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14-feet statue of PM Modi, made with scrap materials, to be erected in Bengaluru

Venkateswara Rao's team has won international recognition for its skill in constructing sculptures from scrap materials. Over the past 12 years, the team has managed to make sculptures using almost 100 tonnes of iron scrap, Rao said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's sculpture, made with scrap materials, will be installed in Bengaluru. (Photo via Livemint)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's sculpture, made with scrap materials, will be installed in Bengaluru. (Photo via Livemint)
Published on Sep 15, 2021 10:19 AM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

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

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 image.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Representational image.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jan 04, 2021 05:51 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu

Andhra govt to go slow on reopening primary schools amid fear of Covid-19 surge

According to the original schedule, the state government, which reopened schools for Class 9 and 10 from November 2 after a gap of seven months, was supposed to allow students of Class 6, 7 and 8 from Monday.
Primary schools for Classes 1 to 5 are supposed to reopen from December 14 but now, the government has rescheduled them to the third week of January.(HT PHOTO.)
Primary schools for Classes 1 to 5 are supposed to reopen from December 14 but now, the government has rescheduled them to the third week of January.(HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Nov 23, 2020 07:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu

6 cops suspended for handcuffing Amaravati farmers during judicial remand

The Amaravati farmers alleged that the ruling YSR Congress party leaders had brought outsiders to launch a counter-agitation in support of the three capitals decision.
The arrested farmers from Krishanayapalem included five SCs and two OBCs and the police, ironically, booked them, along with four others, under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.(HT PHOTO.)
The arrested farmers from Krishanayapalem included five SCs and two OBCs and the police, ironically, booked them, along with four others, under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.(HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Oct 28, 2020 09:13 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu

‘Stalker hacks 20-year-old to death at her home in Andhra’: Police

The family members rushed the woman to ESI hospital from where she was referred to a private hospital. However, she died even before reaching the hospital.
The stalker later stabbed himself in the stomach, neck and wrist, said police. (Representative photo: @VjaCityPolice)
The stalker later stabbed himself in the stomach, neck and wrist, said police. (Representative photo: @VjaCityPolice)
Updated on Oct 16, 2020 02:07 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu

Andhra man allegedly beaten by cops for not wearing a mask, dies in Prakasam district

The Andhra Pradesh chief minister also announced a compensation of Rs 10 lakh for the bereaved family of the Dalit youth.
Prakasam district Superintendent of Police Siddharth Kaushal said a case had been registered under Section 176 of the Criminal Procedure Code (custodial death).(HT PHOTO.)
Prakasam district Superintendent of Police Siddharth Kaushal said a case had been registered under Section 176 of the Criminal Procedure Code (custodial death).(HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Jul 22, 2020 06:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu | Edited by Sohini Sarkar

Andhra Pradesh reports 80 Covid-19 cases, 3 deaths today

The figure of 80 positive cases is the highest in a single day in both the Telugu states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, the earlier highest figure was 75 each.
In the last one week, Andhra Pradesh reported an alarming rise in the number of deaths due to Covid-19 in the state by 13 and the number of cases by 459. (HT Photo)
In the last one week, Andhra Pradesh reported an alarming rise in the number of deaths due to Covid-19 in the state by 13 and the number of cases by 459. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 23, 2020 09:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu

Six killed in an auto-truck collision in Andhra Pradesh’s Guntur

The incident happened at Repudi village of Phirangipuram block in the district at around 8 am. Five of the deceased were identified as Kakani Rama Devi (32), her daughter Kakani Yasaswini (11 months) and son Kakani Bala Manikantha (5), K Ashok (30) and Avula Yuvaraju (20).
Six persons, including three members of a family, were killed in Andhra Pradesh’s Guntur district(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Six persons, including three members of a family, were killed in Andhra Pradesh’s Guntur district(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Feb 10, 2020 06:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu

6 people killed after autorickshaw collides with mini truck in Andhra Pradesh’s Guntur

Phirangipuram sub-inspector said, “Six people died in a road accident when a mini lorry collided with an auto near Repudi village.”
Six people died in a collision on Monday between an auto-rickshaw and a mini lorry at Repudi village in Phirangipuram Mandal, Guntur district.
Six people died in a collision on Monday between an auto-rickshaw and a mini lorry at Repudi village in Phirangipuram Mandal, Guntur district.
Updated on Feb 10, 2020 12:59 PM IST
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Hyderabad-based techie held for making abusive comments against YSRC MLA on TikTok

According to Telugu Desam Party social media wing coordinator, K Naga Sravan, the police from Macherla in Guntur district picked up Avinash Chowdary Dhulipalla, working for a multinational company, from his residence at Kukatpally in Hyderabad in the early hours.
Andhra Pradesh police on Thursday arrested a 24-year-old software engineer from Hyderabad for posting a video on TikTok.(Getty Images.)
Andhra Pradesh police on Thursday arrested a 24-year-old software engineer from Hyderabad for posting a video on TikTok.(Getty Images.)
Published on Jan 10, 2020 01:38 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu

CBI team searches premises linked to former Andhra MP

Rayapati Sambasiva Rao was away in Hyderabad during the raid, but CBI officials spoke to him over phone to elicit certain information.
Former MP Rayapati Sambasiva Rao(HT Photo)
Former MP Rayapati Sambasiva Rao(HT Photo)
Published on Jan 01, 2020 04:56 AM IST
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2 girls raped in Andhra within hours of new bill on death penalty to rapists

The Andhra Pradesh Criminal Law (Andhra Pradesh Amendment) Bill, 2019, passed on Friday, envisages an amendment to Section 376 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). It also mandates a reduction of the judgment period to 21 working days with the investigation to be completed in seven days and trial closing in 14 days.
Demonstraters at a protest against rape cases in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
Demonstraters at a protest against rape cases in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 15, 2019 10:28 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu

CBI exhumes remains of pharmacy student in Andhra 12 yrs after rape-murder

The forensic team of the CBI exhumed skull and bones of the girl’s body from her grave at the Chenchupenta burial ground in Tenali town in Guntur district in the presence of her mother and Tenali sub-collector Dinesh Kumar and block revenue officer K Ravi Babu.
After collecting the samples, the CBI team sealed the skeletal remains of the body in a box and shifted it to Gandhi Hospital in Hyderabad for preservation.(FILE PHOTO.)
After collecting the samples, the CBI team sealed the skeletal remains of the body in a box and shifted it to Gandhi Hospital in Hyderabad for preservation.(FILE PHOTO.)
Updated on Dec 15, 2019 04:12 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu

2 more Andhra workers commit suicide for want of work; Opposition blames it on sand crisis

So far, six construction workers have killed themselves in the last one month in Guntur district. Opposition parties in the state have said the YSR Congress government is responsible for the suicides of the labourers.
So far, six construction workers have killed themselves in the last one month in Guntur district.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
So far, six construction workers have killed themselves in the last one month in Guntur district.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Nov 02, 2019 07:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu

‘Kodela was driven to death’: Blame game continues as Jagan orders state funeral for ex-Speaker

Kodela’s suspected suicide triggered a blame game between the opposition TDP and ruling YSRC with the TDP president and former Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu asking for a CBI probe into the situation leading to his death. He accused the Jagan government of “harassing” Kodela.
Kin of former Andhra Pradesh Assembly Speaker Kodela Siva Prasada Rao cry over his body in Hyderabad(ANI Photo)
Kin of former Andhra Pradesh Assembly Speaker Kodela Siva Prasada Rao cry over his body in Hyderabad(ANI Photo)
Updated on Sep 17, 2019 04:07 PM IST
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‘Unprecedented, atrocious’, says Chandrababu Naidu locked up at home

