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Chandrababu Naidu joins Muslims in Eid prayers

Vijayawada, June 16 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday joined Muslims in offering Eid-ul-Fitr prayers. Wearing a skull cap, he stood with Muslims to offer Eid 'namaz' at Municipal Grounds in Vijayawada. He greeted Muslim leaders and commoners on the occasion of Eid, which marks culmination of holy month of Ramadan. Addressing the gather...

1 month ago
Rape attempt on minor sparks violent protest in Guntur

Vijayawada, May 16 (IANS) A youth's attempt to rape a minor girl sparked violent protests in Andhra Pradesh's Guntur town on Tuesday night, police said on Wednesday. Tension prevailed in the old Guntur town after a mob attacked a police station, demanding that the accused be handed over to them. The mob also damaged police vehicles and set fire to some two-wheelers. Police caned ...

1 month ago
BJP names Lakshminarayana as its Andhra chief

Vijayawada, May 13 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday announced the appointment of Kanna Lakshminarayana as its President in Andhra Pradesh. BJP President Amit Shah named Lakshminarayana as the new head of the state unit. He succeeds K. Haribabu, MP from Visakhapatnam. The development came as a surprise as Lakshminarayana announced last month that he will quit the ...

1 month ago
Andhra CM to be guardian of 9-year-old rape victim

Amaravati, May 5 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday announced that he will act as guardian of a nine-year-old rape victim and bear all expenses of her education. After calling on the victim at government-run hospital in Guntur town, he said he would provide his personal money for her education till she achieves her goal in the life. Naidu said w...

1 month ago
5-year-old Andhra girl raped by minor

Vijayawada, May 4 (IANS) In another shocking incident of rape of minor girls in Andhra Pradesh, a five-year-old was sexually assaulted by a 15-year-old boy with the help of three friends on Friday, police said. The incident occurred in Tetali village near Tanuku in West Godavari district. The boy lured the girl with the offer of chocolates and took her to a toilet of a local scho...

1 month ago
Rapist of minor girl in Andhra found dead

Vijayawada, May 4 (IANS) The 50-year-old man, who raped a nine-year-old girl in Andhra Pradesh's Guntur district, has allegedly committed suicide, State Home Minister N. Chinnarajappa said on Friday. The body of Subbaiah, a rickshaw puller, was found hanging from a tree in Daida village, about 20 km from Dachepalle where he committed the crime on Wednesday. Police, who had launch...

1 month ago
Andhra Police suspect minor girl's rapist may have committed suicide

Vijayawada, May 3 (IANS) The accused in the rape of a nine-year-old girl in Andhra Pradesh's Guntur district may have committed suicide, police said on Thursday. The 50-year-old rickshaw puller was seen heading towards Krishna river and reportedly told a man that he wants to end his life, Director General of Police M Malakondaiah said. The police chief suspect the accused is ment...

1 month ago
10 killed as heavy rains lash Telangana, Andhra

Hyderabad/Vijayawada, May 3 (IANS) Ten people were killed as heavy rains lashed Telangana and Andhra Pradesh on Thursday, officials said. While five people were killed in various rain-related incidents in Telangana, an equal number of deaths were reported from Andhra Pradesh. Heavy rains accompanied by hailstorm and gusty winds wrecked havoc in several parts of both the Telugu st...

1 month ago
Maharashtra Police seeks help to trace Maoists in cities

Mumbai/Gadchiroli, May 3 (IANS) The Maharashtra Police on Thursday appealed to people to help track down Maoists hiding in urban areas in return for a whopping total reward of Rs 1.66 crore. For the first time, advertisements were placed in the English media too. Besides looking for the top functionaries of the outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoist, police are also trying to flush out...

1 month ago
State FMs to meet on May 7 on finance panel's terms of reference

Amaravati, April 22 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Finance Minister Y. Ramakrishnudu on Sunday said the state has convened a meeting of finance ministers of all states on May 7 to discuss what it termed the adverse effects of the terms of reference of the 15th Finance Commission. He told reporters in Guntur that the state government will invite the finance ministers of all 29 states to discuss th...

