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Andhra assembly passes bill to create three state capitals

The bill, Andhra Pradesh Decentralisation and Inclusive Development of All Regions Bill, 2020, was introduced by state finance minister Buggana Rajendranath Reddy in the state assembly, which met for a three-day special session in Amaravati on Monday.
The legislation was tabled in the Andhra assembly on a day that protests against it rocked the Amaravati region, with hundreds farmers and women defying prohibitory orders and breaking security cordon, trying to reach the Legislature complex.(HT Photo)
The legislation was tabled in the Andhra assembly on a day that protests against it rocked the Amaravati region, with hundreds farmers and women defying prohibitory orders and breaking security cordon, trying to reach the Legislature complex.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 21, 2020 06:06 AM IST
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Jana Sena, BJP tie up in Andhra, vow to emerge as alternative to YSRCP, TDP

Pawan Kalyan, who met BJP national working president J P Nadda in New Delhi on Monday, held talks with the BJP leaders from Andhra at a hotel in Vijayawada to work out a joint political strategy in the state.
Jana Sena Party chief Pawan Kalyan met BJP working president JP Nadda at his residence in New Delhi recently.(ANI PHOTO.)
Jana Sena Party chief Pawan Kalyan met BJP working president JP Nadda at his residence in New Delhi recently.(ANI PHOTO.)
Updated on Jan 16, 2020 08:08 PM IST
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In Amaravati, people walk for 10 km to protest against shifting of Andhra capital

Holding green flags and tricolours, the people, under the banner of Joint Action Committee and Amaravati Parirakshan Samithi (Committee to protect Amaravati), began their marathon walk at Thullur village at around 10.30 am and walked up to Mandadam village near state secretariat covering a total distance of around 10 km.
Raising slogans such as “Jai Amaravati- Jai Jai Amaravati,” and “Save Amaravati, Save Andhra Pradesh,” the padayatra passed through Rayapudi, Modugulanka Palem, Velagapudi and Malkapuram, before culminating at Mandadam.(HT Photo)
Raising slogans such as “Jai Amaravati- Jai Jai Amaravati,” and “Save Amaravati, Save Andhra Pradesh,” the padayatra passed through Rayapudi, Modugulanka Palem, Velagapudi and Malkapuram, before culminating at Mandadam.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 07, 2020 08:00 AM IST
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Abhishek Raman’s second ton in row takes Bengal to 241/4 against Andhra on Day 1

Abhishek Raman survived some anxious moments especially in the 90s before pulling KV Sasikanth over square leg to score his second successive century.
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Representative Image.(Twitter)
Updated on Dec 25, 2019 07:28 PM IST
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Ranji Trophy: Ricky Bhui holds fort as Andhra take lead versus Delhi

With the openers falling cheaply, it was Andhra’s middle-order who rose to the occasion as Ricky Bhui (70 batting), Manish Golamaru (42) and Karan Shinde (48) repaired the early damage to help their side take a 34-run lead.
File photo of Ricky Bhui.(Getty Images)
File photo of Ricky Bhui.(Getty Images)
Updated on Dec 19, 2019 08:20 AM IST
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Ranji Trophy: Snake delays start of match between Andhra and Vidarbha in Vijaywada - WATCH

Ranji Trophy: The official Twitter handle of BCCI Domestic posted a 13-second video in which the snake can be seen slithering around in the field even as the players watched on with puzzled faces.  
BCCI Domestic shared the video of the snake on the ground in Vijaywada on its Twitter handle.(Twitter/BCCI Domestic)
BCCI Domestic shared the video of the snake on the ground in Vijaywada on its Twitter handle.(Twitter/BCCI Domestic)
Updated on Dec 09, 2019 02:48 PM IST
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‘People might write anything but...’: MSK Prasad speaks about relationship with MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli

Speaking about his tenure, Prasad said that he knew how to manage personalities as he was a management student and that he was also the director at the Andhra Cricket Association where he built the system from scratch.
File image of MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli(Getty Images)
File image of MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli(Getty Images)
Updated on Nov 27, 2019 03:21 PM IST
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Centre revises India map, shows Amaravati as Andhra capital

