• Nivar weakens; widespread rain likely in next two days over A.P. 27 Nov 2020 08:47 The very severe cyclonic storm Nivar moved west and crossed Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts near Puducherry in the early hours of Thursday as a very severe cyclonic storm, with estimated wind speeds of 120-130 km/hr, gusting to 145 km/hr. It …
  • Private Covid-19 hospitals denotified 26 Nov 2020 07:38 By Express News Service ONGOLE: With coronavirus cases declining steadily, the Prakasam district administration has de-notified all private hospitals as Covid-19 hospitals, according to orders issued by district collector recently. As such, all infected …
  • Six officers to monitor Prakasam health centres 24 Nov 2020 00:47 By Express News Service ONGOLE: Prakasam administration has increased the number of divisional level medical and health department supervising officers to six from the existing three. This is the first ever divisional level monitoring reform introduced in …
  • Motorists suffer as Prakasam RTOs not issuing licences, RCs 23 Nov 2020 05:54 Express News Service ONGOLE: S Srinivas, a second-year B Tech student, got a new two-wheeler from his uncle on his birthday in May. He registered the vehicle and got a learner’s licence from the transport department. Later, he applied for and passed the …
  • More rains predicted, likely to play spoilsport during Diwali celebrations in Andhra 13 Nov 2020 04:53 By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA/NELLORE: Rains are set to further dampen the festive spirit ahead of Diwali, as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted light to moderate rainfall across several parts of the state in the next two days …
  • Farmers’ group reaping a bounty by going organic in Andhra Pradesh 02 Nov 2020 03:58 Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: Three years ago, a group of organic vegetable farmers in and around Vijayawada came together to form a farmer producer organisation (FPO) called ‘Go Adharita Prakruthi Vyavasaya Paraspara Sahakara Sangham’ and started …
  • IPL betting racket busted in Vijayawda, 18 arrested, Rs 6.45 lakh seized 12 Oct 2020 03:54 By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: In a major crackdown on illegal cricket betting racket, Krishna police on Sunday arrested 18 persons for placing bets on the IPL matches through online application (Senex-365). The cops also seized Rs 6.45 lakh cash, a …
  • Fish turns staple as veggies get dearer 04 Oct 2020 03:49 Express News Service HYDERABAD:  A trip to Telangana’s districts might throw up an unconventional rustic scene — youngsters leisurely fishing in ponds, lakes and streams, rather than toiling away in fields. In fact, fishing has become so common that it is …
  • CPDCL uses electric cars on experimental basis in Ongole 04 Oct 2020 03:49 By Express News Service ONGOLE: The APCPDCL has decided to use eco-friendly electric cars on an experimental basis. As per the decision, the power utility has brought 10+1 (11)  electric cars of Mahindra and Tata automobile companies and allotted them to …
  • Prakasam civic bodies get Rs 15 crore from finance panel 28 Sep 2020 05:01 By Express News Service ONGOLE: The Commissioner and Director of Municipal Administration has issued an order allocating Rs  15 crore to nine civic bodies in Prakasam district from the 15th Finance Commission funds for the financial year 2020-21.  The …
  • Amid religious politics, Andhra cops up vigil in worship places 26 Sep 2020 09:15 Amaravati, Sep 26 (IANS) At a time when religious politics are raging in Andhra Pradesh, the government has ordered the police department to secure all places of worship to avoid any untoward incident, especially in the light of Antarvedi Sri Lakshmi …
  • Prakasam SP suspends SI, two more face action 01 Sep 2020 02:53 By Express News Service ONGOLE: Continuing to crack the whip on errant police officials, Prakasam district Superintendent of Police Siddharth Kaushal on Monday suspended the Sub-Inspector of Dornala police station. This apart, orders were also issued for …
  • COVID-19, rains increases vegetable rates in Telangana 28 Aug 2020 05:05 Express News Service KHAMMAM: The double whammy of COVID-19 and the recent floods has increased the cost of vegetables in erstwhile Khammam district, burning a hole in the common man’s pocket. This is the first time in several years that vegetable prices …
  • Dy. Chief Minister, Ministers handover ₹50 lakh each to victims in Ramesh Hospital COVID care centre fire mishap 25 Aug 2020 17:48 Deputy Chief Minister and Health Minister Alla Kali Krishna Srinivas, Endowments Minister Vellampalli Srinivas and Civil Supplies Minister Kodali Sri Venkateswara Rao (Nani) on Tuesday distributed ₹50 lakh compensation to the kin of the deceased in Ramesh …
