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"As of now, we have deployed additional police personnel at the village," said Ahmad.(ANI)

16 people injured as TDP, YSRCP workers clash in Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh

ANI, Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 08:03 AM IST
Sub Inspector of Srikakulam Police M Ahmad said, "A clash erupted between workers of TDP and YSRCP in Mettavalasa village of Srikakulam allegedly over social media post related to recent local body polls."
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In the fourth phase, polling was held to elect 2,743 village sarpanches and 22,423 ward members in 3,299 gram panchayats.(PTI)
In the fourth phase, polling was held to elect 2,743 village sarpanches and 22,423 ward members in 3,299 gram panchayats.(PTI)

Andhra Pradesh gram panchayat polls: Over 81% polling recorded in final phase

PTI, Amaravati
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 08:54 PM IST
Police made lathi charge at a couple of places in Guntur district to quell clashing mobs while polling agents of candidates were allegedly beaten up in some places.
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File photo: Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal.(File Photo)
File photo: Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal.(File Photo)

Odisha opposition boycotts Guv's speech on AP holding polls in state's villages

By Debabrata Mohanty, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2021 08:55 PM IST
  • Leader of Opposition and BJP leader Pradipta Naik said it was a matter of great concern that Andhra Pradesh attacked the sovereignty of Odisha by forcibly conducting panchayat polls.
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Supreme Court of India(PTI)
Supreme Court of India(PTI)

Odisha says Andhra ‘invading’ its territory, seeks contempt action

By Abraham Thomas, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2021 02:05 AM IST
  • The Naveen Patnaik government moved the Supreme Court on Wednesday, accusing Andhra Pradesh of “invading” into its territory.
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Representational image. (HT file)
Representational image. (HT file)

Andhra Pradesh Class 10 board exams will be held from June 7-16

PTI, Amaravati
PUBLISHED ON FEB 04, 2021 09:46 AM IST
Schools, which remained closed due to COVID-19 pandemic, began functioning from February 1 and would continue till June 5 for classes 1 to 10, he told a press conference.
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Acting on the complaint, SEC Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar (in picture) sought an explanation from TDP state general secretary M Venkata Raju.(PTI)
Acting on the complaint, SEC Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar (in picture) sought an explanation from TDP state general secretary M Venkata Raju.(PTI)

AP state election commissioner issues notice to TDP on YSRCP's compliant

ANI, Amaravati
PUBLISHED ON JAN 30, 2021 11:58 PM IST
The notice said that a complaint was received from YSR Congress Party with regard to the Panchayat Elections manifesto released by TDP.
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The accused attacked the constable and hit him with a pair of handcuffs.
The accused attacked the constable and hit him with a pair of handcuffs.

Andhra couple, who killed daughters to appease supernatural powers, sent to jail

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2021 09:20 PM IST
  • The killings took place on Sunday and the police have been grilling the couple for the last two days to find out the actual reason for the murder.
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ASHA workers staged a demonstration in front of the GGH demanding that a compensation of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>50 lakh be paid to the deceased's family.(Reuters | Representational image)
ASHA workers staged a demonstration in front of the GGH demanding that a compensation of 50 lakh be paid to the deceased's family.(Reuters | Representational image)

ASHA worker's death sparks protests in Andhra; coworkers, kin suspect AEFI

PTI, Amaravati
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 02:43 PM IST
Guntur district Collector Samuel Anand said the exact cause of the ASHA worker's death would be revealed only after a post-mortem but maintained that not a single Adverse Event Following Immunisation was reported in the district.
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The government of chief minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy also decided to defy the SEC’s directive to remove as many as nine “tainted officials,” including two district collectors and a superintendent of police, who allegedly failed to prevent irregularities in local body polls in March 2020 and curb violence.(ANI Photo)
The government of chief minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy also decided to defy the SEC’s directive to remove as many as nine “tainted officials,” including two district collectors and a superintendent of police, who allegedly failed to prevent irregularities in local body polls in March 2020 and curb violence.(ANI Photo)

Jagan, state poll panel tussle over local elections escalates

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu, Hyderabad
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 04:40 AM IST
State chief secretary Adiyanath Das, director general of police Gautam Sawang, panchayat raj principal secretary Gopala Krishna Dwivedi and panchayat raj commissioner Girija Shankar stayed away from a video conference held by Kumar discuss the state’s preparedness for elections, which were notified in the morning.
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Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy also announced several development projects from inside the temple premises.(PTI)
Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy also announced several development projects from inside the temple premises.(PTI)

Jagan govt boycotts panchayat election process after poll panel's notification

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 07:58 PM IST
  • The district collectors, superintendents of police, district panchayat officers and other field-level officials also boycotted the video conference.
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The SEC called the gram panchayat elections 'historic', given the circumstances under which they were being held.(PTI/ File photo)
The SEC called the gram panchayat elections 'historic', given the circumstances under which they were being held.(PTI/ File photo)

