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Vizag hides tribal residents from G20 visitors after neglecting their rights for years

Rights TNM visited the ASR Nagar slum in the heart of Vizag, which is home to over a hundred families mainly from Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups who have been struggling for their right to housing for years. Behind the green screens put up allegedly by civic authorities in the heart of Visakhapatnam at the onset of a G20 meeting in the city are the homes of over 100 tribal families. Many of them have lived there all their lives. The homes are really just makeshift shanties with asbestos

30 Mar 2023 9:14 pm
8 Telugu YouTube channels booked by Hyderabad cops for harassing public personalities

CyberCrime Speaking to the media, the DCP said, Most of these are young men between 20-30 years of age who are either studying or have dropped out. ImageforRepresentationonly/Pixabay Around 20 cases have been booked by the Hyderabad police against owners of eight YouTube channels for objectionable, defamatory and insulting content. This includes morphed videos of a few public representatives, a police official said on Wednesday, March 29, 2023. The cybercrime wing of the police have traced eight

29 Mar 2023 7:20 pm
BJP leaders oppose Andhra govts resolution on SC status for Dalit Christians, meet Guv

Politics Andhra BJP president Somu Veerraju and other leaders met Governor Abdul Nazeer on Monday and presented their appeal. Andhra Governor Abdul Nazeer /pti The Andhra government on March 24 passed a unanimous resolution in the Assembly seeking the status of Scheduled Caste to the converted Dalit Christians and thus extending the benefits of reservation to them. Opposing this, however, the state BJP leaders have met the Governor and appealed to halt the process. Passing this resolution in the

29 Mar 2023 8:53 am
Andhra: Missing Dalit woman found dead in pond, man arrested

Crime Rama Devis parents filed a missing person complaint with the Bukkarayasamudram police in Anantapur district on March 6. Imageforrepresentationonly Andhra police have arrested a man for the death of a 23-year-old Dalit woman, whose body was found in a pond 15 days after she was reported missing. Anantapur police arrested 28-year-old Jaffer Vali for the murder of Rama Devi, who belonged to the Madiga community of Scheduled Caste. She was working as a teacher in a private school in Narpala Ma

28 Mar 2023 2:04 pm
In pics: Rana, Vijay Deverakonda, Kajal and others attend Ram Charans birthday bash

Tollywood Ram Charan celebrated his 38th birthday on March 27 at his father Chiranjeevis residence, with many Tollywood stars and filmmakers in attendance. Actor Ram Charan, who turned 38 on Monday, March 27, celebrated his birthday with a star-studded party in Hyderabad. Hosted at his father and Telugu star Chiranjeevis residence, the event was attended by many popular stars and filmmakers including director of RRR SS Rajamouli, and Oscar-winning music composer of the song Naatu Naatu MM Keerav

28 Mar 2023 1:19 pm
Union govt must intervene as Andhras debts cross Rs 12.5 lakh crore, says TDP leader

Money TDP leader Yanamala Ramakrishnudu alleged that the state has totally collapsed after Jagan has become the Chief Minister and the people have never witnessed such a dire situation. TDP leader Yanamala Ramakrishnudu Leader of Opposition in Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council, Yanamala Ramakrishnudu, on Monday expressed surprise as to why either the union government or the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) was not taking it seriously when the state's total debt burden has crossed a whopping Rs 12.50

28 Mar 2023 11:56 am
World Bank team calls on Andhra CM Jagan, reviews progress of projects

News The 8-member delegation of the World Bank was led by its Country Director for India, Auguste Tano Kouame. ians A World Bank team called on Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy in Amaravati on Monday, March 27, and reviewed the progress of projects being implemented with its support. During the discussions, three projects - Andhra's Learning Transformation (SALT) project, the Andhra Pradesh Integrated Irrigation and Agriculture Transformation Project and the Improved Health Se

