• Tobacco growers see a ray of hope 10 Jul 2019 05:12 The market sentiment in the traditional tobacco growing areas in Prakasam district has improved for the better as the traders offered premium rates for different grades of flue cured Virginia tobacco, including F1 and F2 varieties, on Tuesday. A high price …
  • Three suffer injuries in road mishap in Hyderabad 07 Jul 2019 05:15 By Express News Service HYDERABAD: Three persons suffered minor injuries after a speeding car in which they were travelling hit a tree near a corporate hospital in Jubilee Hills. The police have detained the car driver and found that the driver was in an …
  • Hyderabad: Burglars make away with Rs 4 lakh, gold 03 Jun 2019 22:34 Hyderabad: Burglars made away with around Rs 4 lakh in cash and 20 tolas of gold from four houses at Keesara and Kandukur in Rachakonda commissionerate on Sunday night. The police are working on clues to identify the suspects and nab them. At around 4 am …
  • TDP all set for a rout in Prakasam 23 May 2019 16:09 The Opposition YSR Congress Party is all set to inflict a crushing defeat on the ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in Prakasam district as the counting of votes polled in the simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and the State Assembly on April 11 …
  • Heatwave sweeps Prakasam and Nellore districts 22 May 2019 13:13 People suffered from sweltering heat all through the day as mercury crossed 43 degrees Celsius mark at several places in SPSR Nellore and Prakasam districts on Tuesday. All major roads in Nellore, including the usually busy VRC Centre, wore a deserted look …
  • Minor killed after Telangana MLA's speeding car rams into a bike, parents critically injured 19 May 2019 07:24 [Representational image]Creative Commons A three-year-old girl was killed after a Telangana MLA's car rammed into a motorbike in which she was travelling along with her parents. The parents are seriously injured and have been shifted to a government …
  • Hyderabad: Guard jailed for rape 30 Apr 2019 22:27 Hyderabad:  A 20-year-old security guard, who sexually assaulted a minor after kidnapping her, was convicted by a court on Tuesday. The court directed the accused to undergo two years of rigorous imprisonment.   A case of kidnapping and also under …
  • One killed as thundershowers, heavy  winds wreak havoc in Hyderabad 21 Apr 2019 06:35 By Express News Service HYDERABAD: Thundershowers and gusting winds wreaked havoc in the old city of Hyderabad on Saturday, claiming the life of a 60-year-old woman. The unfortunate incident happened when a heavy branch broke off from a tree at Nehru …
  • Prakasam punters bet high on poll results 18 Apr 2019 09:11 By Express News Service ONGOLE: Who will win the Assembly elections? Will it be the TDP or YSR Congress? What will be the winning chances of Jana Sena leaders in some of the Assembly constituencies in East and West Godavari districts? What are the possible …
  • Parties counting on migrant voters for favourable poll results 09 Apr 2019 05:06 Express News Service ONGOLE/ELURU: "Do Not lose a single vote as each of them counts." This is the motto of every political party in the State, which is more or less witnessing a triangular contest for the race to the Assembly. To realise …
  • Give my son a chance, he will work wonders, says Vijayamma 30 Mar 2019 13:06 YSR Congress Party honorary president Y.S. Vijayamma on Friday requested voters to give her son Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy a chance to restore the ‘Rajanna Rajyam’ in the State. “Like Rajanna, my son will always keep his word. Let us take Andhra Pradesh back …
  • Naidu’s ‘security of future’ promise is meant for his son Lokesh, says Jagan 30 Mar 2019 06:17 By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: Not letting up his verbal attack on his bete noire N Chandrababu Naidu, YSRC chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy said the assurance for the ‘security of future’ by Naidu is not for the people but for his son Nara Lokesh.  …
  • With Adala in its kitty, it’s advantage YSRC in Nellore 18 Mar 2019 05:09 Express News Service NELLORE: Shifting loyalties by former minister Adala Prabhakar Reddy from the ruling TDP seems to be an advantage for the YSR Congress as he is a strong candidate for the Nellore parliamentary constituency. The ruling party receives …
  • NDA does a UPA-II, gives 17 of 29 Kendriya Vidyalayas in civil category to BJP MPs 08 Mar 2019 02:27 NEW DELHI: The Congress-led UPA did it in 2014 ahead of election announcement and the BJP-led NDA 2 has followed suit five years later. Of the 50 new central schools cleared by the Union Cabinet near overnight, 29 are to be set in civil sector and 17 of …
  • Cabinet approves setting up of 50 new Kendriya Vidyalayas 07 Mar 2019 18:53 The Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar tweeted saying that nearly one lakh students will be benefited from this The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the setting up of 50 new Kendriya Vidyalayas under Civil or Defence …
  • Three killed as speeding lorry rams car on highway 28 Feb 2019 04:11 HYDERABAD: Three persons were killed when their car was hit by a speeding lorry on the Srisailam highway in Kandukur in the late hours of Tuesday. Two others travelling in the car suffered grievous injuries. The accused lorry driver was taken into custody. …
  • 3 killed as speeding lorry rams car on highway 28 Feb 2019 02:46 Hyderabad: Three persons were killed when their car was hit by a speeding lorry on the Srisailam highway in Kandukur in the late hours of Tuesday. Two others travelling in the car suffered grievous injuries. The accused lorry driver was taken into custody. …
  • Maheswaram has old rivals again pitted against each other 03 Dec 2018 12:17 There is an interesting contest in the offing in Maheswaram constituency in neighbouring Rangareddy district with two old rivals, Sabita Indra Reddy and Teegala Krishna Reddy putting up intense efforts to win the election. Hosting a population of 4.23 lakh …
  • ‘Gaja’ spares State; Nellore,Prakasam districts get rain 17 Nov 2018 02:48 Cyclonic storm ‘Gaja’ has brought much-needed relief to the people of Prakasam and SRSP Nellore districts. Heavy rain lashed the two districts on Friday which had been reeling under a dry spell. Low-lying areas in Ongole were under a sheet of water in the …
