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Finance Minister Y. Ramakrishnudu presenting the budget in the A.P. Assembly in Hyderabad on Wednesday. Photo: PTI
PTI Finance Minister Y. Ramakrishnudu presenting the budget in the A.P. Assembly in Hyderabad on Wednesday. Photo: PTI

YSRC can’t dictate agenda: Naidu

Mr. Naidu lashed out at their behaviour and said it was like `devil quoting scriptures'. Even Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao acknowledged that Andhra Pradesh got a raw deal, he said and... »
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu at his residence in Hyderabad. A file Photo: Nagara Gopal

Budget did not reflect full income: CM

Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu said the budget presented by Finance Minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu did not reflect full income as there was no clarity yet on the total revenue the State woul... »
A file photo of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. Photo: PTI
HYDERABAD, August 21, 2014

Centre not to encroach on TS govt. powers: Rajnath

An impending showdown between the Centre and Telangana State over the issue of special powers to the Governor in respect of law and order has been averted with the Centre indicating that it had no... »
Television mechanic S. Senguttuvan with the device developed by him for early warning system for unmanned level crossing in Visakhapatnam. Photo: C.V. Subrahmanyam
VISAKHAPATNAM, August 21, 2014
Safety warning

For unmanned level crossings

Here is a television technician, who has developed an early warning system for unmanned railway level crossings. S. Senguttuvan, from Tamil Nadu, settled in Visakhapatnam, was moved by t... »
HYDERABAD, August 21, 2014

A.P. to establish five grids: Naidu

The Andhra Pradesh government proposes to establish five grids -- water grid, power grid, gas grid, road grid and fibre optic grid, Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu said here on Wednesday.<... »
ADILABAD/NIZAMABAD/KARIMNAGAR, August 21, 2014

Earthquake rumours jolt people

Rumours of an impending earthquake generated panic among thousands of people across Adilabad, Nizamabad and Karimnagar districts, forcing them to spend sleepless night on Tuesday.If people... »
Learning the ropes: A school student riding the boat accompanied by his grandfather near Gilakaladindi harbour in Krishna district. Photo: T. Appala Naidu
GILAKALADINDI (KRISHNA), August 21, 2014

Elders initiate students to boating, fishing

The male students, who are pursuing high school studies at Gilakaladindi, near Machilipatnam, are being initiated to fishing by their elders every Sunday and holidays. Despite the students have the... »
Honeybees hover over a cluster of flowers at Simhachalam hills in Visakhapatnam on Wednesday. National Honeybee Day is being observed to create awareness on the importance of these pollinators. Photo: K.R. Deepak
VISAKHAPATNAM, August 21, 2014

Declining honey bee population poses a threat to agriculture

In line with the National Honeybee Day celebrations that goes on till August 29, the Department of Life Sciences (UG) and Eco Club of L. Bullaya College and Women’s wing of Green Climate came toget... »
Fishermen carrying Indo-Pacific fish at Gilakaladindi harbour in Krishna district to export to Cochin. Photo: T Appala Naidu
MACHILIPATNAM, August 20, 2014

Catching one of the fastest fish 40-km off Krishna!

The fishermen venturing into Bay of Bengal near Gullalamoda lighthouse in Krishna district have witnessed a good catch of Indo-Pacific sailfish (Istiophorus platypterus), one of the fastest fish i... »
Police lathi-charging protesting students near the Kurnool Collectorate on Wednesday. PHOTO: U. Subramanyam
KURNOOL, August 20, 2014

Police lathi-charge students near Collectorate

Police resorted to lathi-charge at the District Collectorate here on Wednesday to disperse a violent mob of students who were agitating for scholarships, fee reimbursement and student union electio... »
A file photo of Andhra Pradesh Minister for Finance Yanamala Ramakrishnudu in Hyderabad. Photo: P.V. Sivakumar
HYDERABAD, August 20, 2014

It’s Centre’s responsibility to fund new capital: Yanamala

Finance Minister Y. Ramakrishnudu said no allocation was made for the new capital in the 2014-15 budget presented by him to the Assembly on Wednesday as it was the responsibility of the Centre to f... »
NALSAR University of Law Vice-Chancellor Faizan Mustafa in Hyderabad. A file Photo: Nagara Gopal
HYDERABAD, August 20, 2014

NALSAR V-C gets SAARC’s best law teacher award

Faizan Mustafa, Vice-Chancellor of NALSAR University of Law, got this year’s prestigious SAARC’s Best Law Teacher Award. A high-powered jury conferred this award on Prof. Mustafa, announced Prof.... »

LIVE: Andhra Pradesh's first budget

AP likely to announce sub-plan for minorities, BCs

Members almost come to blows

AP budget today

Polavaram project will becompleted by 2018: Uma

Sowing hit by deficient rainfall in Krishna dt.