  • Prakasam, Nellore record 21 deaths in just a day 13 Aug 2020 03:38 The pandemic continued to wreck havoc in south coastal Andhra as 21 persons-- 11 in Prakasam district and 10 in Nellore district succumbed to the viral disease in the last 24 hours, taking the combined death toll in the two districts to 255. The cumulative …
  • Vijayawada hotel fire: Rescue personnel seek special quarantine after COVID-19 exposure 10 Aug 2020 06:00 By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: All personnel of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), fire service and police departments, who participated in the rescue operation in the hotel fire on Sunday, reportedly urged …
  • Vijayawada hotel fire: Deep anguish as relatives try to find victims 10 Aug 2020 06:00 Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: “He would have survived if I didn’t get him admitted here,” an inconsolable K Satyavathi wailed on seeing her brother’s body. “It was I who had advised that he be treated here,” the woman sobbed.Her brother, Maddali Ramesh, …
  • Vijayawada fire: Among victims, recovered pastor who stayed back to be with wife 09 Aug 2020 21:36 Police officials outside the Swarna Palace Hotel in Vijayawada on Sunday. (PTI) Sabbithi Abraham, 47, a pastor at a church in Jaggaiahpeta, tested negative for Covid-19 on Saturday, but decided to stay on at the Swarna Palace Hotel that had been turned …
  • Coronavirus | Prakasam district witnesses 15 deaths in just a week 31 Jul 2020 23:13 The South Coastal Andhra Pradesh continued to reel under the pandemic as ten more persons-- six in Prakasam and four in Nellore district succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours. With 861 fresh cases, the count rose to 8,019 in Nellore district where …
  • Half-burnt body leads police to callous ambulance driver 28 Jul 2020 02:31 By Express News Service ONGOLE:  Investigating the case of a partially-burnt body found on the outskirts of Ulavapadu in Prakasam district, the police on Monday found that the victim had tested positive for Covid-19, and his relatives paid an ambulance …
  • Telangana: Isolation homes not new to Rangareddy 26 Jul 2020 04:58 Isolation homes were built on the village outskirts and always near a well. HYDERABAD: While social distancing, home quarantine and working from home have become the new normal during the pandemic, Rangareddy’s Saireddyguda village set the tone for …
  • 13-yr-old sold to brothel by stepbrother, dials 100, saved 22 Jul 2020 00:15 Vijayawada: A 13-year-old girl was allegedly sold by her stepbrother to a gang running a prostitution ring at Singarayakonda of Prakasam district in Andhra Pradesh. The incident came to light on Tuesday after the girl was rescued by the police in an …
  • Labs resume work after 2-day gap 09 Jul 2020 05:17 By Express News Service ONGOLE: THE virus research and diagnostic laboratory (VRDL) in the district resumed functioning on Wednesday, two days after a technician tested positive for the virus. TrueNat labs in Chirala, Markapur and Kandukur are began …
  • Covid testing hit as technicians test positive 08 Jul 2020 03:52 By Express News Service ONGOLE: As one of the VRDL technicians working at the Ongole Government General Hospital (GGH) tested positive for coronavirus, the district authorities were not able to release Covid-19 bulletin on Sunday. It may be mentioned that …
  • Stuck in quarantine centre with poor facilities and no test results 05 Jul 2020 03:59 Express News Service ONGOLE: Being in a quarantine centre in Prakasam district proved to be a harrowing experience for a 24-year-old software engineer who works for a reputed company in Mumbai. Not only did the youngster from Jarugumilli mandal have to put …
  • 10 Prakasam cops, Ayush medical officer test positive for coronavirus 01 Jul 2020 04:31 By Express News Service ONGOLE:  A circle inspector, two sub-inspectors and seven police constables have recently tested positive for the coronavirus; an Ayush medical officer has also been infected. Till date, 625 coronavirus cases have been reported from …
  • Following spike in cases, restrictions come back in Prakasam 28 Jun 2020 04:00 By Express News Service ONGOLE: As the total number of Covid-19 cases in Prakasam district has zoomed past the 500-mark, the district administration has announced containment clusters in four urban areas—Ongole, Chirala, Kandukur and Markapur.   Meanwhile, …
  • Relentless rise in COVID-19 cases in Nellore, Prakasam 27 Jun 2020 03:50 Coronavirus cases continued to be on the rise in south-coastal Andhra Pradesh as 79 more persons — 47 in Prakasam district and 32 in Nellore district — tested positive in the last 24 hours. Health officials are now worried about a spread of the disease at …
