• 55,619 postal ballots issued for staff on election duty 18 Apr 2019 02:40 Collector K. Bhaskar said that 55,619 postal ballots were issued to employees who were on election duty. At a meeting with representatives of political parties on Wednesday, he said the postal ballots were issued in a systematic manner to all those …
  • Not-so-well: Pawan Kalyan defies doctors’ advice, participates in poll rallies 08 Apr 2019 04:32 By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan, who suspended his election campaign on Saturday following ill health, resumed his campaign on Sunday defying the advice of his doctors and addressed rallies at Anakapalle and Pendurti. …
  • Pawan Kalyan hospitalised: Ram Charan meets Jana Sena chief and wishes him speedy recovery 07 Apr 2019 16:48 Ram Charan meets Pawan KalyanFacebook Jana Sena Party chief Pawan Kalyan was hospitalized on Friday, April 5, after he suffered from dehydration during the election campaign. His nephew Ram Charan met the actor at his residence and wished him a speedy …
  • View: Can the box office foretell poll results? 06 Apr 2019 05:41 By Sriram Karri I had my first glimpse into the pragmatic dynamics of an Indian election in 1994, during the campaign ahead of the Andhra Pradesh Assembly elections. During a time when TV debates did not set a narrative or divide people based on political …
  • Lok Sabha elections 2019: Who is India's poorest MP? And who is the richest? 03 Apr 2019 16:42 Online Desk There are poor parliamentarians and there are rich parliamentarians. 67-year-old Sumedha Nand Saraswati from Sikar in Rajasthan, a seer by choice, is the poorest Lok Sabha MP in our land, having declared a paltry Rs 34,311 as his total assets, …
  • Who is India's poorest MP? And who is the richest? 03 Apr 2019 15:07 Online Desk There are poor parliamentarians and there are rich parliamentarians. 67-year-old Sumedha Nand Saraswati from Sikar in Rajasthan, a seer by choice, is the poorest Lok Sabha MP in our land, having declared a paltry Rs 34,311 as his total assets, …
  • Bizman, doctors, IRS: Anakapalle contest has it all  02 Apr 2019 05:49 Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: Four fresh faces are in the fray Anakapalle Lok Sabha constituency, but all of them have good rapport with the people as they performed well in various professions.The TDP fielded Adari Anand Kumar, son of dairy …
  • When netas give street food a political tadka 28 Mar 2019 23:18 Hyderabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi may well be the most well-known ‘chaiwala’ of the nation, but there are other lesser-known chaiwalas in the two Telugu states trying to strike a chord with the electorate. They are those who are stirring a …
  • Eight H1N1 influenza cases reported in Vizag in two days 25 Mar 2019 04:42 By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: Swine flu has staged a comeback in the city as eight cases have been reported in the last two days. A total of 104 cases have been reported in the last three months, which worried the health officials over the spread …
  • AP polls: YSRCP releases candidates' names 17 Mar 2019 07:09 AMARAVATI: Jagan Mohan Reddy-lead YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) on Sunday released candidates' names for all the 175 assembly constituencies and 15 Loksabha constituencies. Party supremo Jaganmohan Reddy will announce the names for Anakapalle Lok Sabha …
  • YSR Congress leaders for upgrading Jagan’s security 17 Mar 2019 04:46 YSR Congress Party leader and former Anakapalle MP Muttamsetti Srinivasa Rao and city unit president Malla Vijaya Prasad on Saturday sought the intervention of Election Commission of India over attempts to politicise the killing of former Minister Y.S. …
  • Jana Sena announces first list of candidates 14 Mar 2019 07:19 Amaravati, March 14 (IANS) Actor Pawan Kalyan’s Jana Sena, which is making its debut in electoral politics of Andhra Pradesh, on Thursday announced its first list of candidates for the Lok Sabha and Assembly elections. The party declared candidates for two …
  • Telangana-based Andhra Pradesh businessmen play safe 13 Mar 2019 20:35 Hyderabad: The buzz in political circles is that several industrialists and businessmen with their base in Telangana state but associated with the Telugu Desam in Andhra Pradesh are being persuaded to join YSR Congress. Andhra Pradseh Chief Minister N. …
  • TDP Candidate List 2019 12 Mar 2019 18:25 AMARAVATI: After a fortnight-long discussion with the party leaders and cadres, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief Chandrababu Naidu has finalised candidates for 18 Lok Sabha seats in the state. Naidu is giving a final touch to clear the names for the rest of …
  • AP CM N Chandrababu Naidu set to name 120 candidates tomorrow 12 Mar 2019 05:21 Express News Service VIJAYAWADA:  With just a week left for the commencement of filing of nominations, TDP supremo and Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has started giving final touches to the candidates’ list for the Assembly elections so as to release …
  • Telugu Desam stronghold may see a VIP contestant 11 Mar 2019 16:10 Speculation that N. Lokesh, IT Minister and son of Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu, is being considered as the candidate for the Bheemunipatnam Assembly constituency by the TDP leadership has generated a lot of political heat in the district. In tune with …
  • Naidu finalises 18 TDP candidates for LS 11 Mar 2019 14:31 AMARAVATI: After a fortnight-long discussion with the party leaders and cadres, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief Chandrababu Naidu has finalised candidates for 18 Lok Sabha seats in the state. Naidu is giving a final touch to clear the names for the rest of …
  • Poll effect? Liquor sales in Vizag up by Rs 50 crore 11 Mar 2019 06:00 By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: Come elections and liquor flows like water. This is evident from the statistics. Liquor and beer sales in the district increased in the last one month. From February 1 to March 10, liquor and beer sales at wine shops …
  • All eyes on Bheemili as Naidu set to pick Vizag dist candidates today 07 Mar 2019 04:55 By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: As Chief Minister and TDP supremo N Chandrababu Naidu will undertake an exercise on Thursday to select party nominees for the coming general elections in Visakhapatnam district at a review meeting in Amaravati even as …
  • Impersonator caught at exam centre in Andhra Pradesh 03 Mar 2019 04:26 By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: A case has been booked on a person who wrote the English Paper-2 exam in the name of another person at Samyuktha MJM Junior College at Anakapalle on Saturday. According to RIO, Nagesh, V Visakha of BSc Chemistry was …
  • Two more trains from March 7 27 Feb 2019 07:44 By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: South Central Railway (SCR) will run two passenger special trains between Anakapalle and Guntur to clear the extra rush of passengers during conventions of hosanna ministries to be conducted between March 7 and 10 at …
  • Vizag: VPT set to lease out land for real estate 21 Feb 2019 09:50 VISAKHAPATNAM: The port of Visakhapatnam is waiting for approval from the Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) to lease some of the land it owns here for commercial real-estate development, Visakhapatnam Port Trust deputy chairman P L …
  • Padma for Sirivennela, Harika, Yadlapalli 26 Jan 2019 03:27 By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: Noted lyricist Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry, chess player Harika Dronavalli and agriculturist Yadlapalli Venkateswara Rao bagged the coveted Padma Shri awards. The Centre announced the Padma awards on Friday on the …
  • Three persons from Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Sunil Chhetri get Padma Shri awards 25 Jan 2019 23:04 Hyderabad/Vijayawada: Three persons from the Telugu states and Indian football team Sunil Chhetri - who was born in Secunderabad - were awarded the Padma Shri on Thursday, ahead of Friday’s Republic Day. Lyricist Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry, chess …
  • Naidu seeks vote for welfare schemes 29 Dec 2018 10:23 Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Friday sought votes for the welfare schemes implemented and development achieved during the last four-and-a half years against odds, and for continuing the work to reach the objectives. During his interaction with …
  • Diwali: The festival of lights explained 05 Nov 2018 14:50 By Malavika Kamaraju, Features Editor; Nagarjuna Rao, Senior Pages Editor; Gautam Bhattacharjee, Sports Editor; A.K. Sathish, Senior Pages Editor As an Indian, you could be living anywhere in the world but the prospect of Diwali never fails to whip up a …
  • South Central Railway to run four Suvidha special trains from Oct 18 to clear passenger rush 06 Oct 2018 01:38 By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: In order to clear extra passenger rush, the South Central Railway (SCR) will run four Suvidha special train services between Hyderabad and Kakinada Town from October 18. The SCR also announced 10 weekly Tatkal Express …
