BJP rubbishes temple desecration charges; seeks AP DGP’s ouster

The Andhra Pradesh unit of the BJP has lashed out at the state’s Director General of Police Gautam Sawang, who recently released details tha...

ED summons Andhra CM Jagan Mohan Reddy in disproportionate assets case

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) court has summoned Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and has asked him to appear before it on January 11 in with regard to a disproportionate assets case

Andhra issues new guidelines for surveillance, containment of COVID-19

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AP Bauxite issue: A deep mine of tribal unrest, biz interests, eco concerns

Bauxite mining in Andhra Pradesh has been a touchy political issue for decades because of its far-reaching implications on environment and the livelihood of tribal communities.

Rural stress: In AP, 500 rural job scheme workers unpaid for months

At a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has affected employment, especially in rural areas, around 500 daily wagers registered under the MGNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act) in Andhra Pradesh’s East Godavari district have alleged irregularities in the payment of their wages for nearly 20 months, to the tune of ₹20 lakh, The News Minute reported

After Telangana success, BJP gears up for twin ‘surgical strikes’ for Andhra

Bolstered by its impressive show in Telangana — first in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, followed by an Assembly by-election and recently in the Hyderabad municipal corporation — the BJP has now set its eyes on the neighbouring Andhra Pradesh. Though Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has been more than willing to play ball with the Ce...

Andhra: CAG finds 5 ponds ‘missing’, many more encroached upon

At least 25 out of the 37 water bodies in Vijayawada and Nagari town in Andhra Pradesh were found encroached upon, a report by the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India (CAG) has stated.

21-member panel to probe ‘mystery illness’ in Andhra town

A 21-member multi-disciplinary panel has been set up to probe the reason behind the "mystery illness" that has affected over 500 persons in Eluru town of Andhra Pradesh's West Godavari district.


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“Democracy has prevailed,” said the newly inaugurated US President Joe Biden on Wednesday (January 20) in his maiden speech as he called on Americans "to defend the truth and defeat the lies".Speaking shortly after taking oath as the 46th President of the United States, the 78-year-old Biden also pledged to repair Americas global alliances, which suffered during his predecessor Donald Trump’s four-year regime.

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The United States on Wednesday ushered in a new era with the inauguration of president-elect Joe Biden

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Yielding some ground to end the nearly two-month-long protest by thousands of farmers on the national capital borders, the government on Wednesday (January 20) proposed to suspend the three contentious farm laws for 1-1.5 years and set up a joint committee to find an amicable solution in the interest of the farming community.




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Neurotoxins lead, nickel behind ‘mysterious disease’ in Andhra town

A mysterious disease that triggered panic in Andhra Pradesh’s Eluru town, with hospitalisation of over 550 people with symptoms of epilepsy, has turned out to be a case of “neuro-toxicity” caused by heavy metals like lead and nickel, a preliminary study by medical experts has found.

Water contamination suspected as 227 fall sick in Andhra’s Eluru

A suspected incident of water contamination is believed to be the reason behind falling ill of at least 227 persons in the West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. However, officials are not ruling out viral encephalitis.

BJP goes the whole hog in Hyderabad and with a reason

'A small step for Hyderabad. A giant leap for Telangana.'This is how a veteran political observer summed up the BJP’s campaign blitzkrieg in the just-held elections to the Hyderabad municipal corporation

Taming the waves: How technology can make a difference

From being caught off guard when the devastating 1977 cyclone hit its coast, claiming over 10,000 lives, to becoming the first state in the country to use space technology for disaster management, Andhra Pradesh has come a long way

Political tussle over housing scheme leaves Andhra’s poor in the lurch

Amaravathi: Bhanuchand, a daily wage earner at Patamata in Vijayawada, had borrowed ₹25,000 from a private lender at an interest rate of 10% per month to become a member in a government housing scheme meant for the poor. Nearly two years later, his dream of owning a house still remains a mirage while his debt mounts.

‘Amaravati land scam’: SC stays Andhra HC gag order on media

The Supreme Court on Wednesday (November 25) stayed the Andhra Pradesh High Court’s order restraining the media from publishing news with regard to an FIR lodged on alleged irregularities in land transactions in Amaravati.

Counting the Faith: Why tribals want a separate religious identity

The Adivasi communities in the Telugu states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have joined the chorus of demand for a separate religious identity

Court orders, COVID lower pollution levels during Diwali in Telugu states

Air pollution levels in the Telugu states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh saw a dip during Diwali compared to the festive season last year. Thanks to the interventions of courts, the governments in these states had ordered only green crackers be used during the festival.

Schools, colleges reopen in Andhra from Monday in staggered manner

Schools reopen in Andhra Pradesh from November 2 with the academic year for 2020-21 extended up to April 30, the state education department has said.

AP rains: 7-member team from Centre to visit state to assess damage

Amaravati: A seven member central team will visit Andhra Pradesh for an on-the-spot assessment of the damage caused by the recent heavy rains and floods in the state.

Lawyers’ organisations flay Andhra CM for writing to CJI against SC judge

Caught in an unseemly row over his complaint against judges, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy has got deeper into trouble.

Monsoon fury throws life out of gear, 30 people killed in Telangana

Chennai: Hyderabad on Wednesday witnessed monsoon fury that inundated roads, flooded houses, toppled and swept away vehicles and left 19 people dead, as unprecedented rains lashed the capital city, besides some other districts in Telangana.

Andhra HC orders CBI probe into abusive social media comments

The Jagan Mohan Reddy government’s confrontation with the judiciary took a new twist on Monday (October 12) with the Andhra Pradesh High Court ordering a CBI probe into the "abusive" social media posts and alleged derogatory statements made by the ruling YSR Congress leaders against the state judiciary.

In a first, CM Jagan calls out ‘political bias’ in judiciary, targets TDP...

Andhra CM Jagan Mohan Reddy has accused a senior Supreme Court judge of "influencing the sittings of the (Andhra Pradesh) High Court... and instances of how matters important to Telugu Desam Party have been allocated to a few judges".

Bonhomie gives way to bitterness: Why Telugu states are locked in water war

Not long ago, there was an air of optimism and hope as the sibling Telugu states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana were preparing to shed their bitter baggage of the past and set a new template for cooperation. The reason for this positive change was the blossoming friendship between AP’s new Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and his Telangana c...

Entry rule for non-Hindus triggers row at Tirumala temple

At a time when religious identity has become a potential political weapon, a major controversy has broken out in Andhra Pradesh over an age-old convention regarding the entry of non-Hindus into the Tirumala temple, the country’s richest shrine.

Jagan’s battle with judiciary reaches Amit Shah’s doorstep

An intensifying battle with the judiciary following a string of legal setbacks is pushing Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy closer to the BJP leadership.

Heavy rains expected: IMD issues orange alert in Kerala, Odisha, Andhra

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) Friday sounded orange-level rain alerts in parts of Kerala, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh

Jagan complies with central power bill, adds more power to friendship with BJP

Andhra Pradesh is set to become the first state to conform to the controversial provisions of the Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2020, awaiting the Parliament’s approval.

Charred chariot and more: How communal narrative is brewing in AP

What began as a minor incident of burning of a wooden temple chariot in the coastal Andhra town of Antarvedi is now threatening to snowball into a full-blown political war, with BJP, Pawan Kalyan-led Jana Sena, and VHP intensifying protests, sensing a larger conspiracy.