Everything you need to know about Desam: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Desam: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Hyderabad, May 15 (IANS) Reacting sharply to his suspension from the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), M. Raghunandan Rao Wednesday challenged party chief K. Chandrasekhara Rao to prove the allegations within 48 hours. If not, he would come out with evidence on how party leaders received money on various occasions.
Hyderabad, May 13 (IANS) Rebel legislators of Andhra Pradesh's ruling Congress party Monday did not appear before assembly speaker for the hearing on the disqualification sought by their respective parties.
Hyderabad, May 11 (IANS) The main opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in Andhra Pradesh suffered another setback when its senior leader Kadiam Srihari quit the party Saturday.
New Delhi, May 7 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader M. Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday expressed his delight after the unveiling of former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N T Rama Rao's statue in Parliament, saying it is the happiest day for the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and the people of the state.
New Delhi, May 7 (ANI): Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar unveiled the statue of former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) founder N T Rama Rao in Parliament on Tuesday.
Hyderabad, May 6 (IANS) Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief and former Andhra Pradesh chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu Monday received an invitation for the ceremony to unveil party founder N.T. Rama Rao's statue in Parliament House Tuesday.
Hyderabad, May 6 (IANS) Former Andhra Pradesh chief minister and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) founder N.T. Rama Rao's larger-than-life statue is set to be unveiled in Parliament House Tuesday. TDP chief N. Chandrababu Naidu and NTR's widow Lakshmi Parvathi, however, were not invited, much to their consternation.
Hyderabad, May 6 (IANS) With the statue of former Andhra Pradesh chief minister and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) founder N.T. Rama Rao set to be unveiled in Parliament House Tuesday, a row has erupted as party chief N. Chandrababu Naidu and the late leader's widow Lakshmi Parvathi were not invited to the ceremony.
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) The UPA government was the most corrupt since Independence, the opposition parties, including the BJP, said Tuesday while contending that they were not responsible for parliament failing to transact any business.
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Both houses of parliament were Tuesday disrupted over the allocation of coal blocks, and were adjourned till May 2 after the Lok Sabha passed the Finance Bill for the 2013-14 fiscal.
Hyderabad, April 28 (IANS) Former Andhra Pradesh minister and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leader Sripathi Rajeshwar Rao died Sunday. He was 73.
Hyderabad, April 27 (IANS) Elected unopposed for the seventh consecutive term as the president of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), K. Chandrasekhara Rao Saturday vowed not to rest till separate Telangana state is achieved.
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) A group of MPs Friday urged the government to withdraw the "controversial" Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India (BRAI) bill that was tabled in parliament a few days ago.
Hyderabad, April 19 (IANS) Aiming to emerge the single largest party from Telangana in next year's elections, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) is going all out to woo Andhra Pradesh MPs and legislators from the ruling Congress as well as the opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP).
Hyderabad, April 15 (IANS) A legislator of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) Monday decided to join the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS).
Hyderabad, April 13 (IANS) The case relating to "disproportionate assets" of YSR Congress party leader Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy continues to haunt the Congress government in Andhra Pradesh with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) naming yet another minister for suspected corruption.
Hyderabad, April 9 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Home Minister P. Sabitha Indra Reddy Tuesday said she would abide by the Congress leadership's decision on continuing in the cabinet.
Hyderabad, April 5 (IANS) Opposition parties in Andhra Pradesh have decided to go ahead with their statewide shutdown on April 9 despite the government providing some relief from the steep hike in electricity tariff announced last week.
Hyderabad, March 30 (IANS) Ignoring opposition protests and despite an unprecedented electricity shortage, Andhra Pradesh government Saturday hiked the electricity tariff by about 15 percent, imposing over Rs.6,000 crore burden on people.
Hyderabad, March 30 (IANS) In a midnight crackdown, Hyderabad police forcibly shifted fasting leaders of the main opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) to a state-run hospital after their condition deteriorated.
Hyderabad, March 23 (IANS) Legislators of main opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) were forcibly evicted from Andhra Pradesh assembly Friday night, 12 hours after they began protest in the house.
Hyderabad, March 22 (IANS) The arrest of top Telangana leaders during a road blockade rocked the Andhra Pradesh assembly with the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) stalling the proceedings and ultimately forcing the house to be adjourned for the day.
Hyderabad, March 16 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh assembly once again adjourned without doing any business Saturday as the opposition stalled proceedings over the Babli project and Telangana issue.
Hyderabad, March 16 (IANS) The ruling Congress in Andhra Pradesh survived the second no-confidence motion in 16 months early Saturday thanks to a divided opposition. But the result proved the government was technically in a minority.
