Srinivasa Rao Apparasu

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.

Articles by Srinivasa Rao Apparasu

At least 13 killed, 50 injured as 2 passenger trains collide in Andhra Pradesh

The accident caused four bogies of the second train to derail onto the adjacent track.

Rescuers and others stand after two passenger trains collided in Vizianagaram district, Andhra Pradesh state, India, Sunday, Oct.29, 2023.(AP)
Updated on Oct 30, 2023 09:29 AM IST

Come to Karnataka to see how Congress implements promises: Shivakumar

Shivakumar said that the people of Telangana must reciprocate their gratitude to Sonia Gandhi who granted statehood to Telangana

DK Shivakumar (PTI)
Updated on Oct 29, 2023 06:16 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

Naidu urges court to bolster security in jail, alleges threat to life

Naidu requested the judge to ensure that fool-proof security arrangements be made in and around the Rajahmundry Central Prison.

N Chandrababu Naidu (PTI)
Updated on Oct 28, 2023 01:14 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

Telangana elections: CM face will be from backward caste, says Shah

Amit Shah said the only objective of the Congress was to make Rahul Gandhi as the Prime Minister.

Union home minister Amit Shah being welcomed by BJP supporters on his arrival in Suryapet on Friday (ANI)
Updated on Oct 28, 2023 01:18 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

Azharuddin among 45 names in Cong’s 2nd list for Telangana elections

With the current list, the Congress has announced candidates for 90 of the 119 assembly seats in the state, which is set to go to polls on November 30

The former Indian cricket team captain Mohammad Azharuddin has been fielded from the Jubilee Hills seat (Mohd Zakir)
Updated on Oct 28, 2023 06:20 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

OBC chief minister in Telangana if BJP comes to power, says Amit Shah, jabs KCR

KCR hit back at the BJP, saying its governments hadn’t been able to supply round-the-clock power to farmers but its leaders came to Telangana and questioned BRS

Suryapet: Union Home Minister Amit Shah at a public meeting ahead of Telangana Assembly elections in Suryapet district (PTI)
Updated on Oct 27, 2023 07:28 PM IST

‘If BRS is defeated, you will lose’: Telangana CM to voters

Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee spokesperson Gouri Satish said it was a fact that KCR could become the CM only because the Congress had granted separate statehood to Telangana

Chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said he had done his best for the Telangana and it was now the turn of the people to do their bit to ensure continuity of the progress and development (ANI)
Updated on Oct 27, 2023 07:32 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

Telangana elections: Issue of bid to poach BRS MLAs on back-burner in poll season

Even now, when the campaign for the Telangana assembly elections is reaching a feverish pitch, there is a stunning silence from the BRS and the BJP on the MLAs’ poaching issue

A sting operation conducted by the Cyberabad police on a farmhouse on the outskirts of Hyderabad on October 26, 2022, led to the arrest of three persons for allegedly trying to lure four BRS legislators into the BJP. (PTI)
Updated on Oct 27, 2023 07:24 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

Cong calls for pause on Telangana welfare schemes, BRS objects

BRS working president and state industries minister K T Rama Rao issued a statement attacking the Congress for trying to deny financial aid to farmers and Dalits in the name of model code of conduct

In the letter to the Election Commission, AICC general secretary in-charge of Telangana Manikrao Thakre expressed suspicion over the timing of disbursement of financial assistance to the beneficiaries under Rythu Bandhu and Dalit Bandhu schemes. (HT Archives)
Updated on Oct 27, 2023 07:22 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

5 years on, no headway in attack on Jagan case; accused still in jail

The NIA countered the argument of the chief minister that there was a deep-rooted conspiracy behind the attack on him and urged the court to dismiss his petition

On October 25, 2018, Srinu, a small-time worker at a restaurant in Visakhapatnam airport, attacked YSR Congress Party president Reddy, who was the leader of opposition, with a small knife used in cockfights. (HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 26, 2023 07:34 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