The Survey of India released the new map of India mentioning Amaravati as the capital of Andhra Pradesh.
The Survey of India released the redrawn political map of India earlier this month, depicting the newly formed Union Territories of Kashmir and Ladakh. The map mentioned Hyderabad as the administrative capital of Andhra Pradesh.(PTI PHOTO.)
The Survey of India released the redrawn political map of India earlier this month, depicting the newly formed Union Territories of Kashmir and Ladakh. The map mentioned Hyderabad as the administrative capital of Andhra Pradesh.(PTI PHOTO.)
Updated on Nov 22, 2019 11:41 PM IST
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Held for murder of 10, Andhra cyanide killer in two-week judicial custody

Vellanki Simhadri had robbed the victims of 24.60 lakh in cash and 35.25 tolas of gold, police said. The police has so far recovered Rs1.63 lakh cash and some gold from him.
A man allegedly killed 10 people over 20 months in Andhra.(File Photo)
A man allegedly killed 10 people over 20 months in Andhra.(File Photo)
Updated on Nov 07, 2019 01:22 AM IST
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After a gap of 5 years, Andhra to celebrate its formation day on Friday

Chief secretary LV Subrahmanyam said Andhra Pradesh will celebrate its formation on November 1 regularly. Subrahmanyam has given instructions to all district collectors to hold the celebrations in a big way on Friday.
Andhra Pradesh will celebrate its formation day for the first time on Friday, five years after the bifurcation of combined Telugu state to carve out separate Telangana.(ANI Photo)
Andhra Pradesh will celebrate its formation day for the first time on Friday, five years after the bifurcation of combined Telugu state to carve out separate Telangana.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Oct 31, 2019 09:34 PM IST
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First test of BJP-JJP coalition will be to surmount fault lines

JJP’s commitment to enact a right to work legislation and ensure 75% reservation in private sector jobs for Haryana youth can become a bone of contention between the two allies
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Published on Oct 30, 2019 11:10 PM IST
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Video recorded by Andhra plumber before suicide goes viral, triggers political uproar

Polepalli Venkatesh, from Gorantla village in Guntur district, hanged himself on October 2 after recording a video in which he claimed he was ending his life as he was unable to feed his family.
A video message recorded by a 29-year-old plumber on his mobile phone before committing suicide 26 days ago went viral on Monday, triggering a political uproar in Andhra Pradesh.
A video message recorded by a 29-year-old plumber on his mobile phone before committing suicide 26 days ago went viral on Monday, triggering a political uproar in Andhra Pradesh.
Updated on Oct 28, 2019 10:36 PM IST
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Andhra limits liquor people can buy without permit

In line with the new excise policy that will come into force on October 1, the YSR Congress Party government headed by Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy has already started restricting the sale of liquor in retail outlets.
Three bottles of Indian-made or foreign liquor or six bottles of beer – that is all an individual in Andhra Pradesh can purchase or possess at a single time(Bloomberg)
Three bottles of Indian-made or foreign liquor or six bottles of beer – that is all an individual in Andhra Pradesh can purchase or possess at a single time(Bloomberg)
Updated on Sep 27, 2019 07:49 AM IST
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Rishabh Pant, KL Rahul under spotlight: Domestic battles, testing time

The inter-state one-day competition for the Vijay Hazare Trophy that began on Tuesday thus becomes the season’s first genuinely major tournament. National chief selector MSK Prasad told HT that the tournament’s competitiveness, especially this season, makes it important for his panel.
KL Rahul will be under the spotlight(Getty Images)
KL Rahul will be under the spotlight(Getty Images)
Updated on Sep 25, 2019 08:37 AM IST
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3 Maoists killed in encounter with police in Andhra’s Visakhapatnam district

The incident took place at G K Veedhi block, bordering Odisha, when the police were conducting combing operations.
Following the intelligence inputs, security forces have intensified combing operations in the border areas.(HT image)
Following the intelligence inputs, security forces have intensified combing operations in the border areas.(HT image)
Updated on Sep 22, 2019 07:20 PM IST
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Jagan Reddy’s new liquor policy: Andhra’s loss could be Telangana’s gain

The YSR Congress party government has decided to cut down the number of liquor outlets and restrict its sale. Under the new policy, which will come into effect from October 1, the number of liquor outlets would be reduced from 4,380 to 3,500, which amounts to downsizing of 20% of such shops.
The new excise policy of the YS Jagan Mohan Reddy-led government in Andhra Pradesh may well turn out to be a boon for the neighbouring Telangana.(PTI)
The new excise policy of the YS Jagan Mohan Reddy-led government in Andhra Pradesh may well turn out to be a boon for the neighbouring Telangana.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 06, 2019 04:00 AM IST
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Two Andhra lawmakers write to FM on move to merge Andhra Bank with UBI