  • GITAM founder MVVS Murthi to be cremated with state honours tomorrow 06 Oct 2018 00:07 By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: The mortal remains of TDP MLC and founder-president of GITAM Education Society MVVS Murthi and his friend Chowdary (Chinna) will reach here by Sunday morning. As the postmortem and other formalities were completed at …
  • Mishaps galore due to lack of truck terminals on NH-16 13 Aug 2018 00:49 By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: Lack of proper parking facilities on NH-16 in rural areas has been forcing lorry drivers to park their vehicles on the roadside in Visakhapatnam district. The long-pending issue has eventually became a nightmare for …
  • Nitin Gadkari to launch development projects at Vizag port tomorrow 12 Jul 2018 07:42 Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari will launch various development projects under the Sagarmala and Bharatmala projects worth Rs 3,685.35 crore here tomorrow. The minister, who is here on a two-day visit for the annual …
  • Gadkari to launch Rs 3,685.35 cr development projects at Vizag port 12 Jul 2018 07:12 The Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping, Nitin Gadkari, will launch various development projects under the Sagarmala and Bharatmala projects worth Rs 3,685.35 crore here tomorrow. The minister, who is here on a two-day visit for the …
  • Now, get a good meal at just Rs 5 at Anna Canteen near you in Andhra Pradesh 11 Jul 2018 01:36 By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: The much-awaited Anna Canteens, aimed at providing breakfast, lunch and dinner at subsidised rates to general public, will be made operational across the State from Wednesday.  Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be …
  • Union Minister Nithin Gadkari to launch Rs 3,000 crore projects in Andhra Pradesh 10 Jul 2018 02:20 By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: “Union Minister for Shipping, Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari will visit the port city on July 13 and inaugurate various important projects,” Visakhapatnam Port Trust chairman MT Krishna Babu has announced. …
  • Gadkari to inaugurate Vizag port projects on Friday 09 Jul 2018 12:46 Union Minister of Shipping, Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari is visiting the city and Visakhapatnam port on Friday to inaugurate several projects and to lay foundation stones for several others, according to Visakhapatnam port chairman M.T …
  • Centre dodging rail zone for last four years: MP 05 Jul 2018 08:48 The TDP held a day-long deeksha seeking announcement of the new railway zone with headquarters in Visakhapatnam here on Wednesday in which Ministers, MPs, MLAs and senior leaders from all over the State participated. Vizianagaram MP and former Union …
  • Ex-cricketer, TDP leader among those who join JSP 29 Jun 2018 04:19 With Pawan Kalyan asserting that the Jana Sena Party (JSP) would contest all the seats in the elections and nominate only locals, a host of leaders and new entrants, including former Indian cricketer Y. Venugopala Rao and senior TDP leader Kona Tata Rao, …
  • Second coming to Kerala spelt doom for Maldivian national 07 Jun 2018 02:08 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The arrest of Maldivian nationals from the city while trying to smuggle 17 kg hashish oil out of the country was the culmination of several months of surveillance placed on the key accused, Shaniz Maheer. Various …
  • YSRCP bid to ‘purify’ TDP meet venue foiled 24 May 2018 04:38 YSRCP leaders who were on their way to the A.U. Engineering College grounds to ‘purify’ the venue where the ‘Dharma Porata Deeksha’ of the TDP was held, were taken into preventive custody on Wednesday morning. The YSRCP announced its plan on Tuesday itself …
  • Andhra Pradesh Express catches fire near Gwalior, all passengers safe 21 May 2018 22:15 By ENS & Agencies GWALIOR/VIJAYAWADA: Passengers aboard New Delhi-Visakhapatnam AP Express had a miraculous escape on Monday with alert passengers bringing the train to a halt after two compartments of the train went up in flames near Birlanagar …
  • It’s gloom and doom in Vizag 09 Apr 2018 09:01 A bleak scenario stares at mango growers in Visakhapatnam district as a majority of the mango-growing areas fail to produce expected harvest post the flowering stage. Normally, mangoes flood the market by this time. However, owing to low fruit set, local …
  • Protesting TDP MPs marshalled out from Rajya Sabha 06 Apr 2018 01:50 New Delhi: TDP’s Rajya Sabha MPs, who continued with their protests in the House even after it was adjourned for the day, were forcefully evicted by marshals late evening. The marshals had first tried to convince them to give up protest, but they refused …
  • Narain joins the cast of U Turn remake 22 Mar 2018 03:55 Malayalam actor Narain (Photo | Facebook) Malayalam actor Narain, who made his mark in Tamil cinema with films such as Chithiram Pesuthadi and Anjathe, will be teaming up with Samantha for the Tamil-Telugu bilingual remake of the hit Kannada film U Turn. …
  • Sanitation worker slips into manhole in Vijayawada, dies 21 Mar 2018 01:40 VIJAYAWADA: A sanitation worker died after slipping into a manhole at H Block of Vambay Colony here on Tuesday afternoon. His body was retrieved late at night. The incident took place around 3 pm when five workers hired to clear clogs in manholes by a …
  • Budget belied all expectations, says Opposition 02 Feb 2018 05:18 The Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) on Thursday said that the State received a raw deal in the Union Budget that was presented in Parliament by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. APCC president N. Raghuveera Reddy said there was no mention of …
  • Allocations not grants, but approvals to spend money: PSUs 02 Feb 2018 01:09 VISAKHAPATNAM: Public sector units (PSUs) in Visakhapatnam have got some major allocations in the Union Budget-2018. The Visakhapatnam Steel Plant (VSP) has got `1,400 crore, topping the bill, while `108 crore has been earmarked for the Vizag Port. However …
  • Jaggery shops mushroom at Prakasham Gunj 26 Jan 2018 05:56 Prakasham Gunj, a marketplace in the heart of the town, has been abuzz with activity as shops selling jaggery have been mushrooming everywhere. With jaggery being the main offering to Samakka-Saralakka during the biennial Medaram jatara, regular shops …
  • Another scam surfaces, Rs 1 cr swindled from accounts of eight dead pensioners  26 Jan 2018 03:57 VISAKHAPATNAM: Barely three months after Seethammadhara Sub-Treasury Office made the headlines for swindling of money to the tune of `3 crore by its officials from 12 accounts of pensioners, more skeletons have tumbled out of the closet.  The intelligence …
  • Governor showers praise on CM 25 Jan 2018 06:32 Praising the State government’s performance, Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan on Wednesday described N. Chandrababu Naidu as ‘25X8 Chief Minister’. Addressing a meeting at S.R. Puram near here, he said the government was doing everything for them and it was the …
  • A woman in a man’s world 22 Jan 2018 20:11 Kasturi Naidoo’s India connection dates back over a hundred years. Fondly known as Kass in cricketing circles, Kasturi is a young South African woman, who has been enjoying her role as a commentator in the ongoing South Africa-India cricket tour. …
  • There is improvement in quality of life, says Naidu 06 Jan 2018 05:46 “With continued emphasis on welfare, development, and good governance, my government has delivered, resulting in marked improvement in the quality of life,” Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu has said. Addressing the Janmabhoomi Maa Vooru programme at …
  • CM Chandrababu Naidu’s SEZ promise in Visakhapatnam circle set to spur job market 06 Jan 2018 02:54 Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu (Photo | ANI) VISAKHAPATNAM: Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu promised to set up a special economic zone (SEZ) in the Narsipatnam Circle to create employment for the youngsters of the rural areas. Addressing a …
  • Notorious property offender held 23 Dec 2017 08:46 The city police on Friday arrested a notorious property offender, who was accused in several theft cases, and 14 members of his gang. The key accused has been identified as Chukka Sreenu (43), resident of Malkapuram and a DC sheet holder of Malkapuram …
  • Human error, not brake failure led to mishap: DTC 11 Dec 2017 05:15 VISAKHAPATNAM: A day after the bus driver claimed brake failure as the reason for the accident of three school buses at Yarada hill, the Road Transport Authority (RTA) after inspecting the vehicle  ruled out brake failure and made it clear that it was a …
  • Bus pile-up: Miraculous escape for 50 students in Andha Pradesh 10 Dec 2017 03:52 VISAKHAPATNAM: Around 50 students from a private educational institution of Anakapalle were injured, two of them seriously, when three buses collided with each other at Yarada Ghat road on Saturday. The incident reportedly happened after the bus moving …
  • Bus pile-up: Miraculous escape for 50 students in AP 10 Dec 2017 02:39 VISAKHAPATNAM: Around 50 students from a private educational institution of Anakapalle were injured, two of them seriously, when three buses collided with each other at Yarada Ghat road on Saturday. The incident reportedly happened after the bus moving …
