Man breaks into Andhra Pradesh assembly

Hyderabad, July 30 : A man, said to be under mental depression, broke into the Andhra Pradesh state legislative assembly early Wednesday.


RGV to auction next film to distributors, buyers

Chennai, July 30 : Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma has decided to auction his upcoming yet-untitled Telugu action thriller as he aims to revolutionise the existing model of film distribution that treats cinema as a commercial product.


I'd like to make a mark as baddie: Aadarsh Balakrishna

Chennai, July 30 : Actor Aadarsh Balakrishna, who will be pitted against Ram Charan in upcoming Telugu film "Govindudu Andarivadele", says he would like to make a mark as a successful baddie in the industry as he strongly feels there's a dearth of young villains.


YuppTV launches ARY television channels for subscribers

Hyderabad, July 29 : City-based YuppTV has announced the launch of Pakistan's leading ARY television channels to subscribers.


Karthika will stun audiences with stunts: Chinni Krishna

Chennai, July 29 : Actress Karthika Nair will be seen in an action avatar for the first time in upcoming yet-untitled Telugu action comedy and the director of the film feels that actress will stun audiences with her stunts in the movie.


Age was never a concern to enter filmdom: 'Run Raja Run' director

Chennai, July 29 : Debutant director Sujeeth, who is awaiting the release of forthcoming Telugu romantic actioner "Run Raj Run", says he was never concerned about his age before entering films as he firmly believes talent is the deciding factor for survival in the industry.


Eid celebrated in Telangana, Andhra

Hyderabad, July 29 : Muslims across Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Tuesday celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr with religious fervour and gaiety and with prayers for the dead in Gaza.


Telangana train-bus accident toll rises to 18

Hyderabad, July 29 : The toll in last week's accident at an unmanned rail-road crossing in Telangana rose to 18 with one more child dead at a hospital here Tuesday.


Telangana to finalise industrial policy in a week

Hyderabad, July 28 : Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao Monday announced that the state's industrial policy will be finalised within a week.


KCR to visit Singapore next month

Hyderabad, July 28 : Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao will visit Singapore next month at the invitation of Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Alumni Association.


Decision to make Sania Mirza ambassador rushed: G. Kishan Reddy

Hyderabad, July 28 : Telangana Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader G. Kishan Reddy on Monday said that the decision to make Tennis star Sania Mirza the ambassador of Telangana was rushed.


Telangana, Andhra to celebrate Eid Tuesday

Hyderabad, July 28 : Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Tuesday as the new moon was sighted Monday in most parts of the country.


Harshvardhan Rane teams up with Ravi Babu for 'Avunu 2'

Chennai, July 28 : Actor-filmmaker Harshvardhan Rane has teamed up with director Ravi Babu for the second time for Telugu horror-thriller "Avunu 2", a sequel to the 2012 movie "Avunu".


Sripriya happy with success of 'Drishyam'

Chennai, July 28 : Filmmaker Sripriya's latest Telugu directorial "Drishyam", an eponymous remake of a Malayalam blockbuster, has struck gold at the box-office and has left her extremely delighted with the film's success.


Modelling gave me confidence to be in movies: Avantika Mishra

Chennai, July 27 : Model-turned-actress Avantika Mishra, who will soon be seen in forthcoming Telugu thriller "Maaya", says she neither has any filmy background nor any experience, but modelling gave her the confidence to try acting.


'Pandiya Naadu' villain set for Telugu debut

Chennai, July 27 : Model-turned-actor Harish Uthaman, who rose to fame with his villainous role in last year's Tamil blockbuster "Pandiya Naadu", is making his Telugu debut with upcoming actioner "Power". He will also be seen in Gopichand's yet-untitled next Telugu film.


Panel on Andhra capital to submit its report next month

Hyderabad, July 26 : The expert committee constituted by the central government to study various alternatives regarding the new capital for Andhra Pradesh, plans to submit its report by the middle of August.


Andhra Pradesh to replicate Kochi-model Startup Village

Kochi, July 26 : Andhra Pradesh has begun discussions with Kochi-based Startup Village for support and expertise to replicate the incubation facility in the state.


Checking of school buses continues in Telangana for second day

Hyderabad, July 26 : Transport authorities in Telangana continued checking of school buses for the second day Saturday in the wake of Thursday's tragic accident in Medak district which claimed the lives of 14 students.


'Alludu Seenu' - a blessed son sans talent (Telugu Movie Review)

By Haricharan Pudipeddi : Film - "Alludu Seenu"; Cast - Bellamkonda Srinivas, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Brahmanandam, Prakash Raj, Pradeep Rawat, Tanikella Bharani and Tamannaah Bhatia; Director - V.V Vinayak; Rating: *


Pavan's next along the lines of 'Ninne Pelladutha'

Chennai, July 26 : Telugu romantic-drama "Prem Ishq Kadhal" fame Pavan Sadhineni is ready with his next directorial in the language titled "Zindagi", which will be made along the lines of Akkineni Nagarjuna's "Ninne Pelladutha".


