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Andhra Pradesh HC asks CBI to probe alleged ‘derogatory’ comments made by YSRCP leaders

The court expressed displeasure over the investigation by the state CID and commented that cases had not been registered against the YSRC leaders only to save them.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy | Photo: ANI

‘Terrorising judiciary, bench-hunting’ — How Andhra CM’s charges against SC judge are being seen

The Jagan Mohan Reddy government held an unprecedented press conference Saturday, levelling allegations of corruption & bias against Justice N.V. Ramana.
A file photo of YSR Congress MP Raghu Ramakrishna Raju in the Lok Sabha. | Photo: ANI

YSRCP rebel MP Raju cheated PNB-led consortium by ‘siphoning off bank funds’, CBI says

The FIR names YSRCP MP Raghu Ramakrishna Raju's wife and daughter too. CBI move comes days after Andhra CM Jagan Reddy’s visit to Delhi to meet PM Narendra Modi.
Telangana IT Minister K.T. Rama Rao and others at the inauguration of the extra-dosed cable-stayed bridge in Hyderabad on 25 September. | Photo: Twitter/TRS

Inaugurations to birthdays — Telangana, Andhra can’t seem to stop gathering crowds amid Covid

While Covid caseload in Telangana and Andhra remains high, lawmakers are drawing criticism for showing little regard for physical distancing guidelines at public events.
File image of Andhra Pradesh CM Jagan Mohan Reddy meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Photo: ANI

Jagan’s 40-minute meeting with Modi amid pandemic fuels YSRCP-BJP alliance buzz, again

There has been speculation about Jagan Mohan Reddy’s YSR Congress Party joining NDA since the beginning of this year at least, but the party has denied it.
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.
TDP had pulled out of the NDA government in March | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu taken into preventive custody during YSRC protests

The party workers of YSRC tried to block the TDP chief's convoy as he sets off on his state-wide Praja Chaitanya yatra in Andhra Pradesh.
Andhra Pradesh CM Jagan Mohan Reddy

Investor fears deepen in Andhra as LuLu too says #ByeByeAP — ‘business climate anxious’

Abu Dhabi’s LuLu Group has pulled out of a Rs 2,200-cr project in Andhra Pradesh and made its disapproval of Jagan Reddy government’s move public.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy

Jagan Reddy’s Christian politics is under fire for ‘burdening exchequer’ & ‘conversions’

Reddy has hiked financial aid to Christian pilgrims in latest sop to the community, drawing opposition’s ire. But government says ‘not doing anything special’.
N. Chandrababu and other TDP leaders | Suraj Bisht/ThePrint

TDP reaches out to BJP with a ‘Hindutva makeover’ — targets Christian Jagan Mohan Reddy

Since losing power, TDP has been raking up matters of Hindu faith more proactively than BJP, in bid to regain a lost ally and paint Jagan as anti-Hindu.

On Camera

A file photo of Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. | Photo: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg

How France-Turkey’s probable but unlikely conflict has been shaped by Erdogan’s politics

In episode 604 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta explains the recent France-Turkey conflict and the deeper implications of this row.
The Reserve Bank of India | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Banks have not a signed a single agreement for RBI’s debt recast scheme for high value loans

Tepid response to the debt recast scheme is being seen because there is lack of awareness and reluctance by banks, say bankers.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addressing the biannual Army Commanders Conference in New Delhi Wednesday | Indian Army

China lacks ‘honest intent’, be prepared for any eventuality, Rajnath Singh tells Army

Speaking in Delhi, the Defence Minister told military commanders that the government will strongly back reforms in the armed forces including setting up of theatre commands.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.