  • Over 50 students injured in collision of three buses in AP 09 Dec 2017 19:05 The bus collision in Yarada area. (Photo: ANI/Twitter) VISAKHAPATNAM: Over 50 students were injured after the three buses they were travelling in were involved in a collision today. The incident happened at Yarada under the New Port Police station …
  • M’rashtra gang busted, three arrested, one still at large 21 Nov 2017 04:00 VISAKHAPATNAM: The Grameen Vikas Bank robbery case reported from Anakapalle on November 6 in which 3.75 kg of gold was looted has turned out to be the handiwork of a four-member inter-state criminal gang from Maharashtra. The Visakhapatnam Rural Police …
  • 636 kgs of cannabis seized from Visakhapatnam 13 Nov 2017 19:19 [India], Nov 13 (ANI): The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) have seized 636 kg of cannabis from a truck in Anakapalle, a suburb of Visakhapatnam. The press note, issued by the DRI Hyderabad Zonal Unit on Monday, mentions that DRI, along with 636 …
  • Saffron party sets sights on 130 weak seats across nation 22 Sep 2017 04:51 P Muralidhara Rao at a press meet in Visakhapatnam on Thursday | Express VISAKHAPATNAM: “Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has a clear vision about its next election action plan which is aimed at bagging all the 130 Parliamentary seats which are identified as …
  • Introduce more trains, demand MPs 16 Sep 2017 06:42 Members of Parliament, who attended the Divisional Committee meeting of Waltair Division of East Coast Railway here on Friday, sought early completion of pending projects and introduction of trains sanctioned in the last budget. The MPs sought among other …
  • Assets of ganja smuggler seized after confession 14 Sep 2017 04:19 VISAKHAPATNAM: In a first, the Visakhapatnam Rural Police have seized the property of a habitual ganja trade offender after he confessed to running the illicit trade. The police seized 100 kg of ganja and arrested three smugglers, including the kingpin, …
  • Naidu promises more funds for irrigation  07 Sep 2017 04:38 GOBBURU (VISAKHAPATNAM DIST) : Saying that assured irrigation to the farm sector and resolving drinking water woes are among the priorities of the government, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday exhorted one and all to protect the depleting …
  • No landfill, more returns if you sort waste 04 Sep 2017 19:41 New Delhi: The massive volume of garbage that toppled down at Ghazipur last week had cost the East Delhi Municipal Corporation up to Rs 1,800 per tonne to be put there — paid to private contractors as tipping fee. Every day, Rs 40.8 lakh is being spent to …
  • Neck and neck in Nandyal bypoll: Andhra Pradesh 24 Aug 2017 05:47 NANDYAL/VIJAYAWADA: As the dust settled in Nandyal on Wednesday evening with the last of the voters exercising their franchise, both the ruling TDP and Opposition YSRC vied with each other to claim victory. The long-awaited bypoll witnessed an …
  • AP: Non-bailable warrant issued against HRD minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao 24 Aug 2017 01:50 Visakhapatnam: The Court of Second Metropolitan Magistrate in Anakapalle on Wednesday issued a non-bailable warrant (NBW) against HRD minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao for not appearing before the court. Ganta was charged for violation of election code during …
  • Armed men hijack container, make away with cigarettes worth Rs 4 crore 21 Aug 2017 03:47 HYDERABAD: A container truck full of cigarettes worth `4 crore was robbed by a group of armed men at Abdullapurmet in the wee hours of Sunday. The vehicle was on its way from Hyderabad to Tirupati. The robbers allegedly tied the driver’s legs and took him …
  • Visakhapatnam cops tame rowdies one selfie at a time 17 Aug 2017 04:26 VISAKHAPATNAM: In an innovative way to monitor the whereabouts of history-sheeters in rural areas, the district police have instructed beat constables to click selfies with rowdies in their jurisdiction on a daily basis. The policemen have to keep track of …
  • 5 booked for occupying Rs 80-crore MANSAS land  10 Aug 2017 03:10 H2.2L seized from the One Town joint sub-registrar’s office during an ACB raid on Wednesday | express VISAKHAPATNAM: Skeletons continue to tumble out of the Vizag land scam closet, with cases being registered against five more persons on charges of illegal …
  • AP: Man murdered by neighbours over garbage row 04 Aug 2017 08:24 Anakapalle Rural police enquiring about the incident at Sabbavaram Friday morning. (EPS) VISHAKHAPATNAM: A petty row over garbage took a drastic turn after a family of four barged into their neighbours house late on Thursday night and beat him to death …
  • Cyclonic circulation triggers rain in Godavari, Vizag districts 29 Jul 2017 04:14 Image used for representational purpose only. VISAKHAPATNAM: Even as the southwest monsoon has lost its vigour in the state, the upper air cyclonic circulation over the west-central Bay of Bengal triggered isolated rainfall in the north costal districts on …
  • Contradictory dying declarations: Proven one prevails 24 Jul 2017 03:18 HYDERABAD: Multiple/Subsequent contradictory dying declarations by a deceased will not sustain in court of law if the version as reflected in the earliest dying declaration stands corroborated by evidence of prosecution witnesses. The court will refuse …
  • TDP MLA claims innocence in record tampering case  16 Jul 2017 07:56 VISAKHAPATNAM: In response to a complaint lodged against him with the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the land record irregularities in Vizag, TDP MLA from Anakapalle Peela Govinda Satyanarayana on Saturday claimed innocence. Recently, one V Raja …
  • DRI seizes 2,629 kg marijuana worth Rs 2.62 cr in AP 10 Jul 2017 10:02 Visakhapatnam: The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) yesterday seized 2,629 kgs of ganja from a lorry near Anakapalle in this district and arrested seven persons. The value of the contraband in the grey market is estimated at around Rs 2.62 crore. …
  • Two women lodge ‘land grab’ complaint against TDP MLA 08 Jul 2017 03:31 VISAKHAPATNAM: Amid allegations being levelled by opposition parties that government is trying to protect the land mafia by ordering the SIT probe, two women from the city on Friday submitted a representation to police, accusing Telegu Desam MLA P Govinda …
  • Look after slum dwellers, undertake fogging: Health Department Principal Secretary 30 Jun 2017 05:19 Principal secretary, Health, Poonam Malakondaiah interacting with the KGH officials during her visit to Dermatology ward at King George Hospital in Visakhapatnam on Thursday | Express VISAKHAPATNAM: With the change of season there are more chances for …
  • Opposition leaders make high pitch for CBI probe into land scam in Visakhapatnam 23 Jun 2017 04:08 VISAKHAPATNAM: All Opposition parties who extended their support to the YSRC all-party Maha Dharna titled ‘Save Visakhapatnam’ held at GVMC Gandhi Statue on Thursday in unison demanded that the goverment must order for a CBI probe into the land grab …
  • Opposition leaders turn up heat on government 17 Jun 2017 02:47 VISAKHAPATNAM: Cancellation of the public hearing on the land irregularities in Visakhapatnam is still a raging topic of debate for many Opposition parties. Majority of the Opposition parties criticised the government’s decision on constituting Special …
  • Most wanted among four ganja smugglers arrested 12 Jun 2017 01:19 VISAKHAPATNAM: A most wanted ganja smugglers, Srinivas alias Baba Chowdhary, along with three others were reportedly nabbed by Visakhapatnam Rural Police on Saturday late night. The police nabbed the four while the latter were transporting around 500 kg of …
  • Nothing seems to stop road accidents in Visakhapatnam 08 Jun 2017 03:34 VISAKHAPATNAM: Despite measures and awareness on the increasing number of road accidents, the ghat roads and rural areas of the district witnessed majority of road accidents. In the last five months, as many as 185 persons died and another 592 persons were …
  • Former MLA, 20 others get lifer for murder 25 May 2017 02:45 VISAKHAPATNAM: The judgment given by the Anakapalle additional district sessions court in the decade-old murder case became a sensation on Wednesday, as the verdict convicted all the 21 out of the 24 (3 of them died during the trial) accused of murder and …
  • Former MLA, 24 others get life-term in murder case 24 May 2017 22:38 Former Payakraopeta MLA Chengala Venkata Rao was sentenced to life imprisonment by the Tenth Additional District Sessions Judge B.B. Nageswara Rao at Anakapalle here on Wednesday. A case of rioting and murder was booked against these persons in connection …
  • Traffic regulation during Mahanadu a Herculean task 24 May 2017 02:35 VISAKHAPATNAM: A major challenge lies ahead for the city police with Telugu Desam Party’s (TDP) Mahanadu round the corner. Most of the junctions, especially, Maddilapalem, Siripuram and the narrow roads leading to the venue have become a headache for the …
  • ‘HSL has great potential, but needs financial rejig’ 17 May 2017 18:01 Visakhapatnam, May 17:   The Hindusthan Shipyard Limited (HSL) here has great potential to build all sorts of vessels, but it needs financial restructuring to improve its order book position, and the Union Government will take all steps to help the …
