:24 AM IST

Huge crowd throngs Telangana’s Medaram for India’s biggest tribal festival

“Samakka Saralamma Jatara” is expected to witness a record turnout of around 15 million tribals from across the country

Devotees during the 'Sammakka Saralamma Jatara', at Medaram in Mulugu district on Wednesday. (PTI)
Updated on Feb 22, 2024 08:12 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

Restoration of Kaleshwaram project unlikely in near future

NDSA inspected the Annaram barrage, the second one above the Medigadda barrage of the Kaleshwaram project, after the irrigation authorities noticed water leakage

Medigadda barrage suffered serious damages due to sinking of pillars last October (HT)
Updated on Feb 21, 2024 08:06 AM IST

Telangana BJP starts poll campaign with 10-day yatra, Amit Shah to join on Feb 24

Telangana BJP launches Vijay Sankalp Yatra for Lok Sabha elections with multiple leaders flagging off rallies, targeting Congress and TRS, aiming to win seats.

Union minister for culture G Kishan Reddy addresses the media ahead of the party's Vijay Sankalp Yatra, in Hyderabad (ANI)
Updated on Feb 21, 2024 07:56 AM IST

Vote for YSRCP to continue welfare schemes, Jagan tells people

The meeting was attended by the YSRCP activists from 52 assembly constituencies of four districts of Rayalaseema

Andhra Pradesh CM Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy during a rally (HT)
Updated on Feb 19, 2024 07:18 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

Irrigation projects to be completed on priority: Telangana govt in white paper

Describing the white paper a bundle of lies, BRS lawmaker and former irrigation minister T Harish Rao said the previous BRS government had taken up irrigation projects and completed many of them

Presenting a white paper on the irrigation sector in the assembly, Telangana irrigation minister N Uttam Kumar Reddy said the state government would take steps to get the share of water legally from the Krishna river. (Wikimedia commons)
Updated on Feb 18, 2024 07:58 AM IST

CID charge sheet names Naidu as key accused in Andhra Fibernet scam

CID said Naidu had personally got Vemuri Harikrishna Prasad appointed as a member of the governing council

The CID said N Chandrababu Naidu, the then chief minister, was holding the portfolio of the energy, infrastructure and investment department. (ANI Picture Service)
Updated on Feb 18, 2024 07:46 AM IST

Environmentalists oppose navy radar station in T’gana

On January 24, the Congress announced transfer of 1,174 hectares (2901 acres) of forest land at Damagudem near Puduru village of Vikarabad to the Indian Navy to set up the VLF station

HT Image
Updated on Feb 17, 2024 07:38 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

Telangana assembly adopts resolution for caste survey

The caste survey was among the guarantees promised by the ruling Congress in the run-up to the assembly elections last year.

The caste survey was among the guarantees promised by the ruling Congress in the run-up to the assembly elections last year (Tharun Vinny)
Updated on Feb 17, 2024 04:08 AM IST

Telangana under huge debt due to market borrowings: CAG

The Telangana government will have to repay ₹252,048 crore as principal and interest on the market borrowings by 2032-33

This was pointed out by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India in its audit findings of the state government up to 2021-22, and the report was tabled in the House on Thursday. (X)
Updated on Feb 16, 2024 08:30 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

Andhra Pradesh: Jagan asks village, ward volunteers to become ‘star campaigners’ of YSRCP

Jagan also saluted them for their efficient service in delivering welfare benefits of various schemes transparently to the beneficiaries since 2019

Andhra Pradesh chief minister Jagan Mohan Reddy said this addressing a public gathering in Guntur district on Thursday. (ANI)
Updated on Feb 16, 2024 08:18 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

Activists urge Telangana govt to preserve Osmania Hospital’s heritage building

The state government had submitted an affidavit to the high court in September 2023, stating that the heritage structure of OGH has to be demolished for the construction of a modern superspeciality hospital. The new Congress government too, reiterated the same position

The group submitted a memorandum to chief minister A Revanth Reddy over the issue. (HT photo)
Updated on Feb 16, 2024 08:00 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

Telangana: BJP gears up for Lok Sabha elections, begins selection of candidates

The state election committee of the Telangana BJP had met under the leadership of party president G Kishan Reddy on Monday.

Telangana unit of BJP kickstarts preparation s for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. (ANI)
Updated on Feb 14, 2024 04:31 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

Revanth challenges KCR to discuss Kaleshwaram project in Telangana assembly

Telangana chief minister A Revanth Reddy challenged BRS to come to the assembly and have a discussion on Kaleshwaram irrigation project

Revanth Reddy on Thursday led a team on a site visit to Medigadda barrage of Kaleshwaram project. (ANI)
Updated on Feb 14, 2024 08:32 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

KCR lashes out at Cong over irrigation projects in Telangana

He said that the people of Telangana were regretting voting the Congress to power in recent elections

Former Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao during at a public rally near Marriguda village in Nalgonda district. (HT photo)
Updated on Feb 14, 2024 08:24 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

‘No unconditional handover of river projects’: Telangana assembly adopts resolution

The resolution also requested the Centre to withdraw the Central Reserve Police Forces (CRPF) and handover the control of the projects to the Telangana government

Intervening during the discussion, chief minister A Revanth Reddy sought to known whether the BRS was in support of handing over the projects to the Centre or if it was opposing the development. (ANI)
Updated on Feb 13, 2024 08:32 AM IST

Andhra’s political fight, on a celluloid battlefield

The battle for political supremacy in Andhra Pradesh extends beyond the elections, with four films being released that revolve around regional politics.

Yatra 2 follows the life of Jagan Mohan Reddy. (HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 13, 2024 06:20 AM IST
By, Hyderabad
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