Nagarjuna enjoys 'pressure, pleasure' of hosting TV show

Chennai, July 26 : Actor Akkineni Nagarjuna, who is busy hosting the Telugu version of "Kaun Banega Crorepati" titled "Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu, says he enjoys the pressure and pleasure of hosting the show which is a hit on the small screen.


Telangana accident: Child's body exhumed, handed over to real parents

Hyderabad, July 25 : Police exhumed the body of a six-year-old boy, one of the victims of Thursday's tragic school bus-train collision in Telangana's Medak district, and handed it over to his parents after a blunder came to light Friday.


K Kavitha respects Telangana Govt. decision to appoint Sania Mirza as brand ambassador, Hanumantha Rao says decision not appreciated

New Delhi, July 24 : Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) MP and Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao's daughter K. Kavitha said that she respects the decision of the Telangana Government to appoint tennis star Sania Mirza as the state's brand ambassador, and added that there was no question of the latter not being seen as a citizen of India.


Man who lost two kids in accident dies of shock

Hyderabad, July 24 : Unable to bear the shock of losing his two children in the train-schoolbus collision in Telangana's Medak district, a man died of cardiac arrest.


Flynas to operate Jeddah-Hyderabad flights from August

Hyderabad, July 24 : Flynas, a low-cost airline from Saudi Arabia, has announced it will operate its first services to India beginning next month with two weekly flights each from Jeddah to Hyderabad and Jeddah to Kozhikode.


Telangana minister blames railways for accident

Hyderabad, July 24 : A Telangana minister has blamed negligence by the railways for the ghastly accident at a railway crossing in Medak district that left 19 school children dead.


19 children die as train hit bus in Telangana

Hyderabad, July 24 : In a ghastly accident, at least 19 students were killed Thursday when a train rammed into a school bus at an unmanned rail-road crossing in Medak district of Telangana, police said.


20 students killed as train hits school bus in Telangana

Hyderabad, July 24 : At least 20 students were killed and 10 injured when a school bus carrying them collided with a train at a railway crossing in Medak district of Telangana Thursday, police said.


'Gopala Gopala' first look out on Krishna Janmashtami

Chennai, July 24 : If all goes as planned, then the first look poster of the Telugu remake of "OMG: Oh My God", titled "Gopala Gopala", will be unveiled on the occasion of Krishna Janmashtami Aug 16.


Telangana urges media not to use 'T' for state

Hyderabad, July 23 : The Telangana government has urged the media not to use 'T' as an abbreviation for the state and advised it to use either the complete word or T.S.


BJP decries Telangana honour for Sania Mirza

Hyderabad, July 23 : The BJP Wednesday criticised Telangana for appointing tennis star Sania Mirza its brand ambassador and giving her a grant, saying she is a non-local and "daughter-in-law" of Pakistan.


YSR Congress to protest TDP's dilution of loan waiver

Hyderabad, July 23 : The YSR Congress party has called for a three-day protest across Andhra Pradesh from Thursday over the ruling TDP diluting its poll promise to waive loans of farmers and women's self-help groups.


HSI urges airlines to stop shipping shark fins

Hyderabad, July 23 : Humane Society International: India has urged leading airlines in India to stop shipping shark fins in the wake of growing global concern over decreasing shark populations and degrading health of marine ecosystems.


'Rowdy Fellow' to feature remix song of senior NTR

Chennai, July 23 : A song from Senior Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (NTR)-starrer 1969 Telugu film Bhale Tammudu has been remixed and used in upcoming Telugu actioner Rowdy Fellow. By including the remixed version, the makers intend to pay tribute to the legendary actor.


Hyderabad trust uses 'zakat' to promote education

By Mohammed Shafeeq, Hyderabad, July 23 : A Muslim trust here is showing the way how a collective system of 'zakat', an obligatory system of charity in Islam, can lift the community out of poverty and illiteracy.


NHRC issues notice to Andhra Govt. over corporal punishment to three visually impaired students

New Delhi, July 22, : The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report that three visually impaired children, below 10 years of age, were mercilessly caned by the Coordinator and Principal of a residential school for blinds in Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh.


Blind students' caning: NHRC seeks report from Andhra

New Delhi, 22 July : The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Tuesday asked the Andhra Pradesh government to submit a report on the merciless caning of children at a residential school for blind in the state's East Godavari district.


Telangana promises land, swift approvals for industry

Hyderabad, July 22 : Offering land as a major incentive to the industry, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao Tuesday promised a legislation to accord all approvals at one place.


Sania Mirza is Telangana's brand ambassador

Hyderabad, July 22 : The Telangana government Tuesday appointed ace tennis player Sania Mirza as its brand ambassador.


