Will Jagan’s cordial ties with Modi end sooner than expected?

Soon after the YSR Congress Party supremo Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy stormed to power in the April 11 Assembly elections in Andhra Pradesh, it wa...

Like Marathas, Kapus in Andhra in agitation mode for quota

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Polavaram project in Andhra: Delhi HC sets aside NHRC order

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1,513 farmers committed suicide in AP between 2014-19: CM

Amaravati, Andhra Pradesh: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Wednesday (July 10) said that 1,513 farmers had committed suicide in the state from 2014 to 2019, but only 391 families were paid ex-gratia. The Chief Minister stated this during a video conference with district Collectors and Superintendents of Police from the state headquarters. "Records of...

The fate of AP’s ₹55,000 cr dream project, Amaravati, hangs in balance

Amaravati literally means the ‘Land of Immortals’. But, what it is witnessing now is the existential crisis of mere mortals. Touted as the world-class capital city that India has never seen before, Amaravati, a dream project of the former Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, is now staring at an uncertain future following a change of guard in the...

Jagan’s ambitious ‘Amma Vodi’ aims to uplift Andhra, but faces hurdles

Ever since taking over as the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh a month back, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has announced a slew of sops for different sections of people in a bid to fulfill promises made before the elections. One such announcement was ‘Amma Vodi’ under which poor mothers sending their children to government-run schools would be paid Rs 15...

Jagan’s revenge? Demolition heat reaches Naidu’s doorsteps in Andhra

The demolition heat has finally reached the doorsteps of former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu. The new government, headed by his bete noir Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, has served Naidu with a notice to vacate his rented residence on the banks of Krishna river in Vijayawada. The authorities have pasted a demolition notice on the ...

AP govt serves notice for ‘removal’ of bungalow taken on lease by Chandra...

Amaravati, Andhra Pradesh: The Andhra Pradesh government on Friday (June 28) served a notice for the 'removal' of an illegal bungalow on the Krishna riverbed taken on lease by former Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu. The Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority pasted the notice on the bungalow's wall as the owner, Lingamaneni Ramesh, was away. The bungalow w...

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Andhra projects in the dark as Jagan orders probe on Naidu’s decisions

A question mark hangs over the fate of several projects in Andhra Pradesh following the decision of the new government, headed by Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, to constitute a cabinet sub-committee to review “all major policy decisions and projects” undertaken by the previous Telugu Desam Party (TDP) government. The move, ostensibly aimed at unearthing...

Will Telugu megastar Chiranjeevi join BJP?

As part of its ‘Look South’ mission to make inroads in southern states, the BJP is trying to lure Telugu megastar Chiranjeevi into its fold. The saffron party has sent feelers to the actor whose tryst with politics in the past had ended as a flop show. The ageing star is now keeping himself away from active politics.  His younger brother Pawan Kaly...

Centre extends approval for construction on Polavaram project

The Centre on Wednesday extended the approval for construction works to be carried out on the Polavaram irrigation project in Andhra Pradesh in a bid to complete it quickly. The approval overrides a ‘stop work’ order issued by the environment ministry in 2011. After a meeting with Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu, who hails from Andhra Pradesh, ...

No end in sight for Naidu’s woes in Andhra

When the former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu returned home on Tuesday (June 25) from a family vacation in Europe, more bad news was in store for him. The security cover for his family members has been scaled down by the new government, headed by his bete noir Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy. The Telugu Desam Party chief’s son Nara Lok...

Will Andhra’s demolition drive reach Naidu’s doorstep?

Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy is on a demolition spree, both literally and politically. When he made a sudden announcement, while addressing a conference of district collectors on June 24 (Monday), that his government would start demolishing all the illegal constructions on the banks of river Krishna in Vijayawada, it was l...

16-year-old gang-raped by six over 5 days in Andhra Pradesh

Amaravati: A 16-year-old girl was allegedly raped for five days by six persons, including three minors, after being locked up in a room in Ongole town of Andhra Pradesh, police said on Sunday (June 23). All those accused of allegedly raping her have been apprehended from different parts of the state and police said they are further investigating the case. ...

Jagan govt transfers 17 IPS officers in second rejig in a week

Amaravati: Continuing with the bureaucratic reshuffle, the Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy government in Andhra Pradesh on Sunday (June 23) transferred 17 IPS officers, five of them for the second time in a week, and gave posting to three other officers who were on wait. Director general of police-rank IPS officer A R Anuradha of the 1987 batch, who was transferred...

‘Not Christian’, Jagan’s uncle on row over Tirumala temple board ap...

