• 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 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 …
    • 1,377 special buses to clear rush of passengers during Dasara festival 11 Sep 2019 03:08 By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA:   To ensure hassle-free journey for its passengers during Dasara festival, the Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) will operate 1,377 special buses from Hyderabad to various destinations across …
    • 8 trucks transporting raw granite blocks seized in AP 10 Sep 2019 09:23 By Express News Service ONGOLE: In its ongoing crackdown on granite factories to check illegal mining in Prakasam, the Vigilance department has seized eight trucks carrying granite blocks without any legal document in the Martur region of the district. …
    • Aspirants find Andhra Pradesh village secretariat exam tough  04 Sep 2019 04:08 By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: The village secretariat exams, which started on Sunday, proved a tough nut to crack for many. Some examinees felt that it was as tough as the Groups.  From Krishna district, 1,01,982 candidates took the morning session …
    • 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 …
    • Rush hour at bus, railway stations ahead of festival in Vijayawada 01 Sep 2019 06:32 By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: Unprecedented rush was witnessed at Pandit Nehru Bus Station (PNBS) and Vijayawada Railway Station on Saturday evening as several students and employees were seen heading for their native places to celebrate Vinayaka …
    • Prakasam administration ready to tackle calamities, says collector 31 Aug 2019 01:39 By Express News Service ONGOLE: Ongole District collector P Bhaskar has said that the district machinery is ready to tackle natural calamities, such as cyclones, floods and other disasters. He met US Natural Disaster Management Consultant General Jacob D …
    • 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 …
    • Granite traders fined Rs four crore in vigilance raids 29 Aug 2019 04:35 By Express News Service ONGOLE:  The vigilance department’s raids on galaxy granite factories in and around Cheemakurthy town of Prakasam district over the past few months have cautioned traders to refrain from flouting norms. Since the start of the …
    • KIMS Hospitals appoints B Abhinay as CEO 28 Aug 2019 18:00 Hyderabad-based Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) has appointed B Abhinay as the Chief Executive Officer. The KIMS with a bed strength of 3,000 across 9 hospitals in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, has General Atlantic as a strategic investor. It is …
    • Dilip Buildcon Ltd receives provisional completion certificate for road project in AP 28 Aug 2019 06:19 Dilip Buildcon Ltd has announced that the project 'Rehabilitation and up-gradation of Eeppurupalem - Ongole Section from Km 195.000 to Km 254.500/Design Ch. Km.184.910 to Km. 242.784 of NH-214A (New NH-216) to two lane with paved shoulder in the …
    • ABVP members protest near Prakasam collectorate, many arrested 28 Aug 2019 01:33 By Express News Service ONGOLE:  Tense situation prevailed at the district collectorate for a few hours on Tuesday as hundreds of students participated in a protest called by Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), demanding the immediate release of …
    • CM Jagan planning four capitals for Andhra: BJP MP 27 Aug 2019 04:34 Image Source : PTI Andhra CM Jagan Mohan Reddy Adding a new twist to the ongoing row over future of Andhra Pradesh capital Amaravati, a BJP MP said Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy may go for four capitals. Rajya Sabha member T.G. Venkatesh claimed …
    • 1.3 lakh to take village/ward secretariat exam in Prakasam 27 Aug 2019 04:09 By Express News Service ONGOLE: District authorities are making arrangements for 1,33,500 applicants who will sit for the recruitment examination for 864 village and ward volunteer posts from September 1 to September 7 in 287 exam centres across the …
    • Teen booked for molesting 3-yr-old boy in Prakasam 27 Aug 2019 04:09 By Express News Service ONGOLE: A minor was booked under  Protection Of Children from Sexual Offenses (POCSO) Act, for allegedly sexually assaulting a 3-year-old boy in Cheemakurthy. The issue came to light after the police nabbed the accused, who is 16- …
    • Cluster system for hospitals in Andhra Pradesh to be relaunched in September 26 Aug 2019 06:07 By Express News Service ONGOLE: The health department has made arrangements to re-launch the cluster system for hospitals across the State from the first week of September. With this move, the government aims at bringing transparency in providing better …
