articles by GS Radhakrishna

Politics

Narendra Modi, Amit Shah trigger panic in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh as BJP seems set to change rules of engagement

Last fortnight was a bad time for BJP's allies in both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh as Narendra Modi foiled hopes on their vote-oriented designs and left them high and dry

India

Andhra Pradesh, Telangana throw prohibition to the winds, fill coffers with booze money

Even as both the ruling parties in the states made poll promises to end the reign of alcohol, they have been substantially promoting the production, distribution and consumption of liquor.

Business

GST impact: As Tirupati temple faces Rs 100 cr tax burden, your religious trip may get expensive

The revenue from sale of famous laddu prasadam of Tirumala would be exempted from GST, but the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam will have to pay GST on all raw materials for preparation of the laddus.

India

Drought in the Western Ghats Part 8: Water wars erupt as sources dry up in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana

The last week of April and the first week of May witnessed water wars over the two major reservoirs built on the Krishna river – Srisailam and Nagarjunasagar – with both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana vying for more share even though the reservoirs were at dead storage levels.

Life

Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams temple wants to rear endangered civet cats: Here's why

A shortfall of civet oil or Punugu Thailam has triggered a major row between the temple administration and the Forest Department of Andhra Pradesh

India

Maoists on a firm footing in Chhattisgarh's Dandakaranya as cops intensify operations

Even as notorious Inspector General of the Dantewada Range of Bastar, SRP Kalluri, handpicked by Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh, was recently asked to proceed on a long leave following indictment by the National Human Rights Commission in January 2017, the spate of encounter killing of Maoists has been on the rise in the Andhra-Odisha Border (AOB) and Chhattisgarh region of the Dandakaranya forests.

World

Rs 500, Rs 1,000 currency ban: Chandrababu Naidu's political mindgame worked in his favour

At 8 pm on 8 November, it almost appeared as if Prime Minister Narendra Modi conceded the demand made by his ally, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) supremo Nara Chandrababu Naidu, when he announced the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes.

India

Malkangiri encounter: Ill-fated peace talks in 2004 with Andhra govt reason behind recent bloodbath

The location was just 30 kilometre north west of the region where Maoists had, eight years ago, blasted a boatload of Greyhound commandos on a combing operation with a rocket, killing 36 of them.

India

Rs 500, Rs 1,000 notes banned: Did Chandrababu Naidu's letter plant idea in Narendra Modi's mind?

The Rs 13,000 crore worth of disclosures from Hyderabad are a mere tip of the black money iceberg that runs in Andhra Pradesh, and simply demonetising Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes will not help

Politics

Rayalaseema's royal war: Will Chandrababu Naidu wipe out YSR's legacy by ruining Jagan Reddy?

An uneven but pitched, dirty war is being fought between Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu and Leader of Opposition YS Jaganmohan Reddy and the stakes are sky high.

Politics

Is cash-strapped Andhra Pradesh eyeing Tirumala’s surplus funds?

TDP leaders though argue that there is nothing wrong in using TTD funds for public welfare activities like developing urban and rural infrastructure for education, healthcare and toilets.