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Farm bills reach Rajya Sabha; Centre, Opposition scramble for support

20 Sep 2020

Farm bills reach Rajya Sabha; Centre, Opposition scramble for support

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Sunday moved the controversial farm bills in the Rajya Sabha.

Will the contentious farm bills clear Rajya Sabha tomorrow?

19 Sep 2020

Will the contentious farm bills clear Rajya Sabha tomorrow?

The Rajya Sabha will take up the passage of the three contentious farm bills on Sunday, amid massive protests in Punjab and Haryana.

17 Lok Sabha MPs test coronavirus-positive as Monsoon Session begins

14 Sep 2020

17 Lok Sabha MPs test coronavirus-positive as Monsoon Session begins

On the day the Monsoon Session of the Parliament began amid a raging coronavirus crisis, a record 17 Lok Sabha MPs, most belonging to the ruling BJP, tested positive for the highly-contagious disease.

Expunged-remark, coronavirus talk: Details from Day 1 of Monsoon Session

14 Sep 2020

Expunged-remark, coronavirus talk: Details from Day 1 of Monsoon Session

On the first day of the Monsoon Session, the Lok Sabha witnessed an uproar over various issues, from the removal of question hour to the rise in coronavirus numbers and a comment by Trinamool Congress leader Sougata Roy on Finance Minister.

Karnataka: Health Minister attends massive rally, ignoring social distancing

03 Jun 2020

Karnataka: Health Minister attends massive rally, ignoring social distancing

Completely disrespecting the social distancing guidelines, which world organizations have deemed mandatory in the fight against coronavirus, Karnataka's Health Minister B Sriramulu participated in a massive rally on Tuesday at Chitradurga district.

Chandrababu Naidu's crowded welcome in Andhra Pradesh sparks political row

26 May 2020

Chandrababu Naidu's crowded welcome in Andhra Pradesh sparks political row

After spending two months at his Jubilee Hills residence, Hyderabad, in neighboring Telangana, former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu returned to the state on Monday, only to spark a major controversy.

Andhra Pradesh: State Assembly passes Bill for three capitals

21 Jan 2020

Andhra Pradesh: State Assembly passes Bill for three capitals

Former Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu's dream project of making Amravati the "futuristic capital" of Andhra Pradesh fell flat after the Assembly passed a controversial Bill approving three capitals in the state on Monday night.

Andhra Pradesh could get three capitals; state tense, opposition outraged

20 Jan 2020

Andhra Pradesh could get three capitals; state tense, opposition outraged

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy wants his state to have not one, not two, but three capitals and hopes this task is completed during the three-day special Assembly session that started today.

Despite massive protests, Citizenship (Amendment) Bill passed in Lok Sabha

10 Dec 2019

Despite massive protests, Citizenship (Amendment) Bill passed in Lok Sabha

After much commotion, the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha on Monday.

Andhra Pradesh CM spent Rs. 16cr on office, residence

07 Nov 2019

Andhra Pradesh CM spent Rs. 16cr on office, residence

While multiple construction workers in Andhra Pradesh have committed suicide over an employment crisis, it seems Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy has been busy redecorating his home.

Andhra Pradesh: After ex-speaker dies, Naidu demands CBI probe

17 Sep 2019

Andhra Pradesh: After ex-speaker dies, Naidu demands CBI probe

On Monday, former speaker of Andhra Pradesh Kodela Siva Prasad Rao allegedly committed suicide. A tall leader of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), Rao was apparently upset after a case was filed against him.

Andhra Pradesh: Ex-speaker Kodela Siva Prasad Rao commits suicide

16 Sep 2019

Andhra Pradesh: Ex-speaker Kodela Siva Prasad Rao commits suicide

Kodela Siva Prasad Rao, the former speaker of Andhra Pradesh Assembly, committed suicide at his Hyderabad residence on Monday.

Andhra Pradesh: Chandrababu Naidu, son, put under house arrest

11 Sep 2019

Andhra Pradesh: Chandrababu Naidu, son, put under house arrest

In Andhra Pradesh, the political rivalry between YSR Congress and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) took a new turn after former Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu was put under house arrest to prevent him from participating in a protest against the current government, led by Jagan Reddy.

