SC declines hearing challenge to AP High Court ruling on Ahobilam Mutt temple

On Friday, the Supreme Court stated that it would not hear a case against an order from the Andhra Pradesh High Court, which r...
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Pawan Kalyan’s meeting with Chandrababu Naidu spur talks of alliance

Jana Sena chief K Pawan Kalyan called on Telugu Desam Party president N Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday (January 8), spurring talk of a prospective alliance between the two parties in Andhra Pradesh (AP). Kalyan vowed to ensure the opposition vote in AP does not get split in the 2024 elections, implying a political realignment  in the state, to defe...

Andhra stampedes: Govt bans public meets, rallies on roads

The Andhra Pradesh government has now passed an order prohibiting public meetings and rallies on roads, including state and national highways, citing public safety. This comes in the wake of a stampede last week at a rally held by the main Opposition Telugu Desam Party at Kandukuru in which many persons were killed. The prohibitory order was ...

Tirupati temple to remain open during gold-plating project

Temple board plans to start project in March despite concerns about historic structure's safety; there are also questions on how truly the plan adheres to Agama practices

2024 Andhra polls: Why Jagan’s populism may not work in his party’s favour

YS Jaganmohan Reddy of the Yuvajana Sramika Rytu Congress (YSRC) in Andhra Pradesh swept the polls in 2019 with welfare at the top of the agenda, uprooting Chandrababu Naidu’s regime of the Telugu Desam Party. The Reddy government, in the last three-and-a-half years, heavily tilted in favour of populism, allowing development to take a back seat. W...

Andhra: Another stampede at TDP event kills 3

Three women were killed and several others were injured on Sunday near Amaravati when people rushed to receive gifts leading to a stampede at a Telugu Desam Party programme following a public meeting, the government said. The incident comes just three days after the death of eight people during a similar event in Nellore in southern Andhra Prade...

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Andhra stampede tragedy: Toll rises to 8, PM Modi announces ex-gratia

One more person who was injured in a stampede during a programme organised by the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in Kandukur town in Nellore district succumbed while undergoing treatment on Wednesday (December 28) night, taking the toll to eight, police said on Thursday (December 29). The victims, including two women died and eight others were injured...

7 killed, 8 injured after falling into drain at Chandabrabu Naidu’s roadshow in Nello...

At least seven people including a woman died and eight others were injured on Wednesday after they fell in a drainage canal in Kandukur town in Nellore district where TDP leader N Chandrababu Naidu was slated to address road show. Some media outlets pegged the number of deceased at eight. Reports said around the evening, people in large numbe...

Tirupati sanctum sanctorum to remain shut for 6-8 months in 2023 as dome gets new pla...

The sanctum sanctorum of Tirupati’s Tirumala temple may remain closed for six to eight months in 2023, as the temple authority has reportedly decided to replace the gold-plating of Ananda Nilayam, the three-storied vimana (dome or gopuram) atop it, after 65 years. Till the gold-plating is completed, a replica of Lord Venkateshwara’s idol will be...

CM Jagan directs officials to make Andhra narcotics-free in 3-4 months

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, directed the officials of the excise department and the Special Enforcement Bureau (SEB) to formulate strategies to free the state of the narcotics menace in the next three to four months. At a high-level review meeting at his Camp Office at Tadepalli attended by the deputy CM and Excise Minis...

In Telugu states, precious Buddhist archaeological sites are in shambles

Many Buddhist archaeological sites are on verge of disappearance in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Since they are not popular as tourist spots and are mostly unknown locally, the relative isolation makes them easy prey to treasure hunters, mining operations and predatory land sharks. The collusion between authorities and vested interests, coupled...

2024 AP polls: Naidu’s ‘last chance’ slogan vs Jagan’s ‘one more chance’

As Jagan and Naidu stir up sentiment for electoral mobilisation, people-centric issues like employment, industrial growth and water for irrigation have taken a backseat

Raj Bhavan tales: Jagan-Harichandan bonhomie vs KCR-Tamilisai feud

It boils down to BJP’s relationship with the respective CMs; while Jagan’s party is keen on an NDA alliance, KCR aspires to lead a non-BJP front

Chandrababu Naidu: 2024 would be my last election if not voted to power in AP

The 2024 elections would be his last if people did not elect the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) to power, its chief N Chandrababu Naidu has said. In an emotion-filled tone at a roadshow in Kurnool district late on Wednesday night (November 16), the former Chief Minister recalled his vow not to step into the Assembly till the TDP returned to power. ...

