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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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Andhra govt buildings in Amaravati to be inspected by IIT teams

Construction of these buildings was taken up and completed up to 10-20% by laying foundation stones and columns, before they were abandoned by the YSRCP.

The TDP government has taken up redevelopment of iconic buildings for the Amaravati government complex, including high court and state legislative assembly. (HT)
Updated on Jul 14, 2024 05:07 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

Ninth BRS legislator defects to Congress

BRS MLA Arekapudi Gandhi from Serilingampalli constituency in Telangana joins Congress, increasing Congress strength in assembly to 74.

Telangana chief minister Revanth Reddy greets BRS MLA from Serilingampally Arekapudi Gandhi as the latter joins the Congress, in Hyderabad, on Saturday. (PTI)
Updated on Jul 14, 2024 05:08 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

Key decisions mark one month of Naidu-led government in Andhra Pradesh

The Telugu Desam Party-led National Democratic Alliance government in Andhra Pradesh, headed by chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu, which completed one month in office on Friday, has made an effort to strike a balance between welfare and development.

The chief minister began his rule by signing files on five crucial decisions to fulfil poll promises (PTI)
Updated on Jul 13, 2024 07:12 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

Chandrababu Naidu urges bankers to be liberal while granting crop loans

Naidu has requested that there should be no hassles in extending loans for the priority sectors.

In the state-level bankers committee (SLBC) meeting on Tuesday, Naidu requested that there should be no hassles in extending loans for the priority sectors. (PTI)
Updated on Jul 10, 2024 03:58 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

Losses in power sector under YSRCP: Naidu

The chief minister said his government would strive to bring down transmission losses and cost of generation, and facilitate a transition to hybrid and green power generation

Chandrababu Naidu target before the present government is to revive, restructure and rebuild the state power sector (ANI)
Updated on Jul 10, 2024 08:06 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

Andhra Pradesh government contemplating overhaul of volunteers system introduced by YSRCP

The newly-formed national democratic alliance (NDA) government in Andhra Pradesh, led by Telugu Desam Party president and chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu, is contemplating a complete overhaul of the village and ward volunteers’ system introduced by the previous YSR Congress party government in the state to deliver the benefits of welfare schemes to the doorsteps of the people, people familiar with the matter said.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu addresses party workers at the NTR Bhavan in Hyderabad. (PTI)
Updated on Jul 09, 2024 07:04 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

Rahul Gandhi as PM was my father YSR’s dream, says YS Sharmila

YS Sharmila on Monday vowed to realise her father, the late YS Rajasekhar Reddy’s dream of seeing Congress MP Rahul Gandhi as the Prime Minister of India.

Congress MP Rahul Gandhi during a public meeting in support of the party's candidate from Kadappa seat YS Sharmila in Kadappa. (ANI)
Updated on Jul 09, 2024 05:02 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

2 members of Parthi gang held in Hyderabad after brief encounter

The incident took place at Pedda Amberpet within the jurisdiction of Rachakonda police commissionerate, at around 9am

The gang, hailing from Indapur of Maharashtra, were operating in Telangana for over a month (File photo)
Updated on Jul 06, 2024 07:08 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

Telangana: Setback to BRS as six MLCs defect to Congress

The six MLCs – T Bhanu Prasad Rao, Baswaraj Saraiah, Dande Vittal, M S Prabhakar, Yegge Mallesham and Boggarapu Dayanand – met at a hotel around 11.30pm on Thursday and decided to switch to the Congress

Telangana chief minister and senior Congress leader Revanth Reddy. (PTI File Photo)
Updated on Jul 05, 2024 02:49 PM IST

Andhra Pradesh HC directs state govt to stop demolishing YSRCP office buildings

Deputy CM Pawan Kalyan expressed serious concern over the burning of files, records and computer data belonging to the pollution control board.