  • Kandukur crash: Toll rises to four 23 Oct 2018 07:37
  • Hyderabad cop, farmer die in road accident at Kandukur 22 Oct 2018 05:07 By Express News Service HYDERABAD: A police constable working in Hyderabad, a farmer died in a major accident at Kandukur of Rachakonda commissionerate on the city outskirts on Sunday. The mishap occurred when an overspeeding SUV rammed a tractor from the …
  • Telugu Desam men shaken by series of I-T raids 12 Oct 2018 21:21 Hyderabad: After some Telugu Desam leaders, I-T raids are now being mounted on close associates of AP Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu. TD leaders now fear that the I-T sleuths may land at their doorsteps at any time or target “higher-ups” in the party …
  • Income-Tax raids Telugu Desam men, firms 05 Oct 2018 20:34 Vijayawada: Raids by Income-Tax (I-T) sleuths on Telugu Desam leaders and some private companies across the state on Friday created a political flutter.  Income-Tax officials conducted joint raids on the granite and seafood units belonging to Kandukur TD …
  • Tax officers raid TDP leaders in Andhra Pradesh 05 Oct 2018 13:11 Hyderabad: After Telangana, it is the turn of neighbouring Andhra Pradesh to witness income tax department raids against companies of ruling party leaders. Teams of tax officials have carried out raids at 28 places in Vijayawada, Guntur, Visakhapatnam and …
  • An olive STEP to deal with drought 01 Oct 2018 15:45 As drought has hit Prakasam district for the fifth consecutive year, Ramanjaneyulu, from nondescript Kakarla village, has lost hopes of practicing farming. However, rigorous training being provided by the Society for Training and Employment (STEP) has come …
  • Hyderabad Pharma City project to pose electoral challenge to Telangana Rashtra Samithi? 20 Sep 2018 01:24 Express News Service HYDERABAD: With elections around the corner, Hyderabad Pharma City project of Telangana government, which has already received Environmental Clearance, is going to pose a serious challenge to former Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) MLAs …
  • Telangana woman sets herself ablaze, just hours after lover hangs 18 Sep 2018 03:54 HYDERABAD: Even before the dust on the Miryalaguda honour killing case settles down in which a pregnant woman's husband was killed, another horrific tragedy involving a couple emerged in Ranga Reddy district on Monday when a young girl took her life by …
  • Mobile repair training helping youth eke out a living 21 Jul 2018 10:05 Venkateswara Rao, a differently-abled person, till sometime back used to struggle to eke out a living and was dependent on his parents even for his pocket money. Now, he is a proud owner of a mobile phone shop-cum-service centre, thanks to the training he …
  • Slippers thrown at Kanna’s motorcade 05 Jul 2018 08:48 Slippers were thrown at the rally of BJP State president Kanna Lakshminarayana, who is on a State-wide campaign to thwart the Telugu Desam Party’s “disinformation campaign” against the Narendra Modi government on Central assistance to overcome bifurcation …
  • Nine get life sentence in factional murder case 05 Jul 2018 01:03 By Express News Service KURNOOL:  Chindukuru village in Gadivemula mandal was plunged into gloom after the Supreme Court awarded life sentence to nine people, in a case involving factional murders in 1992. District SP Gopinath Jatti visited the village and …
  • Alert in Kurnool village after top court verdict 05 Jul 2018 01:03 By Express News Service KURNOOL:  Chindukuru village in Gadivemula mandal was plunged into gloom after the Supreme Court awarded life sentence to nine people, in a case involving factional murders in 1992. District SP Gopinath Jatti visited the village and …
  • A seven-year-old girl found dead 20 Jun 2018 01:02 By Express News Service ONGOLE: A seven-year-old girl was found murdered in a well at Budidhapalem area of Kandukur town in Prakasam district on Tuesday.  According to police, the deceased, Sk Meher, lived with her mother Basheer Unnisa and her father …
  • Over 50,000 farmers await passbooks and cheques 19 Jun 2018 01:23 By Express News Service KHAMMAM: No sign of passbooks and cheques under Rythu Bandhu scheme have left over 50,000 farmers disappointed in erstwhile Khammam district. Thanks to the revenue department, who have failed to prepare passbooks and cheques without …
  • Pockets full, Telangana farmers now ready for sowing 19 May 2018 02:08 Express News Service HYDERABAD:  Karimnagar  The three acres of cultivable land that 60-year-old Sadaveni Shankaraiah of Vallampahad village of Karimnagar owns has brought him Rs 12,000 this Kharif season. He says, “The scheme has come at the right time as …
  • Democratic norms thrown to winds in Karnataka: Naidu 18 May 2018 05:49 Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday faulted the invitation extended to the Bharatiya Janta Party for forming the government in Karnataka though it failed to cross the half- way mark. The Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) combine, which had “ …
  • Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu raps BJP’s 'unethical' practices in Karnataka 18 May 2018 01:59 By Express News Service ONGOLE: Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is resorting to undemocratic practices in Karnataka by forming government despite lacking majority in the House. "After speaking about …
  • Live | Karnataka MLAs will be auctioned under Indian Political League, says Yashwant Sinha 17 May 2018 17:46 The BJP's B.S. Yeddyurappa took oath as the Chief Minister of Karnataka on Thursday. This follows a rare all-night hearing by the Supreme Court, when it refused to stay or postpone the swearing-in. A late-night petition filed by the Congress-JD(S) …
  • Live: Yeddyurappa takes oath as Karnataka CM 17 May 2018 15:51 The BJP's B.S. Yeddyurappa took oath as the Chief Minister of Karnataka on Thursday. This follows a rare all-night hearing by the Supreme Court, when it refused to stay or postpone the swearing-in. A late-night petition filed by the Congress-JD(S) …
