Unmindful of raging protests, Andhra Pradesh to go ahead with NPR

Hyderabad: Amidst the raging nationwide protests against the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act and National Register of Citizens, the Jagan Mohan Reddy government in Andhra Pradesh is quietly going ahead with the exercise to update the National Population Register.

AP’s three-capital quagmire holds too many challenges for state govt.

The Jagan Mohan Reddy government’s decision to shift the capital of Andhra Pradesh to the coastal city of Visakhapatnam is essentially a political decision aimed at erasing the legacy of former Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, who had conceived Amaravati as an ultramodern Greenfield capital city that ‘India has never seen before.’

Andhra Cabinet tables bill proposing three capitals for state

The Jagan Mohan Reddy government on Monday (January 20) introduced a Bill in the Andhra Pradesh Assembly proposing three capitals for the state. The bill proposes Visakhapatnam to be the executive capital, Amaravati to be the legislative capital and Kurnool to be the judicial capital of the state.

Unity in the air; Opposition in Andhra Pradesh gets a fresh lease of life

Nearly nine months after suffering humiliating rout in the general elections, the opposition parties in Andhra Pradesh are now showing signs of revival.

Amaravati fallout: Pawan Kalyan ties up with BJP, TDP could be next in line

Amaravati: Actor-politician Pawan Kalyan's Jana Sena Party (JSP) and the BJP came together on Thursday (January 16) to form an alliance to "protect the interests of the state and its people."

Politics over Amaravati: New alibis, bizarre reasons for shifting the capital

The shifting of Amaravati is bound to cause immense material loss and human suffering. A significant amount of work has already taken place, making it difficult for the current dispensation to turn its back on the entire project.

Tollywood, a saga of bloated egos, caste and clan loyalties

Tollywood, as the Telugu film industry is popularly known, is probably the only enterprise that grabs media headlines, not for the quality of its output or coveted awards but for the bitter rivalry within its ranks.

Andhra Pradesh to hold Republic Day parade in Visakhapatnam port

Amaravati: Gearing up to shift its administrative base soon, the Andhra Pradesh government on Saturday decided to conduct its Republic Day parade in the port city of Visakhapatnam on January 26. News reports suggest the decision was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy.

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Jagan appears before CBI court in disproportionate assets case

For the first time after taking over the reins of Andhra Pradesh, the Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Friday (January 10) appeared personally before a CBI special court in Hyderabad in connection with the disproportionate assets case. The CBI court would be questioning Jagan, along with the ruling YSR Congress Party’s Parliamentary wing l...

AP CM Jagan Mohan Reddy appears before CBI court in Hyderabad

Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Friday appeared before a CBI Special Court here in connection with the ongoing trial in the quid pro quo investments cases against him.

Stir over Amaravati: TDP chief, other leaders held in Vijayawada

Amaravati: TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu and several other leaders were taken into custody by police in Vijayawada on Wednesday (January 8) when they tried to take out a "bus rally" in solidarity with the farmers' agitation demanding that Amaravati be continued as Andhra Pradesh's capital. Naidu's son Lokesh, TDP senior leaders K Atchannaidu and other ...

Tribals in Andhra’s Visakhapatnam want ‘outsiders’ evicted

Hyderabad: Away from the glare of national media, tribal communities in Andhra Pradesh’s Visakhapatnam district have been waging a silent battle to assert their rights over lands and local jobs. They have now intensified their agitation, demanding eviction of non-tribals from their areas. At a time when immigration and identity have become the most contest...

Visakhapatnam as AP capital can be sitting duck to Maoist strike

Amaravati: As Andhra Pradesh government is all set to move its executive capital to the port city of Visakhapatnam, the state police have raised a red flag. Since Visakhapatnam district is part of the Andhra-Odisha Border (AOB) zone where Maoists are quite active, there are growing concerns over security, especially to high-profile political leaders. “Once...