An under-construction central office of YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) is being demolished by the Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority, at Tadepalle, in the Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh on June 22. (ANI)
Updated on Jul 05, 2024 02:21 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

Telangana govt orders early release of 213 prisoners from different jails

213 prisoners, including 205 life-convicts, were granted remission and released from central jails in Telangana. Job opportunities provided for their rehabilitation.

Prisoners released from multiple jails across Telangana, including Hyderabad and Warangal (Shutterstock)
Updated on Jul 04, 2024 09:40 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

‘Restore investor confidence and brand image’: Andhra CM shares plan to rebuild Amaravati

Chandrababu Naidu vowed to rebuild Amaravati from ruins and make it a world-class capital city to boost the image of the state and bolster the confidence of the people

The chief minister said the previous YS Jagan Mohan Reddy government abandoned Amaravati to promote his three capitals plan, which resulted in a huge loss to the state (TDP x)
Updated on Jul 04, 2024 09:26 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

Telangana CM Revanth meets Congress President Kharge, cabinet expansion soon

Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu also reached Delhi on Wednesday evening and is expected to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday

BRS leader K Keshava Rao joins Congress in the presence of Congress national president Mallikarjun Kharge, in New Delhi on Wednesday. Telangana CM Revanth Reddy, MPs Rahul Gandhi, KC Venugopal, and Deepa Das Munshi are also present. (Congress X)
Updated on Jul 04, 2024 04:26 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

Telangana finalising guidelines for crop loan waiver scheme

Waiver of crop loans of farmers up to ₹2 lakh was one of the six guarantees announced by the Congress before the November 30 assembly elections in the state and was incorporated in the party manifesto.

The chief minister announced that the state government was working out the plan of action for mobilisation of finances for the crop loan waiver and the guidelines would be framed by the first week of July. (PTI)
Updated on Jul 03, 2024 07:48 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

KCR’s plea to stall judicial probe in power sector case dismissed

KCR in his petition in the HC questioned the constitution of the Justice L Narasimha Reddy Commission to probe the alleged irregularities in the purchase of 1,000MW of power from Chhattisgarh

The High Court bench rejected KCR’s argument that the commission’s observations at the press conference were pre-judged (PTI)
Updated on Jul 02, 2024 08:14 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

Andhra CM launches NTR Bharosa pension

A total of ₹4,408 crore was distributed as pensions among 6.531 million beneficiaries of 28 different categories at their doorstep

CM N Chandrababu Naidu interacts with the beneficiaries of NTR Bharosa pension scheme in Guntur on Monday. (ANI)
Updated on Jul 02, 2024 07:56 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

BRS stares at crisis in Telangana after six MLAs defect to Congress

The Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) led by former Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, has plunged into a crisis with several legislators defecting into the Congress following the party’s debacle in the recent Lok Sabha elections in the state.

BRS chief K Chandrashekar Rao with party MLAs and MLCs during a meeting at his residence in Erravelli, Telangana on Tuesday. (PTI)
Updated on Jun 30, 2024 05:40 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

YSRCP diverted 3,385.58 crore of Polavaram funds: TDP

The Telugu Desam Party-led National Democratic Alliance government in Andhra Pradesh on Friday alleged that the previous YSR Congress party government had diverted more than ₹3,385.58 crore released by the Centre towards completion of works on Polavaram major irrigation project being built on the Godavari River.

The Naidu-led government on Friday released a white paper on the status of the Polavaram project works. (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jun 29, 2024 09:20 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

6 die, 15 injured after explosion in Telangan glass factory

At least six people were killed and 15 others injured when a compressor in a glass factory exploded at Burgula village near Shadnagar town in Telangana’s Ranga Reddy district, about 50 km away from Hyderabad, on Friday evening, the police said.

6 die, 15 injured after explosion in Telangan glass factory
Updated on Jun 29, 2024 09:16 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

US, Canada experts to take stock of Polavaram project

The Central government has roped in a team of irrigation experts from the USA and Canada to study the extensive damages caused to the Polavaram major irrigation project being built on the Godavari river in Andhra Pradesh and suggest remedial measures, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu visited the Polavaram dam site last week to assess the condition of the project works. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 28, 2024 08:16 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

Senior TDP legislator Patrudu elected as assembly speaker

Senior Telugu Desam Party (TDP) legislator and former minister Chintakayala Ayyanna Patrudu was unanimously elected as the speaker of the Andhra Pradesh state legislative assembly on Sunday.