  • Hyderabad: Woman dies in road mishap, 15 others injured 06 May 2018 01:52 By Express News Service HYDERABAD: A woman died on the spot and 15 passengers suffered minor injuries after a speeding bus hit another bus head-on at Debbala Gadda gate in Kandukur police limits on Saturday. The woman's details are yet to be …
  • 55 mandals in Prakasam district declared drought-hit 22 Apr 2018 01:23 ONGOLE: Prakasam district is one of the worst drought-affected districts in Andhra Pradesh and even the members of the inter-ministerial central team led by Dr. B Rajender, that visited the drought-hit areas of the district a couple of days ago, said the …
  • Fix compensation for land acquisition in 6 weeks: Hyderabad HC 31 Mar 2018 23:15 Hyderabad: The Hyderabad High Court has directed the AP government to issue guid-elines to district collectors by fixing the time-frame for redetermining the compensation in land acquisition cases within six weeks. Justice Challa Kodanda-ram while …
  • Waste-to-compost, the new buzzword of government 14 Mar 2018 02:47 VIJAYAWADA: Owing to poor response from the investors, the State government, which had planned to commission waste-to-energy plants in certain urban local bodies (ULBs), is now in the process of setting up waste-to-compost units. The Swachha Andhra …
  • No-confidence motion: Pawan Kalyan behaving in a childish way, says YCP leader Ambati Rambabu 20 Feb 2018 17:14 Ambati RambabuFacebook YSRCP leader Ambati Rambabu on Tuesday, February 20, asked why Pawan Kalyan was behaving in a childish way by demanding that the party immediately move a no-confidence motion in Parliament when the YSRCP had already accepted the …
  • Now, official report claims public in ‘favour’ of pharma city 10 Nov 2017 06:28 HYDERABAD: Envirnoment Clearance for the proposed Pharma City on city outskirts has no more hurdles. The official minutes of public hearing held for the project last month at Medipally village in Rangareddy district is out and the number of people who …
  • With rains continuing on day two, Hyderabad relives last monsoon’s horror 19 Jul 2017 04:00 HYDERABAD: For the second consecutive day Tuesday, rains lashed the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad causing inconvenience to people and bringing vehicular movement to halt.  Due to the downpour, trees were uprooted at a few places in the city …
  • Moderate rain likely in coastal AP 08 Jul 2017 03:31 VISAKHAPATNAM: After remaining week for a few days, the southwest monsoon again has become normal over the coastal Andhra Pradesh and Rayalaseema in the last 24 hours.Weathermen said that the another cyclonic circulation gained momentum over the Northwest …
  • Desecration of Ambedkar statue sparks tension in Prakasam 04 Jun 2017 06:58 Tension gripped Pelluru village, near here, on Saturday after miscreants desecrated the statue of B.R. Ambedkar. A group of enraged Dalits staged a demonstration demanding action against those responsible for “hanging a garland of chappals to the statue”. …
  • Husband killed by wife and lover 28 May 2017 03:33 HYDERABAD: In a shocking incident, a 25-year-old housewife killed her husband with the help of her paramour in Pulimamidi village near Maheshwaram on Friday night. However, his body was found in a sump on Saturday. The victim was identified as one A …
  • 27-sid-kandukur 27 May 2017 20:02 cleared sid-6.49 pm//dk//9.03 pm Hyderabad: In a shocking incident, a 25-year-old housewife killed her husband with the help of her paramour in Pulimamidi village near Maheshwaram on Friday night. However, his body was found in a sump on …
  • Bike rams into Skoda, kills class 1 child 14 May 2017 20:05 Hyderabad: An eight-year-old boy lost his life when a bike coming in the opposite direction hit the vehicle he was travelling in, the front wheel piercing his throat at Kadthal in the city outskirts on Sunday. In what would have been a routine trip, Md …
  • Chaddi Banian gang active in rural areas, warn cops 27 Apr 2017 02:40 HYDERABAD: Following a series of thefts in five houses under Kandukur police limits, the Rachakonda police commissioner Mahesh M Bhagavat on Wednesday issued a circular to police officers asking them to be vigilant, suspecting that notorious offenders, …
  • Groundwater level plummets 15 Apr 2017 18:09 The groundwater level in Prakssam fell to 21.97 metres this March, from 14.59 metres in the corresponding period in 2014, thanks to the prolonged dryspell in all the 56 mandals in the drought-affected district. The dip is more pronounced in western parts …
  • Verandahs double up as exam halls in some colleges in State  04 Mar 2017 01:50 VIJAYAWADA: As Intermediate exams are in progress, a majority of the students are facing troubles due to lack of proper arrangements. Even though the officials of Board of Intermediate Education had given clear instructions to all the district in-charges, …
  • Man kills wife suspecting fidelity, hurts daughter 27 Feb 2017 03:02 ONGOLE: In a shocking incident, a person brutally attacked his wife with a knife and murdered her at their residence in Kovur village of Kandukur mandal in the wee hours of Sunday. According to Kandukur Inspector K Narasimha Rao, the accused K Subba Rao …
  • Spread of parasitic weed worries tobacco growers 23 Feb 2017 05:34 Tobacco farmers, who are already reeling under the impact of prolonged dry spell, are spending sleepless nights owing to “alarming spread” of the parasitic weed Orabanche cernua, in the fields. More than 50% of the crop in over 36,000 hectares in the …
    • Ongole: Doctor booked for slapping elderly woman 16 Jul 2019 23:34 Ongole: Police on Tuesday registered a case against a medical officer working in the government hospital at Markapuram for allegedly slapping an elderly woman. The mistake of the Girijan woman, M. Balibai, was to enter the room of the medical officer, Dr …
    • Kasu Mahesh bags medical college for Gurazala, boon for development of Palnadu 14 Jul 2019 09:00 AMARAVATI: Decades long dream of backward Palnadu region in Guntur district in getting a government medical college is finally coming true. Finance minister Buggana Rajendranath Reddy has cleared the decks for setting up government medical college in …