  • Goods train derails, catches fire over bridge across Musi river 25 Jun 2020 13:51 Four oil tankers of a goods train caught fire when it derailed between Surareddypalem and Tangutur in Prakasam district on the Howrah-Chennai main line in the wee hours of Thursday. As the train from Gangineni in Secunderabad railway division carrying …
  • COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Nellore, Prakasam 13 Jun 2020 06:50 The south-coastal region of Andhra Pradesh is witnessing a steady increase in coronavirus cases as 19 more persons — 15 in Nellore and four in Prakasam district — tested positive for the pandemic on Friday. With this, the total number of confirmed cases …
  • Cash-strapped govt plans to sell 2,200 acres, net Rs 20k cr 07 Jun 2020 00:49 Hyderabad: The government has decided to resume over 2,200 acres of unutilised land worth Rs 20,000 crore in a fresh bid to fill its coffers. The land parcels had earlier been allotted to various government institutions. These land parcels would be handed …
  • Tobacco farmers threaten to boycott auctions in Andhra Pradesh 03 Jun 2020 04:30 By Express News Service ONGOLE: Tobacco farmers have expressed their dissatisfaction over the low prices offered by buyers at Tangutur-2 auction centre. Only 35 out of the total 390 tobacco bales brought to the auction centre on Monday attracted the …
  • Illegal sale of spurious cotton seeds busted, 4 held 30 May 2020 00:37 Hyderabad: A gang involved in a spurious cotton seed racket was busted on Friday and four members were arrested by Special Operations Team (SOT) sleuths of Rachakonda commissionerate. The sleuths seized Rs 50 lakh worth of stock. Acting on specific …
  • Sour season for Telangana's mango farmers 13 Apr 2020 04:54 Express News Service KHAMMAM:  Mango farmers in erstwhile Khammam district are appealing to the State government to purchase their produce as traders, due to the lockdown, have not turned up. Meanwhile, the lack of proper procurement centres is also taking …
  • Coronavirus cases jump to 11 in Prakasam  01 Apr 2020 03:20 Express News Service ONGOLE: Prakasam authorities were in for a rude shock on Tuesday after eight persons from the district tested positive for covid-19. With this, the tally in the district rose to 11, the highest in the state.  It was found that 10 of …
  • Violence will be dealt with firmly: Kishan Reddy 26 Feb 2020 06:55 Union Minister of State for Home G. Kishan Reddy strongly condemned the violence in Delhi, but said the situation was very much in control and paramilitary forces have been pressed into service to restore peace in trouble-torn areas there. However, “ …
  • Mentally-ill Hyderabad man kills wife, hangs self 25 Feb 2020 05:36 By Express News Service HYDERABAD:  In a horrific incident, a 50-year-old man allegedly killed his wife and later hanged himself at Kandukur near here.  Kasoji Jangaiah was found hanging at his house, while his wife Krishnaveni, 47 was found dead in the …
  • Short on funds, TS govt considers auctioning assigned land 21 Feb 2020 11:25 Hyderabad: In colossal exercise to build up revenue mobilisation, the Telangana  State government is planning to take over thousands of assigned land given to farmers in prime areas — especially Ranga Reddy and Medchal district. They plan to auction this …
  • ODF++ status: Rs 209.81 crore sanctioned for FSTPs in 76 non-Amrut ULBs in Andhra  11 Feb 2020 03:00 By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: The State government, in its efforts to achieve ODF++ status, on Monday released Rs 209.81 crore for establishment of Faecal Sludge Treatment Plants (FSTPs) in 76 non-Amrut urban local bodies in the State. The FSTPs will …
  • Hyderabad: 80-year-old woman killed, gold stolen 28 Jan 2020 20:30 Hyderabad: An 80-year-old woman was found dead with multiple injuries on a road in front of her house at Nednur in Kandukur on Tuesday morning. The police suspects that the woman could have been murdered in the house and her body dragged out by the killers …
  • Rain dampens spirits of Prakasam farmers 09 Jan 2020 13:45 Farmers in Prakasam district were hoping for a good harvest following bountiful rains this year after a gap of five years, but the untimely rains during this month have put paid to their hopes of getting decent returns. Tobacco farmers in the drought-prone …
  • Women in distress to get drop facility in Prakasam 05 Dec 2019 08:01 By Express News Service ONGOLE: In a move to ensure women/girls’ safe travel, Prakasam district police launched ‘Abhay Drop Home Service’ on Wednesday evening, under which designated vehicles will pick up girls or women from odd or dangerous places …
  • Dispirited bar owners term govt. policy hostile 01 Dec 2019 08:06 The “huge hike” in licence fee has left the bar operators disappointed. Many of the existing players have decided to call it quits as they will have to incur “huge losses” if they throw their hat in the ring when the bar licence for a two-year period from …
