Bolt from the blue to MLAs

TRS-bound MLAs punished

0 on November 28, 2011, 9:21 pm / in Politics

The MLA who have defected to TRS are in a state of shock. They had no clue that Assembly Speaker Nadendla Manohar would accept their resignations today. They were smug  that their letters would be not be accepted, considering that the Speaker would reject resiganations of 61 other MLAs. Late in the night, the Speaker has simultaneously rejected resignations of  […]

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Sucked into vortex of corruption

Srilakshmi’s arrest sends shivers across IAS

0 on November 28, 2011, 5:08 pm / in Headlines, Politics

IAS officer Yerra Srilakhshmi’s arrest today by CBI in connection with illegal mining case against Gali Janardhan Reddy has sent shivers across the babudom in the state. The 1988-cadre officer played a key role during YSR’s first term as his Secretary for Industries Department when most of the controversial GOs were issued allegedly in favour of Obulapuram Mining Company of […]

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Past catching up

TRSV Balka Suman arrested

0 on November 28, 2011, 1:14 pm / in Politics

TRS student wing leader Balka Suman has been taken into custody by police. More than a hundred cases ranging from disruption, destruction of public properties to manhandling officers on duty are pending against him. Especially, during the peak of the Telangana agitation, Suman was prominent through his activities, participating in all kinds of agitations and dharnas in and out of […]

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Can viewers take more viewers?

How many more news channels!

2 on November 26, 2011, 2:17 pm / in Editor's Pick, Media

People have lost count of the number of news channels that are airing in Telugu. Last checked, there are as many as 13 satellite news channels and half-a-dozen cable channels bombarding viewers in Andhra Pradesh with an overdose of current non-affairs. But the promoters seem to be unfazed. While three more channels have been announced, a couple more have been […]

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KK missing!

Will KK get renominated to RS?

0 on November 26, 2011, 10:40 am / in Headlines, Politics

Congress MP K Keshava Rao has suddenly disappeared from the media radar of late. He is not be seen anywhere in Delhi or in Hyderabad. He is missing even in the press conferences being held by Congress MPs of late. What is the reason? KK seems to have bitten more than he can chew over the Telangana agitation. He sought […]

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Women journo suspected of aiding don

Women journo suspected of aiding don

0 on November 26, 2011, 10:35 am / in Headlines, Politics

It is not everyday that one sees headlines like “India woman editor held over murder of journalist”. The arrest of Jigna Vora, deputy bureau chief (crime) of Asian Age, for her suspected involvement in the sensational murder of Mid Day editor (investigations) Jyotirmoy Dey has sent shock waves in journalist community. Police suspect that Dey was killed in broad day […]

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Kishenji's body after the encounter

Kishenji’s family demands his dead body

0 on November 25, 2011, 8:52 pm / in Headlines, Politics

The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Friday ruled out that top Maoist leader Koteswar Rao alias Kishenji was killed in a fake encounter even as Maoist ideologue P Varavara Rao alleged that the rebel leader  was “tortured” and then “murdered” in police custody. CRPF Director General K Vijay Kumar claimed that the encounter at Burishol village in Junglemahal area […]

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Kishenji file picture

`Effeminate voice masked a brutal heart’

0 on November 25, 2011, 8:41 am / in Politics

Top Maoist commander Kishenji alias Mallojula Koteswararao’s encounter killing was widely reported in the national press. These reports provide interesting details about the incident and Kishenji himself. The Telegraph KISHAN KILLED, ‘99%’  Kishan, the hooded Maoist mastermind who issued a death threat to a chief minister on TV, was suspected with “99 per cent” certainty to have been killed by […]

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Kishenji giving interviews

Kishenji, brilliant Maoist PR man

0 on November 24, 2011, 8:56 pm / in Headlines, Politics

For the electronic media generation, Mallojula Koteswara Rao alias Kishenji was the human face of the underground Maoist movement. The top politburo member of the CPI (ML), who was killed today in an encounter with security forces in Purulia district,  emerged as the spokesperson for the banned outfit, frequently giving interviews in secret locations or expressing his opinions on phone […]

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Ponnam, MPs Forum convener

T-MPs taste Pranab’s wrath

0 on November 24, 2011, 6:03 pm / in Politics

Telangana Congress MPs had a taste of Pranab Mukherjee’s wrath. The veteran party leader was livid with T Congress MPs for disrupting Lok Sabha once too many times today. While the MPs were at the receiving end at Pranab’s ire, what added insult to injury was the fact that this embarrassing bit of info was leaked to the press by […]

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