Nellore MLA violates lockdown code, gets booked

At 48 Corona positive cases so far, Nellore stands at third position among 13 districts of Andhra Pradesh. Which is why observing rules of the lockdown and social distancing are so important.  But who is to tell that to senior leader N Prasanna Kumar Reddy who violated every rule in the Covid19 rulebook while hosting … Continue reading Nellore MLA violates lockdown code, gets booked

YSRCP MLA delivers rice and vegetables amidst vulgar self-promotion

The intention was laudable but the manner in which Srikalahasti MLA B Madhusudhan Reddy went over the top, was in bad taste. On Saturday, the YSRCP legislator from the temple town in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh brought in 30 tractors to distribute vegetables and water melons and 5 kg of rice each to 10000 … Continue reading YSRCP MLA delivers rice and vegetables amidst vulgar self-promotion

Jagan exhibits care in appointment of new SEC

Andhra Pradesh Election Commissioner N Ramesh Kumar is out. The new State Election Commissioner (SEC) is V Kanagaraj, former Judge of the Madras High Court.  In terms of a controversial dismissal, this is right up there. Because the SEC has been changed even while the state is technically in the midst of the local body … Continue reading Jagan exhibits care in appointment of new SEC

#CitizenHeroes : A positive trend to make the world a better place

Politicians are usually loathe to credit anyone else apart from themselves and like themselves being praised for anything that goes well. But in what is a heartwarming initiative on Twitter, KT Rama Rao makes it a point to highlight citizen heroes from Telangana everyday. The intention of the Telangana Municipal Administration and IT minister is to … Continue reading #CitizenHeroes : A positive trend to make the world a better place

In the midst of Covid19 crisis, Jagan govt set to remove Andhra SEC

In between the crisis management of the Corona virus pandemic, the Andhra Pradesh government has reportedly sent an ordinance to Governor BB Harichandan. This amends the Andhra Pradesh Panchayat Raj Act 1994 and thereby changes the tenure, eligibility and method of appointment of the State Election Commissioner (SEC). But this is not routine legalese. The … Continue reading In the midst of Covid19 crisis, Jagan govt set to remove Andhra SEC

Andhra govt suspends Nagari municipal commissioner. Here’s why

The Andhra Pradesh government has suspended K Venkatarami Reddy, Municipal Commissioner of Nagari municipality for ``making certain adverse comments on the Government and getting involved in political conversation during the Covid-19 crisis''. Disciplinary action is likely to be taken against him and during the period of his suspension, Venkateswara Rao, Sanitary Inspector of Nagari has … Continue reading Andhra govt suspends Nagari municipal commissioner. Here’s why

Andhra Pradesh Lockdown Exit strategy post 14 April

There was visible relief when the 11 am bulletin on 7 April showed an increase of just one Corona virus positive case in Andhra Pradesh. This one reported from Guntur district, took the total number of cases from 303 the previous day to 304. Officials are keeping their fingers crosses, hoping this was not a one-off.  … Continue reading Andhra Pradesh Lockdown Exit strategy post 14 April

South Indian CMs slam communal colour to Corona pandemic

At a time when several Television channels have been frothing at the mouth, giving a communal colour to the Corona Virus pandemic, chief ministers of five South Indian states, have shown what a petty media gang India is home to. And the best part about this is that these chief ministers belong to different political groupings … Continue reading South Indian CMs slam communal colour to Corona pandemic

PM Modi does not dial Chandrababu Naidu on Corona

Even as India and its political leadership is focused on battling the Corona virus, the fact that Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not reach out to Telugu Desam chief Chandrababu Naidu has not gone unnoticed in Andhra Pradesh political circles. This when two days back, Modi called up just about every prominent opposition leader in … Continue reading PM Modi does not dial Chandrababu Naidu on Corona

Telangana Home minister Mahmood Ali in the middle of a controversy

Was he, was he not? Telangana Home minister Mahmood Ali found himself in the midst of an embarrassing situation, having to clarify that he was not denied permission to enter Pragati Bhavan, the official residence of the chief minister, to meet K Chandrasekhar Rao on Wednesday. This happened after local media and opposition politicians reported … Continue reading Telangana Home minister Mahmood Ali in the middle of a controversy

Post-TJ meet disclosure, Telangana and Andhra on edge

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_j7vf12Dec0&t=6s Three days ago, Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao expressed the hope that the state could be Covid19 free by 7 April. He had arrived at that date because by 6 April, all the people who had been quarantined either due to foreign travel or contact with a Corona Virus positive person, would be … Continue reading Post-TJ meet disclosure, Telangana and Andhra on edge

KTR Office : Telangana’s Quick Response Team

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AN02OHBPIe4 On March 31, MK Stalin sent a SOS tweet to K Chandrasekhar Rao, the chief minister of Telangana and tagged his son, IT Minister KT Rama Rao. He was seeking help for vendors from Tamil Nadu who were stuck in Balakonda in Nizamabad district without food or shelter. Within minutes, KTR had responded, telling Stalin … Continue reading KTR Office : Telangana’s Quick Response Team

Covid 19 : India could look at converting 5000 hotel rooms into ICUs

``Send me a letter,'' Prime Minister Narendra Modi told N Chandrasekharan of the Tata Sons when the latter spoke about problems with red tape when it came to the import of ventilators. That was the business-like tone and tenor of the meeting of the PM with captains of industry and heads of industry bodies from … Continue reading Covid 19 : India could look at converting 5000 hotel rooms into ICUs

Tirumala Temple closed to devotees after a pilgrim reports Corona symptoms

On Wednesday morning, the officials of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) received a rude shock. A devotee from Maharashtra fell sick during the darshan of Lord Venkateswara and was diagnosed with fever, cold and cough - early symptoms of Corona Virus. He was admitted to the isolation ward at the Sri Venkateswara Ruia Government hospital … Continue reading Tirumala Temple closed to devotees after a pilgrim reports Corona symptoms