Here is the menu for Anna canteens!

Here is the menu for Anna canteens!

Here is the menu for Anna canteens!

The much hyped Anna canteens to be started by AP CM Chandrababu Naidu on the lines of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s Amma canteens in Chennai is all set to be kick started.

This initiative is being spearheaded in the right way. Sources say that for breakfast Idly, Ragi Sankati with Neella pappu and chutney (curries) would be the menu while sambar rice, pulihora and curd rice in lunch along with two chapathis, vegetables and dal curry would be served during dinner at the Anna canteens.

These would be reportedly launched across 35 centres in the state soon. Tiffin and meal would be reportedly served at cheaper rates at the 35 canteens which are expected to be opened in four places in the state.

This week Civil supplies Minister Paritala Sunitha and IT minister Palle Raghunath Reddy have reportedly finalized the menu for Anna canteens. Ms Sunitha announced that these menu would be served at the NTR canteens at government hospitals, railway stations APSRTC bus stand and bus stand premises!

The best non Congress, non BJP PM candidates – India Today/CVoter survey

The best non Congress, non BJP PM candidates - India TodayCVoter survey

The best non Congress, non BJP PM candidates – India TodayCVoter survey

Mayawati, Bahujan Samajwadi Party chief

According to the India Today/CVoter Mood of the Nation survey, BSP’s Mayawati is the best non Congress/BJP Prime Minister material with 7 per cent choosing her as their preferred PM. An iconic Dalit leader, who is equally infamous for her caste politics, corruption tainted rule and ostentatiousness, the BSP leader has served four terms as Uttar Pradesh CM.

Mulayam Singh Yadav, Samajwadi Party chief

As per the India Today/CVoter Mood of the Nation survey, SP’s Mulayam Singh Yadav is the best non Congress/BJP runner-up to the post of PM, garnering 7 per cent votes, at par with his arch rival Mayawati.

Chandrababu Naidu, Telugu Desam Party chief

The India Today/CVoter Mood of the Nation survey gives TDP leader Chandrababu Naidu a 6 per cent shot at the Prime Minister’s office. He served as the Andhra Pradesh CM from 1995 to 2004 and has been the Leader of Opposition ever since.

Nitish Kumar, Bihar CM and Janata Dal (United) chief

Nitish Kumar got support from 5 per cent of respondents in the India Today/CVoter Mood of the Nation survey, for the post of PM from a non Congress/BJP background. Nitish is serving his second consecutive term as Bihar CM.

Jayalalithaa, Tamil Nadu CM and AIADMK chief

According to the India Today/CVoter Mood of the Nation survey, Jayalalithaa is also one of the contenders to the Prime Minister’s post from a non Congress/BJP dispensation with 4 per cent voters supporting her. Jaya has been the CM of Tamil Nadu four times.

Mamata Banerjee, West Bengal CM and Trinamool Congress chief

As per the India Today/CVoter Mood of the Nation survey, TMC’s Mamata Banerjee enjoys the support of 4 per cent of voters as a non Congress/BJP Prime Ministerial candidate. The first woman CM of West Bengal, Mamata is credited with ending the world’s longest-serving democratically-elected communist government’s 34-year rule.

Sharad Pawar, Nationalist Congress Party chief

As per the India Today/CVoter Mood of the Nation survey, NCP’s Sharad Pawar enjoys the support of 3 per cent of voters as a non Congress/BJP Prime Ministerial candidate. Pawar founded the Nationalist Congress Party in 1999, after separating from the Congress.

Naveen Patnaik, Odissa CM and Biju Janata Dal chief

According to the India Today/CVoter Mood of the Nation survey, BJD’s Naveen Patnaik has a 3 per cent chance as Prime Minister. Most people don’t know this outside of Odisha but Patnaik was an author before he became a politician due to his father’s untimely demise.

Parkash Singh Badal, Punjab CM and patron of Shiromani Akali Dal

The India Today/CVoter Mood of the Nation survey gives Parkash Singh Badal a 3 per cent shot at the Prime Minister’s post. Badal has served 4 terms as Punjab CM.

Akhilesh Yadav, Uttar Pradesh CM and SP leader

According to the India Today/CVoter Mood of the Nation survey, SP’s Akhilesh Yadav had 2 per cent choosing him as their preferred non Congress/BJP PM.

PA Sangma, NCP

As per the India Today/CVoter Mood of the Nation survey, NCP’s PA Sangma is another contendor to the post of PM from a non Congress/BJP dispensation, garnering 2 per cent votes. One of the founding members of the NCP, Sangma was the chief minister of Meghalaya from 1988-90.

Omar Abdullah, J&K Chief Minister

The India Today/CVoter Mood of the Nation survey gives National Conference leader Omar Abdullah a 2 per cent shot at the Prime Minister’s office. Omar was the NDA government’s Foreign Minister from July 2001 to October 2002.

Jagan Mohan Reddy, YSR Congress chief

Jagan Mohan Reddy got support from 2 per cent of respondents in the India Today/CVoter Mood of the Nation survey, for the post of PM from a non Congress/BJP grouping. Jagan is currently in jail in a disproportionate assets case.

Lalu Prasad Yadav, Rashtriya Janata Dal chief

According to the India Today/CVoter Mood of the Nation survey, RJD’s Lalu Prasad Yadav is also one of the contenders to the Prime Minister’s post from a non Congress/BJP grouping with 2 per cent voters supporting him. Lalu is infamous for being one of the first politicians to be implicated in a multi-billion rupee scam, popularly known as the fodder scam.

Prakash Karat, General Secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)

As per the India Today/CVoter Mood of the Nation survey, Prakash Karat enjoys the support of 2 per cent of voters as the Prime Ministerial candidate. It was under Prakash Karat’s leadership that the Left called for a no confidence vote against the Indo-US nuclear deal and subsequently pulled support from the Central government.

Karunanidhi, DMK chief

Karunanidhi also figures in the non Congress/BJP’s most favoured PM candidate with 2 per cent votes. A part of UPA II, Karunanidhi broke away from the alliance in March 2013 citing differences on the government’s economic reform policies.

HD Deve Gowda, Janata Dal (Secular) chief

According to the India Today/CVoter Mood of the Nation survey, HD Deve Gowda has a 1 per cent chance as Prime Minister.  An influential Vokkaliga leader from Karnataka, Gowda was the PM of India in 1996-97.

30 people killed in explosion

30 people killed in explosion

30 people killed in explosion

At least 30 people were killed and more than 50 injured when an explosion took place through a fireworks factory in Sivakasi in Tamil Nadu, triggering a major fire.

The accident happened around 12.30 p.m. in one of the biggest factories in the area nearly 40 of the 48 sheds in the sprawling warehouse had been destroyed in the blaze.Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa ordered five ministers to rush to the accident spot to oversee rescue operations.