CM N Chandrababu Naidu and deputy CM Pawan Kalyan with the newly elected assembly speaker Ayyanna Patrudu (Pti)
Updated on Jun 23, 2024 08:18 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

Built for Jagan, Rushikonda palace now at centre of political feud in Andhra

The palatial bungalow built atop the picturesque beach-front Rushikonda Hills by the previous Jagan Reddy-led government, has turned out to be a white elephant.

The Rushikonda Palace in Visakhapatnam is spread over 9.88 acres, and was reportedly built at a cost of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>680 crore. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 23, 2024 05:49 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

Naidu enters House after 31 mnths, MLAs take oath

Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday entered the House after a gap of more than 31 months in the capacity of chief minister.

Naidu enters House after 31 mnths, MLAs take oath
Updated on Jun 22, 2024 08:18 AM IST

YSRCP government Amaravati, alleges CM Naidu

Describing Amaravati as the people’s capital, Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday regretted that the capital city had been subjected to extensive damage during the previous regime of YSR Congress Party.

Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu offers prayers at Praja Vedika during his tour of Amravati. (PTI)
Updated on Jun 21, 2024 08:26 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

BJP helped TDP-led alliance win Andhra Pradesh elections: Jagan

YSR Congress Party president and former Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Thursday said the results of the recent assembly elections in the state were shocking and surprising. However, he believes his party has all the strength and capacity to bounce back in the next state assembly elections in 2029.

Former Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan said that the party will come back to power in the 2029 elections. (PTI)
Updated on Jun 21, 2024 08:04 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

Pawan Kalyan assumes office as Andhra Pradesh deputy chief minister

Actor-turned-politician and Jana Sena Party president Konidela Pawan Kalyan on Wednesday assumed charge as the deputy chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, holding portfolios of panchayat raj and rural development, rural water supply, environment and forests and science and technology.

Andhra Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister and Jana Sena Chief Pawan Kalyan assumes office on Wednesday. (PTI)
Updated on Jun 20, 2024 09:08 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

Andhra government removes names of YSR, Jagan from state welfare schemes

The Telugu Desam Party-led government, headed by chief minister N Chanrababu Naidu, began renaming the welfare schemes carrying the name of YSR Congress Party president and former chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, besides dropping his picture and his party colours from all documents and certificates, within a week of coming to power in Andhra Pradesh

 (PTI)
Updated on Jun 20, 2024 08:40 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

Telangana discoms lost 6,000cr due to BRS govt’s deal: Officials

The judicial commission was constituted by the Congress government in March to inquire into the alleged irregularities committed in the power sector.

As per the KCR government’s decision, the two power utilities signed the PPA with the Chhattisgarh state power distribution company Ltd (CSPDCL) on September 22, 2015.(PTI)
Updated on Jun 19, 2024 02:47 AM IST

Former Andhra CM Jagan backs INDIA bloc’s push for paper ballots

On the day of the election results on June 4, YSRCP president and former Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy expressed doubts over the outcome.

YSRCP leader and former Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy (ANI)
Updated on Jun 19, 2024 04:51 AM IST

KCR slams Justice Reddy Commission probe into alleged irregularities in power sector during BRS regime

Bharat Rashtra Samithi president and former Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Saturday questioned the credibility of the judicial inquiry by the Justice L Narasimha Reddy Commission into the alleged irregularities in purchase of power from Chhattisgarh and construction of two thermal power plants – 1080MW Bhadradri power plant and 4000MW Yadadri power plant during the BRS regime.

Bharat Rashtra Samithi president lambasted the judicial probe into alleged irregularities in power sector during his regime. (PTI)
Updated on Jun 16, 2024 06:52 AM IST
By, Hyderabad
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