Hyderabad, March 15 (IANS) The no-confidence motion moved by the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) in the Andhra Pradesh assembly against the Congress government was Friday admitted for debate.
Hyderabad, March 14 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh assembly was adjourned for the day Thursday without transacting any business as the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) stalled the house, demanding a resolution to the Telangana issue by carving out a separate state.
Hyderabad, March 14 (IANS) The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) and YSR Congress party Thursday gave separate notices for moving no-confidence motions in the assembly against the state Congress government.
Hyderabad, March 13 (IANS) The main opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in Andhra Pradesh has refused to support the no-confidence motion proposed to be moved by the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) in the state assembly during the budget session.
Hyderabad, March 13 (IANS) The budget session of the Andhra Pradesh state legislature began Wednesday on a stormy note with the opposition Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) disrupting state governor E.S.L. Narasimhan's address to the joint session of both houses.
Hyderabad, March 11 (IANS) The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) has decided to move no-confidence motion against Congress government in Andhra Pradesh during the budget session of the state assembly, starting Wednesday.
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) After a walkout by several opposition parties, the Rajya Sabha Wednesday adopted a motion for the setting up of a joint parliamentary committee to probe the deal for purchase of VVIP helicopters.
Hyderabad, Feb 26 (IANS) YSR Congress party leader P. Ravindranath Reddy, brother-in-law of late chief minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, was Tuesday sent to judicial custody till March 11 by a court in Kadapa after he surrendered in a forgery case.
New Delhi/Hyderabad, Feb. 22 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Friday called for national unity in wake of the twin bomb blasts in Hyderabad, and termed it as an act of external aggression.
Hyderabad, Feb 14 (IANS) Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leader N. Chandrababu Naidu suffered minor injuries when a makeshift dais collapsed while he was garlanding a statue in Guntur district Thursday, a party leader has said.
Hyderabad, Feb 6 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh governor Wednesday gave his approval to the appointment of four information commissioners after the state government sent back the file rejected by him earlier following a row over appointment of people with political background.
New Delhi, Jan 28 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday accused the Congress-led UPA Government of betraying people fighting for the Telangana cause.
Hyderabad, Jan 26 (IANS) Patriotic fervour marked the 64th Republic Day celebrations across Andhra Pradesh Saturday.
Hyderabad, Dec 28 (IANS) Congress MPs from Telangana have welcomed the outcome of the all-party meeting on Telangana and said they were confident that the centre would take a favourable decision in carving out a separate state in a month's time.
New Delhi, Dec 28 (ANI): Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde has invited two representatives from each party to know their views afresh on the Telangana issue in New Delhi today.
Hyderabad, Dec 25 (IANS) Popular Telugu film actor and TDP founder N.T. Rama Rao's son N. Balakrishna cancelled his visit to Ahmedabad to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi after party president N. Chandrababu Naidu advised him against it.
Hyderabad, Dec 24 (IANS) A shutdown crippled Monday Andhra Pradesh's Guntur district on a call given by the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) to protest the arrest of its senior leader Kodela Sivaprasada Rao.
Hyderabad, Dec 21 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan has returned to the state cabinet a file relating to its recommendation not to give permission to the CBI to prosecute senior cabinet minister Dharmana Prasada Rao, advising further legal opinion be sought, said informed sources.
Visakhapatnam, Dec 19 (IANS) A shutdown was observed amid tension in the tribal areas of Visakhapatnam district Wednesday to demand that the Andhra Pradesh government should not allow bauxite mining.
Hyderabad, Dec 18 (IANS) YSR Congress party leader Sharmila successfully underwent knee surgery at Apollo Hospital here Tuesday. The 37-year-old sister of jailed MP and party chief Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy is recovering well.
Hyderabad, Dec 17 (IANS) YSR Congress party leader Sharmila will undergo knee surgery at a private hospital Tuesday, party sources said.
New Delhi/Hyderabad, Dec 14 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan Friday called on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde and discussed the latest situation in the state with them ahead of the all party meet on Telangana.
Hyderabad, Dec 12 (IANS) The union home ministry has invited nine political parties from Andhra Pradesh for an all-party meeting on Telangana scheduled to be held Dec 28 in New Delhi.
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The government Tuesday said it will make efforts to persuade the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to issue visas to Indians working there with insufficient documents and facing threat of deportation from the Gulf country.
New Delhi, Dec 10 (ANI): Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Monday said that the all-party meeting would be organized soon to discuss the Telangana issue.
