Hyderabad, Dec 2 : Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy may be opposing the bifurcation of the state on the ground that this would lead to spurt in Maoist activity but the state police chief B. Prasada Rao is not willing to make any such forecast.
Chennai, Dec 2 : Cinematographer Chota K. Naidu's mobile phone hasn't stopped ringing since the release of his nephew Sundeep Kishan's Telugu comedy Venkatadri Express. The film has received overwhelming response and he gives credit to the entire team.
Chennai, Dec 2 : Upcoming Telugu biopic Swami Vivekananda, slated to release later this month, features only child actors, says its director Suresh Bujji, who hopes to strike a chord with thes audience with his unique effort.
Hyderabad, Nov 30 : Disappointed over the final judgment of Brijesh Kumar tribunal on the Krishna water dispute, the Andhra Pradesh government has decided to call an all-party meeting to chalk out its future course of action.
Chennai, Nov 30 : After months of rigorous workouts, actor Sudheer Babu, who is currently basking in the success of recent Telugu blockbuster Prema Katha Chitram, will flaunt his six-pack abs in upcoming action drama Aadu Magaadra Bujji.
By Mohammed Shafeeq, Hyderabad, Nov 30 : The union government may be going ahead with tabling a bill in next month's winter session of parliament for carving out Telangana from Andhra Pradesh but leaders from the Seemandhra region are still hopeful that the state will remain united.
Hyderabad, Nov 29 : Eminent lawyer and political commentator A. G. Noorani said India's first home minister Sardar Patel was a quintessential Hindu nationalist who treated erstwhile Hyderabad State as a Muslim state and hated its culture.
New Delhi/Hyderabad, Nov 28 : The draft bill for formation of separate Telangana state is likely to come up before the union cabinet on Dec 4 as the Group of Ministers (GoM) Thursday finalized its report.
Chennai, Nov 28 : Telugu actor Vishnu Manchu, who had left Twitter a few months ago after his account was hacked, has confirmed that he is yet to return to the micro-blogging site. He says his impostor is currently accessing a fake profile.
Hyderabad, Nov 28 : Mahesh Babu's presence always results in a large gathering, said debutant director Anand Kumar about the superstar, who graced the audio launch of Telugu romantic-drama Hrudayam Ekkadaunnadi here recently.
Hyderabad, Nov 28 : Cyclone Lehar, which is expected to hit Andhra Pradesh by Thursday noon, weakened before landfall. The severe cyclonic storm 'LEHAR' over West central Bay of Bengal moved west northwest wards and weakened into a cyclonic storm and lay centred at 2330 hrs IST of 27th November 2013 near latitude 15.0ON and longitude 84.0OE at about 330 km east southeast of Machilipatnam, said Visakhapatnam Cyclone Warning Centre in its cyclone warning bulletin on Thursday.
New Delhi, Nov 27, : Condemning the adamant attitude of Central Government in going ahead with the division process of Andhra Pradesh, YSR Congress Party on Wednesday said the exercise is political in nature and undemocratic as majority of the people of the state are opposing the bifurcation. While the resolutions sent by Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra seeking bifurcation of their states have been pending for a long time, the Congress-led UPA Government is in a hurry to divide Andhra Pradesh unilaterally without giving a chance to the assembly to adopt a resolution though 75 percent of the people are in favour of a united state, party senior leader Mekapati Rajamohan Reddy told media here today. He said the party has demanded to stop this undemocratic process of bifurcation, and asked the Centre to review its decision immediately as it goes against the interests of the people Mekapati further said that the UPA is redefining democracy by its dictatorial approach without taking assembly into confidence, and racing at breakneck speed to wade through the process of division with Group of Ministers (GoM) and other Committees working hard to bring out the draft Bill and send it to President. In normal case, two months or more would be given for the assembly but here reports say that the time would be limited to 10 to 15 days to enable the Bill to be tabled in Parliament before December 20, the last day of the winter session, he added. He further said that the Chief Minister and Union Ministers from Andhra Pradesh are speaking in different tones, and added that it is high time for them to prove their sincerity and move towards stalling the division. It is not mere statements, but they should act and show the people that they are committed for the cause of a united state. They did not give the actual report depicting ground reality and were only carrying out orders of the high command and are very submissive to Delhi, he said. Our party President YS Jagan Mohan Reddy could convincingly put forth his contention before all national leaders the injustice that is happening in Andhra Pradesh and the way in which Centre is misusing article 3 and dividing the state without taking assembly and public representatives into confidence, he added. He said that despite all the activity in the national capital, YSRCP is still confident that it would succeed in keeping the state united, as the leaders of the national and regional parties were impressed on the injustice being done in the division and the gross misuse of Article 3. NCP leader and Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar, has also explained the demand for a united state. Pawar said there were placards displaying the wish of the people to keep the state united during the recent one-day match between India and West Indies at Visakhapatnam, Mekapati said. He criticized the Rayal Telangana slogan contending that it is being floated to further create a wedge, and added that it is not in people's ineterest. We will overcome this phase. If local leaders are giving their nod, they are not sure of their political standing. They must have been carried away by false notions, but it is not in the interest of the people,' he added.
New Delhi/Hyderabad, Nov 27 : The Group of Ministers (GoM) looking into issues related to the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh held its final round of consultations Wednesday before finalising its recommendations.
By Mohammed Shafeeq, Hyderabad, Nov 27 : Cyclonic storm Lehar is heading to cross Andhra Pradesh coast Thursday but its intensity will come down at the time of the landfall, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said Wednesday.