Bundle of lies: Chandrababu Naidu flays consultancy report junking Amaravati

Amaravati: Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president N Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday (January 4) slammed Boston Consulting Group for junking Amaravati as Andhra Pradesh capital, his pet project, and described as the waste paper its report pitching for Visakhapatnam as the seat of power. Naidu, who during the previous TDP rule proclaimed he was building a greenfie...

Andhra CM Jagan asked to appear before CBI court on Jan 10

Hyderabad: A special CBI court here has directed Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jaganmohan Reddy to appear before it on January 10 in connection with alleged quid pro quo investments into his firms.

Andhra govt appoints two women officers to implement Disha Act

Two women officers have been appointed in Andhra Pradesh to implement the Disha Act, cleared by the state assembly last month which enables speedy investigation and trial within 21 days for those accused of crimes against women.

Andhra farmers take a cue from TN protesters; ‘Rangoli’ new tool of protest

After protestors in Tamil Nadu hogged the national limelight used ‘Kolam’ designs to convey the anti-CAA and anti-NRC slogans, it is now the turn of Andhra Pradesh farmers to employ the same medium to voice their protest against the move to shift the state capital from Amaravati.

From Jagan’s playbook: How to squander away public mandate

Amaravati: From the dizzy heights of popularity to self-inflicted losses in the perception battle, it has been a rapid fall for Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy.

Administration should be centralised and development decentralised, says VP

Amaravati: Disfavouring Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy’s plan to have “three capitals” for Andhra Pradesh, Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday said administration should remain centralised while development should be de-centralised. The state secretariat, High Court and Legislature should all be in one place, the Vice-President asserted, add...

Parties in Telugu States send mixed signals over CAA, NRC

Flip-flop, doublespeak and ambiguity mark the responses of political parties in the two Telugu states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh over the raging issues of Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) that have triggered nationwide outrage. After supporting the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) and voting in its fav...

It’s official, end of Amaravati dream for Andhra Pradesh

Amaravati: A five-member expert committee, constituted in September, on Friday (December 20) submitted its final report, recommending three capital cities: Visakhapatnam as Executive Capital, Amaravati as Legislative Capital and Kurnool as Judicial Capital.

Jagan’s please-all 3-capital scheme: Tokenism or equitable development

By proposing three capital cities for Andhra Pradesh—Amaravati, Visakhapatnam and Kurnool—, the Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy appears to be offering a please-all solution to the capital woes but critics have dubbed it as ‘empty tokenism and impractical idea fraught with administrative nightmare.”

Problem of plenty; engg seats go abegging in Andhra and Telangana

The steep decline in demand for engineering seats is now an all India trend as over 30 percent of seats in the country are lying vacant with Odisha witnessing 80 percent of them followed by 60 percent vacancies in West Bengal.

Andhra Pradesh may have three capitals, indicates CM Jagan

Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Tuesday indicated that the state could have three capitals as decentralisation was a real concept.

AP transport corporation to increase ticket fare: Minister

The Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation on Saturday (November 7) decided to enhance bus fare by 10-20 paise per kilometre on different services to reduce operational losses accruing to the tune of ₹1,200 crore a year. The corporation already has a debt burden of over ₹6,735 crore and is virtually facing a collapse. With the operat...

Andhra Pradesh, Telangana to implement ‘Zero FIR’ in all police stations

Amaravati/Hyderabad: In the backdrop of massive public outrage over the gang rape and murder of a veterinary doctor in Hyderabad, the Directors General of Police (DGP) of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have issued directions to all police stations in their respective states to register a First Information Report (FIR) when a person walks in with a complaint, irrespective...

Why India’s first linguistic state is caught in a language row

Telugu, which was the basis for formation of the country’s first linguistic state, is now the center of a row in Andhra Pradesh following the Jagan Mohan Reddy government’s move to replace the regional language with English as the medium of instruction in state-run schools.

Battle over Amaravati spills to the streets, Naidu’s convoy attacked

Amaravati: The war of words over the fate of Amaravati intensified on Thursday, triggering violence during the tour of former chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu. His convoy was attacked, allegedly by the YSR Congress Party workers and some irate farmers, at Rayapudi near Vijayawada.