In his letter, Rao said Andhra Bank, founded in 1923 by Bhogaraju Pattabhi Seetharamayya, a renowned freedom fighter and associate of Mahatma Gandhi, was the only nationalized bank founded in Andhra Pradesh and was considered the pride of the Andhra people in the last 96 years.
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced the merger of 10 state-run banks into 4 banks in New Delhi on Friday. Andhra Bank is due to be merged with Union Bank of India as part of banking sector reforms.(HT PHOTO.)
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced the merger of 10 state-run banks into 4 banks in New Delhi on Friday. Andhra Bank is due to be merged with Union Bank of India as part of banking sector reforms.(HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Aug 31, 2019 09:24 PM IST
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Former Andhra speaker booked for shifting assembly furniture to residence

The Thulluru police registered a case against Kodela and his son under Sections 409 and 411 (dishonestly receiving stolen property) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Former speaker of Andhra Pradesh state legislative assembly and senior Telugu Desam leader Kodela Sivaprasada Rao(HT Photo)
Former speaker of Andhra Pradesh state legislative assembly and senior Telugu Desam leader Kodela Sivaprasada Rao(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 25, 2019 09:28 PM IST
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Amaravati not fit to be capital: Andhra minister

Andhra Pradesh minister Satyanarayana Botsa said the Krishna river flooding in Amaravati proved that former chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu has chosen a wrong place for the construction of the capital.
A computer-generated representative photo of Andhra Pradesh's
A computer-generated representative photo of Andhra Pradesh's "world class" capital Amaravati .(AP government)
Updated on Aug 21, 2019 01:21 AM IST
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In Andhra, 17-year-old Dalit girl thrashed for wanting to marry cousin

The incident happened at K P Doddi village of Gummagatta block early this week, but came to light only on Friday, when a video of the “village panchayat” in which village elder Boya Linganna was seen slapping the girl repeatedly, beating her with a stick and kicking her went viral on social media.
The police faced a strange situation when they rushed to the village on seeing the video footage, as none of the villagers and family members of the girl were willing to lodge a complaint. (Image used for representational purpose only).(Getty Images.)
The police faced a strange situation when they rushed to the village on seeing the video footage, as none of the villagers and family members of the girl were willing to lodge a complaint. (Image used for representational purpose only).(Getty Images.)
Updated on Aug 17, 2019 09:17 AM IST
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No green clearance for Polavaram project-linked lift-schemes invites NGT red card

In a series of setbacks to Polavaram major irrigation project, the National Green Tribunal has halted linked-projects. Polavaram project was close to former Andhra chief minister Chandrababu Naidu.
National Green Tribunal has halted lift-schemes linked to Polavaram project in Andhra. Former Andhra CM Chandrababu Naidu’s TDP government has started these projects.(HT Photo)
National Green Tribunal has halted lift-schemes linked to Polavaram project in Andhra. Former Andhra CM Chandrababu Naidu’s TDP government has started these projects.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 13, 2019 09:28 PM IST
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In Andhra, many villages marooned as Godavari continues to swell for 5th day

According to reports from Bhadrachalam, flood water entered the halls where lunch is served to the devotees free-of-cost in the temple premises, besides shopping complexes around the temple. The authorities are pumping out water from the temple vicinity.
An aerial view of flood-affected Andhra Pradesh.(PTI PHOTO.)
An aerial view of flood-affected Andhra Pradesh.(PTI PHOTO.)
Updated on Aug 09, 2019 09:07 PM IST
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Flood situation continues to be grim in Andhra as Godavari river swells

Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy on Thursday made an aerial survey of the flood-ravaged areas of East and West Godavari districts and conducted a review with his cabinet colleagues and officials on the relief measures being taken in the areas.
According to an official release, around 74,000 people are affected by the floods in river Godavari in 280 villages of East and West Godavari districts.(AFP PHOTO.)
According to an official release, around 74,000 people are affected by the floods in river Godavari in 280 villages of East and West Godavari districts.(AFP PHOTO.)
Updated on Aug 08, 2019 09:40 PM IST
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Andhra Congress in a leadership crisis after election rout