28 Mar 2023 10:33 am
TTD slapped with Rs 3 crore penalty by RBI for FCRA violation

Law TTD chairman Y V Subba Reddy said that the RBI has imposed the penalty for not adhering to FCRA norms while depositing foreign currency dropped by devotees in 'Hundi' into the bank accounts. pti The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed a penalty of Rs 3 crore on India's richest religious trust, Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) for violation of Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA). TTD chairman Y V Subba Reddy said on Monday that the RBI has imposed the penalty for not a

28 Mar 2023 9:09 am
Visakhapatnam gets a facelift as it gears up to host G20 meeting

G20 meeting According to the GVMC officials, nearly Rs 157 crore was spent on infrastructure development in the areas that will be visited by the foreign delegates. Visakhapatnam, the beach city of Andhra Pradesh, is all set to host a two-day G20 meeting on March 28 and 29 with One Earth, One Family, One Future as its theme. Rajeev Chandrashekar, Union Minister of State for Entrepreneurship, Skill Development, Electronics & Technology would be participating in the meetin

28 Mar 2023 8:21 am
Dalit MLA Vundavalli Sridevi suspended from YSRCP in Andhra alleges threat to life

Politics Tadikonda MLA Vundavalli Sridevi is one of the four legislators recently suspended from YSRCP for alleged cross-voting in MLC elections. Suspended YSRCP MLA Vundavalli Sridevi on Sunday alleged that she faces threat to her life from party general secretary and Andhra Pradesh government advisor Sajjala Ramakrishna Reddy. A day after her office was attacked allegedly by the cadres of YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) in Tadikonda constituency in Guntur district, the MLA addressed a news conferen

26 Mar 2023 5:13 pm
Andhra urges Union govt to include Boyas in ST list, but only in Rayalaseema

Reservation Boya activists have criticised the move and sought uniform ST status throughout the state. The community is currently classified as a Scheduled Tribe only in Agency areas in AP. The Andhra Pradesh Assembly adopted a resolution on Friday, March 24, urging the Union government to include the Boya or Valmiki community specifically from the states Rayalaseema region in the list of Scheduled Tribes (ST). The resolution seeks the inclusion of Boyas from the erstwhile Kurnool, Kadapa, Anant

26 Mar 2023 1:06 pm
Andhra Pradesh: YSRCP suspends four MLAs for cross voting in MLC elections

Politics YSRCP General Secretary Sajjala Ramakrishna Reddy told media persons that the disciplinary committee of the party decided to suspend the four MLAs. FilePhoto/SajjalaRamakrishna Andhra Pradesh's ruling YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) on Friday, March 24, suspended four rebel MLAs who voted for the opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) candidate in Legislative Council elections from MLA quota. A day after suffering a shock defeat for one of the seven Council seats from MLAs quota, the YSRCP anno

25 Mar 2023 11:10 am
TDPs lone candidate Panchumarthi Anuradha wins MLC election in Andhra

Politics The opposition Telugu Desam Partys (TDP) lone candidate P Anuradha won Legislative Council election under MLA quota. ByArrangement In a development that has stunned many, including the ruling YSRCP in Andhra Pradesh, the opposition Telugu Desam Partys (TDP) lone candidate Panchumarthi Anuradha won the Legislative Council elections under MLA quota. Other winners were VV Surya Narayana Raju, Pothula Sunitha, Bommi Israel, Chandragiri Yesuratnam and Marri Rajasekhar from YSRCP. Members of

24 Mar 2023 11:06 am
Three including two kids killed as old building collapses in Visakhapatnam

ACCIDENT Anjali, a 10-year-old girl who died in the incident, had celebrated her birthday just hours before the building collapsed. A three-story building at Ramajogipeta in Andhras Visakhapatnam district, collapsed, leaving three people dead and five others injured In the early hours of Thursday, March 22. Two children and a youth from Bihar were killed in the incident. According to locals, the building collapsed at 1.30 am on Thursday. Rescue teams of NDRF, police, and fire personnel retrieved