Notification issued for gram panchayat elections in Andhra Pradesh

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 01:18 PM IST
In the first phase, gram panchayats under 146 revenue mandals in 11 districts will go to polls, according to the notification issued by State Election Commissioner Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar.
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State election commissioner (SEC) Ramesh Kumar rejected the state government’s appeal and announced that he would go ahead with initiating the election process(PTI file photo. Representative image)
State election commissioner (SEC) Ramesh Kumar rejected the state government’s appeal and announced that he would go ahead with initiating the election process(PTI file photo. Representative image)

Local Body elections: Andhra govt, state poll panel at loggerheads

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu, Hyderabad
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 07:26 AM IST
In the morning, the Supreme Court rejected a special leave petition (SLP) filed by the state government challenging the Thursday’s state high court order giving a green signal to the SEC to go ahead with the local body elections.
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Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy(PTI)
Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy(PTI)

AP govt moves HC against SEC's decision to hold gram panchayat polls

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 09, 2021 09:38 PM IST
State Election Commissioner Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar announced the schedule late on Friday night, overruling the state governments objections against the conduct of the elections, saying the polls to gram panchayats would be held in four phases in February.
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Telangana has now joined Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh which have completed local urban bodies reform.(Representative)
Telangana has now joined Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh which have completed local urban bodies reform.(Representative)

Telangana gets additional borrowing permission of Rs 2,508 crore

By Asian News International | Posted by Mallika Soni | Hyderabad
PUBLISHED ON JAN 07, 2021 07:21 PM IST
In May last year, the government had enhanced borrowing limit of the states by 2 per cent of their gross state domestic product (GSDP) to meet the challenges posed by Covid-19 pandemic.
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Poultry supply to Madhya Pradesh is mainly done by states like Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Kerala has sounded a high alert and there is a report from there about culling of poultry so the state government has decided on the ban.(PTI PHOTO.)
Poultry supply to Madhya Pradesh is mainly done by states like Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Kerala has sounded a high alert and there is a report from there about culling of poultry so the state government has decided on the ban.(PTI PHOTO.)

Amid bird flu scare, poultry from southern states banned in MP, control rooms set up in districts

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Bhopal
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 01:30 AM IST
The decision to ban the supply of poultry from southern states was taken at a meeting chaired by chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday. Officials of the Animal Husbandry and Health departments attended the meeting.
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A view of the Election Commission of India building, Nirvachan Sadan, in New Delhi.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
A view of the Election Commission of India building, Nirvachan Sadan, in New Delhi.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

Election Commission announces dates for legislative council by-polls in 3 states

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 04:08 PM IST
These elections will be held on January 28 held between 9am to 4pm and the counting of votes will take place on the same day at 5pm, according to the election commission.
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The farmers have been protesting at Singhu, Tikri and Ghaziabad border points near the national capital demanding the repeal of the laws passed in September last year. Several rounds of talks have taken place between the government and the farmers but no resolution has been found.(PTI)
The farmers have been protesting at Singhu, Tikri and Ghaziabad border points near the national capital demanding the repeal of the laws passed in September last year. Several rounds of talks have taken place between the government and the farmers but no resolution has been found.(PTI)

News updates from Hindustan Times: At hearing on plea against farm laws, SC says ‘we encourage consultation’ and all the latest news

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 06, 2021 12:57 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 1pm. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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Justice Arup Kumar Goswami was sworn in as the new chief justice of Andhra Pradesh high court.(HT Photo)
Justice Arup Kumar Goswami was sworn in as the new chief justice of Andhra Pradesh high court.(HT Photo)

Justice Goswami takes over as new chief justice of Andhra Pradesh

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 12:34 PM IST
Justice Goswami, who was transferred from Sikkim, replaces justice J K Maheshwari, who has been moved to Sikkim.
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BJP Andhra president Somu Veerraju.(Twitter/@somuveerraju)
BJP Andhra president Somu Veerraju.(Twitter/@somuveerraju)

Andhra BJP president arrested, several under house arrest on way to ‘Dharma Yatra’

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 06:31 PM IST
Veerraju was taken into custody as he arrived at Ramatirtham in the morning to take out a rally of party workers to the temple in protest against desecration of Lord Rama idol by some unknown miscreants last week.
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Circle inspector Y Shyam Sunder saluting his daughter, deputy superintendent of police Yendluru Jessy Prashanthi, at the Andhra Pradesh Police Duty Meet in Tirupati.(Sourced)
Circle inspector Y Shyam Sunder saluting his daughter, deputy superintendent of police Yendluru Jessy Prashanthi, at the Andhra Pradesh Police Duty Meet in Tirupati.(Sourced)

