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Contract scrapped, Polavaram irrigation project work stops

The YSR Congress party government has decided to go in for fresh tenders to complete the remaining work on the recommendation of an eight-member committee set up on June 14 to examine the processes followed by the TDP for tendering, launching and executing engineering work.
The state irrigation department has served a termination notice on the construction major for pre-closure of work.(HT Photo)
The state irrigation department has served a termination notice on the construction major for pre-closure of work.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 02, 2019 01:52 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu

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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Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu

Jagan ousts Andhra’s Polavaram project contractor hired by rival Naidu govt

The committee, which submitted a 43-page report to the government on July 23, pointed out gross violations of tender norms under Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contracts inked for Polavaram project.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister ,Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy.(ANI Photo)
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister ,Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Aug 01, 2019 08:51 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu

Congress-NCP for 75% reservation in private jobs to locals if in power

The newly-elected Congress state unit chief Balasaheb Thorat on Saturday said that the party is of the view that 75 per cent of jobs should be reserved for locals in the state and it has reached a consensus with ally Nationalist Congress Party on this issue.
This was followed by Andhra Pradesh chief minister Jagan Mohan Reddy, who went a step ahead by reserving 75 per cent of private sector jobs for locals.(Shutterstock)
This was followed by Andhra Pradesh chief minister Jagan Mohan Reddy, who went a step ahead by reserving 75 per cent of private sector jobs for locals.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jul 28, 2019 05:19 PM IST
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‘Tailor-made report’: TDP denies tender norms violated in Polavaram project

A senior official in the state irrigation department familiar with the development said an eight-member committee headed by retired chief engineer Abdul Basheer submitted a 40-page report to the state government on July 23, pointing out gross violation of tender norms under Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contracts in Polavaram.
The committee recommended that the government recover the additional payments made to the contractors under Revenue Recovery Act and also suggested that the government could go for fresh tendering of the project works, instead of continuing with the old contractors. (HT Photo)
The committee recommended that the government recover the additional payments made to the contractors under Revenue Recovery Act and also suggested that the government could go for fresh tendering of the project works, instead of continuing with the old contractors. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 29, 2019 01:13 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu

Opposition loses its bite in Rajya Sabha, govt pushes RTI amendment through

A resolution moved by a group of opposition parties to send the Right to Information (Amendment) Bill 2019 for scrutiny by a Select Committee of lawmakers hadn’t been successful.
The existing law mandates a fixed five-year term, and equates the status of the information watchdog to that of election commissioners.(ANI)
The existing law mandates a fixed five-year term, and equates the status of the information watchdog to that of election commissioners.(ANI)
Updated on Jul 25, 2019 08:39 PM IST
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Andhra HC stalls govt move to review power purchase agreements, suspends order

A division bench of the high court headed by Justice M Ganga Rao, which heard a batch of petitions filed by nearly 40 private solar and wind power producers, ordered that the government order (GO. No. 63) be suspended for a period of four weeks and posted the case to August 22 for further hearing.
On assuming power in the state on May 30, Jagan had announced his decision to review the PPAs signed with solar and wind power producers on the pretext that the agreements smacked of huge corruption.(Style Photo Service.)
On assuming power in the state on May 30, Jagan had announced his decision to review the PPAs signed with solar and wind power producers on the pretext that the agreements smacked of huge corruption.(Style Photo Service.)
Updated on Jul 25, 2019 06:05 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu

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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Hindustan Times, Amaravati | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu

Centre opposes Jagan’s move to review PPAs signed during Naidu’s regime

In a two-page letter dated July 9 and addressed to the chief minister, Union minister of state (independent charge) for power and renewable energy R K Singh warned that revisiting the PPAs would halt the flow of foreign investments in the sector, which is very important for India to meet environmental and power needs.
Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has alleged that the previous government had purchased solar and wind power at exorbitant rates from select companies, compared to the cheaper rates quoted by others in competitive bidding.(PTI PHOTO.)
Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has alleged that the previous government had purchased solar and wind power at exorbitant rates from select companies, compared to the cheaper rates quoted by others in competitive bidding.(PTI PHOTO.)
Updated on Jul 13, 2019 08:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu

TDP to move privilege motion against Jagan for misleading House on crop loans

On Friday, there was a heated debate in the assembly over the zero-interest crop loans. Equipped with the documents, Naidu alleged that the ruling YSRC members were indulging in mudslinging at the TDP.
During a discussion on the drought in the state on Thursday, Jagan Mohan Reddy had alleged that the previous TDP government had not paid any money to farmers towards interest waiver on crop loans repaid to banks on time.(Style Photo Service.)
During a discussion on the drought in the state on Thursday, Jagan Mohan Reddy had alleged that the previous TDP government had not paid any money to farmers towards interest waiver on crop loans repaid to banks on time.(Style Photo Service.)
Updated on Jul 13, 2019 01:37 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu

As Andhra reels under drought, CM Jagan Reddy announces 2,000 cr relief fund

Making a statement in the state assembly on the first day of the budget session, Jagan said the state had recorded 48.3% of deficit rainfall this monsoon so far.
Jagan Reddy also announced the release of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1 crore each to all the 175 MLAs in the state, irrespective of their political affiliation, to help them take measures to resolve the drinking water scarcity in their respective constituencies.(PTI)
Jagan Reddy also announced the release of 1 crore each to all the 175 MLAs in the state, irrespective of their political affiliation, to help them take measures to resolve the drinking water scarcity in their respective constituencies.(PTI)
Updated on Jul 12, 2019 11:22 AM IST
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Jagan Reddy announces Rs 7 lakh for kin of farmers who committed suicide

Andhra Pradesh chief minister Jaganmohan Reddy announced that the government would enact a law to ensure that the ex gratia reached the actual beneficiaries
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy(PTI)
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy(PTI)
Updated on Jul 10, 2019 05:44 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu

On YSR’s 70th birth anniversary, Jagan’s party wants statue in Parliament

His son Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, the current Andhra CM, and family members attended special prayers at YSR Samadhi at Pulivendula in Kadapa district.
YSR statue in the Parliament would be a fitting tribute to the leader whose welfare schemes made him dearer to the people of the state.(ysrcongress.com)
YSR statue in the Parliament would be a fitting tribute to the leader whose welfare schemes made him dearer to the people of the state.(ysrcongress.com)
Published on Jul 08, 2019 09:04 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu

Andhra govt to revamp PDS, may phase out fair price shops across state

In a first-of-its-kind mechanism in the country, the Andhra Pradesh government is contemplating revamping the public distribution system by introducing supply of essential commodities directly to the doorsteps of the consumers as and when they order.
The proposal on door-delivery of essential commodities was mooted by chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy during the first cabinet meeting of the new government on June 10. He felt that the entire system of fair price shops was riddled with corruption, as the essential commodities were not reaching consumers.(HT FILE PHOTO)
The proposal on door-delivery of essential commodities was mooted by chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy during the first cabinet meeting of the new government on June 10. He felt that the entire system of fair price shops was riddled with corruption, as the essential commodities were not reaching consumers.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 03, 2019 04:45 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu

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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Andhra govt serves eviction notice to former CM Naidu

Officials of the AP Capital Region Development Authority (APCRDA), led by assistant director Y Narender Reddy, visited the residence and handed a copy of the notice.
The letter asked Lingamaneni to vacate the premises and demolish the building, saying it had been identified as an unauthorized construction falling within 100 metres of the Krishna river bank.(HT Photo)
The letter asked Lingamaneni to vacate the premises and demolish the building, saying it had been identified as an unauthorized construction falling within 100 metres of the Krishna river bank.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 28, 2019 11:10 PM IST
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Telangana, AP to work out plan to share surplus Godavari, Krishna waters