Modi-Pawan meet may scuttle Naidu’s plans of united fight against Jagan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, by allowing a one-to-one meeting with Pawan Kalyan of Jana Sena Party on November 12 during his visit to Visakhapatnam, has sent out a message to his friend-turned-foe N Chandrababu Naidu of the TDP. The message is loud and clear: the BJP will not allow the actor to slip into Naidu’s fold at any cost. The half-hour ...

The curious case of an Airbus 320 which got stuck in an underpass

What are the chances you’ll find an Airbus A320 rolling down the streets? If you are still processing that question, well, people in Andhra Pradesh’s Bapatla district found one stuck in the Korisapadu underpass on Saturday evening. As the police pushed and pulled to get the mammoth aeroplane out of the trap, a massive crowd gathered to watch the...

Andhra student assaulted, branded with hot iron box by classmates; four held

A 20-year-old student at a private engineering college in West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh was assaulted by his classmates and branded with hot iron box. The incident came to light on Friday after a video clip of the assault surfaced on social media. Four students were arrested in the case and produced before a local court on Saturday, a...

2024 AP polls: Jagan woos OBCs to counter TDP’s Kamma-Kapu caste coalition

If Chandrababu Naidu’s TDP firms up its coalition with Kammas and Kapus, CM and YSR Congress chief Jagan Mohan Reddy is likely to build a rival front with Reddys and OBCs in a bid to retain power

CJI Lalit recuses himself from hearing AP govt’s plea against HC ruling on thre...

Chief Justice of India U U Lalit on Tuesday recused himself from hearing an appeal of the Andhra Pradesh government against the high court verdict that held the state legislature "lacked competence" to make any legislation for shifting, bifurcating or trifurcating the capital. The moment the state governments plea came up for hearing, a bench co...

Will ‘Pappu’ Nara Lokesh take a leaf out of Rahul Gandhi’s book?

What do Rahul Gandhi and Nara Lokesh in Andhra Pradesh have in common? Yes, they are both dynasts, but their families represent different schools of political thought. The bigger thing they have been in common is the epithet, “Pappu,” which means childish in Hindi as well as Telugu. As Rahul’s Bharat Jodo Yatra criss-crossed through Andhra Pradesh ...

Why Naidu thinks it is a good idea to join forces with Pawan Kalyan

Andhra Pradesh for long has remained home to bipolar politics since the inception of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in the early 1980s. Even after the state's bifurcation in 2014, a similar situation prevailed upto the general elections in 2019. After the Congress disappeared from the scene because of its role in presiding over the state's division, ...

Andhra Pradesh: 2 killed as fire breaks out at firecracker stalls in Vijayawada

Two people were killed as a massive fire broke out in a cluster of firecracker shops in Andhra Pradesh’s Vijayawada in the early hours of Sunday. The incident was reported at the 1.5-acre Gymkhana ground in the Gandhi Nagar locality. According to the fire department officials, the deceased have been identified as Kasi from Vijayawada and Samba f...

Congress president will decide on my role, says Rahul Gandhi after slip-up

Congress MP Rahul Gandhi said on Wednesday that the president was the supreme authority in the party and would decide on the way forward for it. However, he made a faux pas and mentioned “Kharge” even as counting of votes in the Congress presidential polls was on. Rahul was answering questions during his brief interaction with the media during t...

Bharat Jodo Yatra: Rahul, team to briefly visit Andhra

The Congress’ Bharat Jodo Yatra led by Rahul Gandhi will briefly enter Andhra Pradesh on its 37th day on Friday (October 14). Flanked by former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah and top leaders of the party, Rahul resumed the march from Karnataka’s Rampura in the morning after a night halt. Also read: Sonia joins Rahul’s Bharat Jodo Yatra...

Looking for offbeat hill stations? Here are 6 of the best in Andhra

What would you travel to South India for? “Temples!” might be your first answer. If we ask you to think beyond history and architecture, you may think beaches. But what about its hills and forests? The south does not always attract mountain-lovers because they cannot think beyond the mighty Himalayas of the north. But the south does have its share ...

For 2024 AP poll, Jagan looking to project father YSR as trump card

The next Andhra Pradesh Assembly election may still be two years away, but the ruling Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRC) is already setting the pitch for the poll battle, which is in sharp contrast with the one it successfully experimented with during the last state election. Ahead of the elections due in 2024, the party seems to have pla...
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