Srinivasa Rao Apparasu

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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2019 Telangana encounter: Opposition, activists hail Sirpurkar commission inquiry report; cops silent

Telangana police on Friday remained tight-lipped over the Justice Sirpurkar inquiry commission report on the December 6, 2019 Chatanpalli encounter that left four rape accused dead, but opposition parties and rights activists welcomed the report.
Noted women’s rights activist K Sajaya, who was one of the petitioners in the high court questioning the Chatanpalli encounter and also argued before the Sirpurkar Commission, said the commission had totally exposed the illegality in killing the four accused. (PTI File)
Noted women’s rights activist K Sajaya, who was one of the petitioners in the high court questioning the Chatanpalli encounter and also argued before the Sirpurkar Commission, said the commission had totally exposed the illegality in killing the four accused. (PTI File)
Published on May 21, 2022 12:01 AM IST
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Hyderabad encounter: Kin of deceased suspects welcome report, hope for justice

Family members of four suspects in the gang rape and murder of a veterinarian in 2019, who were killed in a police encounter, on Friday welcomed the inquiry commission’s report.
)olice at the site of an alleged encounter, where four accused in the rape and murder of a veterinary were shot dead, on the outskirts of Hyderabad in 2019. (PTI)
)olice at the site of an alleged encounter, where four accused in the rape and murder of a veterinary were shot dead, on the outskirts of Hyderabad in 2019. (PTI)
Updated on May 21, 2022 01:22 AM IST
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Hyderabad encounter: Panel points to discrepancies in police claim

Hyderabad encounter case: The four persons – Mohd Arif, Jollu Shiva, Jollu Naveen and Chintakunta Chennakesavulu – were killed in an “exchange of fire,” eight days after they allegedly gangraped a veterinarian at Shamshabad and burnt her alive in Chatanpally.
Police at the site of the encounter, where four accused in the rape and murder of a veterinary were shot dead, on the outskirts of Hyderabad in 2019. (PTI)
Police at the site of the encounter, where four accused in the rape and murder of a veterinary were shot dead, on the outskirts of Hyderabad in 2019. (PTI)
Updated on May 21, 2022 01:16 AM IST
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Liquor costlier in T’gana, govt looks for additional revenue

According to the revised budgetary estimates for 2021-22, the state government had earned 31,225 crore from liquor sales
A senior official of the state revenue department said the increase in all brands of liquor is expected to result in the mobilisation of additional revenues of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>6,000 crore to <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>7,000 crore this financial year. (Representative Photo)
A senior official of the state revenue department said the increase in all brands of liquor is expected to result in the mobilisation of additional revenues of 6,000 crore to 7,000 crore this financial year. (Representative Photo)
Updated on May 20, 2022 12:48 AM IST
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Andhra Pradesh introduces exclusive ambulances equipped with small laboratory for animals

The ambulances would attend to all emergency services, including artificial insemination services and early veterinary diagnosis
Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy flagged off a fleet of 175 mobile veterinary ambulances at his camp office at Tadepalli in Guntur district. (HT)
Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy flagged off a fleet of 175 mobile veterinary ambulances at his camp office at Tadepalli in Guntur district. (HT)
Updated on May 20, 2022 12:43 AM IST
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Andhra introduces exclusive ambulances for animals

Farmers in Andhra Pradesh have been enjoying unlimited power supply free of cost and there has been no measure of how much power they are consuming.
Opposition parties strongly resisted the government’s decision to do away with power subsidy to Discoms and introduce direct benefit transfer to farmers. (HT)
Opposition parties strongly resisted the government’s decision to do away with power subsidy to Discoms and introduce direct benefit transfer to farmers. (HT)
Published on May 20, 2022 12:42 AM IST
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TRS protests cement plant disposal order

The latest decision of the Centre to dispose of assets of Cement Corporation of India’s unit in Telangana’s Adilabad district has triggered strong protests from the ruling TRS that has been on a collision course with the Narendra Modi government for the last few months.
TRS MLC and chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s daughter K Kavitha on Wednesday demanded that the central government rollback its decision of auctioning the CCI plant at Adilabad. (File photo)
TRS MLC and chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s daughter K Kavitha on Wednesday demanded that the central government rollback its decision of auctioning the CCI plant at Adilabad. (File photo)
Published on May 19, 2022 01:14 AM IST
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Mecca Masjid blast:15 yrs, 3 probe agencies, and a never-ending wait for justice

