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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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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

Kuwait fire: Mortal remains of three Andhra Pradesh victims to arrive on June 15

The mortal remains of three workers from Andhra Pradesh, who were died in the fire accident in Kuwait, will arrive in Visakhapatnam in the early hours of Saturday, a senior official of the state government said on Friday.

An Indian Air Force (IAF) flight carrying the mortal remains of the Indians who died in the tragic fire incident in Kuwait two days ago, after landing at the international airport in Kochi on Friday. (PTI)
Updated on Jun 15, 2024 09:32 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

Pawan Kalyan named Andhra Pradesh deputy CM; CM Naidu allocates cabinet portfolios

Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu on Friday named Jana Sena Party president Konidela Pawan Kalyan as his deputy, and made him in-charge of a series of departments, including panchayat raj and rural development and environment, while keeping the crucial portfolios of home, finance, agriculture and urban development for the ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP).

While the Telugu Desam Party was allocated 21 berths in the Andhra Pradesh cabinet, Pawan Kalyan’s Jana Sena Party received three seats. (PTI)
Updated on Jun 15, 2024 09:20 AM IST

Despite losing Andhra, YSRCP will play big role in Parliament: YS Jagan Mohan Reddy

YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) president YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Friday said that his party shouldn’t be written off because it lost the recent state assembly elections in Hyderabad, as they still have 15 MPs in Parliament.

YSRCP leader YS Jagan Mohan Reddy said that his party will play a huge role in the Parliament with their 15 MPs. (ANI)
Updated on Jun 15, 2024 09:16 AM IST

Man, held for raping, killing minor in Telangana: Police

A 35-year-old truck driver was arrested for allegedly raping and killing a six-year-old girl in Telangana’s Peddapalli district on early Friday, police said

Man, held for raping, killing minor in Telangana: Police
Updated on Jun 15, 2024 09:06 AM IST

Farmers in Amravati end 4.5 year protest after Naidu takes charge as chief minister

Farmers in the Amravati capital region of Andhra Pradesh, who had been agitating for the last four-and-a-half years against the previous YS Jagan Mohan Reddy government’s decision to form three capitals for the state, withdrew their agitation hours after N Chandrababu Naidu took oath as the state’s new chief minister on Wednesday.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu being greeted by supporters while on his way to take charge at the Secretariat, in Amravati on Thursday. (PTI)
Updated on Jun 14, 2024 08:46 AM IST

Andhra Chief Minister assumes office, signs five files

Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu, upon assuming office on Thursday, signed five files including the approval of a mega recruitment drive to fill up 16,347 teacher vacancies in various government schools in the state through the district selection committee (DSC).

Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu signs the first file after taking charge at his office at Tadepalli, Amaravati on Thursday. (PTI)
Updated on Jun 14, 2024 08:44 AM IST

Hyderabad court denies bail to two cops, police file charge sheet

A local court in Hyderabad on Wednesday rejected the bail petitions of two suspended and arrested additional superintendents of police associated with the special intelligence bureau (SIB) of Telangana police, in connection with the alleged telephone tapping case, people familiar with the matter said.

Hyderabad court denies bail to two cops, police file charge sheet
Updated on Jun 13, 2024 08:12 AM IST

TDP’s N Chandrababu Naidu sworn in as Andhra Pradesh chief minister

Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president N Chandrababu Naidu was sworn in as chief minister of Andhra Pradesh for a fourth term on Wednesday, at an event that was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union ministers Amit Shah, JP Nadda and Nitin Gadkari, among others.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister-designate N. Chandrababu Naidu takes oath during the swearing-in ceremony in Vijayawada on Wednesday. (PTI)
Updated on Jun 13, 2024 06:48 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

Naidu, Majhi seal power shifts in Andhra, Odisha

Odisha and Andhra Pradesh are two states where the NDA nearly swept, winning 20 out of 21 seats in the former and 21 out of 25 seats in the latter

N. Chandrababu Naidu takes oath as Andhra Pradesh chief minister oath, in Vijayawada, on Wednesday. (PTI)
Updated on Jun 13, 2024 06:12 AM IST
By, Debabrata Mohanty, Hyderabad/bhubaneswar

TTD official goes on leave ahead of new CM’s visit to temple

As per the temple protocol, the TTD executive officer is expected to receive the chief minister and accompany him for the darshan

TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu meets S. Abdul Nazeer Governor of Andhra Pradesh, on Tuesday. (TDP x)
Updated on Jun 12, 2024 08:26 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

‘Amaravati will be Andhra Pradesh’s only capital’: Naidu before taking oath

Amaravati will be the sole capital of Andhra Pradesh and the earlier government’s plan of three capitals for the coastal state will be junked, chief minister-designate N Chandrababu Naidu said on Tuesday.

TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu, Jana Sena president Pawan Kalyan and Andhra Pradesh BJP chief Daggubati Purandeswari (left) during the NDA MLAs’ meeting in Vijayawada on Tuesday. (ANI)
Updated on Jun 12, 2024 07:38 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

Chandrababu Naidu set to take oath as Andhra Pradesh CM on Wednesday

The swearing-in ceremony will take place near Kesarapalli I-T Centre, close to the Vijayawada international airport in Gannavaram, at 11.27 am on Wednesday

Telugu Desam Party chief N Chandrababu Naidu. (ANI Photo)
Published on Jun 11, 2024 12:26 PM IST

Eatala Rajender likely to be BJP’s next Telangana chief, says leader

Eatala Rajender, the newly-elected MP from the Malkajgiri constituency, is likely to be appointed as the president of the BJP’s Telangana unit, a party leader familiar with the matter said.

Former Minister and BJP candidate from Malkajgiri, Eatala Rajender along with his family members show their ink-marked fingers after casting their vote during the fourth phase of the Lok Sabha polls. (ANI)
Updated on Jun 11, 2024 09:04 AM IST

Pawan may become deputy CM as Naidu looks set to helm Andhra

Pawan Kalyan likely to be deputy CM of Andhra Pradesh under Naidu's leadership. Swearing-in ceremony on Wednesday, with PM Modi and other VIPs in attendance.

Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan (PTI)
Updated on Jun 11, 2024 08:50 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

Pawan Kalyan: The ‘Power Star’ who shone bright in Andhra polls

The JSP achieved a 100% strike rate in Andhra Pradesh polls – winning all 21 assembly seats and 2 Lok Sabha seats it contested.

New Delhi, Jun 7 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi being felicitated by Telugu Desam Party (TDP) Chief N Chandrababu Naidu and Jana Sena Party Chief Pawan Kalyan during the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Parliamentary Party meeting, at the Samvidhan Sadan, in New Delhi on Friday. (ANI Photo)(BJP)
Updated on Jun 09, 2024 05:02 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

Eenadu founder chairman and media baron Ramoji Rao passes away at 87

Ramoji Rao had been suffering from chronic illness and age-related health complications for a long time.

Cherukuri Ramoji Rao(X/ @kishanreddybjp)
Published on Jun 08, 2024 08:20 AM IST

Chandrababu Naidu likely to revive projects ‘abandoned’ by YSRCP govt

TDP chief had promised that the first file he would sign after assuming power would be for recruitment of teachers through district selection committees

Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N Chandrababu Naidu addresses the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Parliamentary Party meeting, at the Samvidhan Sadan, in New Delhi on Friday. (ANI Photo)(ANI)
Updated on Jun 08, 2024 03:50 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

Rammohan, two other TDP MPs may be given berths in Modi cabinet

The TDP is expected to get a Cabinet minister post, besides two posts of ministers of state in the Modi cabinet, though the party has pitched for four berths

Three-time parliamentarian of the TDP from Srikakulam Lok Sabha constituency Kinjarapu Rammohan Naidu will likely be inducted into the Union Cabinet (ANI)
Updated on Jun 08, 2024 05:06 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

Senior IAS officer Neerabh Kumar Prasad appointed Andhra Pradesh chief secretary

Neerabh Kumar Prasad thanked Chandrababu Naidu for the opportunity and vowed to do his best to implement the new government’s development and welfare programmes

Neerabh Kumar Prasad (right) called on governor S Abdul Nazeer at Raj Bhavan after his appointment as Andhra Pradesh chief secretary on Friday (X/governorap)
Updated on Jun 07, 2024 06:47 PM IST

TDP unleashing terror even before forming the govt, alleges YSRCP

A delegation of YSRCP leaders met state governor S Abdul Nazeer at Raj Bhavan in Vijayawada and complained against the violent attacks on their party leaders.

Some miscreants pelted stone on chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy during a poll rally on Saturday. (ANI)
Updated on Jun 07, 2024 03:59 AM IST

Naidu to take oath as Andhra CM on June 12 at Amaravati

N Chandrababu Naidu to be sworn in as Andhra Pradesh CM for the fourth time on June 12. NDA leaders to attend ceremony. Jana Sena Party and BJP to join cabinet.

TDP Chief N Chandrababu Naidu.(PTI)
Updated on Jun 07, 2024 04:04 AM IST

YSRCP wiped out in 8 of 13 Andhra districts

The YSR Congress Party (YSRCP), led by outgoing chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, has drawn a blank in as many as eight out of 13 erstwhile combined districts of Andhra Pradesh in the recent state assembly elections.

YSRCP wiped out in 8 of 13 Andhra districts
Updated on Jun 06, 2024 08:42 AM IST
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