Pawan Kalyan to be seen for 25 minutes in 'Gopala Gopala'

Hyderabad, July 22 : Actor Pawan Kalyan, who plays Lord Krishna in the Telugu remake of "OMG: Oh My God" titled "Gopala Gopala", will be seen for 25 minutes in the film. He started shooting for the film here Monday.


Chiranjeevi to feature in Telugu version of 'KBC'

Hyderabad, July 22 : Actor-turned politician Chiranjeevi will soon be seen in the hot seat of Telugu version of "Kaun Banega Crorepati" titled "Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu", hosted by actor Akkineni Nagarjuna.


Telangana CM announces Rs.1 crore grant for Sania Mirza

Hyderabad, July 21 : Telangana Chief Minister K.Chandrasekhar Rao has announced a grant of Rs.1. crore to tennis star Sania Mirza for training and to meet other expenses to attend the US Open and other tournaments.


Telangana allots 2,900 acres to Navy

Hyderabad, July 21 : Telangana Chief Minister K.Chandrasekhar Rao has agreed to allot 2,900 acres of forest land to the Indian Navy for setting up a VLF station.


Andhra blind school director, principal held for beating students

Hyderabad, July 21 : The director and principal of a school for blind in Andhra Pradesh were Monday arrested for beating up their students.


Srinivas never behaved like a newcomer: Prakash Raj

Chennai, July 21 : Actor-filmmaker Prakash Raj is floored by the dedication of actor Bellamkonda Srinivas, who is making his acting debut with forthcoming Telugu actioner "Alludu Seenu". Prakash says he never behaved like a newcomer on sets of the film.


Europe beckons 'Yamaleela 2' team

Chennai, July 21 : The team of upcoming Telugu fantasy film "Yamaleela 2" will soon be heading to some exotic locations in Europe such as Switzerland, Slovenia, Milan and Italy to shoot important portions of the film.


When Harshvardhan Rane dons dhoti for 'Maaya'

Hyderabad, July 21 : Customers of Kalamandir store recently here were in for a surprise when actor Harshvardhan Rane along his co-stars Avantika Mishra and Sushma Raj broke into a 'dhoti' dance as part of the promotions for their upcoming Telugu thriller "Maaya".


Money, establishment not required to make film: Rajamouli

Chennai, July 20 : Ace filmmaker S.S. Rajamouli is in accord with his counterpart Ram Gopal Varma's (RGV) philosophy that money and establishment are not required to make a film and that story and determination matter the most.


Andhra Pradesh sets up panel to develop new capital

Hyderabad, July 20 : The Andhra Pradesh government Sunday constituted an advisory committee to examine the various aspects of building a state capital and suggest a plan of action for its development.


Gaiety marks Bonalu festival in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, July 20 : Bonalu, the folk festival of Telangana, was celebrated here Sunday with pomp and gaiety.


Sathya filmed 'Yagavarayinum Naa Kaakka' at over 100 locations

Chennai, July 20 : Director Sathya Prabhas Pinisetty says he "followed the script" and shot his upcoming Tamil-Telugu directorial debut "Yagavarayinum Naa Kaakka", inspired by true events, in over 100 locations in the country to keep the narrative "authentic".


Glamour differs from actor to actor: Seerat Kapoor

Chennai, July 20 : Glamour does get you noticed, says actress Seerat Kapoor, who is making her acting debut with upcoming Telugu action-thriller "Run Raja Run", but says it differs from one actor to another and is based on how one wants to be portrayed on screen.


Call for boycott of Israeli products, companies

Hyderabad, July 18 : Some Muslim organisations and clerics have called for boycott of Israeli products and companies to protest the Israeli offensive against Palestinians in gaza.


US delegation calls on Telangana, Andhra CMs

Hyderabad, July 18 : A US delegation led by Assistant Secretary for Global Markets Arun M. Kumar Friday met chief ministers of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.


Protesting Osmania students baton-charged, some injured

Hyderabad, July 18 : Some Osmania University students were injured Friday when police baton charged them while they were protesting the government decision to regularise contract employees, saying this would deprive them of job opportunities.


Telangana moots cyber labs in all districts

Hyderabad, July 18 : Telangana police plans to set up cyber labs in all districts of the state to tackle cyber crime, said a top official Friday.


TB sanitarium site is suitable for setting up AIIMS: Minister

Vijayawada July 17 : Health and Medical Education Minister Kamineni Srinivas today said that the 185 acres of TB Sanitarium site, near Mangalagiri in Guntur district, is very much suitable for the establishment of super specialty hospital cum medical sciences on the lines of AIIMS in Delhi.


Objective of visit is to bring administration to people: CM

Eluru, Andhra Pradesh, Jul 17 : Continuing his visit of West Godavari District on second day today, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said that the objective of his visit of the district is to make access the government administration to the people.


Andhra Pradesh Govt to spend Rs 3500 cr for relief & rehabilitation for tribals

Hyderabad, Jul 17 : Andhra Pradesh Government will spend Rs 3500 crore for relief and rehabilitation to tribal population affected due to Polavaram Project.