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.

Articles by Srinivasa Rao Apparasu

KCR praises Brahmins, doubles honorarium of Vedic pundits

KCR announced that the assistance being given to the priests of varoius temples under Dhoopa Deepa Naivedyam programme would be increased from ₹6,000 to ₹10,000.

KCR inaugurated the Brahmin Sadan in Hyderabad, on Wednesday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 01, 2023 12:48 AM IST

Telangana high court grants anticipatory bail to YSCRP MP in Vivekananda Reddy murder case

The judge also ruled that the MP shall not leave the country without the prior permission from the CBI, till the investigation is completed.

YSR Congress Party MP Y.S. Avinash Reddy is the cousin of Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy (PTI)
Updated on Jun 01, 2023 12:45 AM IST

SIT begins probe; TSPSC to debar held candidates

The SIT has so far arrested 49 people in the case who had allegedly written the AEE and DAO exams with the help of ChatGPT and electronic devices

BJYM supporters protest over the group 1 preliminary exam paper leak, at TSPSC in Hyderabad. (PTI)
Updated on May 31, 2023 12:37 AM IST

K’taka verdict drives Telangana parties to change poll strategy

For the last one year, the BRS led by chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, which had virtually decimated the Congress reducing it to a single digit in the 119-member state assembly

The BRS led by KCR, which had been attacking the BJP, has started targeting the Congress after the Karnataka poll verdict. (PTI)
Updated on May 31, 2023 12:36 AM IST

Jagan pushes for welfare work with an eye on Andhra elections

With a comfortable majority of 151 seats in the 175-member assembly, the YSRCP has so far had a smooth sail over the last four years, seeing no major threat from rival political parties

Chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has a tough challenge ahead to lead his party YSRCP to victory in Andhra assembly elections (YSR Congress Party Twitter)
Updated on May 30, 2023 12:49 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

Andhra govt orders CID to attach assets of Margadarsi Chit Fund

CID had earlier registered seven first information reports against Ramoji Rao, who is the chairman of Margadarsi and his daughter-in-law Sailaja Kiran, the managing director of the company

An order issued by the Jagan Mohan Reddy said the decision to attach the properties of Margadarsi Chit Funds was taken in order to protect the interest of the chit subscribers and their hard earned money. (PTI)
Updated on May 30, 2023 12:41 AM IST

7-point manifesto: TDP chief promises free bus ride, 3 gas cylinders to women

Naming the manifesto as “Bhavishyathuku Guarantee” (Guarantee to a bright future), TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu said it was first of the two-part manifesto

TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu has come out with a seven-point “mini election manifesto” ahead of Andhra Pradesh polls. (PTI)
Updated on May 30, 2023 12:37 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

NTR's birth centenary celebrations show his enduring appeal in southern states

Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, or NTR, achieved a demi-god status among Telugu people first as a movie star and later, as TDP founder and chief minister.

A commemorative stamp brought out in honour of NT Rama Rao, former chief minister of Andhra Pradesh on May 28, 2000. (Wiki Commons)
Updated on May 28, 2023 04:06 PM IST

Andhra Pradesh polls a Kurukshetra war: TDP’s Naidu

Observing that the Late NT Rama Rao (NTR), the founder of the TDP, brought global recognition for the Telugu society, the party’s national president said, “We are descendants of such a great leader”

Telugu Desam Party president and former chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday said the TDP was raring to defeat Kauravas to establish a House of respectable and responsible people’s representatives. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 28, 2023 12:40 AM IST

CBI opposes bail to Avinash Reddy, seeks his custody

The CBI, in its supplementary counter affidavit filed before the high court, said there were several issues which need to be found out by questioning Avinash Reddy.

