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Shinde forced to apologise to Jaya Bachchan in Rajya Sabha (Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde Thursday had to retract his remarks and apologise to Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan for a remark on her Bollywood ... Read more...

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Jaya Bachchan, Shinde trade words in Rajya Sabha


August 9th, 2012 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde Thursday found himself on the backfoot during a discussion in the Rajya Sabha on the violence in Assam when he told ... Read more...

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Chiranjeevi, Naidu blame railway’s negligence for disaster


July 30th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 30 (IANS) Congress MP K. Chiranjeevi and Telugu Desam party (TDP) chief N. Chandrababu Naidu blamed the negligence by the railways for Monday's train disaster at Nellore.Both the ... Read more...

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Actor’s complaint on film award has no merit: Cinema minister


July 24th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 24 (IANS) National award-winning actor Salim Kumar has filed a complaint that his documentary "Pokkali" was not even screened for the jury of Kerala State Film Awards ... Read more...

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Ram Charan-Upasana honeymoon at Salvatore Ferragamo’s ranch


June 20th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Newly married couple, actor Ram Charan Teja and his bride Kamineni Upasana, have had a short three-day, but delightful honeymoon at designer Salvatore Ferragamo's ranch in ... Read more...

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YSR Congress sweeps Andhra by-polls, bags Lok Sabha, 15 assembly seats (Roundup)


June 15th, 2012 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 15 (IANS) Emerging as a major force in Andhra Pradesh politics, the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) Friday bagged the Nellore Lok Sabha and 15 of the 18 ... Read more...

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YSRCP sweeps Andhra by-polls, bags one Lok Sabha, 15 assembly seats (Fourth Lead)


June 15th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 15 (IANS) In a major setback to the ruling Congress party and main opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in Andhra Pradesh, the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) Friday ... Read more...

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YSR Congress Party wins Nellore Lok Sabha, 14 assembly seats (Third Lead)


June 15th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 15 (IANS) The YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) bagged the Nellore Lok Sabha and 14 assembly seats in Andhra Pradesh, after results of the state by-polls were declared ... Read more...

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YSR Congress Party bags 8 assembly seats, leading in 7 (Second Lead)


June 15th, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 15 (IANS) Riding on the sympathy wave in the wake of its leader Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy's arrest, the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) has bagged eight assembly seats ... Read more...

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YSR Congress headed for clean sweep in Andhra by-elections (Lead)


June 15th, 2012 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 15 (IANS) Riding on the sympathy wave in the wake of its leader Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy's arrest, the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) appears to be headed for ... Read more...

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YSR Congress leads the Andhra by-elections


June 15th, 2012 - 11:02 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 15 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh's YSR Congress Party (YSRCP), led by jailed legislator Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy, Friday established early leads in the Nellore Lok Sabha and in 13 ... Read more...

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Kerala plans to insert chips in sandalwood trees


June 12th, 2012 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 12 (IANS) Kerala Forest Minister K.B. Ganesh Kumar Tuesday informed the state assembly that plans are being worked out to insert microchips in sandalwood trees at Marayur, the ... Read more...

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Congress intensifies attack on Jagan in by-poll campaign


June 4th, 2012 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 4 (IANS) With the YSR Congress Party trying to cash in on the sympathy wave in the wake of its leader Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy's arrest in the ... Read more...

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Akhilesh Yadav’s wife to contest Kannauj by-election (Lead)


May 26th, 2012 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 26 (IANS) Dimple Yadav, wife of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, will contest the June 24 Lok Sabha by-election from Kannauj constituency, the Samajwadi Party announced Saturday. ... Read more...

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Andhra parties welcome by-poll schedule


April 24th, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 24 (IANS) Political parties in Andhra Pradesh Tuesday welcomed the schedule announced by the Election Commission of India for by-elections in one Lok Sabha and 18 assembly ... Read more...

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70 IAS officials transferred in Uttar Pradesh


April 13th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 13 (IANS) In yet another major reshuffle in the Uttar Pradesh bureaucracy, the less than a month-old Samajwadi Party (SP) government Friday shifted 70 Indian Administrative Service ... Read more...

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‘Rachcha’ - technically sound, but lacks storyline (Telugu Movie Review)


April 7th, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Film: Rachcha; Cast: Ramcharan, Tamanna, Mukesh Rishi, Dev Gill, Kota Sreenivasa Rao, Brahmanandam, Ali, Venu Madhav, M.S. Narayana, Krishna Bhagavan, Srinivasa Reddy; Producer: R.B. Chowdhary; Screenplay-Direction: Sampath Nandi; Cinematographer: Sameer Reddy; ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa revokes disciplinary action against Sasikala


March 31st, 2012 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 31 (IANS) AIADMK general secretary and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Saturday revoked the disciplinary action initiated against her long time aide V.K. Sasikala, but reiterated that ... Read more...