There are no takers for the post of Pradesh Congress Committee president since former minister N Raghuveera Reddy quit on May 19, four days before counting of votes for the April-May general elections.
The Congress, which is in the throes of a national leadership crisis following Rahul Gandhi’s resignation, is facing a similar situation in Andhra Pradesh.AFP Photo)
The Congress, which is in the throes of a national leadership crisis following Rahul Gandhi’s resignation, is facing a similar situation in Andhra Pradesh.AFP Photo)
Updated on Aug 03, 2019 07:40 AM IST
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Anna Canteens stop running in Andhra as contract not renewed

The closure comes two months after Chandrababu Naidu-led TDP lost power to arch rival, Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, of the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) in the state.
Akshaya Patra Foundation, the NGO, cooked and supplied food to 200-odd Anna Canteens across the state.(HT Photo)
Akshaya Patra Foundation, the NGO, cooked and supplied food to 200-odd Anna Canteens across the state.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 02, 2019 12:21 AM IST
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Anna canteens down shutters in Andhra, await new policy from Jagan govt

Anna canteens, named after former chief minister and Telugu Desam Party founder N T Rama Rao who was fondly called as “Anna” (elder brother), were first started on pilot basis in Amaravati in June 2016. The decision by the Jagan Reddy government came as a big disappointment to the poor who used to get breakfast, lunch and dinner at a nominal price of 5 each.
Anna canteens, named after former chief minister and Telugu Desam Party founder N T Rama Rao who was fondly called as “Anna” (elder brother), were first started on pilot basis in Amaravati in June 2016.(Photo: Facebook/ Anna Canteens)
Anna canteens, named after former chief minister and Telugu Desam Party founder N T Rama Rao who was fondly called as “Anna” (elder brother), were first started on pilot basis in Amaravati in June 2016.(Photo: Facebook/ Anna Canteens)
Updated on Aug 01, 2019 06:57 PM IST
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Andhra farmers concerned as new regime stalls work in Amaravati

In last week’s annual budget, the government earmarked an insignificant amount of 500 crore for Amaravati, thereby sending clear signals that construction of the capital city was not in the list of priorities of CM Jagan Mohan Reddy.
The capital region, which had witnessed hectic construction activity till April this year, is now wearing a deserted look, with the contractors winding up their work and more than 20,000 construction labourers leaving for their native places.(HT PHOTO.)
The capital region, which had witnessed hectic construction activity till April this year, is now wearing a deserted look, with the contractors winding up their work and more than 20,000 construction labourers leaving for their native places.(HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Jul 17, 2019 08:14 PM IST
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3 people found with slit throats in Andhra temple

Anantapur police superintendent B Satya Yesu Babu said the murders could have been committed in the blind belief that the murderers would find treasure by making human sacrifices.
The three were identified as Shivarami Reddy, 75, who manages the temple; his sister, Hanumamma, 70, and Satyalakshmi, 71. (Shutterstock representative image)
The three were identified as Shivarami Reddy, 75, who manages the temple; his sister, Hanumamma, 70, and Satyalakshmi, 71. (Shutterstock representative image)
Updated on Jul 16, 2019 12:04 AM IST
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Analysis: Is BJP trying to be new Opposition in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana?

Annihilating the Telugu Desman Party (TDP) by getting its members to defect isn’t just sweet revenge against bête noire Chandrababu Naidu.
As is evident from the defection of four of the six TDP Rajya Sabha members to the BJP, there’s isn’t any dearth of Mukul Roys and Arjun Singhs in Andhra Pradesh.(HT Photo)
As is evident from the defection of four of the six TDP Rajya Sabha members to the BJP, there’s isn’t any dearth of Mukul Roys and Arjun Singhs in Andhra Pradesh.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 30, 2019 07:50 AM IST
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Andhra Pradesh,Telangana mull water-sharing plan

Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy held a five-hour meeting with Telangana counterpart K Chandrasekhar Rao at the latter’s camp office in Hyderabad on Friday.
Cabinet ministers and officials from both states attended the meeting, the first official one after three years.(HT Photo)
Cabinet ministers and officials from both states attended the meeting, the first official one after three years.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 28, 2019 11:27 PM IST
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