Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, who made the announcement, said the state government had urged the Centre to earmark the quota for Kapu community a long time ago, but the Narendra Modi government had not acceded to it.
With an eye on the state assembly elections just three months away, coinciding with the general elections, Naidu doubled the monthly pension of old age people, widows and others from the existing Rs 1,000 to Rs 2,000. He said the new pension will come into effect from January 1.
Sivaprasad, an actor-turned-politician, has been amusing fellow MPs, the media and visitors with his choice of attire since the Monsoon session. In the past, he has dressed as a woman, Lord Shiva, a tantrik, Adolf Hitler and Santa Clause, among others.
On Friday, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu flagged off 30 cars distributed to unemployed Brahmin youths, to be used as taxis. The youths bore 10 per cent of the total on-road cost of the diesel-run vehicles.
Hours after the AP Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) arrested a Central GST superintendent over allegations of corruption, the CBI said it had sent a request to the Naidu government for sanction against the same officer.
The Home Minister said Telangana and Andhra Pradesh were not developing and the problems between the two states were not getting resolved due to the "absence of strong political will" on the part of the governments.
Looking back into history, Modi said, "three states were created even under former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee but they are functioning smoothly. Congress' handling of Andhra Pradesh bifurcation is a mess, just like the Partition of India and Pakistan".
Hyderabad, Jan 14 (ANI): Bogi festival or Bhogi, the first day of the three-day Sankranti festival, is being celebrated in both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana from the early hours on Thursday. People returned to their respective native places to celebrate the festival with families. The harvesting festival is celebrated with much pomp in the coastal districts in Andhra Pradesh. Telangana Rashtra Samithi party leader Kalvakuntla Kavitha participated in the Bhogi fire celebration in the early hours at KBR Park in the city. She said that Bhogi is a three day festival and is celebrated by holding a campfire which signifies shedding ills in oneself.
Vizag, Jan 10 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley inaugurated the CII Partnership Summit 2016 in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, on Sunday. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu was also present at the 22nd edition of CII Partnership Summit, which was organised to showcase investment opportunities in ‘Sunrise Andhra Pradesh’. Several MOUs are expected to be signed during the Summit.