People in the TRS familiar with the development said a senior representative of Indian Political Action Committee (I-PAC) promoted by Kishor, held preliminary round of negotiations with the top TRS leadership last week.
After the sudden demise of YSR in a helicopter crash on September 2, 2009, he took over as the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh and held the post till November 4, 2010, when he was replaced by N Kiran Kumar Reddy
The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD), which manages the temple of Lord Venkateshwara on Tirumala, has roped in a team of engineering experts from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and Chennai, to find a permanent solution to prevent landslides in future, as thousands of pilgrims travel on the ghat road every day.
An official bulletin from the Cyclone Warning Centre, Visakhapatnam, on Friday evening said the cyclonic storm in Bay of Bengal, which lay centred about 360 km south-southeast of Gopalapur in Odisha, would intensify further and reach the west-central Odisha by Saturday morning.
The NGT on Thursday imposed a penalty of ₹243 crores on the Andhra Pradesh government for violating environmental norms while executing the construction of the Polavaram multi-purpose irrigation project.
The experts called for creation of a proper drainage system along the ghat roads and the Seshachalam forest and hill ranges, so that there is no percolation of water on the hills leading to landslides.
The change was evident in the presence of TRS’ parliamentary party leader K Kesava Rao at the meeting of 16 Opposition parties at the office of Congress floor leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Tuesday condemning the suspension of 12 Rajya Sabha members.
This is the second time in less than two weeks that the ghat road was closed for traffic due to landslides caused by heavy rains that lashed the temple town, along with several parts of the south coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema districts, which are still reeling under the impact of the depression in the Bay of Bengal
This is the second time in less than two weeks that the ghat road has been closed for traffic due to landslides caused by heavy rain that lashed the temple town, along with several parts of south coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema districts.
A book written by 70-year-old Ghandy – Fractured Freedom: A Prison Memoir — after his release from jail in 2019 clearly revealed that the Maoist ideologue had completely “given up his ideology and chosen an idealistic path”, Abhay, spokesperson of the banned outfit’s central committee, said in a statement.
Though the AP Decentralization and Inclusive Development of All Regions Repeal Bill of 2021 was passed in both the houses of the state legislature on November 22 and 23 respectively, it could not be notified in the gazette as it is still awaiting asset of governor Biswabhushan Harichandan.
According to official figures from AP State Development and Planning Society, Chillakur of Nellore district received a huge rainfall of 211.25 mm of rainfall in the last 24 hours, followed by 182.25 mm in Atmakur, 150.25 mm in Sydapur, 144.25 mm in Muthukur and 140.50 in Naidupeta in the same district.
Kalluri Gangadhar Reddy from Yadiki in Anantapur district lodged a complaint with district superintendent of police Dr K Fakeerappa stating that the CBI authorities had brought pressure on him to admit before the court that Avinash Reddy and other accused in the case had conspired to kill Vivekananda Reddy.
Director of public health Dr G Srinivasa Rao said there was no need for the people to panic over the new variant of Sars-Cov-2, as the government machinery was fully prepared to handle the surge in the Covid-19 infections.
According to the official figures from the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) and Andhra’s State Development and Planning Society, heavy rainfall occurred in Nellore district, bordering Tamil Nadu, with Atmakur block recording 11 cm rain, followed by 10.7 cm in Naidupet, Chillakur (9.4 cm), Muthukur (7.4 cm), and 7 cm in Chitvel and Nellore town in the last 24 hours. No deaths were reported in the state today, an official said.
A weather bulletin from the India Meteorological Department, Amaravati said that south coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema regions are going to witness light to moderate rain or thundershowers at a few places, while heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to occur at isolated places.
Scattered rainfall was reported in parts of Chittoor, including the temple town of Tirupati for a couple of hours on Friday morning with Nagari town bordering Tamil Nadu recording a maximum of 2 mm rainfall. The Tirupati international airport at Renigunta also recorded scanty rainfall of 0.5 mm rainfall till Friday evening.
On Friday, the steel plant workers under the banner of Visakha Ukku Parirakshana Porata Samithi (Struggle committee for protection of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant), took up a novel programme, “Vanta-Vaarpu” – cooking on the roads, in protest against the steel plant privatisation move.
In a statement, Bhuvaneshwari, daughter of legendary actor, TDP founder and former chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, NT Rama Rao, expressed her gratitude to all those who protested against the unsavoury comments made against her in the assembly.
Andhra Pradesh’s government-run online ticket booking system is expected to minimise tax evasion in the Telugu movie industry, known as Tollywood, that generate revenue of over ₹1000 crore every year (pre-Covid-19).