    • The man who presides over the world's richest shrine 08 Jul 2019 16:41 The new TTD chairman's Venkateswara pendant seems like a simple yet effective tool to silence his critics and to unburden the baggage of his family's religion. T E Narasimhan reports. IMAGE: Y V Subba Reddy, left, chairman of the Tirumala Tirupati …
    • Govt plans cow circuit to boost tourism 01 Jul 2019 06:02 AHMEDABAD: The Union government is exploring a new tourism opportunity — a cow circuit. To promote cow-based tourism economy, the newly formed Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog has decided to carve out a route that will wind through places in the country which …
    • Protest staged against sexual assaults 29 Jun 2019 05:47 The Nirbhaya Act was enacted in the wake of nation-wide protests in the Delhi gang-rape case. Yet such incidents continue unabated in different parts of the country and the latest being the gang-rape of a minor girl in Ongole, lamented a group of college …
    • Andhra Pradesh CM Jagan extends Amma Vodi to junior colleges 28 Jun 2019 05:49 By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: The Amma Vodi scheme is also applicable to women sending their children to junior colleges. They will also get Rs 15,000 per annum like the mothers sending their children to school.  A decision to this effect was taken …
    • Rain continues to batter Prakasam district 27 Jun 2019 04:57 Drought-prone Prakasam district received incessant rain for the third day on Wednesday. Ongole and its surroundings witnessed sharp showers providing respite to people suffering due to extended summer up to the third week of June. The city received 32 mm …
    • Woman kills self after YSRCP, TDP workers clash in Andhra Pradesh 25 Jun 2019 21:46 [Representational image]Creative Commons Tension prevailed in Andhra Pradesh's Ongole after a woman worker of opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) committed suicide, following a clash between the TDP and YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) workers on Tuesday, …
    • Andhra Pradesh: Minor girl locked up, gangraped by 6 people for a week 25 Jun 2019 15:51 Image Source : PTI Representative A 17-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped by a group of six men in Andhra Pradesh's Ongole district. According to local media reports, the girl was kept captive and was brutally gang-raped for a week.  The accused …
    • Woman ends life after TDP, YSRCP activists clash in Andhra 25 Jun 2019 08:41 By Express News Service ONGOLE (AP): The death of a woman following a clash between the TDP and YSRCP workers has sparked tension in Rudramambapuram on Tuesday early morning.  In the melee, a TDP activist B Padma (32) was reportedly slapped by her rivals. …
    • Girl, 16, 'held captive for days and raped by three boys and four men' 24 Jun 2019 14:04 A 16-year-old girl was held captive for five days and raped by three boys and four men, police say. The latest case to spark outrage in India is said to happened in a house in Ongole in the southeast of the nation.  "This is a heinous crime and we …
    • Six men hold girl, 16, captive and gang-rape her for a week in latest case to shock India 24 Jun 2019 10:43 Six men hold girl, 16, captive and gang-rape her for a week in latest case to shock India The victim was waiting for a friend at a bus station when her abductor tricked her He tricked her into going to his room, where he and others raped her for a week The …
    • Ongole rape: DGP asks girls to be more careful 24 Jun 2019 10:22
    • 16-year-old girl gang-raped by 6 men for 5 days in Andhra Pradesh's Ongole 24 Jun 2019 09:09 The victim was admitted to a government hospital for treatment and her condition was reported to be stable.Reuters | Representational As India is witnessing an increase in the number of serious crimes committed against women and children, another incident …
    • Runaway teen raped for 7 days by 6 in Ongole; 4 engineering students among accused 24 Jun 2019 08:55
    • Ongole gang-rape: Three minors among six arrested 24 Jun 2019 06:00 By Express News Service ONGOLE: In a swift response, Ongole police on Sunday arrested six accused, including three minors, for allegedly wrongfully confining and gang-raping a 17-year-old girl for six days, within 24 hours of receiving the complaint.  One …
    • Runaway teen raped for 7 days by 6 in Ongole; 4 accused engg students 23 Jun 2019 23:55
    • Tirupati: 6 nabbed for raping girl, three of them are minors 23 Jun 2019 20:11 TIRUPATI: The Prakasam district police arrested six men on Sunday for confining and raping a minor girl in Ongole. Three of the rapists were minors themselves.   According to the Prakasam district superintendent of police, Siddharth Kaushal, the Shakti …
    • 16-Year-Old Girl Kept Locked Up For Days, Raped By 6 In Andhra Pradesh 23 Jun 2019 19:07 Police launched a manhunt for the accused and arrested them from different places in Andhra Pradesh. Amaravati, Andhra Pradesh: A 16-year-old girl was allegedly locked up and raped for five days by six people, including three boys in Ongole town of Andhra …
    • 16-yr-old girl gangraped by six men in Ongole 23 Jun 2019 16:26
    • Andhra minor girl gang-raped by six for a week 23 Jun 2019 11:39 Amaravati, June 23 (IANS) In a shocking incident, a minor girl was gang-raped by six youth, including three minors, for a week in Andhra Pradesh’s Ongole town, police said on Sunday. The incident came to light after the 16-year-old victim managed to escape …
    • Jagan Reddy’s uncle takes over as Tirupati temple Chairman 22 Jun 2019 19:07 Tirupati, June 22 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy’s uncle Y.V. Subba Reddy was on Saturday sworn-in as Chairman of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD), which administers the Lord Venkateshwara temple at Tirumala here. Subba …
    • Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy’s uncle appointed chairman of TTD trust board 22 Jun 2019 10:56 YV Subba Reddy. (Source: Twitter/@yvsubbareddymp) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy Friday appointed his uncle and senior YSRCP leader Y V Subba Reddy as chairman of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams Trust Board. A government order is …