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has appointed his uncle and senior YSRCP leader YV Subba Reddy as the new chairman of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) Trust board, which manages the affairs of the Tirumala Venkateswara temple, world’s richest Hindu temple. However, the appointment ran into controversy citing the religion of...

How Kaleshwaram project is set to transform Telangana

Hyderabad: At 1,832 km-long water supply, 203 km-long tunnel route, 45 lakh-acre irrigation target, 141 TMC storage capacity, the figures of the Kaleshwaram project are mind boggling. With the launch of Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project (KLIP) on Friday, India’s youngest state Telangana has taken a giant step towards transforming into ‘Bangaru (golden) T...

Chandrababu Naidu gets a taste of his own medicine

Nearly 24 years after leading a revolt against his father-in-law N T Rama Rao and taking over the reins of the party in a midnight political coup, the Telugu Desam Party president N Chandrababu Naidu is now at the receiving end, facing a similar rebellion from his close confidants. The exit of four Rajya Sabha MPs has pushed the TDP into a deep ...

Rebellion in TDP: Four out of six Rajya Sabha MPs cross over to BJP

New Delhi: The Telugu Desam Party has split in the Rajya Sabha with at least four of its six MPs breaking to back the ruling BJP. These MPs also submitted a letter to Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu about their decision. Their decision to back the BJP will give a boost to the saffron party in the Upper House as the ruling National Democratic Alliance...

Centre loosens purse strings for Andhra as Jagan govt warms up to Modi

Amaravati: It’s raining central funds for Andhra Pradesh after a change of guard in the state, indicating political bonhomie between the Jagan Mohan Reddy-led YSR Congress Party and the BJP. In the last two weeks, the NDA government has cleared pending bills to the tune of ₹4,200 crore pertaining to various projects and schemes, much to the delight of the ...

Why Jagan will not take the bait of LS dy speaker post

Amaravati: Being the third largest opposition party in the present Lok Sabha after Congress and DMK, the YSR Congress Party has been offered the deputy speaker’s post. However, the party supremo and Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy is not in a position to accept the post because of his political compulsions back home. Accepting the post would send a si...

‘Look South’ mission: How BJP is planning to make inroads in Telugu states

'What 2014 was for North-East, 2024 will be for South' is the new mantra being chanted by the BJP leaders in the two Telugu states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Even before the euphoria over an emphatic Lok Sabha victory could subside, the saffron party has unveiled its ‘Look South’ mission for the 2024 general elections. “Our next target ...

Poll Impact: Pawan Kalyan to wear editor’s hat, follow time-tested formula

Coming out of his self-imposed hibernation following the total rout in the recent elections in Andhra Pradesh, actor-turned-politician Pawan Kalyan surprised his fans by announcing that he would take to journalism and launch a party magazine. The ‘Powerstar’ of Telugu cinema, whose tryst with electoral politics ended on a disastrous note in the ...

How syncretic culture makes Jagan’s family unique

Amaravati: During ‘Krishna Pushkaralu’ (festival of river Krishna celebrated once in 12 years) in August 2016, the YSR Congress Party President YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, a devout Christian, took the holy dip at one of the river ghats near Vijayawada. A video footage showing him wearing a cross around his neck while taking the dip went viral on the social media an...

What’s new in Jagan Mohan Reddy’s cabinet?

Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy has set two new trends while constituting a 25-member cabinet on Saturday (June 8). Firstly, he appointed five Deputy Chief Ministers in his team, the highest for any state cabinet in the country. Secondly, he has set a rotational system for a majority of his cabinet colleagues by announcing th...

Jagan to have five Deputy CMs, the most by any state

Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, who is set to expand his cabinet on Saturday (June 8), will have five Deputy Chief Ministers in his team. This is an unprecedented number for any state cabinet in the country. An indication to this effect was given by Jagan while addressing a meeting of the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) at ...

Race heats up to head India’s richest temple

Political race is heating up in Tirupati for the post of chairman of Tirumala temple board which manages the affairs of India’s richest shrine. If there is an any position of power in Andhra Pradesh that is more sought after than a cabinet berth, it is the post of chairman of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD), an autonomous body responsible ...

Is Jagan inching closer to the NDA by adopting a conciliatory approach?

Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has sent a conciliatory signal to the Centre by restoring ‘general consent’ to the CBI. Though an official order to this effect is yet to be issued, the ruling YSR Congress Party sources have confirmed the move. The YSRCP spokesman and Rajya Sabha member Vijayasai Reddy tweeted, “Chandrababu ban...