  • Anandapuram sizzles at 44.5 degrees C 16 May 2017 01:53 VISAKHAPATNAM:Vizag recorded more than 40 degrees Celsius for the second time in less than two weeks on Monday, as many areas on the city outskirts recorded temperatures hovering around 42 to 44 degrees Celsius. Motorists faced a tough time driving in heat …
  • Realtors in Vizag district threaten to declare ‘construction holiday’ 15 May 2017 02:42 VISAKHAPATNAM: The skyrocketing cement prices has kept the builders and construction sector in Visakhapatnam district on tenterhooks. Having put the overall loss at around Rs 500 to Rs 600 crore, the builders are mulling over declaring a construction …
  • Demonetised notes worth Rs 1 crore seized from Visakhapatnam car garage 12 May 2017 02:26 VISAKHAPATNAM: In a major haul, the City Task Force (CTF) arrested two persons and seized demonetised currency notes with a face value of Rs 99.95 lakh from a car garage in MVP Colony on Thursday. Having stocked up with the currency notes, the accused were …
  • Ganja smugglers use women as ‘safe couriers’ to hoodwink cops in Visakhapatnam 12 May 2017 02:26 VISAKHAPATNAM: Despite crackdown on the ganja smuggling, the kingpins are now resorting to various methods to hoodwink the police. Indigent women from Vizag Agency are being hired for transporting the contraband to other states. These women are being paid …
  • JN Pharma blast toll reaches four, another victim battles for life 05 May 2017 02:10 HRD minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao speaking at a meeting with the district officials about the recent Pharma City blast, at the VUDA office on Thursday | Express VISAKHAPATNAM: The Pharma City blast toll rose to four as another victim, G Srinivasa Rao, 42, …
  • Two killed, three injured in blast at Azico Pharma reactor in Visakhapatnam 03 May 2017 01:06 VISAKHAPATNAM: In yet another industrial accident that has laid bare the laxity of the management in compliance with the safety norms, two workers died and three more sustained grievous burns in a fire at the Azico Biophore India Private Limited in the …
  • Chief minister to take part in BRICS conference today  11 Apr 2017 02:06 VISAKHAPATNAM:  As many as 7,000 students from various APRSEI schools and colleges will perform Kuchipudi dance at Andhra University grounds on Tuesday morning.  Chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu will take part in the programme as the chief guest. Naidu …
  • GVMC council polls unlikely before 2019 general elections? 10 Apr 2017 00:45 VISAKHAPATNAM: The mentioning of the GVMC elections by chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu during his recent visit to Vizag has triggered various speculations among the authorities and citizens as well. With the issue of the merger of several villages with …
  • Vaibhav Jewellers opens new outlet 09 Apr 2017 18:48 After successfully running multiple outlets in Andhra Pradesh, Vaibhav Jewellers, a retail unit of Manoj Vaibhav Gems ‘n’ Jewellers Pvt. Ltd., launched its first outlet in Telangana. On Sunday, the jewellery brand started its ninth retail store in …
  •  Court order hinges on clarification of NHAI 06 Apr 2017 02:28 VISAKHAPATNAM: A confusion over the recognition of the NH-16 passing through the Visakhapatnam city has put the excise authorities and owners of wine shops and bars in a dilemma on the implementation of the Supreme Court orders pertaining to removal of all …
  • Costly equipment gathering dust in govt hospitals for want of space 03 Apr 2017 01:48 VIJAYAWADA:  Medical equipment costing Rs 16.43 crore procured by the Andhra Pradesh Medical Services and Infrastructure Development Corporation (APMSIDC) were lying idle due to lack of space and infrastructure constraints, thereby depriving the patients …
  • Truckers’ strike tomorrow: Steps taken to supply essential commodities 29 Mar 2017 02:40 VISAKHAPATNAM: With Andhra Pradesh Lorry Owners Association deciding to join the indefinite lorry strike called by the South Indian Motor Transport (SIMTA) from March 30, collector Pravin Kumar on Tuesday asked the department officials concerned to make …
  • Temperatures soar, so do the fruit prices ahead of Ugadi festivity 28 Mar 2017 02:30 VISAKHAPATNAM: Ahead of the Ugadi festivity, skyrocketing prices of fruits and ingredients of pachchadi are burning holes in the pockets of citizens.   Poorna Market was a beehive of activities on Monday as loads of fresh mango leaves, flowers, neem …
  • TDP organising secretary abuses cops on duty, case booked 28 Mar 2017 02:30 VISAKHAPATNAM: A case has been registered against TDP state organising secretary Peela Srinivasa Rao, brother of Anakapalle MLA P Govinda Rao, and three others for creating public nuisance in Pulagavanipalem area under Pendurthi Police Station limits. …
  • YSRC gears up for padayatra on special status, rail zone 24 Mar 2017 06:30 President of ‘Praja Spandana’ C.S. Rao on Thursday evening flagged off a replica of a steam engine ahead of YSR Congress’ ‘March for Self-Respect’ demanding special category status for the State and railway zone with Visakhapatnam as its headquarters. YSRC …
  • Vizag’s Anakapalle jaggery market back on even keel 17 Jan 2017 17:29 Visakhapatnam, Jan. 17:   The Jaggery market at Anakapalle in Visakhapatnam district has returned to normal two months after demonetisation, and the trade, farmers and the labour are now quite comfortable with cashless transactions. For a month after …
  • Anakapalle jaggery market back on an even keel 17 Jan 2017 15:11 Visakhapatnam, Jan. 17:   The jaggery market at Anakapalle in Visakhapatnam district, the biggest in the State, has returned to normal two months after demonetisation, and the trade, farmers and the labour are now quite comfortable with cashless …
  • TDP's citadel crumbles as YSRC makes inroads 24 May 2019 02:24 By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: The TDP's citadel crumbled with the party facing its worst-ever drubbing in North Andhra at the hands of YSRC in 2019 elections, as the results started trickling in since Thursday noon. Such was the pace of YSRC…
  • For these tribal persons, animals are the main lifeline 21 May 2019 03:39 Difficult hilly terrains force these people to use horses, donkeys and oxen to ferry them from one place to another and sometimes convert them into luggage-carriers. In remote tribal areas of Visakhapatnam bordering Odisha, most of them are affected by …
  • AP: Maoists threaten TDP leaders, ask them to assure release of jailed tribals 17 May 2019 01:28 [India], May 17 (ANI): CPI (Maoist) on Thursday threatened TDP leaders of dire consequences if the police did not release jailed tribal villagers. In a letter addressed to TDP minister Chintakayala Ayyanna Patrudu, Kidari, Sravan Kumar, Paderu MLA Giddu …
  • Girl dies after falling from ferris wheel in Visakhapatnam 14 May 2019 10:01 In a freak mishap, a 17-year old girl died and two others were injured after falling from a rotating ferris wheel, which was set-up at a fair in Government Junior College grounds, Paderu, in the wee hours of Tuesday. The fair was organised as a part of Sri …
  • Andhra Pradesh: 8-yr-old girl dies as ferris wheel cabin crashes 14 May 2019 09:56 [India], May 14 (ANI): A 17-year-old girl died on Tuesday in Paderu agency area in Andhra Pradesh's Visakhapatnam district, when a cabin fell off a Ferris wheel. Paderu area was celebrating a tribal festival to honour the presiding tribal goddess …
  • Andhra Pradesh: 17-year-old girl dies as ferris wheel cabin crashes 14 May 2019 08:31 This mishap led to the death of Busala Bhavani and injured two other girls, who accompanied the deceased. Visakhapatnam: A 17-year-old girl died on Tuesday in Paderu agency area in Andhra Pradesh's Visakhapatnam district, when a cabin fell off a Ferris …
  • Rains lash several parts of Srikakulam district 03 May 2019 05:33 By Express News Service SRIKAKULAM: Several parts of the district reported mild to moderate rains since Thursday morning. Keeping intensity of the Fani cyclone in the next few hours in view, the district administration started taking elaborate measures, …
  • S.S. Rajamouli ’s a proud father 23 Apr 2019 18:58 The shooting of Aakashavani — the debut project of Rajamouli’s son Karthikeya has been progressing briskly, with over 90% of the film shot in the interiors of the Paderu region. Set in the jungle, the film apparently revolves around the theme of radio. …
  • 0 vote in 2 booths in Araku Valley 13 Apr 2019 02:55 VISAKHAPATNAM: In perhaps the first time in the poll history of the two Telugu states, two polling stations in the Agency area of Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh recorded zero voter turnout. While Maoists had given a boycott call, the extra distance that …
  • Eight H1N1 influenza cases reported in Vizag in two days 25 Mar 2019 04:42 By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: Swine flu has staged a comeback in the city as eight cases have been reported in the last two days. A total of 104 cases have been reported in the last three months, which worried the health officials over the spread …
  • Aakashavani will be eccentric 24 Mar 2019 19:31 Everybody knows that filmmaker Rajamouli’s son Karthikeya has turned producer for the upcoming Telugu film, Aakashavani. Apparently, they’re already halfway through the shooting and its current schedule is being shot in a dense forest near Paderu, where an …
