Andhra Pradesh

Congress is a pro-poor party: Rahul

Congress is a pro-poor party: RahulHyderabad, Apr 8 : Rahul Gandhi, scion of India's most powerful political dynasty and touted as a future Prime Minister, on Wednesday said that his Congress party is pro-poor.

Addressing an election meeting in Hyderabad, Gandhi lashed at the opposition parties, accusing accused them of being anti-poor.

"The difference between the Congress party and our opponents is that we are proud of the poor people of India, we believe in the poor people of India and they are ashamed of the poor people of India," Gandhi told a large gathering here.

Manmohan Singh handled 26/11 attacks like a strong leader, says Sonia Gandhi

Manmohan Singh handled 26/11 attacks like a strong leader, says Sonia GandhiKarimnagar (Andhra Pradesh), Apr 7 : Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday said Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh handled the 26/11 Mumbai attack as a strong leader.

"The handling of 26/11 Mumbai attack and crisis in Pakistan proved that Prime Minister has provided the nation with a strong leadership," Sonia Gandhi said while addressing a election rally here.

Ex-Satyam owner Raju charge sheeted by CBI

Ex-Satyam owner Raju charge sheeted by CBIHyderabad, Apr. 7 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday filed a charge sheet against Satyam founder B Ramalinga Raju and eight others.

The 76-page charge sheet was filed before the special court here under various sections of Indian Penal Code for cheating and forgery.

The company's former managing director, Rama Raju, former chief financial officer, Vadlamani Srinivas, and the two sacked auditors of PriceWaterhouse, S Gopalkrishnan and Talluri Srinivas were also named in the charge sheet.

AP Congress expels 40 rebels

AP Congress expels 40 rebelsHyderabad, Apr 7 : The Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) on Tuesday expelled 40 rebels for six years, after they filed their nomination papers as independents for the Andhra Pradesh Assembly elections.

APCC General Secretary Anand Bhaskar said these 40 rebel candidates have been expelled with immediate affect.

In a statement, Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) President Dharmapuri Srinivas said the party took a decision to expel them, as they did not pay attention to the several appeals made by the party brass, including Chief Minister Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy.

Carnation Auto inks JV pact with Variety Group

Carnation AutoCarnation Auto, promoted by Jagdish Khattar, former chairman and managing director of Maruti Suzuki, has signed a joint venture pact with the Variety Group to set up multi-brand auto solution hubs in Andhra Pradesh.

The venture would offer service and maintenance, sale of secondhand cars, insurance services, and accessories i. e. all services under one roof. The company, in near future, has also plan to sell new cars.

Under the arrangement, Carnation would hold a 51 per cent stake in the latest JV while Variety will hold the remaining stake in it.

Chiranjeevi files nomination from Tirupati

Chiranjeevi files nomination from TirupatiHyderabad, Apr 4 : Telugu superstar and Praja Rajyam Party chief Chiranjeevi on Saturday filed his nomination papers for the Tirupati Assembly seat in Andhra Pradesh.

His wife Surekha and son Ram Charan Tej accompanied him at the time he filed his nomination.

Chiranjeevi is also contesting from the Palkole Assembly seat in his native West Godavari district.

Earlier in the day, the actor and his wife Surekha declared their assets worth Rs. 88 crore.