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Modi magic limited to Karnataka in the south

BJP made some gains in Telangana, but finished a poor third in Kerala despite its role in the protests against women's entry into Sabarimala sanctum sanctorum.
YSR Congress chief Jagan Mohan Reddy

Jagan’s dream comes true, YSR Congress sweeps Lok Sabha & assembly polls in Andhra

Trends show Jagan Mohan Reddy’s YSR Congress Party is leading in 145 assembly seats out of Andhra's 175, and 21 Lok Sabha seats out of 25.
Chandrababu Naidu

Exit polls say Chandrababu Naidu could win state battle but lose out on national ambitions

Majority of exit polls suggest Naidu's TDP will win a majority in Andhra Pradesh assembly but will lose to Jagan Mohan Reddy's YSR Congress in the general elections.
Supreme Court of India | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

Supreme Court allows Andhra govt to present their plea to NGT in sand mining case

The govt of Andhra Pradesh had claimed that NGT directed the state to deposit Rs 100 crore with pollution control board even before hearing their plea.
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Hackers attack Telangana & Andhra state power sites, demand bitcoin ransom

Hyderabad Police said the ransomware attackers demanded 6 bitcoins, but the state websites were restored before a link for the payment was sent.
A utility pole in Coonoor, Tamil Nadu | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Indian electorate cares about electricity – but the power sector remains deeply challenged

A case study of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha shows how state governments are struggling to provide power access & quality while balancing prices.

EC tried to address Chandrababu Naidu’s concerns: Here are 5 things panel told Andhra CM

Naidu raised several issues like EVM malfunctioning, transfers of senior officers, counting of VVPATs, late polling, and need for poll adjournment. 
EVM

2 dead in violence between TDP & YSRC workers in Andhra on first day of Lok Sabha polls

TDP and YSRC workers clashed with sickles on polling day in Anantapuramu, Andhra Pradesh, a video of which surfaced on social media.
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Polling booths in Andhra report EVM glitches as first phase of Lok Sabha elections begin

Andhra's chief electoral officer said 50 places reported EVM glitches. Technical teams are on standby to deal with such instances.
Y.S. Vivekananda Reddy

YSR Congress leader Vivekananda Reddy found dead, family demands probe

Reddy, a former minister and brother of late Andhra CM YS Rajashekhar Reddy, was found dead at his home. The family claimed it was an unnatural death.

On Camera

File photo of BSP supremo Mayawati and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav | PTI

Modi’s big UP win means Akhilesh Yadav’s SP & Mayawati’s BSP will soon be rivals again

With Narendra Modi keen on winning UP again in 2022, there will be pressure on Yogi Adityanath’s government to perform better.
elections

Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.

Defence

Ministry of Defence building

On new govt’s defence agenda — 4 key projects to boost India’s military prowess

Indian Air Force and Indian Navy are in dire need of fighter jets, helicopters and submarines, and the new government has to ensure that they get them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.