  • Telangana government project 'Image Tower' likely to get environmental clearance 28 Nov 2019 04:44 By Express News Service HYDERABAD: The State Expert Appraisal Committee (SEAC) has recommended for granting Environmental Clearance (EC) to the proposed ‘Image Tower’, a State government project aimed at promoting animation, visual effects, gaming and …
  • Vegetable prices go through the roof in Vijayawada 24 Nov 2019 07:05 By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: Diminishing vegetable production, leading to a lack of supply has resulted in skyrocketing prices. None have been more affected than the common people in Vijayawada, who have no other option but to restrict their …
  • 15 arrested for illegal mining in Kandukur 19 Oct 2019 00:41 Hyderabad: The Rachakonda Special Operations Team apprehended 15 persons who were involved in illegal sand extraction at Kandukur on Thursday night. The accused were handed over to Kandukur police for further action. Acting on a tip, the LB Nagar SOT …
  • Raid on Telugu Ganga special deputy collector unearths Rs 4.14-crore illegal assets  11 Oct 2019 02:59 By Express News Service NELLORE: The ACB sleuths conducted raids on Telugu Ganga special deputy collector M Lakshmi Narasimham on Thursday, in connection with amassing wealth disproportionate to his known sources of income. The ACB officials conducted …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • Two special trains from Tamil Nadu to Mumbai, six pairs of special trains extended till December 31 27 Nov 2020 18:02 By Express News Service CHENNAI: With an increase in passenger patronage, railways introduced two pairs of new trains from Coimbatore and Nagercoil to Mumbai and extended six pairs of special trains till December 31. Two special trains to Mumbai:  The …
  • Nivar weakens; widespread rain likely in next two days over A.P. 27 Nov 2020 08:47 The very severe cyclonic storm Nivar moved west and crossed Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts near Puducherry in the early hours of Thursday as a very severe cyclonic storm, with estimated wind speeds of 120-130 km/hr, gusting to 145 km/hr. It …
  • VRO caught taking Rs 8,000 bribe in Andhra Pradesh 27 Nov 2020 02:48 By Express News Service ONGOLE: Sleuths of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) caught a village revenue officer (VRO) while taking Rs 8,000 bribe for doing an official favour. According to the ACB officials, the tainted official KV Siva Kasaiah working at Chouta …
  • Private Covid-19 hospitals denotified 26 Nov 2020 07:38 By Express News Service ONGOLE: With coronavirus cases declining steadily, the Prakasam district administration has de-notified all private hospitals as Covid-19 hospitals, according to orders issued by district collector recently. As such, all infected …
  • Weather: ‘Nivar’ ratchets up as severe cyclone 25 Nov 2020 03:49 Cyclone ‘Nivar’ intensified into a severe cyclone on Tuesday night and lay over the South-West Bay of Bengal about 310 km East-South-East of Cuddalore, about 320 km east South-East of Puducherry and 380 km South-South-East of Chennai. It could intensify …
  • 98 petitions received during Spandana programme 24 Nov 2020 03:39 By Express News Service ONGOLE:  The Spandana programme, which was resumed after a gap of seven months, on Monday, evoked good response. A total of 98 grievances were received from the public from across the district. Superintendent of Police Siddharth …
  • Six officers to monitor Prakasam health centres 24 Nov 2020 00:47 By Express News Service ONGOLE: Prakasam administration has increased the number of divisional level medical and health department supervising officers to six from the existing three. This is the first ever divisional level monitoring reform introduced in …
  • Tobacco auction platform faces closure in Andhra Pradesh 23 Nov 2020 05:54 By Express News Service ONGOLE: Tobacco Board has proposed to shut down the Tangutur-2 auction platform in Prakasam as it plans to scale down production and purchase in view of tobacco’s reduced demand in the international market. The board also plans to …
  • Two of marriage party killed in mishap, 8 injured in Andhra Pradesh 23 Nov 2020 05:54 By Express News Service ONGOLE: Two persons were killed and eight others suffered injuries when the maxi cab in which they were travelling was hit by a lorry on Chennai-Kolkata National Highway in Ongole on Sunday morning.The deceased were identified as …
  • Motorists suffer as Prakasam RTOs not issuing licences, RCs 23 Nov 2020 05:54 Express News Service ONGOLE: S Srinivas, a second-year B Tech student, got a new two-wheeler from his uncle on his birthday in May. He registered the vehicle and got a learner’s licence from the transport department. Later, he applied for and passed the …