23 Mar 2023 1:24 pm
After Meghalaya victory, political consultancy ShowTime to focus on TDP in Andhra

Elections In Meghalaya, ShowTime was pitched against IPAC in a heated political battle. The two political consultancies will now lock horns again in an intriguing clash ahead of the 2024 AP Assembly election. The outcome of the recently concluded Assembly election in Meghalaya has given ShowTime Consulting, the political consultancy hired by the National Peoples Party (NPP), a shot in the arm. The consultancy is also doing political campaign strategy work in Andhra Pradesh for Chandrababu Naidus

23 Mar 2023 12:15 pm
Chiranjeevi, Balakrishna, Venkatesh and other Telugu stars share film updates on Ugadi

Tollywood Several other actors and filmmakers including Nani, Ravi Teja and Nandamuri Kalyanram also shared announcements related to their upcoming films. Many members of the Telugu film industry greeted Telugu people on the occasion of Ugadi, the Telugu New Year on Wednesday, March 22. Along with festival greetings, many actors and filmmakers also shared updates on their upcoming movies. While actor Chiranjeevi conveyed Ugadi greetings, the makers of his upcoming film Bhola Shankar announced th

22 Mar 2023 9:02 pm
Explained: What is Andhras multi-crore skill development scam

News Speaking in Assembly, Andhra CM Jagan Reddy accused former CM Chandrababu Naidu of releasing Rs 371 crore for the skill development programme even before it started. The multi-crore Andhra Pradesh Skill Development Corporation scam that rocked the state was recently brought up in the state Assembly, with CM Jagan Mohan Reddy accusing Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and former CM Chandrababu Naidu of orchestrating it. Speaking in Assembly on Monday, March 20, CM Jagan alleged that Naidu of expertly

22 Mar 2023 6:39 pm
Officials in Andhras Guntur begin door-to-door survey to identify H3N2 cases

health Over 90% of homes in Guntur district have been surveyed, and a testing lab has also been established at the Guntur Medical College to test the samples. image for representation/PTI With the number of H3N2 cases increasing, Guntur district authorities in Andhra Pradesh are reaching out to people through a door-to-door survey to identify people who have cold and fever. More than 90% of homes in Guntur district have been surveyed. A testing lab has also been established at the Guntur Medical

22 Mar 2023 5:20 pm
Andhra govt issues gazette notification for new zone in Amaravati

News The state government issued a gazette notification to create an R-5 zone to provide houses to poor people over 900 acres. In a controversial move, the Andhra Pradesh government on Tuesday, March 21 declared a new zone R-5 in Amaravati. The state government issued a gazette notification to create an R-5 zone to provide houses to poor people over 900 acres. The move has angered the farmers who are already protesting the decision of the state government to develop three state capitals. Amarava

22 Mar 2023 10:10 am
Dasara to Shaakuntalam: Here are seven big Telugu releases lined up for summer

Tollywood With actors like Samantha, Keerthy Suresh, Nani, Naga Chaitanya, Ravi Teja and several others slated to have big releases in the coming months, Tollywood is all set for a star-studded summer. The race to capture audiences in the summer season has already begun in Tollywood. Several films, both big and small in terms of budget, have blocked release dates in the summer months. Like the festive seasons of Sankranthi and Dasara that create a lot of excitement and buzz around new films, the

21 Mar 2023 4:12 pm
Tension in Andhra as anganwadi workers protest demanding better pay, many detained

protest Videos surfaced on social media, which showed women falling unconscious on the roads as the police attempted to take them into custody. Thousands of Anganwadi workers participated in the Chalo Vijayawada rally in Andhra Pradesh on Monday, March 20 and many were detained at various police stations in Vijayawada demanding better pay and working conditions. Videos surfaced on social media showing women falling unconscious on the roads as the altercation with the police grew tense when the o

