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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.

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YSRCP MLA, who smashed EVM, gets bail in 3 fresh cases

The MLA was granted bail on Thursday in a case pertaining to toppling of an electronic voting machine inside a polling booth on May 13

YSRCP MLA, who smashed EVM, gets bail in 3 fresh cases
Updated on May 29, 2024 08:50 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

11 infants rescued as Telangana police bust trafficking racket; 11 arrested

Medipally police under Telangana’s Rachakonda police commissionerate have busted an interstate child trafficking racket, arrested 11 persons and rescued 11 infants, police commissioner Tarun Joshi said on Tuesday.

11 infants rescued as Telangana police bust trafficking racket; 11 arrested
Updated on May 29, 2024 07:56 AM IST

Telangana SIB under KCR govt snooped on HC judges, lawyers, says ex-SP

The Special Intelligence Branch (SIB) of Telangana police had snooped even on high court judges, advocates, journalists, leaders of various student unions and caste organisations by tapping their phones during the previous Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) regime, a senior police officer formerly associated with the SIB has claimed in a confession statement.

Telangana SIB under KCR govt snooped on HC judges, lawyers, says ex-SP
Updated on May 29, 2024 07:54 AM IST

Andhra poll violence devoid many to exercise franchise in Palnadu district

Andhra Pradesh’s 25 Lok Sabha, 175 assembly seats went to polls on May 13. The process witnesses some instances of violence that restrained electorates to come up to the booths and vote

Tensions prevailed in Andhra Pradesh’s Tumrukota village amid poll violence. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 28, 2024 08:28 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

YSRCP MLA gets relief from arrest till June 5 in EVM case

A video of the YSRCP MLA smashing the EVM and VVPAT machine by banging them on the floor at the Palwaigate polling station in Macherla went viral on social media on May 21

Ramakrishna Reddy, who has gone incognito since the Macherla police filed a case against him, filed a lunch motion petition before a single judge bench (ANI)
Updated on May 24, 2024 09:10 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

13-year-old raped by her senior at govt school in Andhra: Cops

The key accused and four of his friends, who allegedly filmed the assault, later demanded money from the survivor’s parents have been arrested

The incident took place in the school located in Mandavilli town on May 15 but came to light after the survivor’s parents filed a police complaint. (File photo)
Updated on May 24, 2024 09:04 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

NIA arrests Andhra techie in Rameshwaram cafe blast case

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday arrested a software engineer from Andhra Pradesh’s Anantapur district in connection with the Bengaluru’s Rameshwaram Cafe blast case

NIA arrests Andhra techie in Rameshwaram cafe blast case
Updated on May 22, 2024 09:04 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

No free treatment for Arogyasari patients in Andhra

Starting Wednesday, private super speciality hospitals in Andhra Pradesh will not provide cashless treatment to patients below the poverty line under the state government’s Arogyasri health scheme in protest against non-clearance of their dues to the extent of ₹1500 crore pending since August last year

No free treatment for Arogyasari patients in Andhra
Updated on May 22, 2024 09:02 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

Telangana to take up temporary repairs to Kaleshwaram project barrages

Telangana govt to quickly repair damaged Medigadda barrage for upcoming monsoon irrigation. Cabinet also discusses NDSA report on Kaleshwaram project.

Telangana to take up temporary repairs to Kaleshwaram project barrages
Updated on May 21, 2024 08:40 AM IST

SIT finds lapses in policeprobe into Andhra clashes

The special investigation team (SIT), constituted to investigate the violence on the day of polling on May 13 and post-poll violence in the state, found lapses in the probe by the police, officials familiar with the matter said on Monday

Violence was reported in Palnadu, Tirupati and Anantapur. (ANI)
Updated on May 21, 2024 07:54 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

T’gana plans SPV to raise funds for its crop loan waiver scheme

Crop loan waiver was one of the six guarantees of the Telangana Congress before it was voted to power in the Assembly elections last year.

CM Revanth Reddy held a high-level meeting with top revenue and finance department officials to work out various methods to mobilise resources for the implementation of the loan waiver scheme. (PTI)
Updated on May 19, 2024 07:24 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

Six people charred to death in bus-truck collision in Andhra Pradesh’s Palnadu

The accident took place around 1.30am between Annambatlavari Palem and Pasumarru villages near Chilakaluripet

Representational image.
Published on May 15, 2024 02:19 PM IST

Polling percentage likely to touch 81% in Andhra: ECI

According to the figures released by the ECI, the state witnessed a turnout of 78.46% till midnight on Monday

Voters wait in queues to cast their votes at Sullurupeta in Tirupati on Monday. (ANIi)
Updated on May 15, 2024 08:24 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

At 48.48%, Hyderabad records lowest turnout

Hyderabad recorded the lowest turnout of 48.48% and stood at the bottom of the list of 17 Lok Sabha seats in the state

Though the overall poll percentage in Hyderabad was comparatively higher, compared to 44.84% in 2019 general elections, it was still less compared to the other constituencies in the state (PTI)
Updated on May 15, 2024 08:20 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

Andhra assembly, Lok Sabha polls end with 69% voter turnout

According to data provided by EC at 11pm, 69.49% of voters cast their franchise as part of LS polls while 69.61% as part of assembly elections

Voters stand in a queue at a polling station to cast their votes for the fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections and Andhra Pradesh Assembly elections in Tirupati on Monday. (PTI)
Updated on May 14, 2024 08:26 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

T’gana logs 64.20% polling on 17 Lok Sabha constituencies

Voting for all 17 Lok Sabha seats in Telangana concluded in a single phase on Monday with a provisional turnout of 64.20%, amid largely peaceful voting and poll boycott in a few villages, the Election Commission of India (ECI) authorities said

Telangana chief minister Revanth Reddy along with his wife Geetha and daughter Nymisha Reddy shows their ink-marked fingers after casting their vote during the fourth phase of the Lok Sabha polls, at a polling station in Kodangal in Vikarabad on Monday. (ANI)
Updated on May 14, 2024 08:20 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

Hyderabad BJP candidate booked for asking women voters to lift burqa

A video of Hyderabad BJP candidate Madhavi Latha asking women voters to lift their burqa to disclose their identity went viral on social media

BJP candidate Madhavi Latha checks identity of voters at a polling station during the fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections in Hyderabad on Monday. (PTI)
Updated on May 13, 2024 04:49 PM IST

Shah: BJP will emerge as single largest party in south after polls

Shah said that this Lok Sabha elections is a fight between an alliance of corrupt parties that had indulged in ₹12 lakh crore scams and the Modi alliance which had no tag of even 25 paise corruption

Union home minister Amit Shah with Union Minister of Tourism, Culture and Telangana BJP G Kishan Reddy, BJP OBC Morcha National President K Laxman during the press conference ahead of the fourth phase of Lok Sabha Polls, in Hyderabad on Saturday. (ANI)
Updated on May 12, 2024 07:38 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

Poll campaigning comes to an end in Telangana and Andhra

Polling will be held for 17 Lok Sabha seats in Telangana, while Andhra Pradesh will go to polls for the 175-member state assembly, besides 25 Lok Sabha seats in the general elections.

Telangana chief minister Revanth Reddy during the Jana Jathara Sabha ahead of fourth phase of Lok Sabha Polls, at Makthal, in Mahboobnagar. (ANI)
Updated on May 12, 2024 07:36 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

Cong will grant special category status to Andhra: Rahul

Rahul Gandhi accused YSRCP and TDP of being puppets in the hands of the BJP and that hey were dancing to the tune of PM Narendra Modi “due to his control over central agencies” like CBI and ED

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi with party leader YS Sharmila during a public meeting for Lok Sabha elections, in Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh, on Saturday. (PTI)
Updated on May 12, 2024 07:28 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

‘Modi will continue to lead nation’: Shah dismisses Kejriwal’s retirement remark

Amit Shah on Saturday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi will continue to serve at the country’s top post after the Lok Sabha elections and complete his term

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Hyderabad on Saturday. (ANI)
Updated on May 12, 2024 07:43 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

Kharge ups the ante against PM before Phase-4 of polling

Addressing a press conference in Hyderabad, Kharge accused Modi of creating a fear psychosis among the people and projecting an atmosphere of violence

Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge being welcomed by Telangana Chief Minister Revanth Reddy in Hyderabad on Friday. (ANI)
Updated on May 11, 2024 08:20 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

State polls to decide fate of Andhra capital

The elections will decide whether Andhra will have a single capital as visualised by N Chandrababu Naidu or three capitals as proposed by chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy

Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy greets supporters during an election rally at Mangalagiri, amid the ongoing Lok Sabha elections in Guntur district on Friday. (PTI)
Updated on May 11, 2024 08:14 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

LS polls: Malkajgiri seat with highest voter count set for triangular contest

The parliamentary constituency earlier represented by Telangana chief minister A Revanth Reddy, is set to witness a triangular contest in the Lok Sabha polls

Malkajgiri is the largest parliamentary constituency in the country in terms of voter count — 3.74 million. (PTI)
Updated on May 10, 2024 04:47 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

PM Modi gave several infra projects to Adani in last 10 years: Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of giving several infrastructure projects to industrialist Gautam Adani in the last 10 years of his rule.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi with Telangana CM Revanth Reddy and others during an election rally for the Lok Sabha polls in Hyderabad on Thursday. (PTI)
Updated on May 10, 2024 02:29 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

BJP will raise SC, ST, OBC quota, end it for Muslims: Shah in Telangana

Union home minister Amit Shah said if the BJP wins, it will scrp the reservation given to Muslim in the Telangana and give it to SCs, STs and OBCs

Union home minister Amit Shah aalong with BJP Yadadri Bhuvanagiri candidate Boora Narsaiah Goud greet the gathering during a public meeting for the Lok Sabha Polls in Yadadri Bhuvanagiri on Thursday. (ANI)
Updated on May 10, 2024 06:58 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

EC asks Jagan to stop disbursing payments under DBT schemes

The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Thursday stopped the YS Jagan Mohan Reddy-led government in Andhra Pradesh from disbursing payments under direct benefit transfer (DBT) schemes

The YSR Congress party (YSRCP) has expressed deep concern over the continued obstruction of Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) schemes by the Election Commission. (PTI)
Updated on May 10, 2024 06:28 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

Don’t disburse 14,000cr among beneficiaries before polling: ECI tells Andhra CM

The MCC guidelines also say that from the time elections are announced by the commission, ministers and other authorities shall not announce any financial grants in any form or promises thereof

The polling in Andhra Pradesh takes place on May 13. (YS Jagan Mohan Reddy | Facebook)
Published on May 09, 2024 04:40 PM IST

Medigadda barrage’s damaged portion can’t be repaired, says dam body

The piers from 16 to 21, along with the raft have sunk to varying depths and piers tilted to varying degrees

The panel has recommended interim measures to be taken up before the onset of monsoon, including crack monitoring. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 09, 2024 08:14 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

Modi takes on Andhra govt, says it neglected basic infra

PM Modi accuses YSRCP govt in Andhra of neglecting infrastructure, projects, and encouraging mafias. Calls for NDA support in upcoming elections.

PM Narendra Modi being felicitated by BJP members during an election rally in Karimnagar district of Telangana on Wednesday. (ANI)
Updated on May 09, 2024 08:06 AM IST
By, Hyderabad
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