  • MP wants breeding centre for Ongole cattle 18 Nov 2020 11:03 Narsaraopet Member of Parliament Lavu Krishnadevarayulu has urged the Centre to expedite the process for establishing a breeding and development centre for Ongole cattle on the premises of the Young Bull Rearing Centre at Nakerikallu. In a letter addressed …
  • Snowfall In HP; Celsius Dips In Several States In North India, Delhi 17 Nov 2020 22:46 Snowfall was recorded at a few high-altitude areas of Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir and the mercury dipped in many places in north India, including Haryana, Punjab and Delhi on Tuesday, even as the IMD forecast a gradual fall in temperature by two …
  • Andhra Pradesh: Traffic violators should clear penalty dues in 2 days or face legal action 17 Nov 2020 07:51 Image Source : PTI Andhra police give 2 more days for 68k motorists to clear fines A grace time of two more days has been given to more than 68,000 vehicle owners to clear their penalties. In an order, Andhra Pradesh's Prakasam district police said 68, …
  • Weather: Heavy rain bands move to southern parts of Tamil Nadu 17 Nov 2020 06:19 Satellite pictures this (Tuesday) morning showed intimidating clusters of rain clouds converging over South Coastal Tamil Nadu with the Regional Meteorological Centre in Chennai warning that these intense convective clouds have the potential to cause …
  • Pay pending fines in two days, SP tells vehicle users 17 Nov 2020 06:15 Prakasam police on Monday warned of stern action against those riders who had not paid fines imposed on them for traffic rule violations. Hefty fines would also be imposed against violators of traffic rules in view of the increasing number of road …
  • 70 seasonal hostels for kids of migrants in Prakasam 16 Nov 2020 05:15 By Express News Service ONGOLE: To help children pursue their studies without being affected by migration of parents in search of work and better wages, 70 seasonal hostels will be set up for them in Prakasam district.These hostels are coming up under AP …
  • General services at RIMS to resume shortly 16 Nov 2020 05:15 By Express News Service ONGOLE: As the daily Covid-19 infections are on a decline in Prakasam district, the Ongole government general hospital (also know as RIMS Hospital)  has got the official nod to resume general surgery, which was stopped about seven …
  • Two temple treasure hunters held in Andhra Pradesh 14 Nov 2020 03:41 By Express News Service ONGOLE: Prakasam district police on Friday arrested two temple treasure hunters for breaking into Sri Veerabhadra Swamy temple in Tarlupadu. The accused were identified as Duru Vajrala Babu (30) and Nallur Ravi (34) of Pedapudi …
  • Ongole Municipal Corporation command control centre to start from December 14 Nov 2020 03:41 Express News Service ONGOLE: Ongole Municipal Corporation Command Control Centre (CCC) under the Smart City project will start functioning from the first week of December. The CCC was set up at an estimated cost of Rs 3 crore in the MEPMA building which is …
  • More rains predicted, likely to play spoilsport during Diwali celebrations in Andhra 13 Nov 2020 04:53 By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA/NELLORE: Rains are set to further dampen the festive spirit ahead of Diwali, as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted light to moderate rainfall across several parts of the state in the next two days …
  • IRCTC Dakshin Bharat Yatra to begin on December 12 12 Nov 2020 05:38 By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), which is operating Bharat Darshan Special Tourist Trains, has planned to organise a special tour from Hyderabad and Secunderabad to Tiruchirapalli, Thanjavur, …
  • 2,935 teacher posts necessary in Prakasam 12 Nov 2020 05:28 By Express News Service ONGOLE:  The education department has finalized the rationalization of teachers across the Prakasam district and they figured out the surplus teacher's number as well as the to be filled vacancies number in schools.  After the …
  • Ongole Government General Hospital staff behind ambulance fraud 12 Nov 2020 05:28 Express News Service ONGOLE:  Class IV employees of the Ongole Government General Hospital (GGH-RIMS) forced relatives of Covid-19 victims to shell out exorbitant amounts to transport bodies from the hospital, according to the inquiry committee that probed …
  • Private buses violating rules: APSRTC union to CM Jagan 11 Nov 2020 04:59 By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: The APSRTC’s Employees Union (EU) has written to Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, requesting him to put a check on the ‘indiscriminate’ operations of private buses as they are hurting the Corporation’s revenue. In …