  • Furniture set on fire outside YSRCP's Vizag office after party denies ticket to MLA 24 Mar 2019 00:09 [India], Mar 24 (ANI): A faction of YSRCP cadre in Paderu in Andhra Pradesh's Visakhapatnam district on Saturday set furniture of the party's office on fire after Visweswar Raju was denied an MLA ticket. Raju was anticipating a ticket from Paderu …
  • Father or daughter? Araku voters to decide which side they are on 23 Mar 2019 21:11 The battle runs within the family in the Araku Lok Sabha constituency, spread over 450 kilometres and second only to Jaisalmer is geographical spread, in Andhra Pradesh. Telugu Desam Party candidate V. Kishore Chandra Deo, a six-time MP and former Union …
  • App to enable voters to know queue status 22 Mar 2019 04:23 By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Gopal Krishna Dwivedi has launched a mobile application MyVoteQ for voters to know about the number of voters in the queue and plan their visit to the polling station for casting their vote. …
  • Lok Sabha polls: Bahujan Samaj Party reluctant to support Jana Sena 21 Mar 2019 23:14 KAKINADA: Bahujan Samaj Party leaders are reluctant to give support to the Jana Sena upset that its partner did not allocate seats to the BSP where the party was hoping to win big. They also claimed that Jana Sena might not even get their deposits back in …
  • Old rivals to lock horns again in 7 assembly seats 21 Mar 2019 09:04 VISAKHAPATNAM: Seven of the total 15 assembly constituencies in Visakhapatnam district are going to witness a keen fight in 2019 elections among the old rivals of TDP, YSRC and Jana Sena, who had contested in the 2014 elections. While the YSRC has changed …
  • Congress leadership in AP out to liquidate party to help YSRC: Vyricherla 21 Mar 2019 06:01 By Express News Service Vyricherla Kishore Chandra Deo, six-time MP and former Union minister for Tribal Affairs, who resigned from the Congress and  joined the TDP a few weeks before the general elections, is now contesting as a TDP nominee in Araku …
  • Financial capital of Andhra has it all, stars and old war horses 20 Mar 2019 04:37 Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: Post-bifurcation, Visakhapatnam district has emerged as the financial and tourism capital of the State. With 15 Assembly and three Lok Sabha seats, the verdict given by the people of Visakhapatnam district will have a …
  • 2 tribals ‘mistaken’ for Maoists gunned down in Vizag Agency 17 Mar 2019 04:29 By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: A special police team combing the forest area allegedly gunned down two tribals, when they went into the interior forest area on information about the presence of Maoists there, leading to protests by the family …
  • Hyderabad: Ganesh Idol maker becomes drug peddler, held 17 Mar 2019 00:16 Hyderabad: An idol maker in the city was arrested for smuggling ganja by the West Zone Commissioner’s Task Force on Friday after they seized 11.5 kilograms of contraband from his possession. The accused identified as 32-year-old Tuljaram Singh, is a …
  • Doubts over 2 encounter deaths in Visakhapatnam 16 Mar 2019 20:52 Visakhapatnam: Confusion prevails over the death of two persons in an encounter with the police late on Friday near Paderu in Visakhapatnam district. While locals claim that the two were villagers and were in the forest for poaching, Rural SP A. Babujee …
  • AP: Tribal union stages protest against killing of naxals 16 Mar 2019 18:29 [India], Mar 16 (ANI): Andhra Pradesh Tribal Union (APTU) staged a protest in front of Sub Collector Office in Paderu here demanding a magisterial inquiry into the alleged encounter of two armed naxals. They further demanded immediate suspension of the …
  • Hyderabad: Idol-maker arrested for peddling Ganja 15 Mar 2019 20:50 Hyderabad: The Commissioner's Task Force, West Zone, on Friday arrested a man for smuggling ganja and seized 11.5 kilograms of contraband his possession. The accused, 32-year-old Tuljaram Singh, is a resident of Upper Dhoolpet and his main occupation …
  • Nara Lokesh gets Mangalagiri; KE Krishna Murthy, Paritala Sunitha make way for heirs 15 Mar 2019 07:34 By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: TDP president and Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday night cleared the party’s candidates for 126 of 175 Assembly seats. He okayed the candidature of most of the sitting MLAs as there was not much …
  • Jana Sena releases the first list of candidates for Lok Sabha and Assembly constituencies 14 Mar 2019 14:54 Jana Sena Party (JSP) has released the first list of candidates for four Lok Sabha (LS) and 32 Assembly constituencies a few hours before the party's formation day celebrations began at Rajahmundry on Thursday. ONGC former executive director D.M.R. …
  • Janasena MLA Candidate List 2019 14 Mar 2019 13:09 VIJAYAWADA: Actor-turned-politician and Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan released party's first list of candidates for upcoming Lok Sabha and Andhra assembly elections. Pawan released the list of four parliamentary and 32 assembly constituencies on the …
  • AP: Jana Sena Party releases first list of candidates for Lok Sabha and Assembly elections 14 Mar 2019 09:27 [India], March 14 (ANI): Janasena Chief Pawan Kalyan on Wednesday announced the first list of candidates contesting from Jana Sena Party (JSP) for upcoming Assembly and Lok Sabha elections. JSP is the first party to announce the list of candidates for Lok …
  • Jana Sena announces first list of candidates 14 Mar 2019 07:19 Amaravati, March 14 (IANS) Actor Pawan Kalyan’s Jana Sena, which is making its debut in electoral politics of Andhra Pradesh, on Thursday announced its first list of candidates for the Lok Sabha and Assembly elections. The party declared candidates for two …
  • Jana Sena Candidate List 2019 14 Mar 2019 05:58 VIJAYAWADA: Actor turned politician Pawan Kalyan released the first list of candidates for upcoming Lok Sabha and Andhra assembly elections. Janasena chief released the list of four parliamentary and 32 assembly constituencies on its formation day. The …
  • Poll effect? Liquor sales in Vizag up by Rs 50 crore 11 Mar 2019 06:00 By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: Come elections and liquor flows like water. This is evident from the statistics. Liquor and beer sales in the district increased in the last one month. From February 1 to March 10, liquor and beer sales at wine shops …
  • Araku team walks away with top honours 19 Feb 2019 02:54 Around 100 teams from the tribal mandals of Araku, Dumbriguda and Anantagiri participated in the Yuvaho Mega Volleyball Tournament, being organised by the District Police, as part of community policing, at Dumbriguda village during the past two days. In …
  • Maoist Protest Week: Cops beef up security in Andhra-Odisha Border 29 Jan 2019 04:41 By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: Security was beefed up in Andhra-Odisha Border (AOB), cut-off area and other agency areas as the banned CPI (Maoist) party gave a call for protest week from January 25. Higher police officials directed all the range…
  • Remark on secret pact between TD and Jana Sena draws flak 23 Jan 2019 21:43 Vijayawada: Telugu Desam leader and Rajya Sabha MP T.G. Venkatesh’s comment regarding a pact between the TD and the Jana Sena, who are rivals otherwise, created a flutter on Wednesday. There were angry reactions from both TD president and Chief Minister N. …
  • Valley turns into myriad of colours... 20 Jan 2019 03:48 Araku (Visakhapatnam): The Araku Valley, normally the haunt of tourists looking for a weekend getaway, boasted of a riot of colour as the second edition of the Araku Hot Air Balloon Festival got underway here on Friday. Capturing the 360-degree view of the …
  • Cold wave sweeps coastal areas; Lambasingi shivers at 1.50 Celsius 02 Jan 2019 06:52 By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: Many districts across Coastal Andhra Pradesh have been experiencing cold wave conditions this winter like never before giving a  new experience to the people. Severe cold wave conditions prevailed at  isolated places …
  • Discovering the wonders of AP on bicycles 13 Dec 2018 05:49 In a bid to explore the Sunrise State and discover its hidden beauty, 20 cyclists from across the country embarked on a three week-long ‘Tour de Heritage’. The cyclists, who were flagged off amidst much fanfare by AP CM Chandrababu Naidu in Vijayawada last …
  • Natural farming: Manipur, Nagaland to emulate State 17 Nov 2018 15:03 The zero budget natural farming (ZBNF) system which has got an encouraging response from the tribal farmers of Visakhapatnam is all set to be implemented in Manipur and Nagaland. A nine-member delegation from Imphal, the capital city of Manipur, which has …
  • Cabinet expansion likely on November 11; Farooq, Kidari’s son may get berths 10 Nov 2018 04:54 By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: The much-talked-about Cabinet expansion is all set to take place on November 11 as Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu is learnt to have decided to give representation to minorities and STs in the Council of Ministers. …
  • Andhra Pradesh: Decline of Maoists in Araku gives rise to ganja cultivation 02 Nov 2018 16:35 Ganja seizure by Visakhapatnam Rural Police and Excise Department. (Express Photo) The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) on Saturday seized 720 kgs of ganja worth nearly Rs 2 crores on the outskirts of Hyderabad from a truck coming from Araku in …