Former Telangana MLA resigns from BJP, likely to join Congress

BJP MP and party’s parliamentary board member Dr K Laxman meanwhile, accused Reddy of betraying the party which had given him a position at the national level

Former MLA Komatireddy Rajagopal Reddy said he had joined the BJP 15 months ago hoping that it was the only party which had the “capacity to pull down the corrupt, anarchic and despotic family rule” in Telangana. (ANI)
Updated on Oct 26, 2023 07:02 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

Narsapur seat: KCR fields women’s panel chief for Telangana polls

Narsapur is among the four seats for which the chief minister did not announce the BRS candidates, when he released the first list of 115 candidates on August 21, for Telangana assembly elections

Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Wednesday announced the candidature of former minister and Telangana women’s commission chairperson Vakiti Sunitha Lakshma Reddy for Narsapur assembly constituency in Medak district. (Wikimedia Commons)
Updated on Oct 26, 2023 07:00 AM IST
BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu I Edited by Shilpa Ambardar, Hyderabad

Former Telangana MLA Komatireddy Rajagopal Reddy quits BJP, to join Congress

Komatireddy Rajagopal Reddy alleged that the Centre had failed to take action against the corrupt BRS government in Talangana, leading to suspicions among the people

Komatireddy Rajagopal Reddy. (File Photo)
Published on Oct 25, 2023 06:11 PM IST

Kavitha to address at Oxford University on Telangana initiatives

The statement said programmes like providing every household with access to clean drinking water under Mission Bhagiratha programme set a precedent for the nation

An official statement from K Kavitha’s office said her lecture at the Oxford University was part of a programme of the university on development economics. (ANI)
Updated on Oct 25, 2023 06:22 AM IST

Congress second list for Telangana in a day or two; CEC to meet on Wednesday

In the first list announced on October 15, the Congress announced the names of as many as 55 candidates, a combination of new faces, defectors and seniors

In the first week of November, Congress MP Rahul Gandhi will also address a series of rallies in Telangana, party leaders said. (PTI)
Updated on Oct 25, 2023 06:18 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

Telangana polls: 3 MPs fielded; T Raja returns to fray as BJP revokes suspension

Elections to the 119-member Telangana assembly will be held on November 30 and results will be announced on December 3

Union home minister Amit Shah along with other BJP leaders in Telangana on October 10 (ANI)
Updated on Oct 23, 2023 05:26 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

BJP releases first list for Telangana polls; Eatala Rajender to fight against KCR

Former minister and BJP lawmaker Eatala Rajender will fight against Bharat Rashtra Samithi president and chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao from Gajwel assembly constituency

Eatala Rajender. (File Photo)
Published on Oct 22, 2023 03:38 PM IST

Parties woo farmers with promise of sops ahead of Telangana elections

Congress has promised, as part of its six guarantees announced on September 17, to extend the Rythu Bandhu scheme even for tenant farmers

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi waves to the crowd in Jagtial on Friday. (ANI)
Updated on Oct 22, 2023 06:16 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

Congress to fulfil dream of ‘Golden Telangana’: Rahul

MP Rahul Gandhi has promised to implement six guarantees if voted to power in the upcoming assembly polls in Telangana.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi waves to the crowd on his arrival in Jagtial, Telangana, to address a public rally on Friday. (ANI)
Updated on Oct 21, 2023 05:32 AM IST

Cong moves EC over Telangana BJP leader’s appointment as guv

Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee said the CEC should give a clarification as to whether the MCC was applicable only to the official appointments or even the governors

In a letter to Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar (in pic), the Congresssaid the appointment of a Telangana BJP leader as the Governor was against the model code of conduct, as the state assembly elections in Telangana were announced on September 10. (ANI)
Updated on Oct 20, 2023 09:08 AM IST