    • Andhra politicians offer prayers at Tirumala temple 22 Jun 2019 04:32 [India], June 7 (ANI): YSR Congress party MP M Srinivasulu Reddy, MLA R Pratap Kumar Reddy, former TDP leader and ex-minister Motkupalli Narsimhulu all offered prayers at the Lord Balaji temple. The temple priests offered them a traditional welcome and …
    • Nellore: Teams formed to probe into robbery case 19 Jun 2019 02:29 Nellore: Police have formed several teams to track down the unidentified gang that robbed nearly 100 sovereigns of gold, 7 kg silver and Rs 3 lakh cash from the house of former Agriculture Marketing Society chairman Haranath at Lawyerpeta in the early …
    • Heatwave likely in some pockets of State 17 Jun 2019 07:27 Severe heatwave conditions are very likely to prevail over some parts of coastal Andhra Pradesh during Monday and Tuesday, warned the India Meteorological Department in its forecast on Sunday. The weather in the coming two days would be a repeat of what it …
    • India: In Prakasam, people desert villages for a drop of water 17 Jun 2019 06:36 Samdani MN | TNN | Updated: Jun 17, 2019, 13:04 IST Ongole: With no sign of rain, situation has worsened in the western parts of drought-hit Prakasam district. Thousands of families are deserting the villages. Hundreds of deep borewells have gone …
    • With no monsoon rains, drought-like situation grips Andhra 17 Jun 2019 06:18 Amaravati, June 17 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh is witnessing unrelenting heat, depleting ground water, fall in reservoir levels as the delayed and sluggish monsoon has left the fields parched and farmers worried. With no sign of arrival of the southwest monsoon …
    • Fishermen gearing up for a good season ahead 14 Jun 2019 08:12 Forty-five-year-old Nagaraju was busy mending the fishing nets and overhauling his motorised boat as the two-month ‘fishing holiday’ comes to close on June 14. So were scores of other fishermen on the Kothapatnam sea shore, who enthusiastically preparing …
    • Andhra Pradesh police organize special drive to reach out to people in Ongole 10 Jun 2019 03:47 By Express News Service ONGOLE: Prakasam district police during their initiative of ‘Public Police Participation Week’ have reached out to the general public and made local communities partners in crime control and prevention. The police have successfully …
    • Rajamahendravaram Central jail sets up Rs 4 crore petrol pump 10 Jun 2019 03:47 By Express News Service RAJAMAHENDRAVARAM:A Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) petrol pump set up by Rajamahendravaram Central Jail was inaugurated by Srinivasa Rao, DIG, prisons, here on Sunday. Speaking on the occasion, he said that this was …
    • Hippi is very different from RX100: Kartikeya Gummakonda 06 Jun 2019 05:04 Kartikeya starrer Hippi has hit the screens. Following the box office success of RX100 last year, things are looking up for Telugu actor Kartikeya Gummakonda. He has at least three films which will release this year. As his latest film Hippi hits the …
    • Race for TTD chief post hots up 05 Jun 2019 11:23 Even before Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy has constituted his Council of Ministers, the race for the prestigious post of chairman of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams has hotted up with aspirants going all out to present their cases. The post is not …
    • Many aspirants as Andhra CM Jagan Mohan Reddy set to expand Cabinet 01 Jun 2019 05:07 By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA:  As Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy sets out to expand his Cabinet on June 8, now it is for the ministerial aspirants to get into his good books. With the YSRC winning an overwhelming 151 MLAs in the …
    • Andhra Pradesh Lok Sabha Results 2019: Full list of winners 26 May 2019 03:14 Image Source : PTI Y S Jaganmohan Reddy The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was on Thursday set to retain power for another five years after making a sweep of the Lok Sabha battle and mauling the opposition. So stunning …
    • YS Jagan Mohan Reddy to take oath with 15 ministers 24 May 2019 21:54 Hyderabad: YSRC president Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy’s ministers are likely take oath along with him on May 30 when he swears in as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. Mr Reddy may induct about 15 ministers initially. Given the strength of the AP Assembly, the …
    • Lokesh among 17 ministers who bit the dust in Jagan wave in AP 24 May 2019 02:24 Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: The Chandrababu Naidu-led Telugu Desam Party suffered a humiliating defeat in the polls with 17 of its 21 outgoing ministers, up for re-election, losing to their YSRC opponents. Interestingly, scions of two ministers, who …
    • Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: Full list of winners 23 May 2019 19:06 State Constituencies Leading/Winning Candidates Party Andaman and Nicobar Andaman and Nicobar Islands VISHAL JOLLY BJP Andhra Pradesh Araku GODDETI MADHAVI YSRCP   Srikakulam Kinjarapu Ram Mohan Naidu     Vizianagaram       Visakhapatnam       …
    • TDP all set for a rout in Prakasam 23 May 2019 16:09 The Opposition YSR Congress Party is all set to inflict a crushing defeat on the ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in Prakasam district as the counting of votes polled in the simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and the State Assembly on April 11 …
    • General election results 2019 live 23 May 2019 12:04 Constituencies A - Z A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z A Adilabad 2019 GODAM NAGESH Leading TRS 2014 GODAM NAGESH TRS Agra 2019 SATYAPAL SINGH BAGHEL Leading BJP 2014 DR. RAM SHANKAR KATHERIA BJP Ahmadnagar 2019 SUJAY RADHAKRISHNA VIKHE …
    • After Centre’s alert, vigil upped for D-day 23 May 2019 05:09 By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: Following alerts from the Ministry of Home Affairs and Central Bureau of Investigation that there were chances of violence in the State on Thursday, the police were put on high alert and additional security forces were …