  • Weather: TN awaits spell to break jinx on North-East monsoon 10 Nov 2020 08:25 The two cyclonic circulations located over either ends of the South Bay of Bengal have prompted the formation of a trough from the Central Bay reaching out towards the coast of Tamil Nadu, seemingly positioned to propel the next spell of rain and break the …
  • My voice is my USP, says Varalaxmi Sarath Kumar 03 Nov 2020 01:44 Varalakshmi Sarath Kumar has done challenging and powerful roles across all South Indian languages. She is now busy with two Telugu films besides many Tamil films. “I never plan anything, there is no deliberate move to do films. Whenever a good role comes, …
  • COVID scare deprives tourists of ‘chill in air’ thrill 31 Oct 2020 06:51 Despite drop in temperatures in Vizag Agency, the region, particularly Lambasingi, missed the Dasara rush Drop in temperatures in the Agency areas of Visakhapatnam district generally draws tourists who love enjoying the chilly weather. Lambasingi and …
  • Owners of buses hired by APSRTC stare at crisis 31 Oct 2020 04:28 Express News Service ONGOLE:  Ch Sambaiah from Maddipadu mandal was once a pride owner of five buses, which the APSRTC had hired, and earned close to Rs 6 lakh every month from them. Out of this amount, he used to spend Rs 2.5 lakh on EMIs, and another Rs …
  • Health situation improves further in south coastal Andhra Pradesh 27 Oct 2020 06:36 Coronavirus loosened its grip over south coastal Andhra Pradesh as fresh cases came down to a couple of hundreds in Nellore and Prakasam districts. Over 1,600 patients recovered in the two districts while three more patients-- two in Nellore district and …
  • First-ever maize rake from Ongole to T.N. loaded 27 Oct 2020 05:44 Vijayawada Division earns ₹11.73 lakh by transporting 1,323 tonnes of the produce The Vijayawada Division of the South Coast Railway Zone(SCRZ) loaded the first-ever maize rake from Ongole to Chavadipalayam, near Erode, in Tamil Nadu on Saturday thereby …
  • Ongole soaks in festive spirit during Dasara fete 25 Oct 2020 06:39 Dasara is the first festival to be celebrated in a befitting manner this year after the outbreak of COVID-19. Setting aside fears of the pandemic, revellers came out of their homes in large numbers to witness the grand ‘Kalaram’ processions from temples …
  • South Central Railway transports 1,323 tonnes of maize to Tamil Nadu 25 Oct 2020 05:27 By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: For the first time, the Business Development Unit (BDU) of Vijayawada division loaded 21 BCN wagons with 1,323 tonnes of maize from Ongole in Prakasam district to Chavadipalayam in Salem division of Tamil Nadu on …
  • Ongole: Parents raise apprehensions as students, school staff test Covid positive 24 Oct 2020 03:49 By Express News Service ONGOLE: Ten students of two government high schools in Mundlamur and Kothapatnam mandals in Prakasam district reportedly tested positive for coronavirus recently. Eight students of Marella Zilla Parishad High School and two students …
  • Thanks to lockdown, air quality improves in Andhra Pradesh this year 23 Oct 2020 01:41 Vijayawada: Ambient air quality in 15 major cities/towns in Andhra Pradesh was found to be relatively good when compared with last year, thanks to the lockdown due to Covid-19 and the incessant rainfall. The Andhra Pradesh pollution control board ( …
  • Railways to run superfast special trains between Howrah-Yesvantpur daily | Check timings, stoppages 22 Oct 2020 07:47 Image Source : FILE PHOTO Railways to run superfast special trains between Howrah-Yesvantpur daily | Check timings, stoppages In order to facilitate the rush of passengers during the upcoming festival season, South Central Railways on Wednesday said it …
  • CPDCL uses electric cars on experimental basis in Ongole 04 Oct 2020 03:49 By Express News Service ONGOLE: The APCPDCL has decided to use eco-friendly electric cars on an experimental basis. As per the decision, the power utility has brought 10+1 (11)  electric cars of Mahindra and Tata automobile companies and allotted them to …
  • Heavy rains in Ongole, Kurnool, villages cut off 27 Sep 2020 03:57 By Express News Service ONGOLE/ KURNOOL : Parts of Ongole district bore the brunt of heavy rains on Saturday, with several streams overflowing, snapping road connectivity to several villages. Two people were washed away in the gushing waters, while …
  • Andhra’s Ongole police bust nationwide fake certificate racket 12 Sep 2020 19:55 Ongole (Andhra Pradesh), Sep 13 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh’s Prakasam district police have busted a two-year old fake certificate racket and arrested seven people for issuing certificates for up to 500 courses under ‘JNTC’ name, mimicking a reputed technical …
  • COVID-19 cases rise forces closure of Ongole Municipal Corporation office 05 Aug 2020 04:45 By Express News Service ONGOLE: With a spike in Covid cases in the city, the Ongole Municipal Corporation (OMC) office was closed for the public for a few days from Tuesday. OMC Commissioner P Niranjan Reddy took a decision after the abnormal spike in …
