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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Of 15 advertisements banned by the poll panel, six were from Congress, five from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and four from ruling Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS).
It is not going to be a straight fight between KCR and Revanth Reddy at Kamareddy. K Venkata Ramana Reddy, former chairman of Nizamabad zilla parishad, is contesting on the BJP ticket
Preliminary inquiries at the spot revealed that the fire broke out while repairing a car in the stilt floor, where several drums storing a chemical was also stored
PM Modi announced that a committee would look into the demand of Madigas for categorisation of Scheduled Castes (SC) for implementation of reservation.
Chandra Mohan, whose original name is Mallampalli Chandrasekhar Rao, was also a cousin of veteran director and Dada Sahab Phalke award winner K Vishwanath
As the expansion plans of NH-163 are put on hold, a civil society campaign has shown why roadside trees are as important as forests
The NGT asked the NHAI to undertake an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) study to minimise the loss to the trees before proceeding further
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has filed his nominations for two assembly constituencies. He declared movable assets worth ₹17.84 crore, an increase of over ₹7.40 crore since the last election. He also declared an annual income of ₹1.60 crore and immovable assets worth ₹8.50 crore.
Campaigning for the Telangana assembly elections is in full swing, but villagers in Gajwel constituency seem disillusioned. Despite having access to basic amenities like houses, electricity, and drinking water, they lack employment opportunities. Many of them were relocated from submerged villages to make way for the Mallannasagar reservoir. The government promised better compensation, but nothing was done. The upcoming elections have not instilled hope in the villagers, who feel they have been deceived by political leaders.
Former MLA Thati Venkateshwarlu, who aspired for the party ticket from Aswaraopet in Bhadradri Kothagudem district, resigned from the primary membership of the party
The seat-sharing talks between CPI (M) and Congress collapsed last week, after CPI (M) general secreary Sitaram Yechury said the matter was left for the party’s state unit to decide
The party is likely to announce the remaining 19 constituencies after finalising seat sharing with actor-turned-politician Pawan Kalyan’s Jana Sena Party
He recalled that the people of the country had voted an OBC leader as the PM and the roots for his elevation had been laid in Hyderabad at the same stadium
The NGT gave the order after hearing the petition filed by the citizen action group, Save Banyans of Chevella. The primary objective of the EIA is to minimise the felling of trees in the Chevella region
A senior Congress leader privy to the development said the decision to field Reddy against KCR was taken long ago but kept under wraps to be announced just four days before the closure of nominations.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi accused the Congress government in Chhattisgarh of corruption and failure in tackling Maoism. He also accused the Opposition of insulting backward communities and claimed that only the BJP protected the interests of marginalised castes. Modi made these remarks during three separate poll rallies in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and Telangana. He promised that if the BJP won the November 30 polls, the next chief minister of Telangana would be from the Other Backward Classes (OBC) community.
Sharmila said with more and more revelations on corruption and misrule coming out, there was a dire need for all like-minded parties to put up a joint effort in the best interest of Telangana people
The decision comes in wake of opposition parties pressing for a caste census and revisiting the reservation formula to ensure adequate representation of castes
The survey will take into consideration various factors such as socio-economic status of the people, employment-oriented education and caste balance in society
YS Sharmila said she took the decision to opt out of the race in the Telangana assembly elections to ensure that the pro-Congress vote would not split
A controversy over alleged engineering lapses in the ₹1 lakh crore Kaleshwaram lift irrigation project on the Godavari river triggered an electoral slugfest
The Yagam is being conducted by the chief minister for victory in the upcoming state polls and an all-round development of Telangana
The BRS leaders also pointed out Raju’s Facebook profile, which reads “Jai Congress Mirdoddi Mandal,” and the cover picture, which is a collage of his picture with Congress MP Rahul Gandhi.
Addressing a rally “Palamuru Praja Bheri” at Kollapur, Gandhi alleged the entire Telangana witnessed how KCR’s family looted the people in the last nine-and-a-half years.
Andhra Pradesh high court on Tuesday granted interim bail for four weeks on medical grounds to TDP chief and former AP chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu.
The high court asked Naidu to surrender himself before the superintendent of Rajahmundry Central Prison on or before 5 pm on November 28
BRS parliamentarian Kotha Prabhakar Reddy was stabbed during an election campaign in Telangana. The attacker has been apprehended. Reddy's condition is stable after undergoing surgery. Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao condemned the attack and promised to take action.
For a few minutes, Patro did not understand what had happened. When he came to senses, he saw the train bogey tilted towards a goods train on the adjacent rail track
Poiice said a man identified as Dattani Raju has been arrested on charges that he stabbed BRS MP Kotha Prabhakar Reddy in Surampally village
Officials said those killed include the loco and assistant loco pilot of one of the trains (Visakhapatnam-Rayagada passenger train) involved in the crash