    • Jagan Mohan Reddy wants a 4-region capital, says T G Venkatesh 25 Aug 2019 21:09 KURNOOL: BJP Rajya Sabha member T.G. Venkatesh claimed that Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy had told the BJP leadership that Amaravati might not continue as the capital Andhra Pradesh. The capital could be divided into many cities, and Amaravati …
    • Gudur-Vijayawada Express from August 25 24 Aug 2019 05:08 By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA:   The new Intercity Express service between Gudur and Vijayawada is going to start from August 25, which will be flagged off by Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu in the presence of Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal and …
    • Memorial for Prakasam Pantulu long overdue 24 Aug 2019 02:44 Statesman Tanguturi Prakasam Pantulu’s island villa in Ongole, his house in Vinodarayunipalem and the Salt Satyagraha site near Devarampadu are forgotten for most of the year except on the great man’s birth and death anniversaries. Little has been done to …
    • Prakasam eucalyptus farmers in distress 23 Aug 2019 01:36 By Express News Service ONGOLE:  “All the farmers of eucalyptus, subabul and casuarina plantations in the district have been facing serious financial crisis since long and the government is not looking into our problems. Farmers are in neck-deep troubles …
    • Fever threat looms over Prakasam, hospitals witness heavy rush of patients 22 Aug 2019 15:05 By Express News Service ONGOLE: Over 100 hospitals and clinics in the city have been experiencing the heavy rush of fever patients from rural areas of the district since the last few days. The situation at health centres in Darsi, Cheemakurthy, SN Padu, …
    • 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 …
    • Andhra's Tobacco board to encourage for zero budget natural farming 22 Aug 2019 02:56 By Express News Service ONGOLE: The tobacco board’s 148th annual meeting was held in Guntur on Wednesday, under the leadership of the new chairman Yadlapati Raghunatha Babu. The agenda of the meeting was to fix FCV tobacco crop size for 2019-20 season. It …
    • Kidney disease research centre to come up in Prakasam 20 Aug 2019 02:53 By Express News Service ONGOLE: Prakasam has been identified as one of the districts with the most number of chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients, with Cheemakurthi and the western part being the worst-affected areas of the district.  According to …
    • 86 village volunteers knock on Andhra Pradesh High Court doors 18 Aug 2019 04:02 By Express News Service ONGOLE: As many as 86 village volunteers filed petitions in the High Court, alleging that the authorities did not allow them to attend training classes despite them having been selected for the job. Majority of these petitioners …
    • Banks hold two-day ‘ideation workshop’ in Vijayawada 18 Aug 2019 03:58 By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: Following instructions from the Union Finance Ministry, banks conducted a regional-level two-day workshop for ideation with all the branch managers and zonal incharges on Saturday. Syndicate Bank conducted the workshop …
    • Demand for Krishna water from Nagarjuna Sagar canal rises 17 Aug 2019 07:03 By Express News Service ONGOLE: Demand for Krishna water from Nagarjuna Sagar Project (NSP) canal is increasing in Prakasam as all 12 Assembly segments in the district are facing a water crisis. Leaders are strongly demanding that water be supplied to …
    • 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 …
    • Three boys electrocuted in Prakasam district 15 Aug 2019 04:21 By Express News Service ONGOLE/GUNTUR: Three children were electrocuted after they came in contact with an 11 kV high voltage live wire at Kopparam village of Prakasam on Wednesday. According to the police, the boys touched an iron pole, set up by a …
    • More Krishna inflows raise Prakasam district farmers’ hopes 13 Aug 2019 03:22 By Express News Service ONGOLE:  Prakasam district is expected to get more Krishna water, in addition to 5 tmc as was agreed upon earlier, from Nagarjuna Sagar project right canal for irrigation and drinking purposes, as the river continues to get heavy …
    • 2 boys meet watery grave in Paleru rivulet  13 Aug 2019 03:22 By Express News Service ONGOLE: Two children met a watery grave in Paleru rivulet at Veligandla on Monday. According to the police, Tatapudi Krishna Krupa Prasad (10) and his cousin Tatapudi Krishna Vamsi (15), along with their friends Rakesh (11) and …
