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Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy | Photo: ANI

BJP, TDP target CM Jagan over spate of attacks on temples in Andhra Pradesh

The CM’s visit to Tirupati temple has fuelled opposition demands that Jagan Mohan Reddy, a devout Christian, sign a faith declaration form.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy

Jagan Reddy govt to move top court over HC gag order in Amaravati land ‘scam’ & meet PM Modi

Andhra Pradesh High Court issued a gag order on reporting the ACB’s FIR against a formal legal officer and few others in relation to alleged irregularities in land purchases in Amaravati.
The village of Gollala Mamidada (seen in pic) in East Godavari district emerged as a hotspot after a wedding and a birthday party in June | File photo | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Covid cases spread in rural Andhra & Telangana — blame big fat weddings and unlock

As Andhra Pradesh and Telangana look to check the spread of Covid, the authorities say they have now shifted their focus to rural areas.
A general view of the Rajya Sabha during the monsoon session of Parliament | Photo: ANI

Islamic State ‘most active’ in southern states according to NIA probe, MHA tells Rajya Sabha

Home ministry says NIA registered 17 cases related to Islamic State presence in southern states of Telangana, Kerala, Andhra, Karnataka & Tamil Nadu, and arrested 122.
Vendors carry onion sacks at a market in Mumbai

Onion prices could touch Rs 100/kg by Oct as heavy rain damaged early-kharif crop, rabi stock

Over the last two weeks, wholesale and retail prices have more than doubled in several markets across India, including the largest wholesale onion market in Nashik.
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At 96.2%, Kerala tops India’s literacy rate chart again, Andhra ranks last at 66.4%

According to a July 2017 to June 2018 study by the National Statistical Office, the male literacy rate (84.7%) is higher than females (70.3%) in India.
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Viral video of woman’s molestation isn’t from Kerala, but Andhra, and is 3 years old

Social media users have shared the video, claiming the victim is Hindu and such incidents happen regularly in Kerala because the community is in ‘minority’.
Sanitation workers in Kavali mandal, Nellore district. | Photo: Special arrangement

Andhra villages see big drop in dengue, malaria, typhoid cases after pilot sanitation drive

Andhra govt data shows cases of seasonal diseases like dengue, typhoid, acute diarrhoea & malaria fell 97.4%, 96%, 81.7% and 50.4%, respectively, after the sanitation drive.
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It was easiest to do business in Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh & Telangana in 2019

The rankings for 2019 saw Gujarat slip five spots to number 10 while Karnataka entirely fell out of the top 10.
Kids in an Andhra Pradesh school | Commons

SC issues notice on Andhra Pradesh plea seeking English as medium of instruction in schools

The Andhra Pradesh High Court had earlier set aside the order for government schools to convert the medium of instruction from Telugu to English.

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File photo of Bihar CM Nitish Kumar | Facebook/NitishKumarJDU

The curious case of Nitish Kumar — 87% anger, 100% victory

In the supposedly most-politicised state in India, people say they don’t have ‘options’ this election.
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RBI reschedules Monetary Policy Committee meeting, new dates to be announced soon

The panel was scheduled to meet for three days beginning 29 September for RBI's bi-monthly monetary policy review. RBI did not give any reason for rescheduling the meet.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh releases the New Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) at the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) meeting, in New Delhi on 28 September 2020 | @DefenceMinIndia | Twitter

Govt scraps offset policy for govt-to-govt deals, allows leasing of defence equipment

The new Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020, which was unveiled by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Monday and kicks in on 1 October, also cuts down procurement time.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.