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Enthusiasm marks beginning of Ramadan in Telangana, Andhra

Hyderabad, May 28 (IANS) Enthusiasm marked the beginning of Muslim holy month of Ramadan across Telangana and Andhra Pradesh on Sunday as the overnight rains in Hyderabad and elsewhere provided some relief to people from sweltering summer heat. With the sighting of the new moon, Muslims began the fasting month by offering special prayers namaz-e-taraveeh at mosques on Saturday night.

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TDP demands Bharat Ratna for NTR without further delay

Visakhapatnam/Hyderabad, May 28 (IANS) The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) on Sunday urged the Centre to post-humously confer Bharat Ratna on its founder and former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N.T. Rama Rao, without any further delay. The DP, a partner in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government, unanimously passed a resolution on the second day of its 'Mahanadu' or the annual concla...

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Bihar lacks in implementation of rural schemes: MoS Rural Development

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) As Chief Minister Nitish Kumar met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here, the Rural Development Ministry on Saturday termed Bihar as one of the least performing states in implementing the central government's rural housing project or in creating Open Defecation Free (ODF) districts. According to the ministry, there isn't a single ODF district in Bihar, and just five ...

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Remembering John F. Kennedy and his legacy

On May 29, the United States and the world will celebrate the 100th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's birth. Tragically, President Kennedy, or JFK as he was known universally, did not live to see the ripe old age of 100 or even get close to it. He was assassinated on November 22, 1963 -- when he was only 46 years old -- as he sat with his wife Jackie in an open top convertible in a Dallas...

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Amit Shah vows to strengthen BJP in every Andhra village

Vijayawada, May 25 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Thursday vowed to strengthen the party in every village and booth in Andhra Pradesh to make the state the strongest fort of the party in south India. In remarks which could ring the alarm bells in Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ally Telugu Desam Party (TDP), he said he would be after Andhra Pradesh till BJP strengthens in every village a...

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Ashok Leyland posts Rs 1,223-cr net, plans Rs 500-cr capex

Chennai/Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Commercial vehicles major Ashok Leyland Ltd, closing last fiscal with a net profit of Rs 1,223 crore on a revenue of Rs 21,332 crore, plans to invest around Rs 500 crore during the current year, the company's Managing Director on Thursday. He also said the company is yet to get land allotment from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana governments for setting up an as...

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Fadnavis escaped air tragedy - list of politicians who didn't

Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday had a providential escape when his copter crash-landed. But many other leading Indian politicians have not been as lucky, and got killed in air tragedies in the past few decades. Fadnavis, 46, three officials, a pilot and co-pilot managed to emerge virtually unscathed after their US-made Sikorsky helicopter cr...

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Man hacked to death in broad daylight in Andhra

Vijayawada, May 25 (IANS) A man was hacked to death in full public view by four unidentified persons in Andhra Pradesh's Kadapa district on Thursday, police said. The shocking incident occurred near a court in Produttur town. The assailants repeatedly stabbed the man in the middle of the road as people watched in horror. Nobody came forward to save the victim. The man identified ...

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Amit Shah, Chandrababu discuss alliance, presidential poll

Amaravati, May 25 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah met Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu here on Thursday. After winding up three-day visit to Telangana, Shah reached here along with Naidu from Hyderabad in the same flight. They were accompanied by central ministers M. Venkaiah Naidu and Y.S. Chowdary. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief later met the Telugu Des...

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Chandrababu Naidu attends TDP's Telangana unit conclave

Hyderabad, May 25 (IANS) On a day when BJP national president Amit Shah addressed a party meeting in Hyderabad, his ally TDP's national chief N. Chandrababu Naidu attended the annual conclave of his party's Telangana unit in the city. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) are alliance partners at the Centre and in Andhra Pradesh, but working separately in Telangana.

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Former Andhra MLA gets life sentence in murder case

Vijayawada, May 24 (IANS) A court in Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday sentenced a former legislator and 15 others to life imprisonment in a murder case. Ankapalle Sessions Court in Visakhapatnam district handed down the sentence in a case relating to murder of a fisherman in 2007. Chengala Venkat Rao, the former legislator from Payakaraopet in Visakhapatnam district and others were co...

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NIA chargesheets three for Mysuru court blast

Bengaluru, May 24 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday filed a chargesheet against three persons for the Mysuru court blast in August last year. The counter-terror agency accused Nainar Abbas Ali, M. Samsun Karim Raja, and S. Dawood Sulaiman of forming a terror outfit 'Base Movement' and threatening the judiciary. The chargesheet said its investigation rev...

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Decoding Arhar dal's genetic secrets can boost yield: Expert

Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) Decoding the Arhar dal's (pigeon pea) genome, a staple legume, has paved the way to correct issues of affordability, production and availability of the nutrient-rich crop in India, a scientist said on Wednesday. This plant can fix nitrogen from air naturally and enrich soil fertility in a sustainable manner. The benefit is...it has more than 20 per cent protein co...

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Andhra man dies in acid attack by ex-lover

Vijayawada, May 24 (IANS) A newly-married man died in an acid attack by a girl, with whom he had an alleged affair before the marriage, in Andhra Pradesh's Guntur district, police said. The shocking incident took place in Venigandla village of Guntur district on Tuesday but came to light on Wednesday. Sheikh Mohammed Ilyas (24), who suffered serious injuries in the attack, succum...

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NDA provided graft-gree governance in three years: Amit Shah

Hyderabad, May 23 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah said on Tuesday that the Bharatiya Janata Party-led NDA has provided corruption-free and transparent governance in the country during the last three years. Addressing a news conference in Nalgonda on Tuesday, on the second day of his three-day visit of Telangana, he said even the political opponents could not make a single allegation of co...

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25 days of 'Baahubali 2', film continues its golden run

Chennai, May 23 (IANS) It's been 25 days since the release of S.S. Rajamouli's magnum opus Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, and the film is continuing its phenomenal run in cinemas across the country, feel trade pundits. Having amassed over Rs 1500 crore and still counting, Baahubali 2 has crushed all existing box office records. The film in unstoppable in Tamil Nadu, Telangana and A...

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Two Andhra tribal girls gang raped, villagers seek to cover up

Visakhapatnam, May 23 (IANS) Two tribal girls were gang raped by eight men in a village in Andhra Pradesh's Visakhapatnam district and village elders tried to hush up the crime by directing the culprits to pay Rs 50,000 as compensation to the victims. The accused, which included sons of a mandal (block) elected representative and a head constable and their six friends, were all abscondin...

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YSR Congress seeks President's rule in Andhra Pradesh

Hyderabad, May 22 (IANS) Opposition YSR Congress Party of Andhra Pradesh on Monday sought imposition of President's Rule in the state, alleging that there was a breakdown of constitutional machinery. YSRCP President Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy met Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan and submitted a memorandum, urging him to dismiss the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) government. The Leader of Oppositi...

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Judiciary's small bracketed solutions 'biggest problem': Parrikar

Panaji, May 22 (IANS) A judicial system, which tries to find small, bracketed solution for a multi-cultural and multi-situational country like India, is the biggest problem, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Monday. The moment there was a lot of destruction, we made laws, we went for regulatory authorities and we went for judicial systems which tries to find one square brackete...

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'Heat index' finds poorest areas most vulnerable to heat waves

People living in underdeveloped parts of central India are most vulnerable to the health impacts of heat waves, a Heat Vulnerability Index (HVI) for India has found. The index considered various factors, including a person's age, caste, income and health, as well as the green cover in an area, as having a bearing on people's heat vulnerability, and its analysis of 640 (of the 707) distri...

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