Chandrababu Naidu, son put under house arrest ahead of protest in AP

Telugu Desam Chief N Chandrababu Naidu and his son N Lokesh were placed under house arrest while several party leaders, including MLAs, were taken into custody today in a bid to stop them from organising an agitation in Guntur district against alleged eviction of some villagers. Continue Reading

AP cabinet wants Centre to retain name of Andhra Bank

The Andhra Pradesh Cabinet on Wednesday demanded that the Centre retain the name of Andhra Bank, in the wake of the move to merge it with Union Bank of India and Corporation Bank. The cabinet passed a resolution in this regard as ministers denounced the move to erase Andhra Banks name through the merger. Continue Reading

Editorial: Power to women

In a landmark move, Parliament Tuesday approved the bill that makes instant triple talaq a criminal offence, after the legislation was passed by the Rajya Sabha following non-aligned BJD extending support and NDA constituents JD-U and AIADMK, walking out. Continue Reading

Congress leader slams AP CMs move to demolish Rajiv Gandhi memorial

Senior Congress leader V Hanumantha Rao yesterday opposed the Andhra Pradesh government’s reported decision to demolish Smriti Bhavan, which houses a library, portrait and others in memory of late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.  Continue Reading

New Secretariat & Assembly buildings to be constructed in Telangana

After a meeting of the State cabinet, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao yesterday said, that since the change of government in Andhra Pradesh, the handing over of Secretariat, Assembly buildings is almost complete and they may officially hand over tomorrow along with issuing orders. Continue Reading

Jaganmohan Reddy takes oath as Andhra Pradesh CM

Jaganmohan Reddy, who led his party to an astounding victory in Andhra Pradesh, took oath as the Chief Minister of the State today. He is the second Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh post its bifurcation. Continue Reading

Stalin, Naidu, Rao, Mamata, Kejri, Gowda hog limelight ahead of results

With a section of psephologists and political experts predicting a fractured mandate in the Lok Sabha elections 2019, results of which will be known 23 May, all eyes are on the heads of regional parties due to two post-poll scenarios. Continue Reading

Sonia writes to meet allies 23 May, also invites parties not aligned with UPA

In a move aimed to strengthen Opposition unity, United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi has written to all allies including non-UPA ones — namely the BJD, YSR Congress, TRS and TDP — inviting them for a meeting 23 May to discuss the road map for the future political course of action. Continue Reading