#Article370: Bill to bifurcate Jammu and Kashmir tabled in Parliament

05 Aug 2019

#Article370: Bill to bifurcate Jammu and Kashmir tabled in Parliament

Hours after revoking Indian Constitution's Article 370, which bestowed special status to Jammu and Kashmir, Home Minister Amit Shah moved a Bill to bifurcate the state into two Union Territories.

Andhra Pradesh becomes first state to reserve 75% of private jobs for locals

23 Jul 2019

Andhra Pradesh becomes first state to reserve 75% of private jobs for locals

Andhra Pradesh, on Monday, became the first Indian state to reserve jobs for locals by passing the Andhra Pradesh Employment of Local Candidates in Industries/Factories Act, 2019, in the state assembly.

Explained: What is Narendra Modi's 'One Nation, One Election' idea?

19 Jun 2019

Explained: What is Narendra Modi's 'One Nation, One Election' idea?

In a gigantic country like ours, all elections become a big deal whether it is the panchayat, municipal or Lok Sabha polls. This also means that elections happen pretty frequently, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to change that.

Jagan Reddy meets PM Modi, discusses special status of Andhra

26 May 2019

Jagan Reddy meets PM Modi, discusses special status of Andhra

2019 elections fulfilled Jagan Mohan Reddy's long-nurtured dream. The YSRCP chief wanted to become Andhra Pradesh's Chief Minister once in his life.

Election roundup: Big winners, losers and records broken

24 May 2019

Election roundup: Big winners, losers and records broken

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will govern India for the next five years after India showered BJP with a stunning and historic mandate.

#Verdict2019: Andhra slips from Naidu's hands, Reddy will be CM

23 May 2019

#Verdict2019: Andhra slips from Naidu's hands, Reddy will be CM

The results of Thursday turned the wheels in Andhra Pradesh as sitting Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu faced an embarrassing defeat.

Exit polls effect? Mayawati won't meet Gandhis in Delhi

20 May 2019

Exit polls effect? Mayawati won't meet Gandhis in Delhi

Sunday's exit polls spelled trouble for almost all Opposition parties as pollsters gave a clear edge to BJP-led NDA.

#Elections2019: Sonia Gandhi invites parties for 23 May 'Opposition Meet'

16 May 2019

#Elections2019: Sonia Gandhi invites parties for 23 May 'Opposition Meet'

UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi would reportedly host an "opposition meeting" on 23 May, the day of the Lok Sabha election results.

From smashing EVM to clashes, Andhra is witnessing high-octane polls

11 Apr 2019

From smashing EVM to clashes, Andhra is witnessing high-octane polls

Andhra Pradesh is witnessing a high-octane electoral battle. Assembly elections and Lok Sabha polls are being held simultaneously in the coastal state on Thursday.

Polling for first phase begins: Looking at top 10 candidates

11 Apr 2019

Polling for first phase begins: Looking at top 10 candidates

The first phase of Lok Sabha elections began on Thursday. Citizens of 91 constituencies spread across 18 states and two union territories will cast their votes today.

#LokSabha2019: With 36 alleged allies, NDA is stronger than ever

14 Mar 2019

#LokSabha2019: With 36 alleged allies, NDA is stronger than ever

For the Bharatiya Janata Party, the days of disgruntled allies have become a thing of the past.

Mahagathbandhan 2.0: At AAP's rally, Chandrababu Naidu to unite opposition

13 Feb 2019

Mahagathbandhan 2.0: At AAP's rally, Chandrababu Naidu to unite opposition

Almost a month after various opposition parties came together in Kolkata, West Bengal, to attend a mega rally organized by Trinamool Congress, the Aam Aadmi Party is all set to host another political event in Delhi on Wednesday.

