Over seven cases have been registered and 42 persons have been detained in connection to the Konaseema violence case, on May 26. The incident occurred on May 24, when locals staged a protest against renaming of the district as BR Ambedkar Konaseema. Reportedly, the locals blocked roads and set local MLA P Satish's house on fire. Arrests have been made using CCTV footages and social media clips.
In Andhra Pradesh, a violent protest broke out in Konaseema and its headquartered region Amalapuram on May 24. The mass protestors demanded to retain the original name of Konaseema, which has been recently changed to Dr BR Ambedkar. The situation worsened after a group of people set ablaze the house of an AP Minister in the Konaseema region. Moreover, the police have registered six cases and detained 46 people.
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The World Economic Forum (WEF) summit has brought huge investment for Indian states in 2022. After Telangana and Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh also bagged a Rs 1,000 crore investment from ANMS. The company announced to expand its pallet plant capacity unit in Vizag, AP. The new expansion will be a boost to India's Make-in-India program, with pioneer renewable projects, manufacturing units, and industrial decarbonization agenda. AP Government… read-more
YSRCP MLC Anantha Babu, an accused in the murder of his ex-driver V Subrahmanyam, confessed his crime before the AP police. He said, although he didn't plan to murder Subrahmanyam, he beat him to death. Notably, on May 19, V Subrahmanyam was found dead in Kakinada, following which a case was registered. After an initial investigation, Babu was produced before the court and is currently under 14-days of judicial-custody.
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After lodging a corruption case against Gujarat cadre IAS officer K Rajesh, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) conducted raids at his premises, on May 20. Reportedly, Rajesh allegedly collected bribe while issuing arms licenses. CBI stated that a cloth merchant who received bribe on behalf of Rajesh, has already been arrested. The raids were carried out at his premises in Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh.
Andhra Pradesh Government has scheduled the first cabinet meeting after the recent Cabinet reshuffle, on May 12. CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy will chair the meeting, which has been preponed and is at 3 pm, with the newly inducted and reshuffled ministers. They will hold discussions about the growth of AP. The major discussions will be regarding the land encroachments and development of the agriculture and education sector in AP.
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Ex minister and Telugu Drama Party (TDP) leader P Narayana has been arrested from Hyderabad in connection to an exam malpractice case, on May 10. The arrest has come after an FIR was filed in Chittoor district alleging that class 10 question papers were leaked in Narayana school. According to the complaint, on April 27, photos of Telugu question papers were clicked and circulated to students an hour before exam.
According to the Meteorological Department Cyclone 'Asani' is probably recurving, strong winds and rainfall can occur in Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal on May 11. Wind speed can reach 96-105 gusting km per hour to 115 km per hour. Fishermen are advised not to venture into the deep sea area over the central parts of the Bay of Bengal on May 9-10, over Bay of Bengal from May 10-12.
AP Police arrested local YSRCP leader YS Konda Reddy amid threat and money extortion allegations, based on the complaint of a BJP contractor, on May 9. Notably, the Konda Reddy, Kadapa District in-charge, allegedly obstructed the road construction works of the SRK construction and demanded money. The Chakrayapeta police station… read-more
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According to Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), cyclone Asani is likely to recurve over the sea and drift away from the coast. On May 9, IMD stated that cyclone Asani will not cross Andhra Pradesh, Odisha or West Bengal. However, heavy to very heavy isolated rainfall has been predicted over the districts of North coastal Andhra Pradesh, including Vizag and Vijayawada. Cyclone Asani is situated around 500 km south of Vishakapatnam.