• 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 …
  • 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 …
    • 15,715 government schools to get new look 13 Nov 2019 03:58 By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: More than 15,000 schools in the State will be renovated and a pictorial representation of how they were before and how they look after renovation will be put on display as part of the ‘Nadu-Nedu’ scheme of the State …
    • DSC notification will be issued soon: HRD Minister 11 Nov 2019 02:33 By Express News Service ONGOLE: HRD Minister Adimulapu Suresh has said that the government will issue DSC notification soon to fill all vacant teacher posts across the State.The minister also announced that the government would conduct DSC every year to …
    • 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 …
    • Woman found abusing minor girls using sex toys, hubby leaps to death 09 Nov 2019 00:02 tnn | Updated: Nov 9, 2019, 4:18 IST Vijayawada: A 47-year-old man in Andhra Pradesh’s Ongole town leaped to his death from a three-storey building after his wife was accused of sexually abusing minor girls. According to police, the wife dressed up as a …
    • Nadu Nedu launch venue not finalised 08 Nov 2019 06:03 By Express News Service ONGOLE:  District authorities are still in search for a suitable venue for the prestigious ‘Nadu Nedu’ programme launch event, in which Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy is going to inaugurate its launch on November 14, marking …
    • 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 …
    • ‘Jamabandi’ to reform revenue department from July 2020: Deputy CM 06 Nov 2019 06:58 By Express News Service ONGOLE:  As part of a series of measures to eliminate corruption from the revenue department, their records would be examined and the Jamabandi programme will begin from July 2020, said P Subhash Chandra Bose, Deputy Chief Minister …
    • Builders’ poor response to BPS in Prakasam dist 06 Nov 2019 06:58 By Express News Service ONGOLE:  In order to crack the whip on the careless attitude of builders/owners regarding illegal construction works here, the  Ongole municipal corporation (OMC) is planning to conduct a special drive to attract builders/ …
    • 141 grievances received 05 Nov 2019 06:31 By Express News Service ONGOLE: All district officials should take care of the public complaints received through ‘Spandana’ public grievance programme, act on them as early as possible and upload the compliance report regarding the same, said Pola Bhaskar …
    • Andhra education department plans special classes to improve SSC results in Prakasam 03 Nov 2019 04:46 By Express News Service ONGOLE: In order to improve SSC examination results, the district education department has decided to give a green signal to conducting special classes for students. As per reports, there are around 43,905 students across 890 …
    • Hyderabad Institute of Excellence to conduct scholarship exam 29 Oct 2019 18:33 Hyderabad: Hyderabad Institute of Excellence will conduct a scholarship exam from 17th November 2019. It will be conducted at seven test centers across Telangana and Andhra Pradesh states. Details of the centers S.No Name of the contact person Place …
    • Farmers’nation-wide protests against RCEP go unnoticed 27 Oct 2019 12:19 The widespread protests by hundreds of farmers across the country against the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) went unnoticed by and large. All the key agricultural States such as Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, …
    • Government hospitals to be modernised: AP Health Minister 24 Oct 2019 04:47 By Express News Service ONGOLE: The Medical and Health department would be modified to provide the best medical services across the State, said Deputy Chief Minister and Medical and Health Minister Alla Kali Krishna Srinivas (Nani) at a review meeting held …
    • Low pressure effect: State experiences widespread rain 23 Oct 2019 07:52 The low-pressure area formed over the south west and adjoining west central Bay of Bengal off the north Tamil Nadu and south Andhra Pradesh coasts triggered moderate to very heavy rains across the State on Tuesday. The low pressure is very likely to become …
    • The making of good food 21 Oct 2019 12:01 Kavitha and Ravi Mantha use the term ‘food forest’ to describe the Baby Elephant Farm. It’s an indication to not expect a manicured farm. At a given time, different patches of land have fruit, vegetable, pulse and grain-producing plants and trees in …
    • Low over Arabian Sea could spur activity in N-E monsoon 17 Oct 2019 15:56 The low-pressure area that has formed over the South-East Arabian Sea and adjoining Lakshadweep, as predicted by the India Met Department (IMD) early this (Thursday) morning, may drive up activity in the day-old North-East monsoon to peak activity over the …
    • First low-pressure area of N-E monsoon in two days, says Met 17 Oct 2019 07:55   A day after the seasonal rains arrived over the South Peninsula, India Met Department (IMD) has picked up early signs of the first low-pressure area of the North-East monsoon developing in the Arabian Sea. A preparatory cyclonic circulation has formed …
    • North-East monsoon arrives, heavy rain forecast for Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka 16 Oct 2019 13:27 The 2019 North-East monsoon arrived quietly over Tamil Nadu and adjoining Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala a day ahead of the forecast date, marked by widespread rainfall over the region. The 24 hours ending on this Wednesday morning, saw moderate to …