A.P. government yet to give guarantee to APCOB

Agricultural budget will be a permanent feature: Minister

VISAKHAPATNAM, August 21, 2014

Jaitley to commission INS Kamorta tomorrow

India’s first fully indigenously built stealth anti-submarine warfare (ASW) corvette INS Kamorta is scheduled to be commissioned into the Eastern Naval Command of the Indian Navy by Defence Minist... »
HYDERABAD, August 21, 2014

Anna canteens

In the budget proposals, the government promised to take steps to start “Anna canteens” to provide food at affordable prices for low income groups. It was also decided to make Aadhar number... »
HYDERABAD, August 21, 2014

Priority for quality and affordable education, health care

Andhra Pradesh Government made priority allocation for education and health, medical and family welfare sectors in its budget for 2014-15. In fact the highest allocation of Rs.14, 860 cro... »
A young innovator explains her project to students at the district-level science exhibition (INSPIRE Awards Scheme) in Tirupati on Wednesday. Photo: K.V. Poornachandra Kumar
TIRUPATI, August 21, 2014

Students turn innovators at science expo

Working models at the district-level science exhibition, conducted under the INSPIRE Awards Scheme – 2014, seem to have redefined the proverb, ‘Necessity is the mother of invention,’ as the studen... »
File Photo of YSR Congress president Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy. Photo: Mohammed Yousuf
HYDERABAD, August 21, 2014

A big letdown, says YSR Congress

Terming the Budget presented on Wednesday ‘disappointing,’ Leader of Opposition, Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy slammed Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu for going back on his pre-poll prom... »
GUNTUR, August 21, 2014

Philately exhibition from Sept. 5 in Guntur

The Guntur Numismatic and Philatelic Society, is organising a State-level competitive exhibition of stamps, coins and currency notes during September 5-7.Society secretary M.V.S Prasad said... »
Farm workers preparing land for paddy transplantation at Cumbum in Prakasam district. Photo: Kommuri Srinivas
HYDERABAD, August 20, 2014

Agriculture feeder separation to ensure quality power

The Andhra Pradesh government has promised to take up agriculture feeder separation in a phased manner to provide quality and three phase power to rural areas. The promise which was made in... »
HYDERABAD, August 20, 2014

Budget lacks focus: Ramachandraiah

The budget presented by the Andhra Pradesh government for the year 2014-15 has been termed impractical and imbalanced by the Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Council, C. Ramachandraiah.... »
ROAD TO FUTURE: Sanghamitra Hospital resident medical officer M. Ramachandra Rao explains to students the functioning of a CT scan machine in Ongole on Wednesday. Photo: Kommuri Srinivas
ONGOLE, August 20, 2014

Study medicine, students told

With shortage of doctors projected at a whopping six lakh in the next one decade, a city hospital organised a hospital visit for schoolchildren with a view to kindle interest in them in the medical... »
Yanamala Ramakrishnudu , Finance Minister of Andhra Pradesh presenting the Budget in Hyderabad on Wednesday . At right is Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu . Photo: AP Govt.
VIJAYAWADA, August 20, 2014

Rs. 1.11 lakh crore tax-free budget for AP

Andhra Pradesh Finance Minister Y. Ramakrishnudu on Wednesday introduced Rs. 1.11 lakh crore budget in the State Assembly. The maiden budget of the new State has plan component of Rs. 26,... »

Lensmen donate blood in Ongole

TDP accused of creating confusion over new capital

YSRC forces adjournment of Assembly

A.P. budget for 2014-15 to be around Rs.1.1 lakh cr.

Lawyers boycott courts in W.G.

Vijayawada to be only temporary capital: KEK

APERC issues advisory to A.P., TS

Panel upholds Jagan’s assets attachment


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