Congress will hold caste survey in Telangana: Rahul Gandhi

Congress MP Rahul Gandhi has promised to conduct a caste survey in the Telangana region of India if his party is voted into power. Gandhi described the survey as an "X-ray of the country" that will reveal how much wealth the family of Bharat Rashtra Samithi president and chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao has allegedly looted from Telangana. Gandhi also accused the ruling BRS government of depriving the poor of their lands and failing to fully implement welfare schemes.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi during a rally ahead of Telangana Assembly elections, at Manthani in Peddapalli district. (PTI)
Updated on Oct 20, 2023 09:02 AM IST

Andhra skill development case: Naidu’s judicial remand extended by two weeks

Meanwhile, the state high court on Thursday deferred Naidu’s petition seeking bail in the skill development case and announced that it would be heard by the vacation bench next week

After enquiring about Chandrababu Naidu’s condition in jail, the ACB court judge extended his judicial remand till November 1, after taking into consideration a memorandum submitted by the CID seeking extension of his judicial custody. (PTI)
Updated on Oct 20, 2023 08:54 AM IST

Congress committed to fulfilling 6 vows: Rahul raises poll pitch

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that he Congress is committed to implementing its six guarantees in Telangana if elected in the upcoming assembly elections

Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra during a pubic rally in Mulug district on Wednesday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 19, 2023 08:46 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

BJP likely to project OBC face as Telangana CM candidate

State BJP leaders, including Kishan Reddy and Laxman, held talks with Jana Sena Party chief and popular actor Pawan Kalyan in Hyderabad and sought his party’s support to the BJP in Telangana

Telangana BJP president G Kishan Reddy along with party’s parliamentary board member and MP K Laxman left for New Delhi on Wednesday evening with the list of around 40 names of the candidates to seek the approval from the central screening committee. (Mohammad Aleemuddin)
Updated on Oct 19, 2023 08:18 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

KCR makes pitch for son and nephew

At Siddipet, the chief minister lavished praises on his nephew and local MLA T Harish Rao and asked the people to re-elect the “six-feet bullet” one more time with the highest majority

Addressing an election rally at Siricilla, Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said his son had brought a new lease of life for the weavers of Siricilla by introducing the concept of weaving Bathukamma sarees. (PTI)
Updated on Oct 18, 2023 08:08 AM IST

Congress in fix as OBCs seek more tickets after caste survey pitch

Though caste has never been a major factor in Telangana in any elections, the OBC leaders have been insisting that they should not be ignored on the pretext of selecting winnable candidates

Even as Telangana Congress president A Revanth Reddy has said that the party is trying to give 34 tickets to the OBCs as demanded by them, other leaders’ winnability is the focus during ticket distribution. (ANI)
Updated on Oct 17, 2023 07:34 AM IST

Jagan defers plan to shift CMO to Vizag to December

On September 21, the state cabinet approved the shifting of the CMO to Visakhapatnam from its present location in Amaravati by Dussehra festival

Speaking at the Infosys campus inauguration in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy Jagan said the state has no proper capital after it had unfortunately lost Hyderabad to Telangana due to bifurcation. (PTI)
Updated on Oct 17, 2023 07:30 AM IST

KCR steps up poll campaign, urges people to vote wisely

Addressing a rally – the first after the announcement of the poll schedule – at Husnabad in the district, KCR told voters that during elections political parties make many empty promises

K Chandrashekar Rao (ANI)
Updated on Oct 16, 2023 07:42 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

Telangana election: 3 Lok Sabha MPs, all 5 sitting legislators enter fray

Senior Congress leader Tumkunta Narasa Reddy has been fielded against Bharat Rashtra Samithi president and chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao from Gajwel.

Amid ongoing discussions with the CPI and CPI (M) for an alliance, a party functionary said the Congress has tentatively agreed to give two seats to the CPI – Kothagudem and Chennur. (Representative Image) (HT Archives)
Updated on Oct 16, 2023 03:48 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

Free insurance, subsidised LPG cylinders part of BRS manifesto

Voting in Telangana is scheduled to be held on November 30; the results will be announced on December 3.

BRS chief and Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao (HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 16, 2023 03:55 AM IST
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