  • Ongole GGH faces bed shortage as coronavirus cases mount to 6,034    03 Aug 2020 05:20 By Express News Service ONGOLE: With the increasing number of coronavirus cases in Prakasam district, shortage of beds, equipment and manpower is affecting Ongole Government General Hospital (GGH-RIMS). As the hospital is overloaded with hundreds of new …
  • All businesses can stay open for four hours in Ongole 21 Jul 2020 05:35 By Express News Service ONGOLE:  Even as strict restrictions are in place to slow the spread of Covid-19 in Ongole, Prakasam administration, on the request of traders, has allowed all businesses to function between 8 am and 12 pm in the district …
  • Ongole GGH facing bed shortage with spike in coronavirus cases 17 Jul 2020 06:04 By Express News Service ONGOLE: Ongole Government General Hospital (GGH-RIMS), which is the District Covid-19 Hospital, is facing bed shortage with the rise in corona cases in Prakasam. The corona count in the district increased to 1,975 with 124 new cases …
  • Ongole under total lockdown from today 20 Jun 2020 03:22 By Express News Service ONGOLE: Ongole will go under total lockdown for two weeks from Saturday, officials said. They added that Prakasam collector Pola Bhaskar declared the entire city as a red zone on Friday in the wake of the district recording 268 …
  • Ongole cops help couple thrown out by landlord 16 Jun 2020 02:22 By Express News Service ONGOLE: In a humane gesture, Ongole police came to the rescue of couple B Syam Prasad and his pregnant wife Ramana who were thrown out by their landlord. Syam Prasad (27), an auto-rickshaw driver, could not pay rent for the past …
  • Officials shocked as inmate at Ongole Central Prison tests positive 31 May 2020 04:43 By Express News Service ONGOLE: A 24-year-old convict at the Ongole Central Prison has tested positive for coronavirus, making this the first case of a prisoner contracting Covid-19 in the state. He had been in the prison for more than 45 days, and was …
  • High alert in Visakhapatnam, Ongole in view of fist positive COVID-19 case 20 Mar 2020 07:09 By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: High alert was sounded in the port city of Visakhapatnam after the first positive case of COVID-19 reported in the city.  As many as 114 special teams comprising health workers and volunteers are fanning Allipuram and …
  • Ongole Municipal Corporation gears up for elections 11 Mar 2020 07:47 By Express News Service ONGOLE: As per the election notification, district authorities are making arrangements for nominations filing for municipalities from March 11. Various political parties are making efforts to field their candidates for the Ongole …
  • 144 years on, Ongole to get first woman head 10 Mar 2020 06:00 By Express News Service ONGOLE: Ever since it became a municipality in 1876, Ongole has never been headed by a woman. But now, 144 years later, that’s set to change as the post of Mayor has been reserved for a woman belonging to a Scheduled Caste (SC), …
  • Protest against CAB in Ongole, Kurnool 14 Dec 2019 03:24 Hundreds of members of the Jamiat Ulema-e Hind took out a protest march here on Friday against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill passed by Parliament. After offering prayers in masjids, members of the minority community assembled in front of the …
  • Andhra's Ongole district school games schedule released 09 Dec 2019 04:09 By Express News Service ONGOLE: Schedule of the District School Games was released by District Education Officer (DEO) VS Subba Rao recently. These games will be played in three spells from December 17 to January 5 at mandal, Assembly constituencies and …
  • Facial recognition to monitor sanitary workers in Andhra's Ongole district 08 Dec 2019 05:51 ONGOLE: As per the directives of the State government, the Ongole Municipal Corporation (OMC) authorities are planning to monitor the activities of sanitation staff via facial recognition using CCTV cameras installed across the city. At present, all …
  • YSR Kanti Velugu scheme: 5,000 to get spectacles in Ongole 07 Dec 2019 06:28 By Express News Service ONGOLE: Around 5,000 students in the district will be given spectacles under YSR Kanti Velugu scheme. The recipients were identified during screening tests held in schools, held as part of phase-1 of the welfare scheme. Also, 3,500 …
  • Telangana private bus catches fire en route Ongole, none injured 03 Dec 2019 05:18 By Express News Service NALGONDA:  A private bus ferrying as many as 35 passengers to Ongole caught fire on Narketpally-Addanki highway near Charlapally village in the wee hours of Monday. No one was injured in the mishap. The driver of Gayathri Travels, …