2 months ago
Shutdown in Andhra over special status hits normal life

Amaravati, April 16 (IANS) Normal life came to a standstill in Andhra Pradesh on Monday as the day-long shutdown called in demand for the special status category to the state evoked near total response. Shops and business establishment and educational institutions remained closed, while buses of state-owned Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) went off the roads in al...

2 months ago
Chandrababu Naidu to observe fast over special status to Andhra

Amaravati, April 14 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu will observe a day-long fast on April 20 to protest the Narendra Modi-led Central government's refusal to grant special category status to the state. The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) President will be staging the protest on his 68th birthday to pressurise the Central government to fulfill all commitments made at th...

2 months ago
CWG: Shuttler Srikanth storms into singles semis

Gold Coast (Australia), April 13 (IANS) World No.1 Kidambi Srikanth stormed into the badminton men's singles semi-finals of the 21st Commonwealth Games, thrashing Singapore's Zin Rei Ryan in straight games here on Friday. Srikanth, who rose to the No.1 spot in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings on Thursday, hardly lost any sweat in thrashing the Singaporean 21-15, 21-12 at the...

2 months ago
Iraqi student dies in Andhra road accident

Vijayawada, April 2 (IANS) An Iraqi student died in a road accident in Andhra Pradesh's Guntur district late on Sunday, police said on Monday. Saad Abdul Bari Zabeth, a Ph.D. student of Acharya Nagarjuna University in Guntur district, was killed when he was knocked down by a bus near Guntur town. According to police, he was going to the town on his motorbike. His two friends were...

2 months ago
YSR Congress MPs to resign, begin indefinite fast on Parliament session's last day

Guntur (Andhra Pradesh), March 31 (IANS) Stepping up the agitation on the demand for special category status for Andhra Pradesh, YSR Congress President Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy on Saturday said that his party MPs would quit on the last day of the Parliament session (April 5) and also sit on an indefinite hunger strike at the Andhra Bhavan. Hitting out at Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandr...

2 months ago
YSR Congress MPs to quit over special status to Andhra

Amaravati, March 26 (IANS) All MPs of the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) will resign immediately if Parliament is adjourned sine die without an announcement over the issue of special status to Andhra Pradesh, a party leader said on Monday. This decision was taken at a meeting that YSR Congress chief Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy had with the party MPs to discuss the future course of action. ...

2 months ago
Gandham could be made International Umpire Manager

New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) India's Harsha Vardhan Gandham could be made an International Umpire Manager by the International Hockey Federation (FIH). The FIH announced its decision on Friday after his name was recommended by Hockey India and supported by Asian Hockey Federation. Gandham, a former hockey player himself, hails from Guntur in Andhra Pradesh. He began his umpiring ca...

3 months ago
No party sincere in moving no-confidence motion: Pawan Kalyan

Vijayawada, March 16 (IANS) Actor-politician Pawan Kalyan on Friday accused both Andhra Pradesh's ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and opposition YSR Congress Party of not being sincere in moving no-confidence motion against the BJP-led NDA government in Parliament. Talking to reporters at Guntur and later at Vijayawada, he said both the parties were playing gimmicks over the issue as the...

3 months ago
Badminton: Saina bows out, Srikanth, Sindhu advance at All England Open

Birmingham, March 14 (IANS) Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal lost to World No.1 Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei in the first round while Kidambi Srikanth and P.V Sindhu advanced at the All England Open here on Wednesday. Saina could not match up to the precision skills and the array of shots unleashed by Tai and bowed out of the meet going down 14-21, 18-21 in a match which lasted 38 minutes....

3 months ago
Badminton: Saina bows out, Srikanth advances at All England Open

Birmingham, March 14 (IANS) Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal lost to World No.1 Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei in the first round while Kidambi Srikanth advanced at the All England Open here on Wednesday. Saina could not match up to the precision skills and the array of shots unleashed by Tai and bowed out of the meet going down 14-21, 18-21 in a match which lasted 38 minutes. Third ...

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