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Kalpana to quit YSRCP & join TDP


Vijayawada: Exodus of YSR Congress Party MLAs to Telugu Desam Party continues in the State.  YSRCP MLA from Pamarru Assembly constituency in Krishna district is all set to join the Telugu Desam in the presence of Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu at 2 p m on December 23 at the residence of the CM in Tadepalli mandal of Guntur district. ... Read More »

Not Against Notes Ban, Concerned About People, Clarifies BJP Ally Chandrababu Naidu


VIJAYAWADA: A day after his widely reported comments on currency ban, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and BJP ally Chandrababu Naidu today clarified that he was not opposed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ban on 500- and 1,000-rupee notes, but was only expressing his concern about the “suffering of the people”. Denying the reports in a section of media, he said ... Read More »

Rs 11 crore cash seized in AP, Telangana


HYDERABAD: Income Tax authorities have conducted 12 searches in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh after demonetisation was announced last month and a total of 30 searches to date since April 1 this year have been carried out. They seized Rs 22 crore of cash, out of which Rs 11 crore was post-demonetisation, Director General of Income Tax (Investigation) Neena Nigam told ... Read More »

Naidu to focus on coordination between government, party


Amaravati: TDP will conduct one-day workshop for its party MLAs, MPs and constituency in-charges at a private function hall in Vijayawada city on Tuesday. Chief Minister and party national president N Chandrababu Naidu will address the meeting on strengthening of the party and finalise plans for better coordination between the party and the government. The meeting will discuss performance of ... Read More »

Anti Corruption Bureau targets 10 departments


Visakhapatnam: The Anti-Corruption Bureau has embarked on a major mission to cleanse the government departments from corruption which has reached alarming proportion over the last couple of years. The arrest of Kurnool DMHO Dr U Swarajya Lakshmi and Additional Commissioner of Excise K L Bhaskar is just the beginning and many more will follow soon, said the highly determined Director ... Read More »

Defying laws, they sell liquor atop Tirumala


Tirumala: The TTD is failing to prevent smuggling of meat, gutka, liquor and other prohibited items on to the abode of Lord Balaji in spite of having three-pronged security setup. Earlier, only the police used to oversee security here. But vigilance personnel were roped in to detect black marketing of seva tickets and deity’s prasadam –laddoos. The vigilance authorities are ... Read More »

Smoke from Chandrababu’s bus puts authorities into a tizzy

Tirupati: Authorities went into a tizzy after smoke was noticed emanating from a bus carrying Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu here today. Naidu was proceeding from Reningunta airport to Tirupati in a special bus when thick smoke emanated from the vehicle’s cabin, police said. The driver stopped the bus immediately and the chief minister was shifted to a bullet ... Read More »

AP seeks smart tag for 5 cities

Amaravati: The cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister N Chanrababu Naidu has taken decision to develop Eluru, Nellore, Ongole, Ananthapur and Kurnool as smart cities. The development works should be speeded up under the smart cities plan. The three-hour long Andhra Pradesh cabinet meeting held at Interim Secretariat Complex at Velagapudi on Thursday decided to start the Urban Infra Development ... Read More »

Cash crunch: Chandrababu slams bankers for lax attitude


Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday night came down heavily on the bankers, saying their lax approach was causing problems in the wake of demonetisation. “There are reports that people are dying in queues at ATMs and banks. This is very sad. I shouldn’t hear such news anymore,” the Chief Minister warned at a review meeting ... Read More »

Cyclone Vardah: Chandrababu assures assistance to TN

With Cyclone Vardah hitting Tamil Nadu fiercely claiming lives and causing mayhem across the state, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has assured all the possible assistance. The Chief Minister has also instructed all the concerned departments to not lower their guard till the cyclone completely subsides. The death toll has risen to ten so far following Cyclone Vardah ... Read More »