GAIL pipeline blast kills 14; ONGC shuts wells in East Godavari.

Hyderabad: At least 14 people were burnt to death and about 30 others injured in a huge blast and fire that took place at a gas pipeline belonging to the Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) in East Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh, on Friday morning. According to Andhra Pradesh Police, lighting of a stove by a […]

Telangana bill in Parliament: SC won’t interfere; govt reaches out to all parties.

New Delhi: Even as the Centre works to find a middle way out of the Telangana tangle, the Supreme Court on Friday refused to stay tabling of the Telangana bill in Parliament, saying it did not want to interfere at this stage. The apex court declined to pass any direction to the Centre on a […]

Minor girl raped by youth in Andhra Pradesh

  Hyderabad: A 15-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a youth in Medak district of Andhra Pradesh today, police said. The incident occurred in Surampally village when the girl was on her way to a farm, they said.   Oggu Illaiah allegedly dragged the girl to nearby bushes and raped her, a police official said […]

AP CM compares bifurcation plan to cyclone, says will try to stop Telangana

Srikakulam: Comparing the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh to “cyclone”, Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy on Sunday said he would make efforts to thwart it. “We cannot stop the (natural) cyclone. But, we will definitely try to stop this cyclone that would damage the state. We need your help and cooperation,” he said, speaking at […]

Jaganmohan Reddy to walk out of jail after 16 months

Hyderabad: A day after Jaganmohan Reddy was granted bail in the disproportionate assets case, the YSR Congress chief will walk out free on Tuesday after spending nearly 16 months in the Chanchalguda Central Jail. Special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court judge U Durgaprasada Rao granted bail to Jaganmohan Reddy on a personal bond of […]

Congress gives nod to Telangana; Hyderabad to be joint capital

New Delhi: After dithering for nearly four years, the Congress and the UPA coalition on Tuesday unanimously endorsed creation of a separate Telangana state from out of Andhra Pradesh. “It is resolved to request the Central government to make steps in accordance with the Constitution to form a separate state of Telangana … Within a […]

Centre’s new formula to solve Telangana tangle

Amid concerns that the creation of Telangana could fan fire in other states, the Centre is considering the Gorkhaland model for Andhra Pradesh. Highly-placed sources said the UPA government is mulling setting up a Telangana Territorial Administration. If the government makes up its mind on such a move, then it would have to further amend […]

Hate speech: AP police begin questioning of MIM leader Owaisi

Police on Saturday began interrogation of Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi, booked for alleged sedition and criminal conspiracy for his “hate speech”, a day after getting his five-day custody from a court here in Andhra Pradesh. Nirmal town police in Adilabad district, who had registered a case against Owaisi, arrested him from Gandhi Hospital […]