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Bypolls: AP collector proposes sops for whistle-blowers

Kadapa district collector has come up with an action plan, involving women Self Help Groups (SHGs), to outsmart political parties that resort to unscrupulous practices in luring voters during election

Meetings rule the day

In normal circumstances, a meeting between a Chief Minister and a Rajya Sabha member, especially when they belong to the same party, would not have raised many eyebrows. However, Chief Minister N. Kir

State relieved as EC relaxes model code

In a major relief for the state government, the Election Commission has relaxed the model code of conduct for the upcoming bypolls. It has decided to confine the code to the constituency concerned an

Congress gets a jolt

The Congress on Wednesday suffered a jolt after former Nandyal MP Gangula Pratap Reddy and his brother Gangula Prabhakar Reddy announced that they were not interested in contesting as the party candid

Do not split votes: Goud to BJP, TRS


TNGOs’ leader Swami Goud on Saturday advised the TRS and BJP leadership to sort out their differences and ensure that only one party contests the Parkal byelection on the Telangana plank. “In the inte

Congress to remote control state bypolls


For the first time, the Congress central leadership is deputing over half-a-dozen special observers to oversee the bypolls to the 18 Assembly and Nellore Lok Sabha constituencies in the state, to ensu

Poll tickets on merit: Ravi

Congress high command emissary Vayalar Ravi, who met Rajya Sabha MP Chiranjeevi on Wednesday, said candidates with good chances of winning would get tickets in the forthcoming bypolls to 18 Assembly c

Parties ‘beef’ up their strengths

Though it might have started as part of the self-respect movement by some Dalit organisations, the beef festival in Osmania University and the following clashes between students’ groups are fast acqui

State plans publicity blitzkrieg


The ruling Congress in the state is set to launch a massive publicity blitz in the run-up to the crucial byelections to 18 Assembly constituencies in the next five months, and to boost the party image

Rs 30 crore funds for six constituencies

The state government on Saturday issued orders sanctioning nearly Rs 30 crore to six Assembly constituencies, where byelections are to be held soon. The development assumed significance against the ba

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