Nine people were killed, and 58 people were injured. Fifteen years after one of India’s worst terror attacks, multiple investigations, court cases, and a trail of tragedy, Zaffar still has no closure.
Policemen stand guard at the site of a blast in front of Mecca Masjid, the main mosque in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad. (REUTERS)
Policemen stand guard at the site of a blast in front of Mecca Masjid, the main mosque in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad. (REUTERS)
Updated on May 19, 2022 11:50 AM IST
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Andhra govt revokes suspension of ex-intelligence chief, reinstates him in service

The 1989-batch IPS officer, who served as the state intelligence chief during the previous Telugu Desam Party regime, had been under suspension since February 8, 2020 on charges of violating rules in procuring some security equipment from Israel during his tenure.
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Published on May 18, 2022 02:20 PM IST
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YSRC names OBC leader Krishnaiah from Telangana for Rajya Sabha polls

Krishnaiah’s name was finalised by YSRC president and chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy after holding discussions with his senior party leaders at his camp office at Tadepalli on Tuesday.
Prominent Other Backward Classes leader and former lawmaker from Telangana R Krishnaiah was on Tuesday nominated as the YSR Congress party candidate for Rajya Sabha seat from Andhra Pradesh. (HT)
Prominent Other Backward Classes leader and former lawmaker from Telangana R Krishnaiah was on Tuesday nominated as the YSR Congress party candidate for Rajya Sabha seat from Andhra Pradesh. (HT)
Published on May 18, 2022 12:53 AM IST
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Telangana, Andhra set to vie for investment at WEF

Jagan Mohan Reddy will attend the WEF meeting for the first time and the Andhra Pradesh’s representation also comes after an absence of three years, while KTR attended the meetings twice in the past – in 2018 and 2020 held in January.
While Telangana will be represented by state industries and information technology minister KT Rama Rao (KTR), Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy will represent his state at the Davos summit. (File Photo)
While Telangana will be represented by state industries and information technology minister KT Rama Rao (KTR), Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy will represent his state at the Davos summit. (File Photo)
Published on May 18, 2022 12:51 AM IST
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Jagan lays foundation stone for green energy storage plant in Andhra Pradesh

Jagan said what Andhra Pradesh was showcasing would be a triggering point for the entire country to follow in the days to come. “The usage of fossil fuel for power generation will take a backseat and renewable energy resources the front seat,” he said.
Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy laid the foundation stone for the world’s largest integrated renewable energy storage power project (IRESP) that aims to generate 5,230 MW of electricity at Gummitham Thanda near Pinnapuram in the Kurnool district. (HT)
Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy laid the foundation stone for the world’s largest integrated renewable energy storage power project (IRESP) that aims to generate 5,230 MW of electricity at Gummitham Thanda near Pinnapuram in the Kurnool district. (HT)
Published on May 18, 2022 12:50 AM IST
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Andhra’s YSRC selects OBC leader Krishnaiah, 3 others for Rajya Sabha polls

In all elections to four Rajya Sabha seats will be held on June 10. The seats will be falling vacant with the completion of the term of four members – V Vijay Sai Reddy of the YSRC and Suresh Prabhu, Y S Chowdary and T G Venkatesh of the BJP – on June 21.
Other Backward Classes leader and former lawmaker from Telangana R Krishnaiah was on Tuesday nominated as the YSR Congress party candidate for the Rajya Sabha seat from Andhra Pradesh. (TWITTER.)
Other Backward Classes leader and former lawmaker from Telangana R Krishnaiah was on Tuesday nominated as the YSR Congress party candidate for the Rajya Sabha seat from Andhra Pradesh. (TWITTER.)
Published on May 17, 2022 09:22 PM IST
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Minor girl married to 35-year-old man in Telangana, rescued

The minor girl was rescued, said police, adding, the role of the girl’s parents is also being probed as they allegedly misled her into the marriage in Telangana’s Ranga Reddy saying it is a family function.
The police in Telangana’s Ranga Reddy district on Monday arrested a 35-year-old man for forcefully marrying a 12-year-old girl. (Representational)
The police in Telangana’s Ranga Reddy district on Monday arrested a 35-year-old man for forcefully marrying a 12-year-old girl. (Representational)
Updated on May 17, 2022 12:27 AM IST
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Telangana Congress to invite Rahul to start his nation-wide padayatra from state

A resolution to commence his country-wide padayatra from Telangana was adopted at the PCC executive committee meeting held under the leadership of PCC president and Malkajgiri MP A Revanth Reddy at Indira Bhavan.
Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) on Monday decided to request party leader and Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi to commence his country-wide padayatra from Telangana (HT)
Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) on Monday decided to request party leader and Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi to commence his country-wide padayatra from Telangana (HT)
Published on May 17, 2022 12:25 AM IST
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Telangana Congress urges Rahul Gandhi to begin padayatra from Telugu state

The PCC executive committee unanimously resolved to endorse all the decisions taken by the party at the Udaipur meeting and the resolution will be sent to party president Sonia Gandhi.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses a public meeting at Karana Village in Bichawada Gram Panchayat, in Banswara. (PTI PHOTO.)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses a public meeting at Karana Village in Bichawada Gram Panchayat, in Banswara. (PTI PHOTO.)
Published on May 16, 2022 08:37 PM IST
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Minor girl forcibly married to 35-year-old man in Telangana; rescued

The girl appeared to be psychologically disturbed and had given incoherent responses to queries of the police. The parents, however, told the police that the bridegroom himself had taken her to his home and married her.
A 12-year-old girl, who was forcibly married to a 35-year-old man by her parents was rescued by the police in Telangana’s Ranga Reddy district on Monday. (HT PHOTO.)
A 12-year-old girl, who was forcibly married to a 35-year-old man by her parents was rescued by the police in Telangana’s Ranga Reddy district on Monday. (HT PHOTO.)
Published on May 16, 2022 07:00 PM IST
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Ready for early assembly polls if BJP does so at Centre: TRS

Reacting to the TRS leaders’ comments, state BJP president Bandi Sanjay said the ruling party leaders had lacked basic courtesy.
The Union home minister also said KCR had done nothing “except change the names” of the schemes rolled out by the Centre. (PTI)
The Union home minister also said KCR had done nothing “except change the names” of the schemes rolled out by the Centre. (PTI)
Published on May 16, 2022 12:34 AM IST
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KTR sends legal notice to Telangana BJP president

KTR, as the minster is called, was reacting to a video posted by Sanjay on the Twitter account @BJP4Telangana on Wednesday which read: “27 Intermediate (Class 12) students died by suicide due to irresponsible behaviour of minister @KTRTRS and it was atrocious on the part of the chief minister not to respond to the tragedy.”
TRS working president K T Rama Rao (KTR) on Friday served a legal notice on Telangana Bharatiya Janata Party president Bandi Sanjay seeking to file defamation case against the latter for making disparaging and malicious allegations against him. (HT Archives)
TRS working president K T Rama Rao (KTR) on Friday served a legal notice on Telangana Bharatiya Janata Party president Bandi Sanjay seeking to file defamation case against the latter for making disparaging and malicious allegations against him. (HT Archives)
Updated on May 14, 2022 12:15 AM IST
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Mega Buddhist centre on banks of Krishna set to be inaugurated today in Telangana

Considered to be Asia’s biggest Buddhist spiritual centre, Buddhavanam in Telangana has come up on an 274-acre area at a cost of over 100 crore
A mega Buddhist theme park, Buddhavanam, developed by the Telangana government at Nagarjunasagar on the banks of the Krishna river to attract international spiritual tourists, will be inaugurated on Saturday. (HT Photo)
A mega Buddhist theme park, Buddhavanam, developed by the Telangana government at Nagarjunasagar on the banks of the Krishna river to attract international spiritual tourists, will be inaugurated on Saturday. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 14, 2022 12:16 AM IST
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Telangana’s mega Buddhist spiritual centre, Buddhavanam, to be inaugurated tomorrow

The project will be formally dedicated to the nation by Telangana industries and information technology minister K T Rama Rao, along with tourism minister V Srinivas Goud, energy minister G Jagadish Reddy and senior officials.
Buddhavanam, a mega Buddhist theme park developed by the Telangana government at Nagarjunasagar on the banks of the Krishna River, will be opened for tourists on Saturday. (HT PHOTO.)
Buddhavanam, a mega Buddhist theme park developed by the Telangana government at Nagarjunasagar on the banks of the Krishna River, will be opened for tourists on Saturday. (HT PHOTO.)
Updated on May 13, 2022 05:25 PM IST
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KCR govt allocates prime land to TRS in Hyd, draws Oppn flak

The chief secretary said the land was allotted to the TRS party office, Hyderabad unit, as per the report of the district collector dated May 9, 2022, and the recommendation made by Chief Commissioner of Land Administration (CCLA) dated May 10, 2022.
The total extent of land allotted to the TRS, Hyderabad, office was 4,935 square yards, locarted in Banjara Hills, close to the ministers’ quarters. (HT Photo)
The total extent of land allotted to the TRS, Hyderabad, office was 4,935 square yards, locarted in Banjara Hills, close to the ministers’ quarters. (HT Photo)
Published on May 13, 2022 12:19 AM IST
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Tribal woman raped, killed in Telangana; accused arrested