  • After bloody fight, three kin hospitalised in Andhra Pradesh's Ongole 03 Dec 2019 05:17 By Express News Service ONGOLE: Three relatives were reported to have engaged in a fight over personal differences at Ongole on Monday. Two brothers beat up another relative, in retaliation to which, the brothers were stabbed by the relative with a cobbler …
  • Drunken auto driver molests woman in her house in Andhra Pradesh's Ongole 03 Dec 2019 05:17 By Express News Service ONGOLE: A drunken auto driver forcibly entered into a woman’s house. As he tried to misbehave with the woman, she started shouting. Her family members came down on hearing her cries. Seeing them, the auto driver tried to flee on his …
  • Ensure redressal of grievances at the earliest: Ongole Collector 26 Nov 2019 00:30 By Express News Service ONGOLE:  As the State government is giving top priority to Spandana grievance redressal programme, all district, mandal level officials should work sincerely to ensure the grievances are resolved as soon as possible, said district …
  • Woman’s perversion leads to sex racket in Ongole? 09 Nov 2019 04:07 By Express News Service ONGOLE: Police probing into a teenage girl’s complaint of sexual abuse by a couple, said to be live-in partners, and another person, came across startling information about alleged sexual perversities of the woman. Her live-in …
  • Jagan’s Ongole visit on November 14 06 Nov 2019 06:58 By Express News Service ONGOLE:  Prakasam district officials are making arrangements for Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy’s visit to Ongole on November 1 to  launch the ‘Schools Nadu-Nedu’ programme. However, the CM’s tour schedule is yet to be …
  • Ongole Police arrest eight for making, selling gutkha 13 Sep 2019 04:26 By Express News Service ONGOLE: District police arrested eight persons and busted a notorious gutkha and paan masala manufacturing and distributing racket. The police later presented the gang members before the media on Thursday.  After the police had …
  • Ongole may be water-sufficient for six months 02 Sep 2019 06:26 By Express News Service ONGOLE: Abundant water available at Nagarjuna Sagar reservoir has allowed the Ongole Municipal Corporation (OMC) to fill storage tanks in and around the city. Two stainless steel (SS) tanks, belonging to the Corporation, began …
  • Ongole dealers lament inadequate supplies at ration shops 30 Aug 2019 03:48 By Express News Service ONGOLE:  Though the civil supplies department officials sent correct indents as per their requirements, the essentials supplied were of less quantity for this month. Millets like jowar and ragi were not supplied as per the indents …
  • Two killed after truck overturns in Ongole 22 Aug 2019 02:56 By Express News Service ONGOLE: Two men were killed and 25 others were injured after a speeding truck overturned near Mettabodu Tamda of Yerragondapalem in the wee hours of Wednesday. The injured and deceased were among the 35 onboard the truck and …
  • Protesters serve food at closed canteen in Ongole 17 Aug 2019 06:04 It was a protest of a different kind. Activists of the Telugu Desam Party, who usually stage slogan-shouting demonstrations and hunger strikes, for a change came with a pushcart filled with a variety of dishes. Rickshaw-pullers, hamalis and others soon …
  • Impostor held by Ongole Police, remanded 07 Aug 2019 02:40 By Express News Service ONGOLE:  The district police arrested a person, who had allegedly committed several crimes related to cheating, pretending to be a police officer and was sent to remand. According to official sources, B Prasanth Kumar, allegedly …
  • Patrolling goes hi-tech in Ongole 05 Aug 2019 05:50 Gone are the days when lathi-wielding policemen used to go round localities blowing a whistle. Patrolling has gone hi-tech in the city now as the surveillance is done through a network of closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras and live-tracking of …
  • Ongole Ryots’ suicides: CPI leader consoles families 04 Aug 2019 02:14 By Express News Service ONGOLE: Communist Party of India (CPI) State secretary K Ramakrishna on Saturday visited families of several farmers who had committed suicide in the district. He consoled seven families who had lost their breadwinners at Santhi …
  • Six arrested for thrashing ‘eve-teasers’ black & blue in Ongole 03 Aug 2019 01:19 By Express News Service ONGOLE: Singarayakonda police have arrested six men in connection with the brutal attack on three youngsters on Monday, video of which has gone viral on social media. According to police, the attack was a response to an alleged eve- …
  • 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 …
  • 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
  • 16-yr-old girl gangraped by six men in Ongole 23 Jun 2019 16:26
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …