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YSRCP suspends legislator arrested for driver's murder

Politics According to a statement from YSRCP, the MLC has been suspended on the direction of Chief Minister and party chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy. IANS YSRCP MLC ANANTA SATYA UDAYA BHASKAR/APLEGISLATURE.ORG Andhra Pradesh's ruling YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) on Wednesday, May 25, suspended Member of Legislative Council (MLC) Ananta Satya Udaya Bhaskar from the party in the wake of his arrest in the murder case of his former driver. According to a statement from the party office, the MLC has been s

26 May 2022 10:28 am
APs Amalapuram back to normal after violent protests over renaming Konaseema district

Violence We have registered seven cases and taken over 40 miscreants into custody and have deployed a force of over 2,000 personnel, the Andhra DGP said. PTI Normalcy was restored on Wednesday, May 25 in Amalapuram town in Andhra Pradesh that witnessed widespread arson in protest against the move to rename the new Konaseema district after B R Ambedkar. We have registered seven cases and taken over 40 miscreants into custody. We have deployed a force of over 2,000 personnel under the supervision

26 May 2022 8:45 am
46 detained for violence over renaming AP's Konaseema district after Ambedkar

Law and Order Besides clashing with the police, an angry mob had also set the houses of minister P Vishwarupa and YSRCP MLA P Satish on fire. Paul Oommen By arrangement A day after violence broke out in Amalapuram town in Konaseema district of Andhra Pradesh, 46 people have been detained by the Andhra Pradesh police for their alleged role in the vandalism that took place on Tuesday evening. The police continue to check CCTV footage for more evidence against all those responsible for what transpi

25 May 2022 1:13 pm
Andhra Minister and MLAs homes torched over renaming of Konaseema district

Protest The protesters were opposing the proposed renaming of the newly-created Konaseema district carved out of the East Godavari district to Dr BR Ambedkar Konaseema district. Inputs PTI Arson broke out in Amalapuram town in Konaseema district of Andhra Pradesh and the homes of Andhra Minister P Viswarupu and YSRCP MLA P Satish were set on fire on Tuesday, May 24 by protesters opposing the proposed renaming of the newly-created Konaseema district to Dr BR Ambedkar Konaseema district. Dozens

25 May 2022 8:51 am
Lathi-charge, stone-pelting in AP over protests against naming district after Ambedkar

Protest Hundreds of protesters thronged Amalapuram despite police curbs, to protest against the governments proposal to name the district as BR Ambedkar Konaseema district, following demands from Dalit groups. TNM Staff Protests in Konaseema against naming district after Ambedkar Tensions prevailed in Amalapuram town of Andhra Pradesh the headquarters of the newly formed Konaseema district on May 24, Tuesday, over the state governments proposal to rename the district by adding the name Dr BR A

24 May 2022 7:24 pm
Andhra CM Jagan, Telangana Min KTR meet on sidelines of WEF summit at Davos

Politics Lulu Group has announced an investment of Rs 500 crore in Telangana, while the Adani group has agreed to invest Rs 60,000 crore in green energy projects in Andhra Pradesh. TNM Staff Andhra Pradesh CM Jagan, Telangana Minister KTR at WEF summit in Davos: Twitter/KTRTRS Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and Telangana Minister KT Rama Rao met on the sidelines of the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) at Davos. Both the leaders from the Telugu states were in D

24 May 2022 11:34 am
YSRCP MLC Udaya Bhaskar arrested for driver's murder

Crime The MLC was also charged with screening of evidence as he attempted to portray the murder as an accident, cops said. PTI Ruling YSRCP MLC Ananta Satya Uday Bhaskar was arrested in Andhra Pradesh's Kakinada district on Monday, May 23, for allegedly murdering his former driver four days ago, a senior police officer said. At a press conference late in the night, Kakinada district Superintendent of Police M Ravindranath Babu said, Based on his confessional statement, technical data and other e

24 May 2022 8:48 am
YSRCP MLC booked for driver's murder, kin demand CBI probe

Crime MLC Ananta Satya Udaya Bhaskar handed over his former drivers body to his family claiming it was a case of accident, but a murder case has been registered after the family alleged he was killed. PTI YSRCP MLC Ananta Satya Udaya Bhaskar/aplegislature.org Andhra Pradesh police have registered a murder case against ruling YSR Congress Party MLC Ananta Satya Udaya Bhaskar, for allegedly being involved in his former driver's death. The victim's wife, however, demanded that a probe by the CBI (C