According to police, the alleged rape and murder incident occurred on Monday evening in Yadadri Bhongir district
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Updated on May 12, 2022 02:35 AM IST
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Telangana man rapes 23-year-old woman, batters her face with a log, rapes again

Choutuppal assistant commissioner of police (ACP) N Uday Reddy said the tribal woman and her husband had migrated to the area just a few months earlier in search of livelihood. Her husband worked two jobs to support the family
Choutuppal assistant commissioner of police (ACP) N Uday Reddy said the autopsy confirmed she was raped twice by the accused (Reuters File Photo)
Choutuppal assistant commissioner of police (ACP) N Uday Reddy said the autopsy confirmed she was raped twice by the accused (Reuters File Photo)
Updated on May 11, 2022 07:54 PM IST
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TDP leader P Narayana arrested in Class 10 paper leak case gets bail in 24 hours

Former minister Ponguru Narayana’s legal team said he was released on bail by the court which acknowledged that the police charge of paper leak lacked merit.
Ponguru Narayana founded the Narayana Group which, according to its website, runs over 600 schools and junior colleges across the country apart from other institutions, many of them in the two Telugu states. (Twitter/PonguruNarayana)
Ponguru Narayana founded the Narayana Group which, according to its website, runs over 600 schools and junior colleges across the country apart from other institutions, many of them in the two Telugu states. (Twitter/PonguruNarayana)
Updated on May 11, 2022 05:07 PM IST
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Jagan gets his cousin arrested for extortion

Kadapa superintendent of police KKN Anburajan told reporters that YS Konda Reddy, in charge of ruling YSR Congress party in Chakrayapet block in Pulivendula assembly constituency represented by the chief minister, was arrested on Tuesday following a complaint lodged by SRK Constructions, a leading contracting agency from Karnataka on May 5.
Police in Andhra Pradesh’s Kadapa district on Monday arrested a cousin of chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy for allegedly demanding bribe from a contractor for laying a road. (PTI)
Police in Andhra Pradesh’s Kadapa district on Monday arrested a cousin of chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy for allegedly demanding bribe from a contractor for laying a road. (PTI)
Published on May 11, 2022 12:46 AM IST
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Former TDP minister Narayana held for Class 10 paper leak in Andhra

Police picked up Narayana, who was the Andhra Pradesh municipal administration and urban development minister during the TDP rule, from his residence at Kondapur in Hyderabad.
Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leader and former minister Ponguru Narayana owns a large chain of educational institutions in the Telugu states and across different parts of the country. (HT Photo)
Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leader and former minister Ponguru Narayana owns a large chain of educational institutions in the Telugu states and across different parts of the country. (HT Photo)
Published on May 11, 2022 12:44 AM IST
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Asani likely to weaken into cyclonic storm today: MeT

The CWC predicted that there could be extremely heavy rain at one or two places over Krishna and Guntur districts; heavy to very heavy rain in Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam. East Godavari and Yanam, West Godvari, Prakasam and Nellore districts by Wednesday morning.
A bulletin from Cyclone Warning Centre, Visakhapatnam said Asani was likely to weaken gradually into a cyclonic storm by the morning of Wednesday and into a depression by Thursday morning. (ANI)
A bulletin from Cyclone Warning Centre, Visakhapatnam said Asani was likely to weaken gradually into a cyclonic storm by the morning of Wednesday and into a depression by Thursday morning. (ANI)
Published on May 11, 2022 12:43 AM IST
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Andhra CM Jagan Mohan Reddy’s cousin arrested for extortion

The contractor had brought it to the notice of the CM on Monday and the latter had ordered a thorough probe into the alleged extortion of money by his cousin.
Andhra Pradesh police on Monday arrested a cousin of chief minster Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy for allegedly demanding a bribe from a contractor for laying a road. (HT PHOTO.)
Andhra Pradesh police on Monday arrested a cousin of chief minster Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy for allegedly demanding a bribe from a contractor for laying a road. (HT PHOTO.)
Published on May 10, 2022 10:03 PM IST
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Cyclone Asani brings heavy rain to north coastal Andhra; authorities step up vigil

The severe cyclonic storm is moving north-westwards with a speed of 16 kmph and is expected to get weakened gradually into a cyclonic storm during the next 24 hours and move towards Odisha coast, the weather bulletin said.
The Cyclone Warning Centre at Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh issued a warning to fishermen asking them not to venture into the sea. (ANI)
The Cyclone Warning Centre at Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh issued a warning to fishermen asking them not to venture into the sea. (ANI)
Published on May 10, 2022 12:43 AM IST
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