Institutionalisation of Christian conversions has led to rapid rise of Church Planters in Andhra Pradesh

christian-mnThe opposition in Andhra Pradesh has accused chief minister Jagan Mohan Reddy of fast tracking conversions through the various schemes of the government. Like was done in the North East years ago, Andhra Pradesh is also increasingly witnessing church planting.

Andhra Pradesh State Christian (Minorities) Finance Corporation is a department being run by the Andhra Pradesh government. The website says, Andhra Pradesh State Christian (Minorities) Finance Corporation has been formed in November 2008. The main objective of the corporation is to assist the Christian community with their socio-economic development in collaboration with banks and other development agencies. The source of funding for the corporate is from the government of Andhra Pradesh.

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Dolphine’s Nose: The operation that bust a major spying operation by Pakistan

New Delhi, Dec 20: An important operation known as Dolphin’s Nose was carried out today by the Andhra Pradesh intelligence department and the central agencies to expose and bust an espionage racket, with links to Pakistan.

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Valued at Rs 6,68,57,50,975, Chandrababu Naidu is Andhra’s third richest candidate

naiduNew Delhi, Apr 10: The richest candidate contesting the Andhra Pradesh assembly elections is Krishnaiah Bollineni and he is worth Rs 689 crore.

Contesting on a TDP ticket from Atmakur, Bollineni has declared movable assets to the tune of Rs 6,56,25,68,895 and immovable property worth Rs 33,42,04,443. His total assets are worth Rs 6,89,67,73,338 says a report by the Association for Democratic Reforms.

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In poll bound Andhra, a copy cat syndrome by politicians plays out

Amaravati, Apr 04: When it comes to doing politics in Andhra Pradesh, there has always been a copy-cat syndrome. Parties tend to wait for the other to release its manifesto, so that it could either copy the scheme or better it.

Parties instead of releasing manifestos early go about their poll campaigns making big promises to woo the voters. For instance after YSR Congress Party chief, Jagan Mohan Reddy announced benefits as part of the Annadata Sukhibhava scheme, the Chief Minister of AP and TDP chief, Chandrababu Naidu announced a loan waiver under the affordable housing scheme.

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16 percent of MPs are actors, filmakers, singers

New Delhi, Mar 30: The average annual self-income of 479 sitting MPs is Rs.30.29 Lakhs.

A report prepared by the Association for Democratic Reforms states that the MPs from Andhra Pradesh have the highest average annual self-income of Rs. 105.9 Lakhs, followed by Odisha’s 15 MPs analysed with average annual self-income of Rs. 68.8 Lakhs.

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Andhra elections: There is no room for anyone other than ‘Family’

Amaravati, Mar 20: Dynasty politics is in full glare in the Andhra Pradesh elections. The state votes simultaneously in the assembly and Lok Sabha segment.

When it comes to Kadapa, it is the YSR family all the way. Jagan Mohan Reddy, the chief of the YSR Congress party and son of late Dr. Rajashekar Reddy is contesting from Pulivendala, his uncle, P Ravindranath Reddy is contesting the Kamalapura seat. Jagan’s cousin, Y Avinash Reddy would contest from the Kadapa Lok Sabha seat.

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General consent’ withdrawn: Not the end of the road for CBI

New Delhi, Nov 19: The states of Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal withdrew the general consent to the CBI for probing cases in the respective states. The two states alleged that the CBI was being used by the Centre to target opposition parties in an unfair manner.

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YSR paid naxalites money to kill me says Chandrababu Naidu

cnaiduY S Rajasekhar Reddy paid money to naxals to kill me, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, Chandrababu Naidu alleged. He had a hand in an attempt on my life by naxalites in 2003, Naidu told reporters. This statement was in response to Reddy’s son and YSR Congress president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy’s recent comment about shooting Naidu dead in public for allegedly cheating the people.

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Worried if your rice is plastic: Here are 5 ways to identify

plasticrieNews of plastic rice being sold at some outlets in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana has caused a great amount of panic among the people. While the Telangana government clarified that these were just rumours, the panic has not died down.

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Hirakhand Express mishap: Rusted track or sabotage?

hiraNew Delhi, Jan 23: Following the derailment of the Hirakhand Express at Andhra Pradesh on Saturday which claimed 39 lives, the railways claimed that it could have been a case of sabotage. Preliminary investigations showed that there was a breakage of the tongue rail near the Kuneru railway station which could have led to the accident.

A 15-inch gap in the rail line may have been the reason for the accident. Moreover, while joining the dots, the investigators are also looking into a ‘Naxal angle’ since the station is located in a Naxalite strong region.

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