Cabinet ministers and officials from both the state governments also attended the meeting, which was the first official meeting between the two states after a gap of three years..
Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy had a five-hour long meeting with his Telangana counterpart K Chandrasekhar Rao at the latter’s camp office in Hyderabad on Friday.(ANI PHOTO)
Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy had a five-hour long meeting with his Telangana counterpart K Chandrasekhar Rao at the latter’s camp office in Hyderabad on Friday.(ANI PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 29, 2019 07:00 AM IST
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Fearing demolition, Naidu asks colleagues to look for new residence for him

A senior TDP leader familiar with the development said Naidu, who returned from his Europe trip to Amaravati on Tuesday night, was closeted with senior party colleagues at his residence on Wednesday morning to discuss the fallout of the government’s decision to demolish illegal constructions.
Naidu has been compelled to take a decision to this effect, in the wake of chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy cracking the whip on alleged illegal constructions that came up on the river bank.(PTI PHOTO)
Naidu has been compelled to take a decision to this effect, in the wake of chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy cracking the whip on alleged illegal constructions that came up on the river bank.(PTI PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 26, 2019 10:26 PM IST
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Jagan launches graft probe into 30 pacts signed under TDP govt

Jagan Reddy said his government has identified 30 agreements signed with various companies by the previous government involving massive corruption.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy ignored the suggestion of Central renewable energy secretary Anand Kumar that reviewing power purchase agreements signed with solar and wind power producers would harm investors confidence in the state.(PTI)
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy ignored the suggestion of Central renewable energy secretary Anand Kumar that reviewing power purchase agreements signed with solar and wind power producers would harm investors confidence in the state.(PTI)
Updated on Jun 27, 2019 12:58 AM IST
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Demolition of building built by Chandrababu Naidu in Amaravati underway

After razing boundary wall, pantry, dining hall, toilets and other structures on Tuesday night, the officials began demolishing the main building of ‘Praja Vedika’ built by then Chief Minister Naidu in 2017 to hold official meetings.
The demolition began barely a few hours after Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy’s first-ever meeting with District Collectors and Superintendents of Police concluded at ‘Praja Vedika’.(ANI)
The demolition began barely a few hours after Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy’s first-ever meeting with District Collectors and Superintendents of Police concluded at ‘Praja Vedika’.(ANI)
Updated on Jun 26, 2019 09:55 AM IST
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At KCR’s mega irrigation project event, buzz around his missing nephew

KCR had said he has invited Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy to the ceremony as they had extended their cooperation to the Kaleshwaram project.
After prayers and chanting of Vedic hymns, Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao inaugurated the <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1 lakh crore Kaleshwaram multi-purpose lift irrigation project being built on the Godavari river.(ANI File Photo)
After prayers and chanting of Vedic hymns, Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao inaugurated the 1 lakh crore Kaleshwaram multi-purpose lift irrigation project being built on the Godavari river.(ANI File Photo)
Updated on Jun 21, 2019 05:05 PM IST
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Jagan Reddy, Devendra Fadnavis by his side, KCR inaugurates 80,000 crore mega irrigation project

Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Governor E S L Narasimhan, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and YS Jagan Mohan Reddy of Andhra Pradesh were present on the occasion when the Medigadda barrage was opened.
The estimated <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>80,000 crore project was built on Godavari river, which originates in Maharashtra, flows through Telangana before merging with the sea in Andhra Pradesh.(ANI)
The estimated 80,000 crore project was built on Godavari river, which originates in Maharashtra, flows through Telangana before merging with the sea in Andhra Pradesh.(ANI)
Updated on Jun 21, 2019 02:32 PM IST
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Tirumala temple to get new trust board as TDP leader quits chairman post

The resignation of Putta Sudhakar Yadav and other board members was necessitated in the wake of the defeat of the TDP in the recent assembly elections in Andhra Pradesh.
Venkateswara Temple, on Tirumala hills, is the country’s richest temple of Lord Venkateshwara at Tirumala in Andhra Pradesh’s Chittoor district.(PTI File Photo)
Venkateswara Temple, on Tirumala hills, is the country’s richest temple of Lord Venkateshwara at Tirumala in Andhra Pradesh’s Chittoor district.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Jun 20, 2019 05:37 PM IST
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KCR meets Jagan Reddy, invites him for inauguration of irrigation project