21 Mar 2023 12:04 pm
Alliance, caste, anti-incumbency What led to TDPs sweep in Andhra MLC polls?

politics After TDP secured all three graduate constituency seats in the recent MLC polls in Andhra Pradesh, party chief Chandrababu Naidu called the results indicative of an anti-incumbent rebellion against the YSRCP government. Having secured all three graduate constituency seats in the Member of Legislative Council (MLC) elections, the Opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in Andhra Pradesh is optimistic. In a press meet held at the partys central office on Sunday, March 19, along with top leade

20 Mar 2023 3:53 pm
TDP and YSRCP MLAs clash in Andhra Assembly, both allege Dalit MLAs attacked

News Speaker Tammineni Sitharam suspended the opposition TDP MLAs from the House for the day following the disruption in the House proceedings. YOUTUBE/I&PR AP A tense situation prevailed during the Andhra Assembly session on Monday, March 20 as the MLAs of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) engaged in a scuffle close to the Speaker's podium. Speaker Tammineni Sitharam suspended the opposition TDP MLAs from the House for the day following the disruption in the House proceedi

20 Mar 2023 3:31 pm
Andhra: Two workers killed as lift in thermal power plant collapses to ground

news The deceased were identified as Chotu Kumar Singh (23) and Jitendra Singh (24), both hailing from Jharkhand. by arrangement Two workers were killed after a lift collapsed at the Dr Narla Tata Rao Thermal Power Station (NTTPS) at Ibrahimpatnam near Andhra Pradehss Vijayawada on Sunday, March 19. The incident occurred when the cable of a lift in an under-construction building at the plant snapped. There were around 20 workers in the lift, which got stuck allegedly due to overloading. While 18

19 Mar 2023 2:59 pm
Andhra Budget 2023-24: Welfare schemes get highest allocation at Rs 54k crore

Andhra Budget Similar to the previous four terms, the highest priority was given to welfare programs, the allocation for which was increased by Rs 8,273 crore over the previous year. AP FM Buggana Rajendranath Finance Minister Buggana Rajendranath Reddy presented the state Budget for the fiscal year 202324 with a total outlay of Rs 2,79,279.27 crore, in the Legislative Assembly on Thursday, March 16. Welfare schemes received the lion's share of budgetary allocations at Rs 54,228.36 crore for 22

16 Mar 2023 4:12 pm
Andhra: 14 TDP MLAs suspended for disrupting budget speech

ANDHRA BUDGET The Speaker repeatedly appealed to the opposition members to maintain decorum during the budget presentation. Twitter/Andhra Pradesh CM The Speaker of the Andhra Pradesh Assembly, Tammineni Sitaram, suspended 14 Telugu Desam Party (TDP) legislators for disrupting the presentation of Budget 2023 by Finance Minister Buganna Rajendranath on Thursday, March 16. Sitaram said that crores of people in Andhra were eager to listen to the session and requested opposition members to maintain

16 Mar 2023 12:00 pm
NIA court summons Andhra CM Jagan in 2018 knife attack case

crime The NIA court in Vijayawada ordered CM Jagan Mohan Reddy to appear before it on April 10 in connection with a knife attack on him four years ago at the Visakhapatnam airport. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) court in Vijayawada on Tuesday, March 15, has ordered Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy to appear before it on April 10, in connection with a knife attack on him four years ago. The court also directed CM Jagans personal assistant K Nageshwar Reddy to appear bef

15 Mar 2023 2:31 pm
Man pretending as Andhra CM Jagan allegedly dupes retail chain of Rs 12 lakh, arrested

crime The accused, identified as Nagraj Budumuru, was arrested from Srikakulam district in Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday, March 14. PIXABAY A man from Andhra Pradesh has been arrested by the Mumbai police for allegedly cheating an electronics retail chain in the city of Rs 12 lakh by pretending to be Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy. According to the police, the accused was arrested from Srikakulam district in Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday, March 14. The accused, identified as Nagraj B

15 Mar 2023 1:12 pm