    • India general election results 2019 live 23 May 2019 02:20 Constituencies A - Z A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z A Adilabad 2014 GODAM NAGESH TRS Agra 2014 DR. RAM SHANKAR KATHERIA BJP Ahmadnagar 2014 GANDHI DILIPKUMAR MANSUKHLAL BJP Ahmedabad East 2014 PARESH RAWAL BJP Ahmedabad West 2014 DR. …
    • Heatwave sweeps Prakasam and Nellore districts 22 May 2019 13:13 People suffered from sweltering heat all through the day as mercury crossed 43 degrees Celsius mark at several places in SPSR Nellore and Prakasam districts on Tuesday. All major roads in Nellore, including the usually busy VRC Centre, wore a deserted look …
    • Illegal blast causes Rs 70L damage in granite unit 22 May 2019 06:58 By Express News Service ONGOLE: In spite of the claims of the authorities concerned that they are keeping a strict vigil on illegal blasts in granite units in the district, unauthorised usage of explosives is going on unabated at some places. In one such …
    • India : Vice President calls for protecting Ongole cattle breed 21 May 2019 20:16 May 21, 2019 (Euclid Infotech Ltd via COMTEX) -- The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has lamented the neglect of the indigenous Ongole cattle breed and called for protecting and promoting the animal, which has become popular all over the …
    • 30-bed Dornala government hospital fails to provide solace to tribal patients 21 May 2019 04:49 By Express News Service ONGOLE: Dornala Government Hospital, under the purview of AP Vaidya Vidhana Parishad, is ill-prepared to cater to the needs of people, mostly tribals. Though the 30-bed hospital has a sanctioned strength of six doctors, one post has …
    • Two killed as car and bike collide head on 21 May 2019 04:28 By Express News Service ONGOLE: Two bikers were killed after they hit a car coming from the opposite direction while overtaking a bus at Reddygudem in Rajupalem mandal on Monday. They were identified as Vemavarapu Jaya Rao (30) and Vemavarapu Anna Rao (23 …
    • Gales uproot trees, poles in Prakasam district 19 May 2019 04:24 By Express News Service ONGOLE:  Hailstorms and gales created havoc in Ardhaveedu mandal of Prakasam district on Saturday afternoon. According to reports reaching here, gales and hailstorms lashed various parts of the mandal for nearly an hour in the …
    • Bank employee from Hyderabad dies treasure-hunting in Nallamala forest 17 May 2019 13:05 By Express News Service ONGOLE: A bank employee from Hyderabad died due to suspected dehydration and his associate went missing after they went into the dense Nallamala forest in search of a supposed treasure trove. The third member of the team managed to …
    • Denied money, youth sets family ablaze 17 May 2019 13:04 By Express News Service ONGOLE: In a shocking incident, four members of a family suffered burns after they were set ablaze allegedly by their son at SC/BC Colony in Markapuram on Thursday.  Markapuram CI Y Sridhar Reddy said Murari Prasad (22) is the …
    • Inter student found murdered in Prakasam 16 May 2019 06:32 By Express News Service ONGOLE: An intermediate student was found murdered and buried on the outskirts of Kongalaveedu village of Giddaluru mandal in the wee hours of Wednesday. The police, who are suspecting the youth’s alleged illicit affair to be the …
    • Aster Healthcare launches finance service centre in India 11 May 2019 08:18 UAE-based Aster DM Healthcare has announced the launch of its finance service centre across all its existing 11 hospitals and upcoming two hospitals across India.   These include Aster Medcity Kochi, Aster MIMS Calicut, Aster MIMS Kottakkal, Aster CMI …
    • Forensic audit team fails to get at the root of Prakasam dairy’s problems 11 May 2019 05:39 By Express News Service ONGOLE: The forensic audit team, which was appointed by the government to find out exact reasons behind the losses incurred by the Prakasam Milk Producer Company Limited, has not been able to give exact report. The dairy, which …
    • Cyclone Fani: Special trains from Chennai to Odisha 05 May 2019 02:14 By Express News Service CHENNAI: In order to facilitate Odisha-bound passengers who were stranded in Chennai and other parts of Tamil Nadu followed by cancellation of trains due to Cyclone Fani, Southern Railway will operate two special trains. According …
    • Nomination papers of Andhra Pradesh men for Varanasi LS seat rejected 04 May 2019 07:05 By Express News Service ONGOLE: The nomination papers of two persons from Prakasam district, who planned to contest the elections from Varanasi, from where Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seeking election, have been rejected upon scrutiny by the returning …
    • Kings Group comes out with new business model for sustainable aquaculture production 03 May 2019 09:02 Renewing its focus on aquaculture, Kings Group – a pioneer in the seafood export business since 1960’s – has come out with a new technology driven business model, equipping farmers for a sustainable aquaculture production. The global fears over antibiotic …
    • Nellore: Man attempts to kill wife, fails 01 May 2019 22:41 Nellore: In a vain bid, a man had attempted to kill his wife after knocking down with his car near Thoorpunaidupalem village in Tangutur mandal of Prakasam district on Wednesday. The accused identified as V. Sivaji of K. Bitragunta in Jargumalli is at …
    • Tollywood Buzz: Kartikeya’s third film titled Guna 369, Varun Tej and Venkatesh to collaborate again 26 Apr 2019 19:01 Guna 369 is helmed by debutant Arjun Jandyala. Kartikeya’s third film titled Guna 369 The makers of Kartikeya and Arjun Jandyala’s upcoming project on Friday announced the title of the film. Produced by Anil Kadiyala and Tirumal Reddy, the movie has been …
    • Officials restore power supply to two villages in Prakasam district 24 Apr 2019 06:00 By Express News Service ONGOLE: Responding to the news item ‘Two villages in Prakasam district in darkness’ published in these columns on 23.4.2019, the power utilities officials swung into action and restored the power supply to Gottipadiya and …
    • How data analytics helps a TN farm to produce additive-free cow’s milk 23 Apr 2019 18:19   Like many villages swept aside by the National Highway, Arumbavur in Perambalur district doesn’t get many visitors. Once known only for its wood carving artisans, for the past seven years though, Arumbavur has been the home of Mid Valley Foods Pvt Ltd, a …