YSR Congress Party MP YS Avinash Reddy’s counsel Uma Maheshwar Rao said there was no need for taking the MP into custody as there is no evidence against him in the Vivekananda Reddy murder case. (PTI)
Updated on May 27, 2023 12:55 AM IST

Andhra CM allots housing plots in Amaravati; farmers’ stir continues

Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy said the government will spend ₹2,000 crore for the construction of houses and provide infrastructure in 25 layouts benefiting a total of 50,793 poor beneficiaries

A total of 50,793 poor beneficiaries from Guntur and NTR districts will be alloted housing plots in Amaravati. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 27, 2023 12:54 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

KCR releases 105 crore for 21-day event to mark formation of T’gana

KCR directed that the finance department release the amount to all the 33 district collectors in the state to conduct the 21-day-long celebrations in a big way, an official release said.

Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao asked the district collectors to follow the day-wise schedule finalised for the districts. (ANI)
Updated on May 26, 2023 01:05 AM IST

Toddler sleeping in parking lot crushed to death by car in Hyderabad

A video grab from the closed-circuit television camera (CCTV) showing the gory incident of the car running over the sleeping girl went viral.

Police said the victim’s parents were taking part in the construction of a building adjacent to the apartment in Hyderabad and the mother brought the girl to the apartment and put her to sleep in the shade in the parking lot as it was hot outside. (HT Archives)
Updated on May 26, 2023 06:51 AM IST

SUV drives over 3-yr-old girl sleeping in Hyderabad complex’s parking area: Police

The child’s mother was working on an under-construction building adjacent to the Balaji Arcade apartment complex and put her child to sleep in the apartment’s parking lot so that her child could sleep in the shade

Police said the man driving the vehicle told the police that he did not spot the girl because she appeared to be covered in a bedsheet (Twitter/rajneeshksaxena)
Updated on May 25, 2023 09:03 PM IST

Telangana govt to mark state’s formation with 21-day festivities

The schedule of the 21-day long celebrations was finalized at a meeting held by the chief minister on Tuesday. Earlier, KCR unveiled the logo for the Telangana formation day celebrations

The decennial celebrations will be launched by chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao by paying tribute to those who laid down their lives for the formation of separate Telangana state and unfurling the national flag at the state secretariat. (ANI)
Updated on May 25, 2023 01:05 AM IST

Amaravati farmers protest house sites to poor, many held

The development took place a day before chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy is scheduled to distribute house site pattas to over 50,000 poor families for construction of weaker section houses

Farmers have been agitating for over two years demanding that the capital city be retained in Amaravati. (HT Archives)
Updated on May 25, 2023 01:05 AM IST

Jagan says his party will attend new Parliament building inauguration

YSRCP president and chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on dedicating the new Parliament complex to the nation

YSRCP president and chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy tweeted that boycotting such an auspicious event is not in the true spirit of democracy. (HT Archives)
Updated on May 25, 2023 01:04 AM IST

Hyd cops resolve murder mystery

In 2018, Anuradha had given a loan of ₹7 lakh to Chandramohan, but the latter had not returned the amount despite her repeated requests. He hatched a plan to kill her

The Hyderabad police recovered the parts of the torso of the woman from the residence of a stock market broker B Chandramohan (48), who had cut the torso into pieces. (HT Archives)
Updated on May 25, 2023 12:59 AM IST

‘Not true spirit of democracy’: Jagan Mohan pans Oppn for Parliament event boycott

Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy said all political parties should attend the glorious event setting aside all political differences

Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy said his party will attend the historic event (ANI)
Updated on May 24, 2023 09:58 PM IST

2019 minister’s murder: CBI seeks CRPF’s help to arrest Andhra MP

Hyderabad: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday sought the help of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) to arrest Andhra Pradesh lawmaker YS Avinash Reddy in connection with its probe into the murder of former minister YS Vivekananda Reddy, citing lack of cooperation from the local police, people familiar with the matter said

YSR Congress Party MP YS Avinash Reddy represents Kadapa Lok Sabha seat (PTI)
Updated on May 23, 2023 01:08 AM IST

Vivekananda Reddy murder case: CBI reaches Kurnool after Avinash rejects summons

YSR Congress workers gathered at Kurnool's Vishwa Bharati Hospital on Monday to prevent MP YS Avinash Reddy's arrest.