  • Two separate road mishaps claim 11 lives in East Godavari, Visakhapatnam 23 Oct 2018 04:02 By Express News Service KAKINADA/VISAKHAPATNAM: Eleven persons were killed in two separate road mishaps in East Godavari and Visakhapatnam districts on Monday. In the first mishap that took place at Chebrolu village in Gollaprolu Mandal near Pithapuram …
  • Live Breaking News, Latest News Updates of October 17: Protesters attack TV journalist Pooja Prasanna's car 17 Oct 2018 12:32 Live Breaking News, Latest News Updates of October 17 Daily dose of news plays very important role in our daily life. For some people, the morning is incomplete without knowing about what's happening across the world. Some digital-savvy people have a …
  • Araku MLA Kidari Sarveswara Rao was keen on welfare and of tribals: Nara Lokesh 11 Oct 2018 05:57 VISAKHAPATNAM: “In a span of two and a half years, Araku Valley MLA Kidari Sarveswara Rao had successfully got sanction of around Rs 400 crore worth development projects for his constituency from the Panchayath Raj (PR) & Rural Development (RD) …
  • Maoist group threaten TDP leader, want her to fight against bauxite excavation 10 Oct 2018 09:48 Amravati: The Maoist central committee, in a letter, has threatened to kill Telugu Desam Party (TDP) Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) from Paderu, Giddi Eswari. In the letter, the Maoists group explained the reason behind the killing of Araku MLA …
  • Maoist group threaten TDP leader, want her to tackle bauxite excavation 10 Oct 2018 09:04 In a letter, the Maoist central committee sent Giddi Eswari death threats if she did not fight against bauxite excavation and pay up. Amravati: The Maoist central committee, in a letter, has threatened to kill Telugu Desam Party (TDP) Member of Legislative …
  • TDP leader Giddi Eswari gets death threat from Maoists group 10 Oct 2018 06:09 By ANI AMRAVATI: The Maoist's central committee, in a letter has threatened to kill Telugu Desam Party (TDP) Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) from Paderu, Giddi Eswari. In the letter, the Maoists group explained the reason behind the killing of …
  • TDP leader gets death threat from Maoists group 10 Oct 2018 04:38 [India], Oct 10 (ANI): The Maoists central committee, in a letter has threatened to kill Telugu Desam Party (TDP) Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) from Paderu, Giddi Eswari. In the letter, the Maoists group explained the reason behind the killing of …
  • Andhra CM visits families of slain TDP leaders 28 Sep 2018 19:27 VISAKHAPATNAM: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu Friday visited the homes of two TDP leaders, gunned down by Maoists at Lippitiputta village when they went to take part in a "grama darsini" (village visit) programme on September …
  • Video Shows Maoists Running Away After Shooting Dead Andhra Lawmaker 25 Sep 2018 13:03 The video shows Maoists running away from the spot after shooting the lawmaker dead Hyderabad: 48 hours after an Andhra Pradesh lawmaker and a ruling Telugu Desam Party leader were shot dead by Maoists in Visakhapatnam district, NDTV has accessed two small …
  • Maoist attack: SI suspended, probe ordered in ‘security lapse’ 25 Sep 2018 00:13 By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: A day after the rural police of Visakhapatnam claimed that Araku TDP MLA K Sarveswara Rao, shot dead by the Maoists in Dumbriguda mandal, didn’t inform them of his scheduled visit to the village for Gramadarshini …
  • Maoist attack: Security blanket for funeral of MLA Kidari Sarveswara Rao and ex-MLA  25 Sep 2018 00:13 By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: Hundreds of tribals, supporters and party workers of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) attended the last rites of TDP Araku MLA Kidari Sarveswara Rao, who was shot dead by Maoists during his visit to Tottangi Panchayat of …
  • Andhra attack: Police seek info on three Maoists 24 Sep 2018 21:36 Kidari Sarveswara Rao and Siveri Soma were travelling together to attend a party meeting. A day after Araku TDP MLA Kidari Sarveswara Rao and former TDP legislator Siveri Soma were shot dead by Maoists, police on Monday released a statement, seeking …
  • Andhra Pradesh police identifies three main assailants in TDP leaders' killing 24 Sep 2018 19:55 By PTI VISAKHAPATNAM: Andhra Pradesh Police Monday claimed to have identified three main assailants in the killing of two TDP leaders, including an MLA, in the attack by CPI (Maoist) and launched a massive hunt for them. Police zeroed in on the three based …
  • Massive anti-Maoist operations launched on Andhra-Odisha border 24 Sep 2018 07:12 Visakhapatnam, Sep 24 (IANS) A day after Maoists gunned down a sitting MLA and a former legislator, personnel of the elite Greyhounds anti-Maoist force and the CRPF launched a massive combing operation in the tribal areas of Visakhapatnam district on …
  • Ten new Excise check-posts coming in Agency areas to rein in ganja smuggling 27 Aug 2018 02:31 By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: In an attempt to curb ganja smuggling, the Prohibition & Excise Department will set up 10 check-posts in North Coastal Andhra Agency areas — Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and East Godavari districts. An amount of Rs …
  • The inside dope on why a village in Andhra Pradesh is flying high 25 Aug 2018 02:40 Paderu (Andhra Pradesh): Here's the dope on a big business: Nearly 1,000 villages devote 10,000 acres to a plant used to make a product that commands a price of Rs 40,000 per kg in major urban markets. The plant is cannabis. The place is Paderu, Andhra …
  • Material evidence fails to reach court 25 Aug 2018 01:50 By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: The Judge of the Special Court, constituted to handle SC/ST Atrocities Act in Visakhapatnam, who is hearing the Vakapalle gang rape case was surprised as the material evidence failed to reach the court. The …
  • Naidu bats for development of tribal areas in Andhra 19 Aug 2018 10:56 Visakhapatnam : Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday announced the sanction of Rs 2,564 crore for development of tribal pockets in the state. He also announced a new pension scheme, under which tribal folk above the age of 50 …
  • Naidu bats for development of tribal areas in Andhra 09 Aug 2018 18:29 [India], Aug 09 (ANI): Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday announced the sanction of Rs 2,564 crore for development of tribal pockets in the state. He also announced a new pension scheme, under which tribal folk above the age of …
  • Andhra Pradesh: ‘Adivasi Day’ today, but no end in sight for the struggles of tribals 09 Aug 2018 00:39 By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: While the State government claims it has done a lot for the welfare of tribals and is all set to celebrate ‘Aadivasi Day’ as State festival on Thursday, these people in the Visakhapatnam Agency lead a miserable life …
  • No Medicare, no roads; ailing tribals in Vizag Agency turn to faith healers for cure 07 Aug 2018 01:15 By Harish Gilai VISAKHAPATNAM: It was around 8 am on Saturday. It just stopped drizzling. The rain-drenched lush green hills of Paderu Agency gleamed in the gentle morning sunlight. Locals, most of them tribals from PVTG (Particularly Vulnerable Tribal …
  • Andhra approves host of policies for employment, agrarian crisis 02 Aug 2018 17:37 [India], August 02 (ANI): The Andhra Pradesh government on Thursday held a state cabinet meeting and approved a slew of policies. It also took decisions on various projects to generate employment and tackle the agrarian crisis. In the meeting, the state …
  • Rain disrupts normal life in North Andhra 22 Jul 2018 00:05 By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM:  Heavy rainfall in parts of North Andhra disrupted normal life. With a number of streams overflowing, many interior tribal villages and hamlets have lost connection with the mandal headquarters. A number of villages …
  • Locals at Araku valley help reach out to tribal women, ensure zero maternal deaths in last two years 04 Jul 2018 06:49 The Asara Tribal Health programme has in last six years reached out to at least 49,000 pregnant women across 181 habitations. (Express Photo by Anuradha Mascarenhas)  When 29-year-old Bariki Pramila learnt that Champawati, a tribal woman from Boduguda …
  • Rain recharges groundwater levels in Andhra Pradesh 11 Jun 2018 01:38 By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA:Timely monsoon in the State has not only brought cheers on the faces of the farmers, but also gave relief to the Groundwater Department staff, who are happy with the improvement of groundwater levels across the State …
  • Pension for renal patients in pvt hospitals too 31 May 2018 02:24 By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has directed the officials to extend dialysis and pension facilities to the renal patients who are undergoing treatment in private hospitals also. At present, the government is …
  • Info revolution in the offing 16 May 2018 03:08 Andhra Pradesh will reach a major milestone in taking the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) closer to the tribals with GiriNet. The government has chalked out plans to provide Internet, TV and telephone facilities in all gram panchayats of …
