TJAC seeks BJP support for Sansad yatra

The Telangana Joint Action Committee on Monday sought the support of BJP for the Sansad Yatra it would organize later in the month.

TJAC members met senior BJP leaders LK Advani, Sushma Swaraj and urged them to express solidarity with the TJAC which will organize the dharna in the national capital to press for their demand of a separate Telangana.

The BJP has been vociferous of the separate state demand and the leader of opposition has moved a private bill in the Parliament earlier. The Telangana issue was raised by many BJP members in both houses of the parliament earlier.

Boston bombings suspect disrupted mosque on MLK day

Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the older of two brothers suspected in the Boston Marathon blasts, had objected to a sermon at a Cambridge mosque in which the speaker compared the Prophet with civil rights leader Martin Luther King, a mosque official said.

Yusufi Vali, executive director of the Islamic Society of Boston, which runs the mosque, said 26-year-old Tsarnaev told the speaker, “You are a kafir [an unbeliever],” and said he was contaminating people’s minds and was a hypocrite.


Two die of lightning in AP

The sudden untimely rains and thunderbolts are causing havoc in Prakasham district.
On Monday two persons were struck by lightning and got killed. While one person was killed in Kolalapudi under Marturu mandal, another woman was killed in Krishnarajupalle of Korisapadu mandal. There were widespread rains causing loss to standing crops in several areas of the district.

Gales with velocity of 100 kmph hit Mappavaram and Budavada under Vanguluru mandal. The winds uprooted electric polls and trees. Traffic to Muppavaram, Budavada and Inkollu villages was affected.


KCR’s politics is for currency bundles:Yerrabelli

TDP Telangana Forum convener Yerrabelli Dayakara Rao spat fire at the TRS chief K Chandrasekhara Rao.
Speaking to the media here on Monday, he said KCR’s politics was only for currency notes and because of this he has been acting in an immoral manner.

Alleging that KCR was having behind the screen friendship with the Congress, Yerrabelli said it was because KCR’s family earned crores of rupees in the Polavaram tender, he has been adopting a soft corner towards the Congress. He said he was ready for any open enquiry on the matter.

One-month-old baby boy ‘sold’ for Rs 1.5 lakh in Andhra Pradesh

A one-month-old boy who was allegedly sold for Rs 1.5 lakh in Nizamabad district of Andhra Pradesh has been rescued by the police, officials said on Sunday.

Two persons including the baby’s father Gangadhar, a labourer and one mediator called Linganna, allegedly sold the baby ten days ago, the Nizamabad Rural police said, quoting a complaint lodged by the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) authorities.

Social media posing threat to print & electronic media

While expressing views on the importance of of social media, senior journalist Ravinder Makhaik today said the social media is posing a threat to print and electronic media as it was rapidly dominating other form of conventional media and it is unregulated and uncontrolled making irrelevant the geographic boundary globally.

NIA combs Bihar districts for suspected IM terrorist

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has searched four districts of Bihar for Tahseen Akhtar, allegedly a member of the Indian Mujahideen (IM) involved in terrorist strikes in the country, police said on Sunday.

“NIA teams have conducted raids in Samastipur, Darbhanga, Munger and Madhubani districts in the last 24 hours in search of Tahseen Akhtar alias Monu, accused of several terrorist attacks,” an officer at the Bihar Police headquarters here said.

Boston suspect in serious condition, can’t speak

Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev remained in serious condition in a Boston hospital on Sunday unable to answer questions on the devastating attack, officials said. Investigators released stunning images of Tsarnaev’s final moments of freedom, slumbering wounded in a boat in a suburban backyard. They are also stepping up inquiries into a trip to Muslim regions of Russia taken by his accomplice brother, 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

The 19-year-old is “serious but stable,” Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick told reporters Saturday. “I think not able to communicate yet.”

Ramanachary in TRS: Made politburo member

Retired IAS officer K V Ramanachary joined the TRS here on Sunday.
Party chief K Chandrasekhara Rao while admitting him in the party said the party needed the services of such eminent and knowledgeable persons. He immediately appointed Ramanachary as a Politburo member of the party.

More TDP, Cong leaders set to join TRS: Rao

Close on the heels of a TDP MLA announcing his decision to join TRS, the TRS president K Chandrasekhar Rao on Sunday said many others from TDP and Congress would join his party soon.

“I have been telling that and it is proved many times and within the near future you will see many leaders joining TRS,” he told reporters here. TDP MLA G Kamalakar from Karimnagar district had recently met the TRS president and declared his intention to join the Telangana party.

One held for accepting cricket betting

Acting on a tip-off on Sunday, sleuths of Commissioner’s Task force Central Zone Team raided a house near Sri Venkateshwara Swamy Temple at Chikkadpally and nabbed one person, who was accepting Cricket Bettings over cellphones from punters for the ongoing IPL T-20 Cricket Matches.