YS Avinash Reddy sought five more days from the CBI.
Published on May 22, 2023 08:31 AM IST

Vivekananda murder case

The MP was supposed to be quizzed by the central agency on Friday, but he skipped the interrogation at the eleventh hour on the grounds that his mother had suddenly fallen ill at his hometown

The CBI asked YSR Congress party MP Avinash Reddy to appear before the investigating officer at its regional office in Hyderabad at 11 am on May 22. (PTI)
Updated on May 21, 2023 12:28 AM IST

YSRCP MP evades CBI interrogation again

The SC on Wednesday refused to entertain the MP’s plea seeking a direction to the Telangana high court to grant him anticipatory bail

YSR Congress party MP Avinash Reddy, who evaded questioning by the CBI on Tuesday, refused to turn up before the \agency on Friday on the pretext that his mother had suddenly fallen sick in his home town of Pulivendula. (PTI)
Updated on May 20, 2023 12:59 AM IST

SC order on Amaravati’s weaker section plots may benefit Jagan govt

The SC directed APCRDA to not take up any constructions in the pattas distributed among the poor till the court dismisses the case

Farmers of Amaravati had filed a special leave petition in the Supreme Court challenging the creation of a separate residential zone within the capital region for distribution of housing sites for the poor. (HT Archive)
Updated on May 20, 2023 12:55 AM IST

Come back to Congress: Revanth calls upon leaders who joined BJP

A Revanth Reddy said these leaders had joined the BJP not because they had any faith in the saffron ideology, but due to their own reasons

Telangana PCC chief appealed to leaders who defected to the BJP to join the Congress, if they were keen on building up a strong force to defeat the BRS led by chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao. (ANI)
Updated on May 19, 2023 12:47 AM IST

4 more held in T’gana paper leak case: Cops

With the latest arrests, the total number of people arrested in the Telangana Public Service Commission question paper leak case has touched 35

The Hyderabad police’s special investigation team is probing the Telangana Public Service Commission question paper leak case. (PTI)
Updated on May 19, 2023 12:45 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

BRS will score a hat-trick in assembly polls: KCR

KCR asked all the elected representatives and chief functionaries of the party to swing into action to galvanize the cadres to take 10 years of Telangana’s success story to the people

Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said the BRS would win not less than 95-105 seats in the 119-member state assembly. (PTI)
Updated on May 18, 2023 12:44 AM IST

SC refuses to entertain YSRCP MP’s plea for urgent hearing on bail

When Avinash’s counsel made a mention before the Supreme Court for taking up the petition for an urgent hearing, the SC asked him to give it in writing why he wants an urgent hearing

YSR Congress party MP from Kadapa Y S Avinash Reddy, who managed to avoid interrogation by the CBI in connection with the Vivekananda Reddy case on Tuesday, approached the Supreme Court to pursue his petition for anticipatory bail. (PTI)
Updated on May 18, 2023 12:42 AM IST

Rumblings in Telangana BJP as leaders seek state chief change

For the last few days, the BJP’s Telangana unit has been facing internal wrangling with some senior leaders raising a banner of revolt against state party president Bandi Sanjay

According to a Telangana BJP leader, at least half a dozen leaders have been nurturing the ambition of replacing Bandi Sanjay as the state BJP president. (ANI)
Updated on May 18, 2023 12:41 AM IST

Ex-MP murder case: MP skips summons by CBI, seeks more time

Avinash replied to the CBI on Tuesday, stating that he cannot appear before the agency at such a short notice because of his pre-scheduled engagements at Pulivendula in Kadapa

The CBI on Monday served summons to MP from Kadapa Y S Avinash, a cousin of Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, asking him to appear before the investigation officer in Hyderabad at 11 am on Tuesday. (PTI)
Updated on May 17, 2023 01:10 AM IST
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