Vizag: YSR Congress Chief Jagan Reddy stabbed at airport

25 Oct 2018

Vizag: YSR Congress Chief Jagan Reddy stabbed at airport

On Thursday, Jagan Mohan Reddy, the Chief of YSR Congress was attacked by an unidentified man at Visakhapatnam Airport.

Visakhapatnam: Maoists, mostly women, shoot TDP MLA Kidari Sarveswara dead

23 Sep 2018

Visakhapatnam: Maoists, mostly women, shoot TDP MLA Kidari Sarveswara dead

Two Telugu Desam party leaders, including Araku MLA Kidari Sarveswara Rao and former MLA Siveri Soma were killed in a Maoist attack on Sunday in Visakhapatnam.

PM Modi wins trust-vote but RaGa dubs his speech 'weak'

21 Jul 2018

PM Modi wins trust-vote but RaGa dubs his speech 'weak'

Congress President Rahul Gandhi and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech in Lok Sabha on Friday.

AP shuts down over special category status demand

16 Apr 2018

AP shuts down over special category status demand

Andhra Pradesh (AP) observed a state-wide bandh today over its demand for special category status.

YSR Congress MPs resign from LS over Andhra special status

07 Apr 2018

YSR Congress MPs resign from LS over Andhra special status

Five YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) MPs on Friday submitted their resignation letters to the Lok Sabha speaker. This was their way of protesting against Andhra Pradesh not being granted the special category status.

Budget-session: LS worked for 1% of allotted time, RS 6%

07 Apr 2018

Budget-session: LS worked for 1% of allotted time, RS 6%

The Budget session which concluded on Friday was, as per PRS legislative research, least productive since 2000. Lok Sabha spent just 1% of its allotted time on legislative business, while Rajya Sabha spent 6%.

NDA MPs to give up salaries for 'wasted parliament session'

05 Apr 2018

NDA MPs to give up salaries for 'wasted parliament session'

The NDA has decided that no party MP will take salary for the 23 days wasted in parliament this time.

IndiGo tire burst in Hyderabad Airport affects Bengaluru flights

29 Mar 2018

IndiGo tire burst in Hyderabad Airport affects Bengaluru flights

Bengaluru Airport flight operations were severely hit after an IndiGo airplane suffered a tire-burst at Hyderabad Airport yesterday night.

Opposition couldn't move no-confidence motion as Speaker adjourns LS

19 Mar 2018

Opposition couldn't move no-confidence motion as Speaker adjourns LS

The Parliament logjam continued today. As soon as the Lok Sabha assembled, opposition MPs trooped into the Well, raising slogans and holding placards.

What does TDP's exit from NDA mean for Andhra politics?

16 Mar 2018

What does TDP's exit from NDA mean for Andhra politics?

Andhra is entangled in the politics of intrigue.

Parliament Budget session: Longstanding logjam continues in both houses

12 Mar 2018

Parliament Budget session: Longstanding logjam continues in both houses

After a washout of business proceedings last week, protests and remonstrations continued to greet Parliament when it met today.

After TDP, ally JD(U) revives special status demand for Bihar

10 Mar 2018

After TDP, ally JD(U) revives special status demand for Bihar

TDP's "special category status" for Andhra ended in CM Chandrababu Naidu calling back his party's ministers, making a public show of protest. However, Naidu stopped short of leading his party out of the NDA.

AP special-category: Amid spar, TDP pulls out ministers from Center

08 Mar 2018

AP special-category: Amid spar, TDP pulls out ministers from Center

In what might signal the beginning of an intense battle, the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) has decided to pull out both of its ministers from the Central NDA government.

Ahead of 2019 Elections, why are BJP's allies upset?

06 Feb 2018

Ahead of 2019 Elections, why are BJP's allies upset?

BJP may be witnessing anti-incumbency, especially evident in its total-washout in Rajasthan by-elections and Gujarat elections' low seat-share.

Disappointed TDP may call off alliance with BJP: Reports

04 Feb 2018

Disappointed TDP may call off alliance with BJP: Reports

Rumors that the TDP, BJP's biggest ally in the south, is considering breaking off the alliance gained steam as the party called an emergency meeting of its MPs today.