  • Amplyx Pharmaceuticals Demonstrates APX001 has Potent Activity Against Deadly Multidrug-Resistant Candida Species 30 Apr 2018 18:28 SAN DIEGO, April 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Amplyx Pharmaceuticals, a company developing first-in-class products for life-threatening infections, today announced that preclinical data demonstrating that APX001 has potent activity against deadly …
  • Panic grips as seven more anthrax cases surface in Chintapalli mandal 26 Apr 2018 02:22 In all 13 tribal persons were referred from Chintapalli area hospital to King George Hospital. | EPS VISAKHAPATNAM: Another four cutaneous anthrax cases have been reported from Ganjigadda village in Chintapalli mandal and another three suspected cutaneous …
  • Solar Energy co: Friends find light at the end of tunnel 20 Apr 2018 20:53 Hyderabad: Inspired by the Norse god of sun, wealth and prosperity – Freyr, this Hyderabad-based startup literally harnesses the power of the sun to electrify business establishments as well as homes in urban and rural areas in a sustainable manner. Freyr …
  • It’s gloom and doom in Vizag 09 Apr 2018 09:01 A bleak scenario stares at mango growers in Visakhapatnam district as a majority of the mango-growing areas fail to produce expected harvest post the flowering stage. Normally, mangoes flood the market by this time. However, owing to low fruit set, local …
  • Mild showers, winds bring cheer to coastal Andhra Pradesh 09 Apr 2018 01:01 VIJAYAWADA: Parts of Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram, East Godavari and Srikakulam received mild showers and gusty winds bringing some respite from the heat on Sunday. The Indian Meteorological Department, Hyderabad, issued a warning that thunderstorm …
  • AP govt. to provide feeder ambulances to remote areas 06 Mar 2018 22:34 [India], Mar. 07 (ANI): Andhra Pradesh government has taken up an initiative to provide feeder ambulances to remote areas of the state that do not have proper road connectivity. Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, state's health minister Kamineni …
  • Bandh in AP observed peacefully 08 Feb 2018 19:43 [India], Feb. 9 (ANI): The state bandh in Andhra Pradesh, called by left parties and supported by YSR Congress Party (YSRCP), Congress and Jana Sena Party was observed peacefully on Thursday. No untoward incidents took place. The parties were protesting …
  • The long fight for justice: on the Vakapalli incident 21 Jan 2018 05:46 About 10 years ago, Vakapalli, a nondescript village in Nurmati Panchayat in G. Madugula mandal of Visakha Agency, would not have even figured in the Google Map, let alone it be known to a common man or to an official in the revenue department of the …
  • Police action against advocate flayed 30 Dec 2017 04:23 VISAKHAPATNAM: The Human Rights Forum (HRF) and several functionaries of women’s and civil rights organisations have deplored the action of police against Rajamahendravaram senior advocate P Trinadha Rao whom the tribal women victims of the Vakapalli gang- …
  • Agency shivers, 16 degree Celsius in Visakhapatnam; coastal AP to remain at 16-17 degree Celsius 19 Dec 2017 05:40 VISAKHAPATNAM: Just a week before Christmas, there has been a drop in the temperature with Arogyavaram recording 15 degree Celsius and Visakhapatnam 16 degree Celsius on Monday. Most of  the areas in Siripuram, Sagar Nagar and coastal stretch recorded …
  • 2 youths gunned down by Maoists near Vizag agency 10 Dec 2017 02:39 VISAKHAPATNAM: Maoists gunned down two tribal youths at Maddigaruvu area of G Madugula police station limits in Visakhapatnam agency after branding them as police informers in the wee hours of Saturday. Among the two youths, one was a mentally ill person …
  • 10 checkposts to be set up in agency to curb ganja smuggling 09 Dec 2017 04:51 VISAKHAPATNAM: In an attempt to stop ganja smugglers in their tracks, Excise and Prohibition officials will set up 10 exclusive checkposts in the agency area of Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and East Godavari districts. Director of Enforcement Prohibition …
  • Breaking News: EC rejects Jayalalithaa's niece Deepa Jayakumar's nomination for Chennai's RK Nagar polls 05 Dec 2017 11:57 Twitter is buzzing with breaking news and news alerts from India and rest of the world. Here is the live coverage of all breaking alerts and latest updates from the micro-blogging site on one page: 05:09 pm: Cordons in place around central London street, …
  • Live Breaking News Dec 5: Delhi govt to come up with legal framework for errant hospitals, says CM Kejriwal 05 Dec 2017 10:26 Twitter is buzzing with breaking news and news alerts from India and rest of the world. Here is the live coverage of all breaking alerts and latest updates from the micro-blogging site on one page: 03:55 pm: 89 nomination papers, all proposing name of …
  • Live Breaking News Dec 5: Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor cremated with state honours 05 Dec 2017 08:58 Twitter is buzzing with breaking news and news alerts from India and rest of the world. Here is the live coverage of all breaking alerts and latest updates from the micro-blogging site on one page: 02:20 pm: Babri Masjid-Ram Mandir case- 3-Judge SC Bench …
  • Jagan Mohan Reddy's close aide joins TDP 30 Nov 2017 23:37 [India], December 1 (ANI): Former YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) MLA B Gurunath Reddy joined Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in the presence of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu at his residence in Amaravati. Gurunath, a close aide of YSRCP chief …
  • Another YSR Congress MLA joins Telugu Desam 27 Nov 2017 14:12 Amaravati, November 27 In a fresh jolt to the YSR Congress, yet another MLA from the party on Monday crossed over to the Telugu Desam in Andhra Pradesh, taking the total count of legislators who have switched loyalty to 23. Giddi Eeswari, the tribal …
  • YSRCP Paderu MLA Giddi Eswari joins TDP 27 Nov 2017 08:29 [India], Nov 27 (ANI): In a major setback for the YSR Congress Party, one of their Members of Legislative Assembly (MLA) Giddi Eswari on Monday joined the Telugu Desam Party (TDP). Giddi Eswari, who is a MLA from the Paderu constituency, joined the TDP in …
  • At Araku, Ananthagiri winter chill yet to hit 27 Nov 2017 04:50 Visakhapatnam: The chill of the winter is yet to is yet to set but it’s already houseful in Araku, Ananthagiri and few others places, the region’s top winter tourist spots. Lammasingi in Vizag Agency has been attracting scores of tourists during the …
  • HC wants Visakhapatnam collector to act against 'unruly' tourists 24 Nov 2017 05:53 HYDERABAD: The Hyderabad High Court on Thursday asked the Visakhapatnam district collector to inform it by Monday the steps being taken to prevent unruly picnickers and tourists from the hill top of Dallapalli village in Paderu mandal, which has become a …
  • 636 kgs of cannabis seized from Visakhapatnam 13 Nov 2017 19:19 [India], Nov 13 (ANI): The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) have seized 636 kg of cannabis from a truck in Anakapalle, a suburb of Visakhapatnam. The press note, issued by the DRI Hyderabad Zonal Unit on Monday, mentions that DRI, along with 636 …
  • 3 waterfalls in Agency to be made tourist getaways 09 Oct 2017 03:30 VISAKHAPATNAM: With the tourism season on the threshold, the Tourism authorities have decided to give a facelift to three waterfalls in Visakhapatnam Agency. Dharmatham in Golugonda mandal, Sarugudu in Nathavaram mandal and Tadiguda waterfall in …
  • Man kills wife for not breastfeeding 03 Oct 2017 03:10 VISAKHAPATNAM: In a bizarre incident, a person battered his wife to death with a stick for she allegedly did not breastfeed their child due to health issues, at a tribal hamlet of Chilakalagundi in Paderu mandal of Visakhapatnam Agency. Though the incident …
  • Minors team up with ganja mafia for school fees 21 Sep 2017 04:18 Workers hired by Excise officials destroy ganja farms in interior areas of Paderu mandal in Visakhapatnam agency on Wednesday | Express VISAKHAPATNAM:  Nestled in the dense forests 50 km away from the Paderu mandal headquarters are several tribal hamlets.  …
  • Paderu court summons 13 cops, further trial in Vizag  15 Sep 2017 06:19 VISAKHAPATNAM: After the Supreme Court ordered that trials be expedited and concluded within six months in the case of alleged gang-rape of 11 women of  Kondh tribe, a particularly vulnerable tribal group, at Vakapalle village of Vishakapatnam Agency, the …
  • SC fast-tracks trial of Greyhounds cops for 2007 gunpoint rape of tribal women 02 Sep 2017 04:33 VISAKHAPATNAM: The Supreme Court on Friday ordered the fast-tracking of a case relating to the alleged gang-rape of 11 tribal women by 13 Greyhounds personnel of the undivided Andhra Pradesh back in 2007. In doing so, it struck down an appeal by the …
  • Consanguineous marriage causing sickle cell in tribal belts: Experts 29 Aug 2017 09:35 VISAKHAPATNAM: Sickle Cell, an inherited disorder of red blood cells, is prevailing fast in the tribal belts of Visakhapatnam district and the experts blame it on the established social practice of consanguineous marriage. The professors in the Department …
