GHMC: Why Seemandhra voters opted for the TRS

  New Delhi, Feb 6: The Telangana Rastriya Samithi took all its opponents to the cleaners by bagging 99 of the 150 seats in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Council Polls. The victory which has been termed as a Paripoorna Vijayam for the TRS also had another interesting aspect to it. Those originally from Seemandhra too have voted for the TRS and the polling pattern makes this amply clear.
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Amaravati: Ready, set and history

amraHistory will be created today when the foundation stone is laid for the construction and development of Amaravati, the capital city of Andhra Pradesh.
The expectations of the Andhra Pradesh government is high and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to announce a strong package for the state of AP.
The city of Amaravati promises to be a marvel and when Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu is at the helm of affairs, something spectacular can be expected. A lot would depend on what sort of package is announced today by Narendra Modi.

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Cash for vote scam: TDP MLA, Revanth Reddy, gets bail

revanthA Hyderabad city court granted bail to Telugu Desam Party legislator Revanth Reddy in the cash for votes scam.
The bail was granted on certain conditions which included a surety and also directive to cooperate with the investigation.

Reddy had moved for bail after being arrested in connection with the cash for votes scam. He was arrested by the Anti Corruption Bureau. Read more

Naidu vs KCR: The right to tapping telephones in corruption cases

telThe fight between the Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Chief Minister will finally be decided on the question of legality. While the cash for MLAs issue appears to be gradually going into back burner, the question that would be raised whether the phones were tapped legally.

The Anti Corruption Bureau which is probing into this case says that there is no bar on tapping phones in cases of corruption. It is very much permissible provided there is permission from the Home Secretary of the Union Government.

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Stop fighting! Telangana, Andhra Pradesh are both in India

kcrnaiduTelangana and Andhra Pradesh are engaged in a bitter battle thanks to their respective Chief Ministers.
For starters one must realize that Telangana and Andhra Pradesh are part of the same country and although the bifurcation of the erstwhile Andhra Pradesh has had mixed reactions, the time has come to move on.

The past few weeks have taken the rivalry to a new high with cash for MLAs allegations and also phone tapping issues.

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Andhra Pradesh-Telangana war heats up

The bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh was a bitter affair. While the people of Telangana rejoiced the same, emotion was not felt in the erstwhile Seema-Andhra. 

It has been an year now since the bifurcation and the people have made their peace with it, but the war between the Chief Ministers of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh has been taken to a whole new level today.

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AP’s new capital- History, heritage and the challenge ahead

amravatiThere is a lot of excitement in Andhra Pradesh after Amaravati was announced as its new capital.
The challenge ahead is huge and it could take at least a decade before Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu to make a Singapore like city which he has been promising.

Six months on KCR vs Naidu

naidu-kcrThe bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh was probably one of the worst battles that India had witnessed in recent times. However after a lot of ill will between Telangana and Andhra Pradesh the state was finally bifurcated and in no time both Chief Ministers K Chandrasekara Rao and Chandrababu Naidu had to move on and face the practical difficulties and challenges ahead of them.
The Telangana government completed 6 months in office a week back while Chandrababu Naidu achieves that milestone today. Let us take a look at how both the governments have fared in the past six months and also the challenges ahead of them.

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KCR shocker for Andhra students

Andhra-Pradesh-studentsK Chandrasekara Rao, Chief Minister of Telangana has a shocker in store for students from Andhra. Around 40000 students from Andhra who fall under the SC/ST, OBC will not be entitled for aa fee reimbursement.
According to the clause introduced by the Telangana CM, only those students from Andhra whose parents have studied in Telangana will be entitled for a fee reimbursement. Earlier all students whose parents who fell under the minimal income group were entitled for a fee reimbursement. Today this clause known as the Parental clause makes it mandatory that only those students whose parents have studied in Telangana can avail this benefit.

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AP, Telangana off to bad starts

The two newly sworn in Chief Ministers K Chandrasekara Rao and Chandrababu Naidu managed to clear a couple of files aimed at fulfilling their election promises, but following that the administration has come to a virtual standstill.
The newly formed states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh are facing a major crunch where the allocation of IAS officers are concerned and thanks to this confusion the administration is not moving at the pace it ought to have.
While Telangana faces its share of problems, the bigger issue is for the state of Andhra Pradesh. Naidu after being sworn in late on Sunday managed to sign a couple of files which included the waiver of loans to farmers. However on Monday the first day of its functioning, not a single major file was moved.

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