    • Cousins, 12 and 13, are found mutilated and tied up after being kidnapped and gang-raped in India 12 Aug 2019 20:10 Cousins, aged 12 and 13, are found mutilated and tied up with their throats cut after being kidnapped and gang-raped in latest shocking sex attack in India Two girls, 12 and 13, were found dead in a small village near city of Bihar in India On Sunday, two …
    • ‘Mana Gudi’ in 600 temples on August 15  12 Aug 2019 03:29 By Express News Service ONGOLE: Authorities of Hindu Dharma Prachara Parishad of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) have made all necessary arrangements for the last day of the ritual of the annual Mana Gudi programme sponsored by the TTD to be performed …
    • NMC Bill: Indian Medical Association to continue stir  12 Aug 2019 03:29 By Express News Service ONGOLE: “If the Central government fails to concede our amendments, we will restart our countrywide agitation against the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill 2019,” said P Gangadhar, national vice-president of Indian Medical …
    • 5 tmc Nagarjuna Sagar Project water to be released to Prakasam district 10 Aug 2019 04:41 By Express News Service ONGOLE: At a meeting recently held at Guntur, Officials of the Water Resources Department from Prakasam and Guntur districts, at a high-level meeting held recently in Guntur, decided to release 5 tmc of water from the Nagarjuna …
    • Six of family en route to Tirumala temple die as car rams lorry 10 Aug 2019 04:41 By Express News Service ONGOLE: All six persons belonging to a Telangana-based family, who were on their way to visit the Tirumala temple, died in a road accident near Mocharla village under Gudluru mandal in Prakasam district on Friday evening. While five …
    • TTD sleuths rescue girl from kidnapper 09 Aug 2019 00:41 Tirupati: TTD vigilance sleuths on Thursday rescued a nine-month-old baby girl from a suspected woman kidnapper in Tirumala. According to officials, a woman in her 40s allegedly tried to take away the baby, identified as Suparnika, while she was playing …
    • Techie from Prakasam district dies in USA 08 Aug 2019 03:29 By Express News Service ONGOLE: Software engineer - Chintala Siva Teja (27),  a native of Komminenivaripalem village under Ballikurava mandal of Prakasam district - died in a road accident at Colorado in USA while he was going to office in a car along with …
    • 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 …
    • Prudent Electoral Trust gives Rs 25 crore to Telugu Desam 06 Aug 2019 23:48 Hyderabad: India’s richest electoral trust Prudent Electoral Trust donated Rs 25 crore to the Telugu Desam in 2018-2019, the largest received from a single entity. A TD statement of accounts submitted to the Election Commission on July 30 showed the party …
    • 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- …
    • ‘Viral hepatitis preventable, curable’ 29 Jul 2019 03:57 Prakasam District Medical and Health Officer B. Vinod Kumar has underscored the need for stepping up awareness on viral hepatitis, which was emerging as a major public health concern in the country. Taking part in a World Hepatitis Day event at the …
    • 60 cities in 60 days in a solar-powered auto 25 Jul 2019 19:20 Many a hitch-hiker across the country has hopped on to this white auto rickshaw that is currently travelling across the country. “We picked up somebody along the way from Satara and dropped him in Pune. We also helped a couple whose car had broken down …
    • 25-yr-old Andhra woman ‘raped’ by 3 men  22 Jul 2019 10:29 By Express News Service ONGOLE: A 25-year-old woman was allegedly gangraped and her male friend was robbed by three unidentified men at Chirala in  Prakasam district.  The victim, from Vithal Nagar of the town, was at Karamchedu Road with her co-worker on …
    • Vigilance raids on granite units make owners jittery in Andhra Pradesh 21 Jul 2019 01:27 Express News Service ONGOLE: With vigilance officials cracking down on granite quarries in the district by conducting a series of inspections, the managements of various mining companies are worried about their future. The officials, who have started …
    • 787 cases filed against erring train passengers; Rs 3.6 lakh fine collected 20 Jul 2019 01:37 By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: In order to keep a check on erring passengers who travel without a ticket in trains, Vijayawada railway division commercial manager and his team of officials and Railway Protection Force (RPF) carried out surprise raids …
    • 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 …
    • 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 …