The YSR Congress has already taken a positive stand on ‘one nation, one election’ issue and supported the Prime Ministers proposal.
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao Monday invited his Andhra Pradesh counterpart Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy for the inauguration of the Kaleswaram irrigation project on June 21.(PTI)
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao Monday invited his Andhra Pradesh counterpart Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy for the inauguration of the Kaleswaram irrigation project on June 21.(PTI)
Published on Jun 18, 2019 08:46 AM IST
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On defections, Jagan Reddy says won’t repeat Chandrababu Naidu’s ‘mistake’

The chief minister recalled how Naidu had allegedly purchased 23 MLAs and three MPs of YSRCP like cattle. “He even gave cabinet berths to four of the MLAs defected from our party, thereby giving a complete go bye to democratic spirit.
Jagan Mohan Reddy on Thursday announced that he would neither engineer nor encourage defection of any lawmaker from the opposition into his party.(Pic:Style Photo service.)
Jagan Mohan Reddy on Thursday announced that he would neither engineer nor encourage defection of any lawmaker from the opposition into his party.(Pic:Style Photo service.)
Updated on Jun 13, 2019 10:13 PM IST
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Amaravati | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu

With KCR’s latest invitation to Jagan, Andhra,Telangana come even closer

The decision to invite Jagan looks like the latest of several attempts to restore relations between the two Telugu states, strained during Naidu led Telugu Desam’s rule in AP
KCR has been showing keen interest in Andhra lately(PTI)
KCR has been showing keen interest in Andhra lately(PTI)
Updated on Jun 12, 2019 07:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu

Chandrababu Naidu wants Jagan Reddy to pay farmers money promised by his government

Among all the other challenges, he will also have to deal with the wily former chief minister and TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu, who is already attempting to set the agenda for his government, while sitting in the opposition benches.
Jagan Reddy, after winning the polls, cancelled several of the projects Naidu government sanctioned before April 1, 2019.(PTI)
Jagan Reddy, after winning the polls, cancelled several of the projects Naidu government sanctioned before April 1, 2019.(PTI)
Published on Jun 11, 2019 10:17 PM IST
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In its first meeting, Jagan Reddy cabinet decides to waive interest on all crop loans

The meeting also decided to supply all essential commodities to door steps of common man.
The first cabinet meeting chaired by Andhra Pradesh chief minister and YSR Congress party president Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy on Monday announced waiver of interest on all crop loans .(PTI File Photo)
The first cabinet meeting chaired by Andhra Pradesh chief minister and YSR Congress party president Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy on Monday announced waiver of interest on all crop loans .(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Jun 11, 2019 01:39 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu

Andhra Pradesh CM Jagan Reddy holds his first cabinet meeting with 25 ministers

Andhra Pradesh CM Jagan Mohan Reddy held his first cabinet meeting with his 25 ministers.
On May 30, the YSRCP chief took oath as the second chief minister of Andhra Pradesh since its bifurcation.(PTI File Photo)
On May 30, the YSRCP chief took oath as the second chief minister of Andhra Pradesh since its bifurcation.(PTI File Photo)
Published on Jun 10, 2019 03:39 PM IST
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What Prashant Kishor told JD(U) at party meet about helping Mamata Banerjee

At the meet, Kishor was sitting beside CM Nitish Kumar, who is also the JD(U) national president. However, there was no explanation from the master poll startegist as he did not speak during the meet.
It was being speculated that the BJP, which is leaving no stone unturned to dethrone Mamata Banerjee in the assembly elections to be held in 2021, is not happy with Kishore’s intervention in West Bengal to help the TMC.(JD(U)/ Twitter photo)
It was being speculated that the BJP, which is leaving no stone unturned to dethrone Mamata Banerjee in the assembly elections to be held in 2021, is not happy with Kishore’s intervention in West Bengal to help the TMC.(JD(U)/ Twitter photo)
Updated on Jun 09, 2019 07:23 PM IST
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