Andhra cop salutes daughter on duty, viral photo wins hearts

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 01:51 PM IST
“We often see such scenes in films, but not in real life. I am happy to see father and daughter in uniform doing their duty at the police meet,” said Tirupati (Urban) SP A Ramesh Reddy.
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TDP leaders and activists assembled at the incident spot and raised slogans against the YSR Congress party government in the state for perpetrating the murder of political rivals.(Representational)
TDP leaders and activists assembled at the incident spot and raised slogans against the YSR Congress party government in the state for perpetrating the murder of political rivals.(Representational)

Political row erupts over TDP leader’s murder

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hindustan Times, Andhra Pradesh
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 12:58 AM IST
According to police, Ankulu’s body was found late Sunday night at an under-construction site in Dachepalli town with multiple stab wounds and a slit throat. Ankulu is the second TDP leader to be murdered in a week.
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A man registers his name for vaccination against Covid, at a health centre in Ahmedabad.(Reuters)
A man registers his name for vaccination against Covid, at a health centre in Ahmedabad.(Reuters)

States gear up for 1st phase of vaccination, await Centre nod

By HT Correspondents | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 04:21 AM IST
Here’s a quick look at the level of preparedness ahead of the vaccination drive across states
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File photo: Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy.(PTI)
File photo: Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy.(PTI)

Andhra administration likely to operate from Visakhapatnam from April 13, hints minister

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 06:33 PM IST
State minister for municipal administration and urban development Botsa Satyanarayana told reporters in Visakhapatnam that the state administration would start operating from the port city from April 13, coinciding with Ugadi festival.
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Representational image.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Representational image.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

TDP leader hacked to death in Andhra, second such incident in a week

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 05:51 PM IST
TDP leaders and activists assembled at the incident spot and raised slogans against the YSR Congress party government in the state for perpetrating the murder of political rivals
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A rare confrontation between the Judiciary and the Executive in particular reached a crescendo when, towards the end of the year, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy shot off a letter to Chief Justice of India SA Bobde against a Supreme Court judge, AP High Court Chief Justice JK Maheshwari (since transferred) and several judges of the HC.(PTI)
A rare confrontation between the Judiciary and the Executive in particular reached a crescendo when, towards the end of the year, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy shot off a letter to Chief Justice of India SA Bobde against a Supreme Court judge, AP High Court Chief Justice JK Maheshwari (since transferred) and several judges of the HC.(PTI)

Year 2020: Andhra witnesses confrontation between Executive and Judiciary

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | Amaravati
PUBLISHED ON JAN 04, 2021 11:39 AM IST
The year started with the people’s agitation for a capital city for the state. The local bodies election fever then gripped Andhra Pradesh, but it abruptly abated.
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Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy is under fire over continued incidents of desecration of Hindu gods.(PTI)
Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy is under fire over continued incidents of desecration of Hindu gods.(PTI)

Under fire for desecration of temples in Andhra, Jagan blames TDP for vandalism

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 09:43 AM IST
The TDP president, Chandrababu Naidu suggested the recent incidents of attacks on Temples and Hindu gods showed the Jagan government’s desire to convert Hindus.
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The Union health minister also urged citizens to not pay attention to rumours as the vaccination drive was underway.(ANI Photo)
The Union health minister also urged citizens to not pay attention to rumours as the vaccination drive was underway.(ANI Photo)

96,000 vaccinators trained till now, says health minister as day 1 of nationwide dry run ends

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by: Harshit Sabarwal | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 10:22 AM IST
“The vaccination drive has been based on election process planned down to the booth level. Over 57,000 participants across 719 districts have completed training. 96,000 vaccinators have been trained so far,” Vardhan said, according to news agency ANI.
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Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy interacts with MPs via video conferencing.(PTI FILE)
Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy interacts with MPs via video conferencing.(PTI FILE)

Jagan govt extends term of special officers in Andhra local bodies

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hyderabad, Hindutan Times
PUBLISHED ON JAN 02, 2021 04:46 PM IST
The present term of special officers in mandal parishads and in zilla parishads comes to an end on Sunday and Monday respectively. They would now continue till July 3 and 4 respectively, or till the elections are held for the local bodies, whichever is earlier
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets as he lays the foundation stone of Light House Projects across six states through video conferencing, in New Delhi.(ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets as he lays the foundation stone of Light House Projects across six states through video conferencing, in New Delhi.(ANI)

Govt committed to delivering on promise of housing for all: PM Modi

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 03:23 AM IST
“People were losing hope of owning a house even after putting in everything that they had saved. Houses remained on paper… People had also lost faith whether the law of the land will help them if they got into a dispute with the builder,” he said.
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File photo of Challa Ramakrishna Reddy. (Photo @ChallaR55314413)
File photo of Challa Ramakrishna Reddy. (Photo @ChallaR55314413)

YSR Congress MLC Challa Ramakrishna Reddy dies of Covid-19

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 07:23 PM IST
Challa Ramakrishna Reddy, who has been elected as an MLC only recently, is the second YSRCP leader to succumb to Covid-19.
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