    • Cordon and search takes denizens by surprise 14 Oct 2019 17:23 Police conducted a cordon and search operation in different parts of the city in the early hours of Sunday. The exercise involving 200 police personnel from different wings, which caught the denizens by surprise, led to seizure of 352 two-wheelers, six …
    • SCERT to train teachers on ‘Ananda Vedika’ 10 Oct 2019 03:52 By Express News Service ONGOLE: The State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) is going to provide training to school teachers across the State in four phases regarding the ‘Ananda Vedika’ (AV) concept, which was implemented from the …
    • Chirala Police nab 4-member gang 08 Oct 2019 02:37 By Express News Service ONGOLE: Chirala police nabbed a four-member gang on Monday and recovered an auto, a bike and Rs 44,000 from its possession. Producing the accused before the media, DSP Jaya Rama Subba Reddy revealed that Venkata Ramana, Yedukondalu, …
    • United agitations will only solve farmers’ problems: Ryot leaders 07 Oct 2019 02:21 By Express News Service ONGOLE: “Central and State governments are showing step-motherly affection towards the agriculture sector and they are not at all interested in implementing the several institutional policies and schemes designed for the welfare of …
    • Dasara festive rush at PNBS, railway station 06 Oct 2019 04:17 By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: With thousands heading towards their native places for celebrating Dasara, an unprecedented rush was witnessed at the Pandit Nehru Bus Station (PNBS) and Vijayawada Railway Station on Saturday evening. Serpentine queues …
    • 750 bags of mid-day meal rice seized in Prakasam 02 Oct 2019 04:01 By Express News Service ONGOLE: Acting on reliable information about the alleged diversion of the government-supplied rice meant for mid-day meals, Civil Supplies and Revenue officials conducted joint raids on the office of Ekta Shakti Foundation, an …
    • Anti-corruption Andhra reporter brutally attacked second time in 2 years 29 Sep 2019 06:46 Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for an independent investigation into this week’s severe beating of a reporter in India’s east coast state of Andhra Pradesh who has repeatedly criticized a local legislator and the corruption associated with the state …
    • Police arrest eight repeat offenders in Vijayawada, recover Rs nine lakh 29 Sep 2019 06:06 By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: Central Crime Station (CCS) police arrested eight old and notorious offenders from three different locations and recovered Rs 9.30 lakh from them on Saturday. Deputy Commissioner of Police D Koteswara Rao said that all …
    • Five taken into custody for murder attempt on scribe in Prakasam's Chirala town 25 Sep 2019 02:43 By Express News Service ONGOLE: Five persons, who allegedly attacked journalist N Nagarjuna Reddy, were taken into custody by Chirala police on Monday evening. Based on a complaint filed by the victim’s wife, Chirala police filed a case under Sections 304, …
    • Verification on for 4.35 Lakh farmers for YSR Rythu Bharosa scheme 25 Sep 2019 02:43 By Express News Service ONGOLE: Agriculture and revenue officials, who are gearing up to implement YSR Rythu Bharosa from October 15, are currently verifying the list of farmers who will benefit from the scheme. As such, the newly-appointed village …
    • Cow Commission will review all state laws for gau-raksha: Vallabh Kathiria 21 Sep 2019 16:04 The Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog or National Cow Commission, was constituted in February 2019. Chairperson Vallabh Kathiria tells Bhasker Tripathi, the commission will review state laws related to the protection of cows and ensure that all cow slaughter is …
    • Two day Sagar Kavach exercise commences in Prakasam district 19 Sep 2019 04:15 By Express News Service ONGOLE: A two-day comprehensive coastal security exercise, ‘Sagar Kavach’, began in Prakasam district on Wednesday. As many as 338 police personnel, including 3 DSPs, 13 CIs and 47 SIs, were engaged in the mock drill being conducted …
    • India: Sub: Enhanced rainfall activity over Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana 18 Sep 2019 21:47 Government of India Earth System Science Organization Ministry of Earth Sciences India Meteorological Department Press Release Dated: 17th Sept, 2019 1830 hours IST Current Meteorological conditions  A cyclonic circulation lies over westcentral Bay of …
    • Mining racket busted, 4 arrested in Prakasam 18 Sep 2019 07:08 Prakasam police busted a mining racket with the arrest of four persons at Martur on Tuesday. Probe revealed tax evasion to the tune of ₹85.20 crore by the accused who did granite business for ₹290.49 crore by floating as many as 278 fictitious firms under …
    • Prakasam police launch crackdown on tax fraud 18 Sep 2019 02:58 By Express News Service ONGOLE:  Prakasam police have arrested four persons for reportedly creating 278 fake granite companies and committing tax fraud on a total income of Rs 290.49 crore they made from granite trading since February 2, 2018. Revealing …
    • 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 …
    • 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 …