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Bodies of five red sanders woodcutters found in Andhra lake

Amaravati, Feb 18 (IANS) Bodies of five red sanders woodcutters were found in a lake in Andhra Pradesh's Kadapa district on Sunday, police said. Police were investigating the cause of their death. It is suspected that they drowned in the lake while trying to escape the police searching the area to check smuggling of the rare wood. Locals spotted the bodies floating in Vontimitta ...

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Hyderabad student hangs self during video call with boyfriend

Hyderabad, Feb 18 (IANS) An MBA student hanged herself during a video call with her boyfriend at a hostel in Hyderabad, police said on Sunday. The incident occurred at the private hostel in the city's Kompally area on Saturday night. According to the police, Hanisha Chowdhary resorted to the extreme step while talking to her boyfriend Dakshit Patel. Chowdhary was shifted ...

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Undo injustice, BJP ally Naidu tells Centre

Amaravati, Feb 17 (IANS) TDP President and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday reiterated that the Centre should undo the injustice meted out to his state in the Union Budget 2018-19. Ruling out any compromise on the state's interests, he declared that he is ready to make any sacrifice. He said Prime Minister Narendra Modi should fulfil all commitments ...

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RGV questioned by Hyderabad police in obscenity case

Hyderabad, Feb 17 (IANS) Hyderabad police on Saturday questioned filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma in connection with a case of obscenity booked against him for his movie God, Sex and Truth, and also for allegedly insulting the modesty of a woman. The filmmaker, whose controversial movie with American porn star Mia Malkova was released on internet last month, was quizzed for nearly three-and-hal...

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Prithivi Shaw in Mumbai squad for Hazare knockouts

Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) India's U-19 World Cup winning captain Prithvi Shaw has been named in the 16-member Mumbai squad for the knockout matches of the Vijay Hazare 50-over domestic tournament, to be played in Delhi from February 21. In Chennai, Shaw had featured in four games and scored two fifties in the league stage of the Vijay Hazare Trophy. The Aditya Tare-led Mumbai team le...

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RGV appears before Hyderabad police in obscenity case

Hyderabad, Feb 17 (IANS) Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma on Saturday appeared before Hyderabad police in connection with a case of obscenity booked against him for his movie God, Sex and Truth, and also for allegedly insulting the modesty of a woman. The filmmaker, whose controversial movie with American porn star Mia Malkova was released on internet last month, appeared before the officials o...

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For Modi, road to 2019 will be steeper

For the Bharatiya Janata Party's supporters, the growing belief that the party is no longer as favourably placed as before must be both bewildering and disheartening. They must be wondering what could have gone wrong when the BJP was looking forward to not only a comfortable victory in 2019 but was also planning to celebrate the 75th year of India's independence in 2022. The talk...

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Patnaik seeks singular entity for railways in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Feb 16 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday requested the Centre to consider expanding the jurisdiction of East Coast Railway (ECoR) to cover all parts of Odisha under one zone. The Chief Minister also demanded three new railway divisions at Rourkela, Jajpur-Keonjhar Road and Rayagada under the ECoR to help the railways improve delivery of services. ...

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Iranian President calls for unity among Muslims

Hyderabad, Feb 16 (IANS) With a call for unity among Muslims across the world and the announcement of his readiness to simplify visa procedure for Indians, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Friday wound up the first leg of his India visit. In a rare gesture, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who is a senior Shia cleric too, visited the historic Makkah Masjid, a Sunni mosque, to offer F...

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Seven workers die cleaning septic tank in Andhra

Vijayawada, Feb 16 (IANS) Seven workers died while cleaning an underground tank at a private hatchery in Andhra Pradesh's Chittoor district on Friday, police said. The incident occurred in Venkateshwara Hatcheries in Moram village of Palamaneru block in the district. The workers were cleaning the septic tank in which the waste gets deposited. Four workers who had first entered th...

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Iranian President winds up Hyderabad visit

Hyderabad, Feb 16 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Friday left for New Delhi after two-day visit to this southern city. Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Governor E. S. L. Narasimhan, Telangana Deputy Chief Minister Mohammad Mahmood Ali and senior officials saw him off at Begumpet Airport in the city. Accompanied by ministers and senior officials, Rouhani had landed here on ...

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BJP rejects charges as "propaganda", says centre looks at AP sympathetically

New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The BJP on Friday rejected what it said was propaganda that the Centre has not given Andhra Pradesh the requisite assistance and said it has gone way beyond to fulfil all the obligations under Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act and will look at the state sympathetically. The centre has gone way beyond to help the state and to ensure that Andhra Pradesh can be put ...

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Government to procure 320 lakh tonnes of wheat, 55 lakh tonnes of rice

New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The Union Food Ministry said on Thursday it has decided to procure an estimated 320 lakh tonnes of wheat and 55 lakh tonnes of rice harvested in the current Rabi season. According to the ministry, a conference of food secretaries of the states under the Chairmanship of Food Secretary Ravi Kant was held on Thursday in which prospects of production of wheat and ric...

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6 states to tell SC they abide by Godavari water award

New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday asked Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Odisha, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh to file affidavits stating they are bound by the 1980 Godavari River Water Tribunal Award in terms of the Interstate River Water Disputes Act, 1956. The court's direction came as it heard a case on the multi-purpose irrigation project Indira Sagar Dam, a...

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6 states to tell SC they abide by Godavari water award

New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday asked Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Odisha, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh to file an affidavit stating they are bound by the 1980 Godavari River Water Tribunal Award in terms of the Interstate River Water Disputes Act, 1956. The Indira Sagar (Polavaram) Dam also known as Polavaram Dam multi-purpose irrigation project is being ...

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Redmi Note 5, Note 5 Pro to be 100% manufactured in India: Xiaomi

New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) In line with its commitment to make in India, Xiaomi will manufacture its two new offerings -- Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Note 5 Pro -- at its two manufacturing units in Sri City, Andhra Pradesh, Xiaomi India said on Wednesday. Like our other products, these devices will be 100 per cent manufactured in India. Majority of these two devices will be manufactured at two...

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Unitech's consolidated Q3 net loss at Rs 103.42 cr

Mumbai, Feb 14 (IANS) Real estate firm Unitech has reported a consolidated net loss of Rs 103.42 crore for the third quarter of 2017-18. According to the company, its consolidated net loss during the quarter under review increased to Rs 103.42 crore from Rs 17 crore loss reported for the corresponding quarter of the previous fiscal. The company has entered into various agreements...

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Odisha CM urges Andhra counterpart for probe into Sambalpur boy's death

Bhubaneswar, Feb 13 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday requested his Andhra Pradesh counterpart N. Chandrababu Naidu for a probe by a special agency into the death of Sambalpur teenager in Visakhapatanam. Shreyash Shreyash Kesharwani, a student of Sri Chaitanya Junior College at Marikavalasa in Visakhapatnam city, was thrashed by a few college students that led to his...

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11 of 31 CMs charged with crimes, 25 are crorepatis: Report

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) As many as 11 out of a total number of 31 Chief Ministers of various states and union territories (UTs) in India have crminal cases against them while 25 of them are crorepatis, an analysis of their self-sworn affidavits furnished during the assembly elections has revelaed. The analysis, by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and National Election Watch, fou...

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India's forest cover increases by .96 pc

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) India has recorded 0.96 per cent increase in forest cover between 2015 and 2017, with northeastern states continuing to be the most densely forested. Mizoram is having the maximum land under green cover, says a government report. Mizoram, with 86.27 per cent of its geographical area under forest cover, has also lost the maximum forest cover among all states (531 ...

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