Chandrababu Naidu and his son were kept under house arrest by police at their residence on the banks of Krishna river at Vundavalli in Andhra Pradesh.
The police stopped Naidu and his son Lokesh, who is an MLC, when they were heading to Atmakur village in Palnadu region in Guntur district along with 127 families, who were allegedly assaulted and hounded out of the region by the ruling YSR Congress ranks last month.(HT Photo)
The police stopped Naidu and his son Lokesh, who is an MLC, when they were heading to Atmakur village in Palnadu region in Guntur district along with 127 families, who were allegedly assaulted and hounded out of the region by the ruling YSR Congress ranks last month.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 29, 2020 01:02 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu

Naidu calls for Chalo Palandu rally on Sept 11, TDP sets up rehabilitation centre for ‘victims of YSRCP violence’

In a first of its kind attempt, Naidu established a “rehabilitation centre” at the party headquarters in Guntur district last week for the victims of the alleged attacks by YSRCP activists across the state, particularly in the Palnadu region.
Naidu said the party would arrange special buses for the victims of the alleged YSRC violence to go back to their native places.(Raj K Raj/HT file photo)
Naidu said the party would arrange special buses for the victims of the alleged YSRC violence to go back to their native places.(Raj K Raj/HT file photo)
Updated on Sep 10, 2019 01:35 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu

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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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu

Amaravati farmers seek Centre’s intervention over relocation of capital city

The farmers from several villages like Velagapudi, Uddandarayuni Palem, Tullur and Venkatayapalem met BJP state president Kanna Lakshminarayana in Guntur and submitted a memorandum regarding Amaravati.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy’s government is thinking of shifting the capital city from Amaravati.(HT PHOTO.)
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy’s government is thinking of shifting the capital city from Amaravati.(HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Aug 23, 2019 08:45 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu

87 villages in Andhra Pradesh affected by Krishna floods,toll rises to 2

After touching a maximum of 8.21 lakh cusecs in the early hours of the day, the flood discharge at Prakasam Barrage in Vijayawada has fallen to 7.99 lakh cusecs at 10 am while the inflow remained steady at 7.57 lakh cusecs, the State Real-Time Governance Centre said.
Villagers wade through the flooded street after heavy rainfall at Krishna Lanka in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh(ANI Photo)
Villagers wade through the flooded street after heavy rainfall at Krishna Lanka in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh(ANI Photo)
Updated on Aug 17, 2019 06:08 PM IST
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Teen raped by 6 persons, including 3 minors, for 5 days in Andhra: Police

The girl, who belonged to the Guntur district, escaped and reached the bus station on Saturday evening when an on-duty home-guard Venkateswarlu and Assistant Sub-Inspector of Police Babu Rao spotted and rescued her, the police official said.
A 16-year-old girl was allegedly raped for five days by six persons, including three minors, after being locked up in a room in Ongole town of Andhra Pradesh, police said Sunday.(File Photo)
A 16-year-old girl was allegedly raped for five days by six persons, including three minors, after being locked up in a room in Ongole town of Andhra Pradesh, police said Sunday.(File Photo)
Updated on Jun 24, 2019 08:07 AM IST
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Dalit woman takes oath as home minister in Jagan’s cabinet

M Sucharita is the first woman home minister since Telangana was carved out of Andhra Pradesh in 2014.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy addresses the party MLAs at Jagan camp office at Tadepalli, in Amravati, Friday, June 7, 2019.(PTI)
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy addresses the party MLAs at Jagan camp office at Tadepalli, in Amravati, Friday, June 7, 2019.(PTI)
Published on Jun 08, 2019 11:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Amaravati/ Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu

Jagan Reddy appoints Dalit woman as home minister of Andhra Pradesh

Mekathoti Sucharita, who represents Prathipadu (SC) reserved constituency in Guntur district, is the first woman home minister in the residuary Andhra Pradesh state formed in 2014, after Telangana was carved out.
Mekathoti Sucharita, who represents Prathipadu (SC) reserved constituency in Guntur district was named as Home Minister of Andhra Pradesh by Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy.,(HT PHOTO)
Mekathoti Sucharita, who represents Prathipadu (SC) reserved constituency in Guntur district was named as Home Minister of Andhra Pradesh by Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy.,(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 08, 2019 07:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Amravati | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu

TDP will play role of constructive opposition: Chandrababu Naidu

In his first public appearance after his party faced a humiliating defeat in the assembly and Lok Sabha elections in the state, Naidu said the TDP will watch the performance of the new government for some time.
Paying glowing tributes to NTR, Naidu pointed out that 39.2 per cent of people had voted for the TDP in the recent general elections.(ANI)
Paying glowing tributes to NTR, Naidu pointed out that 39.2 per cent of people had voted for the TDP in the recent general elections.(ANI)
Published on May 28, 2019 05:39 PM IST
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Chandrababu Naidu asks TDP cadres not to be disheartened

Addressing the party leaders and workers after hoisting the party flag, Naidu asked them not to get demoralized.
Stating that the party was more important for him than the family, Naidu said he would stand by the party workers.(AFP File Photo)
Stating that the party was more important for him than the family, Naidu said he would stand by the party workers.(AFP File Photo)
Updated on May 28, 2019 02:58 PM IST
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Andhra minister’s wife creates ruckus at toll plaza over payment of Rs 56

P Venkata Kumari, wife of state civil supplies minister Prathipati Pulla Rao, who was travelling from Hyderabad to Guntur, picked up an argument with a toll plaza worker at Madgulapalli, when asked to pay a toll of Rs 56.
P Venkata Kumari, wife of Andhra Pradesh civil supplies minister Prathipati Pulla Rao arguing with a toll plaza employee over the payment of toll fee.(HT PHOTO)
P Venkata Kumari, wife of Andhra Pradesh civil supplies minister Prathipati Pulla Rao arguing with a toll plaza employee over the payment of toll fee.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 14, 2020 04:23 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu

Naidu condemns IT raids, stages dharna in front of EC office at Amaravati

Naidu’s unusual action followed a series of transfers of officials by the EC acting on complaints from the YSR Congress party and the Bharatiya Janata Party and raids by central agencies like the Income Tax department on the TDP leaders.
Before sitting on a dharna along with other TDP leaders, Naidu dashed off a nine-page letter to Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora and submitted a copy of it to AP chief electoral officer Gopalakrishna Dwivedi.(PTI PHOTO)
Before sitting on a dharna along with other TDP leaders, Naidu dashed off a nine-page letter to Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora and submitted a copy of it to AP chief electoral officer Gopalakrishna Dwivedi.(PTI PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 10, 2019 04:59 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu

Amit Shah says doors of NDA forever shut for Chandrababu Naidu

BJP president Amit Shah has said that doors of NDA shut permanently for Chandrababu Naidu’s TDP.
BJP president Amit Shah(ANI file photo)
BJP president Amit Shah(ANI file photo)
Updated on Apr 04, 2019 07:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu

Andhra physician en route to see sister, her newborn triplets among Ethiopian plane crash victims

A US-based young physician from Andhra Pradesh was among the 157 killed in the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash.
Flowers are seen at the scene of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 plane crash, near the town of Bishoftu, southeast of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia March 11, 2019.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)
Flowers are seen at the scene of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 plane crash, near the town of Bishoftu, southeast of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia March 11, 2019.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 11, 2019 05:00 PM IST
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‘PM Modi claims to be chaiwala but look at his suits and boots’: N Chandrababu Naidu hits back

After prime minister’s rally in Guntur on Sunday, Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu launched a counter-offensive.
Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu.(PTI file photo)
Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu.(PTI file photo)
Updated on Feb 10, 2019 09:47 PM IST
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