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19 October, 2015 1:52 PM In Letter, Rahul Gandhi Reminds PM Modi of Promises Made to Andhra Pradesh

New Delhi: Three days before Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Andhra Pradesh for the inauguration of its new capital Amaravati, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi has written to him asking the PM to grant the state "special category status." Special status, says Mr Gandhi in his letter, was a promise made by PM Modi's predecessor Dr Manmohan Singh 61

17 October, 2015 1:10 PM Sahitya Akademi winner Katyayani returns her award

HYDERABAD: Another Sahitya Akademi awardee has returned her award to protest the religious intolerance in the country. Telugu writer Prof Katyayani Vidhmahe on Saturday said in returning the award, she wanted to drive home the point that in a democratic country, a view point should be countered only with another logically argued view point rather than writers 23

17 October, 2015 3:16 AM 'Writers are like my family, I will stand by them'

HYDERABAD: Along with his Sahitya Akademi award, Telugu writer M Bhoopal Reddy on Friday also returned the Ugadi Puraskaram, given to him by the state government in March this year, to express his anguish at the current state of affairs. "Look at the students who fought for a separate Telangana. Their dreams have been shattered by the way the government 37

16 October, 2015 3:32 PM Chandrababu Naidu's Plans for New Capital Amaravati's Launch Face Green Hurdle

The NGT had earlier this month ordered that the state must get all necessary permission before starting work on the new capital. Activists and rival parties have accused the Naidu government of taking over fertile land in the area by force. Opposition leader Jaganmohan Reddy said he will not attend the foundation ceremony and has alleged that the Chief 17

15 October, 2015 5:18 PM Bhoopal Reddy to return Sahitya Akademi Award

Sahitya Akademi award winning writer, actor M Bhoopal Reddy known for children’s literature in Telugu announced his decision to return the prestigious award on Thursday, as a protest against the killings of Kalburgi and Dhabolkar. He received the award in 2011 for his book, ‘Uggupaalu’. “It has been 40 days since Kalburgi was killed and the Akademi has not responded 17

13 October, 2015 3:16 PM Gautham Vasudev Menon plans multilingual

The filmmaker is working towards a project featuring four lead actors Gautham Vasudev Menon, who is on the brink of wrapping up his Tamil-Telugu bilingual film Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada, is planning to start a multi-lingual project with popular southern stars Puneeth Rajkumar, Fahadh Faasil, Simbu and Allu Arjun. The project is still in the discussion 65

12 October, 2015 6:48 AM Rudhramadevi mints Rs 32 crore in the opening weekend

Chennai, Oct 12: Filmmaker Gunasekar’s Telugu 3D historical film “Rudhramadevi”, which was also dubbed and released in Hindi, has approximately grossed Rs.32 crore in its opening weekend worldwide. ”The film has opened well and according to early estimates it has grossed about Rs.32 crore in the opening weekend worldwide. The Telugu version has done exceptionally 29

11 October, 2015 7:18 AM Tamil actress 'Aachi' Manorama passes away

Veteran actress, Manorama, 78, who has acted in more than 1200 Tamil films for around six decades died at a private hospital in Chennai following a cardiac arrest. She was survived by her son, Bhoopathi. "My world has fallent apart," he said to PTI. Manorama died at around 12.05 am. The artist who holds a Guinness World Record for acting in more than 1,000 films 44

11 October, 2015 5:35 AM Tamil actor Manorama passes away

Actor died late Saturday night in Chennai due to multiple-organ failure She was often referred to as the feminine equivalent of veteran actor Shivaji Ganesan. Political satirist and writer Srinivasa Iyer “Cho” Ramaswamy claimed to have been the first to call her so (Pombalai Shivaji) at the popular Tamil talk show, Koffee with Anu. Whatever the origin 61

9 October, 2015 8:45 PM PM to take part in Andhra Pradesh capital event

Modi likely to worship at Tirumala during his 8-hour visit to the State The Andhra Pradesh government has confirmed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the State on October 22 for participating in the foundation-laying ceremony for Amaravati. The Prime Minister’s programme schedule was released on Friday, and during the eight-hour trip to the State 87