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Confusion prevailed over two Telugu Desam Party (TDP) MPs voting for the motion against foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail in the Rajya Sabha Friday.
With the help of BSP, ruling UPA seems all set to win the battle of Rajya Sabha over FDI in today voting like Lok Sabha. The earlier announcement of BSP to support government in spite of protest against FDI has relieved UPA government, as it is likely to win the Rajya Sabha voting.
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and Telugu Desam Party Thursday opposed the government's decision to allow FDI in multi-brand retail, saying it will seriously impact a large section of the population working in unorganised retail trade.
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The government has convened an all-party meeting Dec 28 as part of its efforts to find a solution to the demand for carving out a separate state of Telangana from Andhra Pradesh, home ministry officials said Wednesday.
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Terming the government as anti-farmer, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) Wednesday said that the government is acting as middleman for foreign companies by pushing FDI in retail in the country.
Hyderabad, Dec 2 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh made history Sunday night by passing a bill to give statutory status to the scheduled castes and scheduled tribe sub-plans, ensuring allocation of funds to these sections in proportion to their population. .
New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) The government Tuesday expressed confidence it has the numbers to counter the opposition in a parliament debate on FDI in retail, an issue which has stalled parliament for four days.
New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) With the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Left parties still adamant on a debate with voting on FDI in multi?brand retail, the ruling UPA Monday said it was sure of its numbers in the Lok Sabha.
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) With the threat of a no confidence motion looming over parliament's winter session starting Thursday, the ruling UPA's strength stands at 245, less than the majority mark.
Hyderabad, Nov 17 (IANS) Majlis?e?Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) Saturday handed over a letter to Andhra Pradesh Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan about withdrawal of its support to the Congress government in the state. The decision came in the wake of communal tension here over a temple abutting Charminar.
Hyderabad, Nov 12 (IANS) After Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) Monday withdrew support to the Congress government in Andhra Pradesh, the ruling party has decided to hold talks with its ally to persuade it to reconsider its decision.
Hyderabad, Nov 12 (IANS) The ruling Congress party in Andhra Pradesh Monday said there was no threat to the government following the decision of Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) to withdraw support.
Hyderabad, Nov 12 (IANS) With the Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) withdrawing its outside support, the Congress government in Andhra Pradesh may find itself in a crisis.
Hyderabad, Nov 12 (IANS) In a significant development which could alter the political equations in Andhra Pradesh, the Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) Monday withdrew support to the United Progressive Alliance government in New Delhi and the Congress government in the state.
Hyderabad, Nov 8 (IANS) Announcing plans to intensify the movement for a separate Telangana state, Telangana Rashtra Samithi chief K. Chandrasekhara Rao Thursday alleged that the Congress had once again cheated the region's people though he had agreed to merge his party with the latter.
Hyderabad, Nov.7 (ANI): A student of Hyderabad's Osmania University committed suicide on Wednesday, and left behind a note citing his frustration over the delay in the creation of a separate state of Telangana.
Hyderabad, Nov 7 (IAN) Declaring that it would contest the 2014 general elections on its own, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) has set a target of 15 Lok Sabha and 100 assembly seats, party chief K. Chandrasekhara Rao said here Wednesday.
Hyderabad, Nov 3 (IANS) Hundreds of people paid their last respects to Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leader and former union minister K. Yerran Naidu, who was cremated in his native Srikakulam district Saturday.
New Delhi, Nov 2 (ANI): Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari today condoled the tragic and untimely demise of senior Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leader and former Union Minister K. Yerran Naidu.
Hyderabad, Nov 2 (IANS) Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde Friday said talks continued to find a solution to the Telangana issue.
New Delhi, Nov 2 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh today condoled the passing away of senior Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leader and former Union Minister K. Yerran Naidu and said that the nation has lost a distinguished parliamentarian and political personality who made valuable contribution to the public life.
New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday condoled the death in an accident of former union minister and senior Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leader Yerran Naidu and described him as a "distinguished parliamentarian and personality".
Hyderabad, Nov. 2 (ANI): Senior Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leader and former Union Minister K. Yerran Naidu died in a road accident in Andhra Pradesh's Srikakulam district this morning. He was 55.
Hyderabad, Nov.1 (ANI): Violence erupted outside Osmania University as students clashed with policemen while they continued to press their demand for the formation of separate Telangana state.
Hyderabad, Oct 31 (IANS) The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) has suspended another legislator for moving closer to YSR Congress party.
Hyderabad, Oct. 30 (ANI): Journalists held a rally here on Tuesday to protest against not being given permission to cover Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's recent address at the Convention on Biodiversity.