    • Tobacco growers in jitters 20 Apr 2019 07:48 Farmers in the traditional tobacco growing areas in Prakasam and Nellore districts are in dire straits as the e-auctioning of the principal commercial produce has remained lacklustre in the Southern Black Soil (SBS) and Southern Light Soil (SLS) regions. …
    • Two held for killing bear 20 Apr 2019 06:42 By Express News Service ONGOLE: Two persons were taken into custody by forest officials for allegedly killing a wild bear at Uyyalavada on Friday. On credible information, forest officials rushed to forest area in Uyyalavada and found two persons cutting …
    • Prakasam punters bet high on poll results 18 Apr 2019 09:11 By Express News Service ONGOLE: Who will win the Assembly elections? Will it be the TDP or YSR Congress? What will be the winning chances of Jana Sena leaders in some of the Assembly constituencies in East and West Godavari districts? What are the possible …
    • Elections over in Telugu states but humour alive 16 Apr 2019 12:09 HYDERABAD: Elections are over in the Telugu states but thanks to entertainment video apps, poll humour is still lingering. Imitating political leaders, their voice and mannerisms and their style have kept people hooked on to the apps for, if not their …
    • Two Telangana bus drivers die in accident 16 Apr 2019 08:06 By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: Two TSRTC bus drivers died and eight passengers suffered injuries in a road mishap at Thotacherla village of Penuganchiprolu mandal in Krishna district on Tuesday morning. According to Penuganchiprolu police, a TSRTC bus …
    • Tampered scripts in drama fest 15 Apr 2019 17:28 Tampered scripts in drama fest The social play `Maa Bhoomi', that kickstarted a festival of rare dramas at Ravindra Bharathi, was performed out of context. Has anyone the right to change the script of a play written by celebrated authors by adding …
    • Summer hampers blood donation, causes shortage in Vijayawada govt hospital 15 Apr 2019 07:36 Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: With the city experiencing sweltering heat right in April, the blood bank of Vijayawada Government General Hospital may soon run dry, with the current stock sufficient for just a week. The hospital authorities are failing …
    • APSRTC to operate 492 buses to clear poll rush 14 Apr 2019 04:30 By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA:  The APSRTC will operate 492 special services from district headquarters to Hyderabad, Chennai and Bangalore on April 14 to ensure hassle-free journey for the passengers who will return after casting their votes. In a …
    • LS polls crucial for ruling TDP in AP 10 Apr 2019 23:38 Amaravati, Apr 10 (PTI) The first phase of Lok Sabha elections on Thursday is crucial for Andhra Pradeshs ruling Telugu Desam Party, for, the outcome will determine its standing on the national political scene. TDP president and Chief Minister N. …
    • Parties counting on migrant voters for favourable poll results 09 Apr 2019 05:06 Express News Service ONGOLE/ELURU: "Do Not lose a single vote as each of them counts." This is the motto of every political party in the State, which is more or less witnessing a triangular contest for the race to the Assembly. To realise …
    • Caste, development key factors in Tenali 08 Apr 2019 04:32 Express News Service GUNTUR: The Tenali Assembly constituency is witnessing a triangular fight among the TDP, YSRC and Jana Sena. While sitting TDP MLA Alapati Rajendra Prasad is sweating it hard to record a third consecutive victory from this Assembly …
    • Cash flows like water in Lok Sabha, assembly elections in Andhra 08 Apr 2019 04:10 Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: Elections in the State have become a megabuck event with candidates pumping money like never before into electioneering. On the ground, reports suggest that a Lok Sabha candidate could end up spending upwards of Rs 100 …
    • YSR, Andhra's 2nd most powerful family 07 Apr 2019 16:44 Amaravati: If the NTR clan continues to dominate the politics in Andhra Pradesh for over three decades, the YSR family remains its biggest rival since taking the centre stage in 2004. The family of Congress leader and former Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara …
    • YSR, Andhra Pradesh's 2nd most powerful family 07 Apr 2019 16:35 AMARAVATI: If the NTR clan continues to dominate the politics in Andhra Pradesh for over three decades, the YSR family remains its biggest rival since taking the centre stage in 2004. The family of Congress leader and former Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara …
    • Dynasty Politics: YSR, Andhra Pradesh's 2nd most powerful family 07 Apr 2019 14:28 AMARAVATI: If the NTR clan continues to dominate the politics in Andhra Pradesh for over three decades, the YSR family remains its biggest rival since taking the centre stage in 2004. The family of Congress leader and former Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara …
    • 42 lakh acres to lose water if Jagan comes to power: N Chandrababu Naidu 07 Apr 2019 04:58 NELLORE: TD chief and Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu has said that with the arrangement the YSR Congress chief Jagan Mohan Reddy had with Mr KCR, AP would be deprived of water in 42 lakh acres across 62 assembly segments across the state, if Mr Reddy …
    • Tough battle on the cards in Ongole Assembly segment 03 Apr 2019 06:42 Express News Service ONGOLE:  A keenly contested battle is on the cards for the Ongole Assembly seat. The main contenders–the TDP MLA Damacharla Janardhan Rao and former minister Balineni Srinivasa Reddy of the YSRC–are putting all out efforts to win the …
    • TDP, YSRCP workers clash in Ongole ahead of elections 26 Feb 2019 06:45 [India], Feb 26 (ANI): Clashes broke out between the TDP and YSRCP workers in Ongole town over the later inviting former minister Balineni Srinivas Reddy for setting up party office here on Monday. Workers of both the parties clashed in front of police and …