23 May 2022 11:04 am
YSR Congress MLC's driver found dead in Andhra, kin accuse legislator of murder

Death MLC Ananta Satya Uday Bhaskar took the driver's body in his car and handed it over to the victim's family and claimed it was a case of accidental death. PTI Representative image A youth, who was the driver of a ruling YSR Congress MLC, was found dead under mysterious circumstances near Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh but his family members have alleged it was a case of murder and pointed the finger of suspicion at the legislator. MLC Ananta Satya Uday Bhaskar took the driver's body in

21 May 2022 9:57 am
Andhra govt reinstates AB Venkateswara Rao IPS after SC order

Governance In 2020, the Andhra government placed Venkateswara Rao under suspension on the charges of irregularities in the process of procurement of Aerostat and UAV equipment for state police. PTI The Andhra Pradesh government has finally reinstated Director General of Police(DGP)-ranked IPS officer AB Venkateswara Rao into service, close to a month after the Supreme Court passed an order in his favour. On April 22, the Supreme Court struck down a special leave petition (SLP) of the government

18 May 2022 7:11 pm
How tigers are counted in Andhra's Srisailam reserve

Wildlife TNM travelled to Andhra Pradeshs Nagarjunasagar Srisailam Tiger Reserve to learn about the tiger census process and understand how the massive nation-wide exercise is carried out. Paul Oommen Image courtesy: Pixabay A massive drive to estimate the number of tigers in the country is presently underway. Called the All India Tiger Estimation, the herculean process is carried out by the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) once every four years in coordination with state forest depa

18 May 2022 2:10 pm
Three charred to death in Andhra road accident after car catches fire

Accident The car caught fire after it rammed into a truck, trapping all the three occupants in flames. IANS Image for representation: Pixabay/Hermann Kollinger Three persons were burnt alive after a car in which they were travelling caught fire after colliding with a truck in Andhra Pradesh's Prakasam district on Tuesday, police said. The incident occurred near Thippayapalem in Markapuram mandal of Prakasam. The car caught fire after it rammed into a truck, trapping all the three occupants in fl

18 May 2022 10:30 am
YSRCP names four Rajya Sabha candidates, including two from Telangana

Politics BC leader and former TDP MLA R Krishnaiah is among the four nominees. PTI Former TDP MLA and BC Sangham president R Krishnaiah with CM Jagan The ruling YSR Congress Party in Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday, May 17, announced four candidates, including two from neighbouring Telangana, for as many Rajya Sabha seats from Andhra Pradesh, the biennial election for which is slated for June 10. YSRCP president and Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy overlooked the party's local leaders while making

18 May 2022 9:39 am
AP Class 10 paper leak case: Ex-TDP ministers family members get anticipatory bail

Court Former minister Narayana was arrested in connection with the leak of a Class 10 board exam question paper and later granted bail. IANS FORMER TDP MINISTER PONGURU NARAYANA: FILE IMAGE/FACEBOOK The Andhra Pradesh High Court has granted anticipatory bail to the daughters and son-in-law of former minister Ponguru Narayana and some others in the Class 10 question paper leak case. Narayana's daughters P Sharani and P Sindhura, son-in-law K Punith and 10 others of the Narayana Group of Education

16 May 2022 11:31 am
Adanis say not in Rajya Sabha race from YSRCP, turf open in Andhra

Politics There had been speculation that Priti Adani was likely to be given one of the four Rajya Sabha seats on behalf of the YSRCP. PTI File Image of Gautam Adani and Priti Adani: PTI The race for Rajya Sabha seats in the biennial election in Andhra Pradesh, slated for June 10, took an interesting turn on Sunday, May 15, with the Adani group debunking reports that either Gautam Adani or his wife Priti would be given a seat. For several months, there has been speculation among political circles

16 May 2022 9:30 am
Fund transfer out of Andhra SDRF: SC asks CAG to examine govt reply

Court Hearing a plea challenging transfer of funds from the State Disaster Response Force, the Supreme Court had earlier issued notice to the Andhra Pradesh government, calling it a very serious issue. PTI SUPREME COURT OF INDIA: IMAGE FOR REPRESENTATION/PTI The Supreme Court has directed the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) to examine the reply filed by the Andhra Pradesh government on a plea challenging the alleged transfer of funds from the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) to persona

15 May 2022 3:56 pm
Tiger found dead in Andhras Nallamala forest amid census

Wildlife This is the third death reported in the last six months in the Nagarjunasagar Srisailam Tiger Reserve (NSTR). Paul Oommen A tiger at the Nagpur Zoo: Image for representation/PTI At a time when the All India Tiger Estimation (AITE) is underway, the carcass of a tiger was found at Bairluty in Nagarjunasagar Srisailam Tiger Reserves Atmakur division in Andhra Pradesh. The forest staff found the carcass of the tiger in the core area of the forest while patrolling on Tuesday evening, May 10.

