Written by Uma Sudhir | Monday August 29, 2016, Hyderabad
A court in Hyderabad today has ordered the police to investigate whether there is enough evidence against Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu to list him as an accused in a major corruption scam.
Former Supreme Court Judge N Santosh Hegde has favoured a one-on-one meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Justice of India TS Thakur to discuss the issue of filling up of vacancies in higher judiciary.
Not content with the quantum of financial grants announced two days ago, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu today asked the centre to "give clarity" on different issues, including the special category status to the state.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu today said there is no clarity on the centre's stand on according special status to his state and demanded that it keep the promises made during bifurcation.
The Centre has announced a special financial package of Rs 1,976.50 crore for Andhra Pradesh to compensate for losses from the bifurcation of the state when Telangana was carved out of it two years ago. It is seen as a move to deflect pressure to grant special category status for the state.
Congress is considering approaching the Supreme Court on the issue of the private bill moved by its Rajya Sabha member K V P Ramachandra Rao seeking special category status for Andhra Pradesh, senior party leader Digvijaya Singh said in Hyderabad on Wednesday.
Two college students were killed and three others are feared drowned in the Krishna river today, when a boat carrying them to a bathing ghat for a holy dip during the ongoing Pushkaram, capsized near Chandarlapadu in Andhra Pradesh's Krishna district.