Lagadapati says no threat to Congress till 2014

Vijayawada MP Lagadapati Rajgopal has made it clear that there was no threat to the Congress government till 2014.
Speaking to the media here on Sunday, Lagadapati said that nothing will happen to the Congress party interests, even if some people leave the party.

Mothkupally blasts KCR,calls him a boozer

Dubbing TRS Chief K Chandrashekar Rao as a big ‘Boozer’, TDP senior leader Mothkupally Narsimulu has alleged no body could understand what the former speaks.

Speaking to the media here on Sunday, Mothkupally has exuded confidence that the TDP will come to power in the next elections and TDP Chief N Chandrababu Naidu will become the Chief Minister of the State. He said that one could understand the ‘Boozer’ attitude and policy of KCR while seeing his criticism against Chandrababu.

Girls maintain supremacy in inter I year results

The girl students have maintained their supremacy in the first year Intermediate examination results, which were released by Secondary Education Minister K. Parthasarathi here on Sunday. In all, while 54.6 per cent of the students got through the examination, the Krishna district topped the State and the backward Mahbubnagar district occupied the last place.

Sunrisers beat Kings XI by 5 wickets

Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Kings XI Punjab by five wickets in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here Friday.

Chasing 124 for victory, Sunrisers scored 127 for five in 18.5 overs.

Hanuma Vihari top scored for Hyderabad with 46 off 39 balls. Manpreet Gony was the pick of Punjab bowlers with figures of two for 24.


CJI for early disposal of cases in village courts

The Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir today said that work to dispense speedy and fair justice to common man through the ‘Gram Nyayalaya’ (rural court) is in the process of being implemented.

Justice Kabir, who was in Sirohi district to inaugurate a ‘Gram Nyayalaya’ building, told reporters here that “these courts are created to to mitigate legal problems of poor who found it difficult to travel to district courts”.


Acting CJ asks banks to be cautious while granting to industrialists

Acting Chief Justice N.V. Ramana on Friday suggested to the commercial banks to take utmost care while sanctioning loans to the industrial managements.

The Chief Justice observed that it was not proper for the bankers to give away thousands of crores of public money to the industrial managements by merely scrutinizing property documents. Because of this, the banks were not only being cheated, but also there was no security to the public money, he observed.

Two Prisoners die of heart attack

An under-trial prisoner in Charlapalli Central Jail, who complained of severe chest pain, died while being shifted to Gandhi Hospital at Secunderabad on Friday.

According to Jail Superintendent K.L. Srinivasa Rao, the deceased Mangali Kistaiah, 60, was an accused in an assault case. He was lodged in Parigi sub-jail earlier. As he was suffering from ill-health, Kistaiah was shifted to the Charlapalli Central Jail which has all the medical facilities for prisoners.

Deputy Chief Minister lobbying in Delhi for Home portfolio

While the fate of the “tainted ministers” in the State Cabinet continues to hang fire, they seemed to have got a breather with the Congress High Command withholding permission to Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy to revamp and reshuffle his ministry at least till the completion of elections in the neighbouring Karnataka State due in the first week of May.

Teenager gang-raped in Andhra Pradesh

A 18-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped by two persons near Ramagundam railway station, nearly 70 kms from here, police said on Friday.

The incident took place last night when the victim got down at the station and was offered a drop to her destination – Peddapally – by both the accused, they said.

According to Godavarikhani Deputy Superintendent of Police, G Udaykumar Reddy, accused Sameer (21) befriended the girl at the station and later called his friend Sura Raju (23) from Ramagundam following which they sexually assaulted her.

Prohibitory orders in Bhainsa, AP

Prohibitory orders under section 144 of CrPc were today imposed in the communally-sensitive Bhainsa town of Adilabad district, after Hindu Vahini members tried to take out a procession from areas dominated by minority community during Ram-navami celebrations.

Police said Hindu Vahini had not sought any prior permission.

“No permission was given for procession as they wanted to take it out from sensitive areas,” a senior police officer told.


Boston ‘bombers are brothers’ from Chechnya; one killed shoot out

The two suspects involved in Monday’s marathon bombings in Boston were brothers and hailed from overseas, various media reported Friday.

Fox News said Suspect No. 2 who wore the white hat at the Boston Marathon bombings has been identified as Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19. He hails from Chechnya and had been in the United States for a little more than a year, Bill Hemmer from Fox News reported.

CNN and Fox News reported that the two suspects were brothers.
CNN said the brothers spent time in Kazakhstan before arriving in the U.S.

Naidu’s walkathon enters 200th day

TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu today completed 200 days of his ongoing “Vastunna Meekosam” (I am coming for you) foot march as he reached Makavarapalem village under Narsipatnam Assembly constituency in Visakhapatnam district.

In the process, the former Chief Minister crossed the 2750-km milestone, having started the walkathon on October 2 last year.


Modi hiring PR firms to boost his image: Digvijaya

Attacking Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi for his “false claims” about development of the state, Congress leader Digvijaya Singh today accused him of hiring public relations companies to boost his image and to spread wrong facts about the state.