12 May 2022 7:22 pm
Rape of Dalit girl in Andhra comes to light after her pregnancy, four held

Sexual violence While the opposition leaders have alleged that the police tried to cover up the crime, police officials said there was a delay in registering the case as the girls family members did not file a complaint. TNM Staff Image for representation A minor girl from a Scheduled Caste community was gang-raped by four young men and was impregnated by them in Andhra Pradesh's Kadapa district. Four suspects have been taken into custody by the Kadapa police over the incident. The minor was rep

12 May 2022 7:13 pm
Sarkaru Vaari Paata review: Mahesh Babus film has refreshing scenes, but then gets preachy

Review It is great to see Mahesh Babu shedding his macho image and wooing a woman in the film. Mahesh is a delight to watch in these scenes. His comic timing and dialogue delivery are on point. Balakrishna Ganeshan Facebook/Sarkaru Vaari Paata Mahesh Babus long-awaited film Sarkaru Vaari Paata, which was delayed due to the COVID-19 situation, has finally hit the screens. The film is written and directed by Parasuram. Mahesh (playing the role of Mahesh) is a financier with a reputation for collec

12 May 2022 5:15 pm
Cyclone Asani: Andhra opens 454 relief camps, announces Rs 2k aid for those affected

Cyclone The Andhra CM said that the state has been able to handle the cyclone better as the districts have been increased from 13 to 26 and smaller areas are being maintained. IANS Representative image The Andhra Pradesh government has opened 454 relief camps in seven districts which are likely to be affected by cyclonic storm 'Asani' in Bay of Bengal. The state government will provide Rs 2,000 to every family or Rs 1,000 to every individual who comes to the relief camps. Chief Minister YS Jagan

11 May 2022 5:50 pm
Andhra CM Jagan's relative arrested following extortion complaint

Crime YS Konda Reddy, was arrested in Kadapa district on Monday for allegedly threatening a construction company and demanding money for allowing certain road works. PTI Facebook A local YSR Congress leader and Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy's relative, YS Konda Reddy, was arrested in Kadapa district on Monday for allegedly threatening a construction company and demanding money for allowing certain road works in the area.The construction company belonged to a powerful BJP leader in Karnatak

11 May 2022 4:00 pm
17-year-old Class 12 Andhra student dies of cardiac arrest outside exam centre

Death The student, identified as Yekollu Venkata Sateesh, studied at the Sri Swarnandhra Bharati Junior College in Gudur. TNM Staff A 17-year-old student who was on his way to write his Class 12 intermediate exam died of a cardiac arrest in Andhras Tirupati on Tuesday, May 10. The student, identified as Yekollu Venkata Sateesh, studied at the Sri Swarnandhra Bharati Junior College in Gudur. He had appeared to write the English intermediate exam on Tuesday when he suddenly began to complain of ch

11 May 2022 1:18 pm
Cyclone Asani effect: Golden chariot washes onto Andhra shore, video emerges

Cyclone Asani It is suspected that the structure may belong to a monastery from a southeast Asian country like Thailand or Indonesia, while an investigation into the matter is on. TNM Staff Residents of villages along the Sunnapalli coast in Andhra Pradeshs Srikakulam district woke up to a surprise on Tuesday, May 10, as a gold-painted chariot washed up on the shore. The chariot seems to have washed up from Thailand or Myanmar, and fishermen and officials suspect this has happened due to the hig

11 May 2022 12:09 pm
Asani: Andhra coastal districts put on alert, NDRF teams on standby

Cyclone Asani It is expected that the cyclone may cross the coast by the evening of Wednesday, May 11, near Machilipatnam. Agencies Coastal districts in Andhra Pradesh were Tuesday, May 10, put on alert in view of Severe Cyclonic Storm 'Asani' in Bay of Bengal changing its course as it nears the coast. IMD Director General Mrutunjay Mohapatra said that cyclone Asani has already achieved maximum stage of intensification and is gradually getting weakened. Amid reports quoting a weather observation

11 May 2022 8:51 am