Hyderabad, Oct 26 (IANS) Former Andhra Pradesh chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu escaped with minor bruises Friday night when the dais at a public meeting collapsed.
Hyderabad, Oct 13 (IANS) Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad's remarks on Telangana have evoked sharp reaction from pro-Telangana leaders cutting across party lines.
Hyderabad, Oct 11 (IANS) With the Supreme Court refusing to grant bail to YSR Congress party leader Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy in the illegal assets case, his sister Sharmila has decided to embark on a 'padyatra' to keep the party afloat.
Hyderabad, Oct 5 (IANS) With the Supreme Court Friday dismissing the bail petition of YSR Congress Party leader Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy in the illegal assets case, the party is contemplating to file a review petition in the apex court.
Hyderabad, Sep 27 (IANS) A day after TDP chief N. Chandrababu Naidu wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over the Telangana issue, the party plunged into a crisis with the resignation of a senior leader from Rayalaseema region.
Hyderabad, Sep 26 (IANS) The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) Wednesday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to immediately resolve the Telangana issue.
Hyderabad, Sep 21 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh state legislative assembly remained paralysed for the fourth consecutive day Friday with Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) members stalling the proceedings, demanding adoption of a resolution for formation of Telangana state.
Hyderabad, Sep 20 (IANS) The nationwide shutdown had its impact on the Andhra Pradesh assembly Thursday, with the opposition parties forcing its adjournment for the day.
Hyderabad, Sep 20 (IANS) The nation-wide shutdown had its impact on Andhra Pradesh state legislative assembly with the opposition parties forcing adjournment thrice since morning.
Hyderabad, Sep 18 (IANS) The Telangana issue rocked the Andhra Pradesh state assembly for the second consecutive day Tuesday with Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) stalling the proceedings, demanding a resolution for carving out a separate state.
Hyderabad, Sep 17 (IANS) The monsoon session of the Andhra Pradesh assembly began on a stormy note Monday as legislators from various parties noisily demanded a resolution on the issue of statehood for Telangana, leading to the house being adjourned for the day.
Hyderabad, Sep.17 (ANI: The first day of the Monsoon Session of Andhra Pradesh assembly was a total washout amidst repeated calls for a resolution on the issue of statehood for Telangana.
Hyderabad, Sep 13 (IANS) Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president N. Chandrababu Naidu's family assets have come down from about Rs.40 crore last year to Rs.35.59 crore this year.
Hyderabad, Sep 12 (IANS) Nara Lokesh, son of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N. Chandrababu Naidu, appears to be gearing up to take up a key responsibility in the party.
Kolkata, Sep 9 (IANS) Ruling out any immediate chances of forging a third front, a senior Samajwadi Party leader Sunday said his party wanted good relations with all parties opposed to the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party.
Hyderabad, Sep 8 (IANS) For N. Chandrababu Naidu, Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy was a bitter rival when he was alive but today the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president is taking out every leaf out of his book in his bid to return to power in Andhra Pradesh in the 2014 elections.
Hyderabad, Sep 6 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh's opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) Thursday voiced concern over the incidents of police baton charge on farmers demanding fertilizers and has asked the state government to streamline the supply of fertilizers.
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Keeping up its attack on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the alleged faulty allocation of coal blocks, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday said maintaining silence is a privilege not available to the head of government.
Hyderabad, Aug 31 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh's opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) Friday urged the governor to convene a special session of the state assembly to discuss the unprecedented power crisis and the problems faced by people, especially farmers.
Onboard Air India One, Aug.31 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, said on Friday that he would welcome any move to end the logjam in Parliament, but added that he was not tuned in or well informed on reports of Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav considering plans to form a Third Front of non Congress and non-BJP parties in the run-up to the 2014 general elections.
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Putting up a third front on the coal scam, the Left parties, along with Samajwadi Party (SP) and Telugu Desam Party (TDP), Friday staged a sit-in protest at the main gate of parliament house building Friday morning.
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Putting up a third front on the coal scam, the Left parties, along with Samajwadi Party and Telugu Desam Party, Friday staged a sit-in protest at the main gate of the Parliament House building Friday morning.
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Both houses of parliament were again disrupted Friday as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) kept up the offensive and created a ruckus demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over coal block allocation.
New Delhi, Aug 31 (ANI): Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav along with Left and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leaders on Friday staged a sit in at the portico of Parliament House against the logjam in Parliament over coal block allocations.
New Delhi, Aug 31 (ANI): The Samajwadi Party along with the Left and the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) will hold a protest outside Parliament today against the logjam in the House over coal block allocations.