    • Adopt friendly policing methods: Ongole DGP to officials 17 Feb 2019 04:53 By Express News Service ONGOLE: DGP RP Thakur has said that their aim is to ensure zero crime and urged the police to adopt friendly policing methods. The DGP on Saturday inaugurated Ongole Two Town model police station building, which was constructed at …
    • Ongole: Residents a worried lot as sanitation goes for a toss 11 Feb 2019 05:57 By Express News Service ONGOLE: Garbage dumping and lack of sanitation at senistive areas with schools and hospitals are major reasons for the spread of diseases such as chickenpox, dengue and viral fevers in Ongole. People in the know say that despite the …
    • Parched Ongole draws AP government's attention as water crisis looms 10 Feb 2019 03:27 By Express News Service ONGOLE:  Several villages, including those that have merged with municipal corporation in Ongole are facing a severe drinking water crisis of late. Around 22 per cent of the town is still not covered with drinking water pipelines, …
    • Ongole bulls hog the limelight 17 Jan 2019 13:48 The majestic Ongole bulls were the star attraction as Kanuma was celebrated with zest on the third day of the Makara Sankranti festival to mark the northward journey of the Sun during the auspicious Uttarayana Punyakalam, in Prakasam and SRSP Nellore …
    • Andhra on high alert as storm set to cross between Ongole and Kakinada 15 Dec 2018 20:06 By PTI AMARAVATI: The Andhra Pradesh government put its machinery on high alert and positioned NDRF and State Disaster Response Force in five districts Saturday as the deep depression in the Bay of Bengal was set to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm …
    • Stone for development works laid at AP's Ongole 30 Nov 2018 05:14 By Express News Service ONGOLE: Information Technology and Panchayat Raj Minister Nara Lokesh said the State government had framed a water grid programme at Rs 1,000 crore to provide tap connection to every household in the state.  Lokesh visited …
    • Ongole’s cricket stadium has scary past! 20 Nov 2018 03:10 Express News Service ONGOLE: The city of Ongole, in Prakasam district, is known for a particular breed of oxen. It’s also known for the CSR Sarma College, where Tollywood star Chiranjeevi studied from 1970-72. Few know that the cricket ground at CSR Sarma …
    • Andhra Govt gives green signal for upgrading Ongole PG Centre 03 Nov 2018 13:54
    • Andhra to set up Tanguturi Prakasham Panthulu University in Ongole 02 Nov 2018 04:11
    • Pastor held for sexually harassing Ongole school student 18 Aug 2018 23:55 By Express News Service ONGOLE: The police have intensified their investigation into the complaints of sexual harassment of girl students and other irregularities at UCLI school hostel in Ongole town. Speaking to reporters on Saturday, Prakasam district …
    • Chemfab Alkalis shuts down Ongole plant for maintenance 11 Jul 2018 11:10 Chemfab Alkalis Limited's Plants situated at Ongole, in the State of Andhra Pradesh have been suspended from 10th July 2018 from 17:30 hrs for the purpose/s of both Annual Maintenance and clearing of accumulated Stocks.
    • ‘Save Ongole dairy’ campaign launched 17 May 2018 05:42 Farmers and civil society organisations under the aegis of the Prakasam District Development Forum have launched a campaign for the revival of the Ongole dairy. The employees and farmers were hoping against hope that the problems of the dairy would be …
    • Brazilian firm to pay RS 1.2 crore for Ongole bull embryos 25 Apr 2018 23:22 CHENNAI: Putting an end to trafficking of native genetic resources of the iconic Ongole bull, Chennai-based National Biodiversity Authority (NBA) has ordered a Brazilian company to pay Rs 1.20 crore up front to access bovine cattle embryos for research.  …
    • ‘Govt. should take over Ongole Dairy’ 20 Mar 2018 06:58 Hundreds of farmers and employees of the Ongole Dairy staged a demonstration in front of the Prakasam Bhavan here on Monday demanding takeover of the dairy, which is now in the red, by the National Dairy Development Board(NDDB). The crisis has deepened …
    • ₹600 cr. goes into Gundlakamma, but water yet to reach Ongole farms 13 Dec 2017 04:11 Over ₹600 crore has been pumped into the Obul Reddy Gundlakamma project with a view to bringing under irrigation 1.42 lakh acres in drought-prone Prakasam district. Yet, the farmers in Ongole, S.N.Padu and Addanki Assembly constitutencies are unable to …
    • Revenge: 3-year-old Ongole boy kidnapped & killed 19 Nov 2017 06:08 ONGOLE: A three-year-old boy, Gorantla Manikantha of Dwarakampadu village, Marturu mandal, in Prakasam district was kidnapped and killed by a person of the same village, Annangi Veeranjaneyulu (32). According to police sources, the accused picked the boy …
    • Six-year old Ongole girl hung on to the grills of the capsized boat after her grandparents drowned 13 Nov 2017 15:21
    • Excursion that began on high note ends in tragedy for 32 from Ongole 13 Nov 2017 03:30 VIJAYAWADA: The outing of 72 members of the Ongole Walkers’ Association, which was all fun and frolic early Sunday, ended in a tragedy while they were on a cruise for more than 40 minutes on the waters of the Krishna. All the members reached Vijayawada …
    • This Salt Satyagraha site in Ongole is crying for attention 15 Aug 2017 08:50 The sleepy village of Devarampadu was in the limelight before Independence, as it was from here that Andhra Kesari Tanguturi Prakasam Pantulu had launched the Salt Satyagaraha on a call given by Mahatma Gandhi. A grand ‘Vijayotsavam stupa’ unveiled in the …
    • KIMS Hospitals unveils 350 bed facility at Ongole in Andhra Pradesh 01 Jun 2017 19:59
    • Prima Plastics Ltd Commences Commercial Production / Operations at Ongole Plant 19 Feb 2017 07:17 The Board of Directors of Prima Plastics Ltd at its meeting held on Feb 5, 2016 had announced the setting up of a new plant for manufacturing of plastic moulded articles at Ongole. The set up of the new plant with an installed capacity of 1500 tons per …
    • Bovine IVF lab to increase Ongole, Punganur count 17 Feb 2017 03:45 HYDERABAD: Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University (SVU) will soon launch the mission to preserve the rare bovine breeds of Punganur and Ongole in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania and JK Trust. These breeds will be propagated using the in …