The new order of YS Jaganmohan Reddy is bound to put a lot of pressure on district collectors and joint collectors in Andhra Pradesh but will be welcomed by the people at large. At a time when getting a hospital bed is a herculean task even for the well connected, the Andhra Pradesh chief minister … Continue reading 30 minutes to get a hospital bed in Andhra Pradesh or else. Jagan orders
Work has begun on identifying where the executive capital zone in Visakhapatnam would be located. Biman Patel, Padma Shri and President of the CEPT University in Ahmedabad, that focuses on understanding, designing, planning, constructing and managing human habitats, visited Vizag last week, to take a look at the locations identified by the Andhra Pradesh government. … Continue reading Where will the capital zone in Visakhapatnam be located?
Class X Board Exams cannot be conducted in yet another big city in India : Hyderabad. The Telangana High court in its verdict this evening directed the state government to postpone the Telangana State Board Class X exams in the Greater Hyderabad limits which means no exams for students in Hyderabad, Secunderabad and Ranga Reddy … Continue reading No Class X Board Exams in Hyderabad, rules High court
If you thought Telugu filmmakers would rush to the floors to resume shooting, you are mistaken. There is apprehension and visible lack of excitement because no one wants to take any chances. ``It is also not viable to shoot with just 50-60 people when the scene may require the presence of 200 people. What do … Continue reading Who wants cinema theatres to open in a hurry?
Just what went wrong between Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy and former State Election Commissioner N Ramesh Kumar? Filter Kaapi tells you the inside story of the fallout that has now become a constitutional stand-off, with the Andhra Pradesh High court revoking the government's order appointing a new SEC, replacing Ramesh Kumar. When … Continue reading The Inside Story of Jagan government’s spat with Ramesh Kumar
If the three legal blows the Andhra Pradesh High court inflicted on the state government were not bad enough, today's verdict overturning the ordinance that removed State Election Commissioner N Ramesh Kumar is a personal embarrassment for Jaganmohan Reddy. The chief minister had personally taken on Ramesh Kumar, accusing him of caste bias and being … Continue reading Another legal snub for Jagan regime in Andhra Pradesh
``Ram Gopal Varma is capable of doing this. I am not surprised that he has done this.'' That was ace filmmaker Mani Ratnam's reaction with a smile when asked about RGV's movie `Corona Virus' that was shot entirely during the lockdown period. The trailer of the movie is out on YouTube now. Ratnam was the … Continue reading RGV’s film shot during lockdown does not surprise Mani Ratnam
The return to Andhra Pradesh after being forced to stay in Hyderabad for more than two months because of the lockdown, is not proving to be good news for Chandrababu Naidu. News of at least two Telugu Desam MLAs preparing to jump ship ahead of the party's annual Mahanadu is doing the rounds. Already three … Continue reading Ahead of annual TDP Mahanadu, defections could jolt Chandrababu Naidu
As indicated by Telangana Cinematography minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav in an interview to Filter Kaapi Live last week, post-production work on Telugu films is set to begin this weekend or early next week. Close to a dozen films were stuck at the post-production stage when lockdown was imposed in March and this is seen as … Continue reading Baahubali maker’s another first. Rajamouli to do one-day `RRR’ trial shoot
Mohanlal turned 60 today. Even as birthday wishes poured in for this milestone, the Complete Actor as Lalettan is called, decided to give a return gift. A sequel to one of his biggest hits in recent years, Drishyam (which means Visual). Drishyam 2, to be directed by Jeethu Joseph will once again have Mohanlal in … Continue reading Mohanlal gives a birthday treat – Drishyam 2 is coming up next
K Chandrasekhar Rao and Edappadi Palaniswami are two chief ministers who have been extremely supportive of the Centre's decisions on the lockdown. If that was seen by New Delhi as the right response to a national crisis, their scathing criticism of aspects of the financial package ought to be respected as well. Accusing the Centre … Continue reading Is it a financial package? It is bogus, fires KCR
The examination schedule that was halted in March due to the Corona virus pandemic is now slowly being put back on track. After Tamil Nadu that announced it will conduct class X exams between June 1 and 12, now Andhra Pradesh has announced the specific dates for Class X Board exams under the State Board. The … Continue reading Andhra Pradesh announces Class X exams in July, Kerala in May
During the election campaign for the December 2018 assembly elections in Telangana, K Chandrasekhar Rao had taken full advantage of Chandrababu Naidu's presence in the Mahakutami that included both the Congress and the Telugu Desam. KCR had claimed that if the Mahakutami came to power, Telangana would be ruled from Amaravati and the rightful share … Continue reading Congress uses KCR plank to target the Telangana CM
The political bonhomie between K Chandrasekhar Rao and Jaganmohan Reddy that began much before the 2019 elections has had its first tiff. Telangana is upset that Andhra Pradesh has reportedly withdrawn more water than its allocated quota from the Srisailam project. It lodged a complaint with the Krishna River Management Board against its neighbour. The … Continue reading KCR-Jagan bonhomie enters choppy Krishna waters