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Sasikala says she wants to serve Jayalalithaa


March 28th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 28 (IANS) In an apparent reconciliation move, a former aide to J. Jayalalithaa said Wednesday that she wants to keep serving the Tamil Nadu chief minister.V.K. Sasikala said ... Read more...

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YSR Congress elated over first win outside Kadapa


March 21st, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 21 (IANS) The YSR Congress is elated over its victory in Kovur assembly constituency in Andhra Pradesh's Nellore district, its first win outside Kadapa district.Announcing its arrival on ... Read more...

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Chiranjeevi, Renuka, four others file papers for Rajya Sabha


March 19th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 19 (IANS) Telugu actor-turned-politician K. Chiranjeevi and Congress party spokesperson Renuka Chowdary were among six candidates from Andhra Pradesh who filed their nomination papers for March 30 ... Read more...

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Dimple Yadav to contest from Kannauj?


March 15th, 2012 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, March 15 (IANS) Dimple Yadav could be the Samjwadi Party candidate for the Kannauj Lok Sabha seat once the seat is vacated by her husband and Uttar Pradesh Chief ... Read more...

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It’s curtains for Chiranjeevi’s PRP


March 12th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 12 (IANS) The Praja Rajyam Party (PRP) of Telugu actor-turned-politician Chiranjeevi Monday formally merged with the ruling Congress party the in Andhra Pradesh legislative assembly.Speaker Nadendla Manohar announced ... Read more...

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New Andhra ministers get portfolios


January 20th, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 20 (IANS) The deadlock over portfolios to the two new cabinet ministers in Andhra Pradesh was resolved Friday after the erstwhile Praja Rajyam Party (PRP) agreed to ... Read more...

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Kiran Reddy inducts two ministers, drops one (Lead)


January 19th, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 19 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy Thursday carried out a minor reshuffle of his cabinet, inducting two legislators from the erstwhile Praja Rajyam ... Read more...

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Two PRP leaders sworn in as Andhra ministers


January 19th, 2012 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 19 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh cabinet was expanded Thursday with the induction of two legislators from the erstwhile Praja Rajyam Party (PRP), which merged with the ruling ... Read more...

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Two PRP leaders to be inducted in Andhra cabinet


January 18th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 18 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh cabinet will be expanded Thursday with the induction of two legislators of the erstwhile Praja Rajyam Party (PRP), which has merged with ... Read more...

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Divided family pays tributes to NTR


January 18th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 18 (IANS) Rich tributes were paid to Telugu Desam Party (TDP) founder and former Andhra Pradesh chief minister N.T. Rama Rao on his 16th death anniversary Wednesday.NTR, as ... Read more...

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Chiranjeevi satisfied with inclusion in Congress panel


December 23rd, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 23 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician K. Chiranjeevi Friday said he was satisfied with his inclusion in the state Congress committee to ensure better coordination between the party and the Andhra ... Read more...

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Chiranjeevi unhappy with Congress


December 3rd, 2011 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 3 (IANS) For the first time after his Praja Rajyam Party's (PRP) formal merger with the Congress in August, actor-turned-politician K. Chiranjeevi Saturday openly expressed unhappiness over the ... Read more...

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Chiranjeevi’s son engaged


December 2nd, 2011 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 1 (IANS) Young Telugu actor and son of actor-turned-politician Chiranjeevi, Ram Charan Teja was engaged to his long-time girlfriend Kamineni Upasana at a lavish ceremony held at a ... Read more...

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Vijayakant to fast Nov 24 against price hikes


November 21st, 2011 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 21 (IANS) Leader of Opposition in the Tamil Nadu assembly and DMDK chief A. Vijayakant will hold a fast between 8 a.m and 5 p.m Thursday to ... Read more...

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Sonia Gandhi assures Chiranjeevi of suitable post


November 16th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Hyderabad, Nov 16 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician K. Chiranjeevi Wednesday said Congress president Sonia Gandhi had promised suitable posts and responsibilities for him and other leaders of the erstwwhile Praja ... Read more...

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DMK MP held on land grab charges


November 16th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 16 (IANS) DMK MP J.K. Ritheesh Kumar was arrested here Wednesday morning following a complaint that he had indulged in land grabbing. "He was arrested and taken to Kanchipuram," ... Read more...

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AIADMK sweeps Tamil Nadu civic polls


October 22nd, 2011 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 21 (IANS) Six months after it won the assembly elections, the AIADMK Friday swept the two-phased Tamil Nadu civic polls by winning all the 10 mayoral posts in ... Read more...

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