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Chandrababu Naidu accuses BJP of misusing Governor's office

Vijayawada, June 15 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Friday targeted BJP for using the office of the Governor for the political benefits. The trend of using the governor's office for Political benefits of the ruling party at the centre, goes against the spirit of the Constitution, he tweeted. The remarks by Naidu, also the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) Pres...

2 days ago
Gene variants behind kidney disease in kids identified

London, June 15 (IANS) Genetic variants found in regions that are involved in regulation of the immune response may be responsible for a type of kidney disease among kids, a new study has shown. Nephrotic Syndrome (NS), the most common glomerular disorder of childhood, causes failure of the kidney's filtration barrier to retain protein in the bloodstream. Massive amounts of protein are t...

3 days ago
Turning around Andhra, a big challenge for Chandy

Thiruvananthapuram, June 14 (IANS) Even as his former close associates P.J. Kurien and V.M. Sudheeran have gone hammer and tongs against him, former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy's biggest worry now is how to revive the fortunes of his party in Andhra Pradesh as he gets ready to visit every nook and corner of the state, with the message that the good old Congress party is back. Cha...

10 days ago
Honey bees attack Jagan's 'padyatra', 10 injured

Vijayawada, June 7 (IANS) At least 10 people were injured when honey bees stung them during YSR Congress party chief Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy's 'padyatra' in Andhra Pradesh's West Godavari district on Thursday. The incident occurred when he along with a large number of his supporters was walking through Kanuru crossroads as part of his ongoing state-wide 'Prajasankalpa padyatra' to know peo...

11 days ago
Fixed-match between BJP and YSR Congress: TDP

New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) Telugu Desam Party Member Parliament Kesineni Srinivas on Wednesday said that delay in accepting the resignations of five YSR Congress lawmakers was akin to a fixed match between the BJP and Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy. As the elections are coming, the five parliamentarians resigned in an act of public stunt to fool the people of Andhra Srinivas told the media.

11 days ago
YSR Congress MPs decline to reconsider resignations

New Delhi/Vijayawda, June 6 (IANS) Five Lok Sabha MPs of the YSR Congress on Wednesday met Speaker Sumitra Mahajan to convey that they stand by their resignations and urged her to accept the same immediately. The MPs had submitted their resignations on April 6 -- the last day of Budget session -- to protest against the refusal of the central government to accord Special Category Status t...

11 days ago
Will hang self if TDP allies with Congress: Andhra Deputy CM

Vijayawada, June 6 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister K.E. Krishnamurthy on Wednesday said he was ready to hang himself if his Telugu Desam Party (TDP) enters into an alliance with Congress party. Talking to reporters in Kurnool, he ruled out any alliance with Congress. This is a decision taken by the party. If it happens, I am ready to hang myself, said the TDP leader. ...

15 days ago
Chandrababu alleges BJP plot to politically weaken Andhra

Vijayawada, June 2 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday alleged that the BJP is hatching a big conspiracy in collusion with his rivals to politically destabilise the state. He suspects that Operation Garuda allegedly planned by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the state involves YSR Congress Party chief Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy, actor-politician Pawan Kal...

29 days ago
Yeddy does 'Atal', deals blow to BJP's south strategy

New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The BJP's efforts to expand in southern states suffered a blow on Saturday with its two-day old government collapsing as Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa resigned before a trust vote in an assembly where no party has majority. The party now hopes that the move, akin to what then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee did in 1996 after failing to garner enough support...

1 month ago
22 killed in Andhra launch capsize, 12 bodies fished out

Vijayawada, May 16 (IANS) Tuesday's launch capsize in Godavari river in Andhra Pradesh claimed 22 lives and the rescue workers on Wednesday fished out bodies of 12 persons including two children, officials said Even 24 hours after the incident, the search was on for the missing. Rescue workers pulled out the launch by using boats and heavy cranes. Earlier, the Indian Navy personn...

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
TDP plays Modi's videos at public meeting to expose 'betrayal'

Tirupati, April 30 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Monday screened, before people, videos of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to expose what he called his betrayal to the state on granting special category status. Addressing a massive public meeting in this temple town, the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) President alleged that Modi failed to fulfil the promise made as ...

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
Maharashtra BJP MLAs caught on tape 'snacking' during fast

Pune (Maharashtra), April 12 (IANS) There were red faces in the BJP after two of its legislators were found snacking on sandwiches and chips as the party leaders and cadres led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi observed a day's fast across India on Thursday. The development came three days after the Bharatiya Janata Party lampooned the Congress when some of its Delhi leaders were seen eati...

2 months ago
BJP leaders fast in Maharashtra against Parliament's disruption

Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party top leaders, including Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, MPs, MLAs, MLCs and others sat on a day-long fast across Maharashtra on Thursday to protest the disruption of Parliament's budget session by opposition parties. Fadnavis, along with Mumbai BJP chief Ashish Shelar, MP Poonam Mahajan, actor-turned-MP Paresh Rawal and legislator Parag Alv...

2 months ago
Sharad Yadav meets fasting YSR Congress MPs, expresses solidarity

New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Veteran socialist leader and former Union Minister Sharad Yadav on Monday met the YSR Congress MPs who have been on an indefinite hunger strike since April 6 demanding special category status for Andhra Pradesh. Yadav met MPs Midhun Reddy and Avinash Reddy at Andhra Bhawan here and extended his support to the YSR Congress party's cause. Prime Minister N...

2 months ago
TDP MPs detained while marching towards PM's residence

New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) A group of 21 Telugu Desam Party (TDP) MPs were on Sunday detained by police while marching towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi's residence to demand special status for Andhra Pradesh. All the MPs -- including Ashok Gajapathi Raju and J.C. Diwakar Reddy -- were bundled into a bus by police from Race Course Road in the heart of Delhi from where they set out to r...

2 months ago
TDP MPs sit on dharna inside Speaker's chamber, forcibly removed

New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) At least 15 MPs belonging to the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) on Friday sat on a dharna inside Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan's chamber to protest against her decision to not admit their no-trust motion against the government, and were forcibly removed in the evening. This came a day after the TDP MPs staged a similar sit-in inside Rajya Sabha. The MPs en...

2 months ago
Congress has become marginal party: Ananth Kumar

New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Terming Congress a marginal party, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar on Friday said that its actions in the two houses during the budget session did not follow parliamentary logic. Addressing the media on Friday, Kumar blamed the Congress for the washout of the second half of budget session. He alleged that Congress kept changing its course ...

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