Andhra Pradesh

The airport security staff reportedly didn't allow Naidu's convoy to the aircraft and the TDP leader had to travel in the bus along with common passengers. The opposition leader was also denied to reach the aircraft in VIP vehicle and had to undergo the regular process of checking.

In line with his electoral promise, Jaganmohan Reddy gave Cabinet berths to seven legislators from the backward classes, five from the Scheduled Castes, one each from the Scheduled Tribes and Muslims, and four each from the Kapu and the Reddy communities.

The Chief Minister held a meeting of the YSR Congress Legislature Party at his residence here in the morning where he announced the decision to appoint five deputy chief ministers.

Both Thakur and Rao were on the "hit list" of the YSR Congress for some time now, as they were perceived to be close to the previous Telugu Desam Party government.

Governor E S L Narasimhan administered the oath of office and secrecy to the 46-year-old leader, whose party emerged victorious in 151 seats in the 175-member strong state assembly.

In 2014, voters in the state left the Congress buried, seething over the manner in which it divided the then united state.

Of the sanctioned amount, Odisha will receive Rs 340.87 crore, Tamil Nadu Rs 309.37 crore, West Bengal Rs 235.50 crore and Andhra Pradesh will get Rs 200.25 crore.

The 'very severe cyclonic storm', 'Fani'  as categorized by Indian Meteorological Department, is struggling to intensify against the influence of moderate vertical wind shear and is moving northwest ward towards the Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh with wind speed 120 km/h (75 mph) and is expected to hit the coast by April 30.