Best of Andhra Pradesh in 2013
On July 30, 2013, when the Congress announced the formation of Telangana, splitting Andhra Pradesh, some erupted in joy, others seethed in anger.
Distribution of sweets, cake cutting, flying of pigeon and others marked the celebrations.
Students of Osmania University welcomed the decision of the Congress.
It was a whistling moment for women.
A pro-Telangana Congress leader washes a statue of Rajiv Gandhi with milk in Hyderabad
If that was in Telangana region, elsewhere there were protests. United Andhra Pradesh activists tear down a statue of former PM Rajiv Gandhi as they demonstrate against the formation of Telangana state in Anantapur - AFP
Rajiv Gandhi's statue at Kurnool is hammered by people who are against the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh to create Telangana.
A statue of Indira Gandhi burns in Kadapa after the decision was announced to create a separate Telangana.
There have been widespread agitations against making Hyderabad the joint capital of Seemandhra and Telangana. Employees of the secretariat, who have been living in Hyderabad for generations, fear they will be relocated to Seemandhra region.
Seemandhra activists protest in Hyderabad against CM Kiran Kumar Reddy and Congress chief Botsa Satyanarayana for their inability to persuade the high command against Telangana.
TRS activists during a protest.
The pro-Telangana students of Osmania University attacked security personnel with stones prompting them to lob tear gas shells, after the protesters were prevented from taking out a rally from the varsity - DC/Deepak Deshpande
Angered over not being allowed to take out the rally, the slogan shouting protesters forcibly tried to pull aside the barricades on the OU campus and also poured petrol and set on fire some of the barricades - DC/Deepak Deshpande
The protests at Osmania university took a violent turn.
It didn't end there. When two suspended TDP MPs M Venugopal Reddy and Nimmala Kristappa refused to vacate the floor of LS, marshals had to physically evict them and drop them at the Parliament gate. But even there, the MPs unashamedly staged a
Telangana issue rocked Lok Sabha too with MPs opposing the Congress decision. Speaker Meira Kumar suspended 11 TDP and Congress MPs for the rest of the session for using abusive language.
Pro-Telangana advocates being arrested at AP High court after they staged a protest inside court premises.
A TRS activist plays cricket on a bandh day in Hyderbad.
After spending 484 days in jail and filing multiple petitions, YSR Congress president Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy walked out of the high security Chenchalguda Central prison in Hyderabad on September 24, 2013 around 4 pm.
Clad in his trademark light blue shirt, he greeted his supporters with his signature `namaste’. Jagan was granted bail by the special court for CBI cases at Nampally after they filed a memo stating that it had completed probe in the investments case
Despite tight security outside the jail, police had to resort to mild lathi-charge to control the crowd.
A policeman helps a schoolgirl cross the barbwire fence laid out to ease the crowd pressure outside the Chenchalguda prison.
An aerial picture outside the Chenchalguda prison shows the size of the crowd welcoming the YSRC chief.
Before Jagan's release, former minister Dr P. Shankar Rao sat on a dharna demanding the release of Jagan Mohan Reddy from jail.
YSR Congress leader Y.S. Sharmila took out Maro Prasthanam Yatra, over 3000-km rally across Andhra Pradesh, and received overwhelming support.
Sharmila pledged to fight against the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh.
"Every leader in the Congress praised Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy for when he was alive and the same leaders are now criticising him after his sudden demise,” she lamented.
Sharmila's yatra entered Simhachalam from Pendurthy on the 202nd day.
A CPI(M) activist rides a rickshaw with a placard against the UPA govt during a protest against petrol price hike, in Hyderabad
Srikakulam district was the worst hit and it received intense rains even after the cyclone. The official death toll in the rains in Andhra Pradesh was placed at 53 as on October 29.
AP government has estimated that the loss due to the heavy rains alone stood at Rs 3,352 crore, a press release by the Chief Minister's Office said. Picture: A tree fell on the roof of a house due to cyclone Phailin in Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh
A bird’s eye view of the inundated Rotary Colony in Vijayawada on Friday. The city received heavy rains and many roads were under water
A flooded Vijayawada-Nuzvidu national highway in Vijayawada, after heavy rainfall due to cyclone Helen. After being hit by cyclones 'Phailin' and 'Helen', Andhra Pradesh was hit by cyclone, 'Lehar'.
A boy rides a horse on the beach in Visakhapatnam after news that cyclone Lehar, which was to hit AP coast in the evening, had weakened into a deep depression
Actor-turned-politician K. Chiranjeevi had a slightly embarrassing accident at Avanthinagar in Kakinada rural mandal during his visit to flood-hit areas. When the minister was about to get on a boat, a group of journalists rushed to take his
A man pushes another on a wheelchair while taking part in the Hyderabad 10K run at Tank Bund Road in the city on Sunday. Hussain Sagar lake is seen at the backdrop - DC/S.Surender Reddy
Sponsored by Deccan Chronicle and Maha Cement, the Hyderabad 10K Run Foundation was the chief organiser of the event - DC/S.Surender Reddy
Telugu actor Ram Charan Teja's security beating up software engineers near Banjara Hills in Hyderabad.
According to reports, Ram Charan’s car was blocked by a Maruti Alto from taking a free left turn at a signal. Despite sounding the horn repeatedly, the Maruti did not give way.
Ram Charan reportedly got down from his car and shouted at driver Phanish and his friend Kalyan who was in the car. Phanish alleged that the actor manhandled both of them.
Forty-five passengers were charred to death as a private Volvo bus from Bengaluru-Hyderabad burst into flames after its fuel tank caught fire in Mahbubnagar district of Andhra Pradesh early on October 30. Most of the passengers were heading home to
Some women in Vizianagaram staged a protest by squatting on the railway track, alleging that they were lathi-charged by the police when they were doing their routine work in their homes.
A young boy holds on to his goat as he sits behind his father on a scooter ahead of Bakrid in Hyderabad - AP
A Hindu woman applies vermillion powder on another on the last day of Durga Puja festivities in Hyderabad.
The rape of the techie by two cab drivers spurred a protest by BJP workers at the Andhra Pradesh Secretariat
A two-storeyed 80-year-old hotel building collapsed in Secunderabad at 6 AM on July 8, killing 17 and injuring at least 16. Most of the dead included those who had gone there for a morning tea, little did they know that it would be their last
Heavy rains lashed parts of Andhra Pradesh in the first and second weeks of July, flooding many parts as the levels of rivers and lakes rose. The government evacuated about 1300 people along the Godavari river and intensified relief measures. The
With Ramzan month being observed, haleem has become a favourite of the season. For the first time, fish haleem was introduced in Hyderabad, in July.
ISRO chief K. Radhakrishnan was in for a surprise when he came to address a press meet announcing the successful launch of its Mars mission. Pro-united AP journalists chose to attack the Centre's Telangana decision at the same venue. Picture shows
Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor performs along with Darsheel Safary at the inauguration of the International Children's Film Festival of India in Hyderabad.
As part of Children's day celebrations, renowned inventor Sudhakar Yadav designed a variety of cars designed around the basic tools of learning, such as fountain pen, pencil, sharpener, eraser and book, at the Sudha Museum at Bhadurpura, Hyderabad.
A tribute to Sachin Tendulkar. Renowned car designer Sudhakar Yadav's latest creation - bat and ball cars - on display in the Old City of Hyderabad on Thursday. DC/P. Surendra
Policemen detain a protester outside the American Consulate in Hyderabad during a protest against the arrest of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade in US.