  • Consanguineous marriage causing sickle cell in Visakhapatnam agency, say, experts 29 Aug 2017 04:09 VISAKHAPATNAM: Sickle Cell, an inherited disorder of red blood cells, is prevailing fast in the tribal belts of Visakhapatnam district and the experts blame it on the established social practice of consanguineous marriage. The professors in the Department …
  • Four-year-old dies after consuming urea mistaking it for sugar, toddler cousin battles for life 24 Aug 2017 15:20 Image used for representational purpose. VISAKHAPATNAM: In a tragic incident, a four-year-old girl died while her two-year-old cousin is battling for life after both consumed urea, mistaking it for sugar, at Chintalaveedhi village in Araku Valley of …
  • 10 years later, still no justice for Vakapalli gang rape victims 19 Aug 2017 04:10 Image used for representational purpose. VISAKHAPATNAM: Eleven women from the Vakapalli tribal group in Visakhapatnam region who were allegedly gang-raped by greyhounds in 2007 are still fighting for justice. “The women are from interior tribal areas. They …
  • HRF alleges govt negligence in Chaparai tribal deaths  03 Jul 2017 05:41 Representatives of Human Rights Foundation interacting with tribals at Chaparai village in East Godavari district | Express VIJAYAWADA: A four-member HRF fact finding team, which visited Rampachodavaram Agency Area including Chaparai village in East …
  • Nothing seems to stop road accidents in Visakhapatnam 08 Jun 2017 03:34 VISAKHAPATNAM: Despite measures and awareness on the increasing number of road accidents, the ghat roads and rural areas of the district witnessed majority of road accidents. In the last five months, as many as 185 persons died and another 592 persons were …
  • All PHCs in Visakhapatnam agency area to get ambulances 08 Jun 2017 03:34 VISAKHAPATNAM: Owing to lack of sufficient number of 108 ambulances in tribal areas, the project director in the tribal areas has taken an initiative to arrange ambulances with diesel chargers to all the PHCs. Lack of recruitment of 108 ambulance drivers …
  • NH project connecting EG, Araku Valley gathers steam 24 May 2017 02:48 VISAKHAPATNAM: The tiring journey from the plains of East Godavari district to the picturesque Visakhapatnam agency will be a thing of the past, as the Central government is actively mulling a proposal of laying a four-lane National Highway linking …
  • 690 kg ganja seized, 2 held 18 May 2019 04:19 By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: The rural police on Friday seized 690 kg of dry ganja at Balgattam junction check-post under Narsipatnam (Town) police station limits in Visakhapatnam district. The  load is being shifted to Delhi, where it would cost …
  • 2 held with 690 kg cannabis in Visakhapatnam 17 May 2019 18:58 [India], May 17 (ANI): Andhra Pradesh Police held two people and seized 690 kg of cannabis from their vehicle at a check post near Narsipatnam town in Visakhapatnam district on Friday. The accused, identified as Ashok Kumar Mourya (27) and Mohan Kishore …
  • Andhra Pradesh: 2500 kg cannabis seized in Visakhapatnam, 2 arrested 14 May 2019 03:25 [India], May 14 (ANI): The police on Monday seized 2500 kilogram cannabis from a truck in Visakhapatnam district. Two persons including the driver were arrested by Narsipatnam Police. Last month, in a similar incident the police had seized 580 kg of …
  • Vijayawada: 4 ganja peddlers held, gold seized 22 Apr 2019 23:20 Vijayawada: Vijayawada police arrested four old criminals in the city on Monday for being involved in transporting ganja and committing other crimes in Vijayawada commissionarate limits. Police seized gold ornaments worth Rs 1.74 lakh, 2 bikes and 6 kg …
  • Former MLA, YSRCP leader Mutyala Papa joins TDP 29 Mar 2019 14:28 [India], Mar 29 (ANI): Former MLA from Narsipatnam and YSRCP leader, Mutyala Papa along with her husband Peda Babu and other followers on Friday joined the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in the presence of party president and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. …
  • Eight H1N1 influenza cases reported in Vizag in two days 25 Mar 2019 04:42 By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: Swine flu has staged a comeback in the city as eight cases have been reported in the last two days. A total of 104 cases have been reported in the last three months, which worried the health officials over the spread …
  • Voting for YSRCP is like 'writing your own death warrant': Andhra CM 23 Mar 2019 05:42 Naidu said, 'LS polls decide future of the state. People should vote for TDP for better future and development of the state.' Visakhapatnam: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday urged people to not vote for the YSR Congress …
  • 'Voting for YSRCP is like writing one's own death warrant' 22 Mar 2019 23:37 [India], Mar 23 (ANI): Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday urged people to not vote for the YSR Congress Party in the impending elections, stating that backing them would be like "writing your own death warrant." …
  • Old rivals to lock horns again in 7 assembly seats 21 Mar 2019 09:04 VISAKHAPATNAM: Seven of the total 15 assembly constituencies in Visakhapatnam district are going to witness a keen fight in 2019 elections among the old rivals of TDP, YSRC and Jana Sena, who had contested in the 2014 elections. While the YSRC has changed …
  • Financial capital of Andhra has it all, stars and old war horses 20 Mar 2019 04:37 Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: Post-bifurcation, Visakhapatnam district has emerged as the financial and tourism capital of the State. With 15 Assembly and three Lok Sabha seats, the verdict given by the people of Visakhapatnam district will have a …
  • Will scrap Janmabhoomi panels: Jagan 18 Mar 2019 14:32 YSR Congress Party president Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Sunday said the Janmabhoomi committees constituted by the TDP government would be disbanded right on the first day of his party forming the government if they were given an opportunity to serve the …
  • 'Elections a fight between dharma and adharma' 18 Mar 2019 10:49 VISAKHAPATNAM: YSRC president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy on Sunday launched the party’s poll campaign from Narsipatnam in Visakhapatnam district. Elections to AP assembly and Parliament are not a fight between two parties, but between ‘dharma’ and ‘adharma’, …
  • YSRC chief Jagan vows to solve people’s problems 18 Mar 2019 05:09 By Express News Service SRIKAKULAM / VISAKHAPATNAM / EAST GODAVARI: Opposition Leader and YSRC chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy hit the campaign trail on Sunday, addressing impressive gatherings at three places in the State. In all the meetings, Jagan …
  • AP polls: YSRCP releases candidates' names 17 Mar 2019 07:09 AMARAVATI: Jagan Mohan Reddy-lead YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) on Sunday released candidates' names for all the 175 assembly constituencies and 15 Loksabha constituencies. Party supremo Jaganmohan Reddy will announce the names for Anakapalle Lok Sabha …
  • 2 tribals ‘mistaken’ for Maoists gunned down in Vizag Agency 17 Mar 2019 04:29 By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: A special police team combing the forest area allegedly gunned down two tribals, when they went into the interior forest area on information about the presence of Maoists there, leading to protests by the family …
  • TDP Candidates List 2019 15 Mar 2019 04:52 AMARAVATI: The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) late on Thursday night released a list of 126 candidates for the assembly elections which included the names of chief minister Chandrababu Naidu from Kuppam, IT minister Lokesh from Mangalgiri segment, Paritala …
  • Chandrababu releases names of 126 candidates 14 Mar 2019 19:26 AMARAVATI: The TDP late on Thursday released a list of 126 candidates for the assembly poll which included the names of CM Chandrababu Naidu from Kuppam, IT minister Lokesh (from Mangalgiri) segment, Paritala Sriram from Raptadu and Nandamuri Balakrishna …
  • All eyes on Bheemili as Naidu set to pick Vizag dist candidates today 07 Mar 2019 04:55 By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: As Chief Minister and TDP supremo N Chandrababu Naidu will undertake an exercise on Thursday to select party nominees for the coming general elections in Visakhapatnam district at a review meeting in Amaravati even as …
  • 3.85L applications in Vizag in 6 days, officials warn of action against mischievous applicants   04 Mar 2019 05:29 By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: As more than 3.85 lakh applications were filed in just 5-6 days for addition, deletion, correction and other changes in the voters’ list, the district election officials suspect foul play by some mischievous elements …
  • Two peddlers from Visakhapatnam held with 106 kg of ganja 20 Feb 2019 04:56 By Express News Service HYDERABAD: Two youngsters, including an Intermediate student from Vizag, were nabbed by the Malkajgiri Special Operations Team on Tuesday on charges of illegal possession and transportation of ganja. The sleuths seized 106 kg of …
  • Hyderabad: SOT police nabs Marijuana peddlers, seizes 106 kgs of drugs 19 Feb 2019 16:44 [India], Feb 19 (ANI): Special Operations Team (SOT) Police, on Monday, nabbed two Marijuana peddlers and seized 106 kilograms of the drugs from them. According to SOT police, Malkajgiri team, the sleuths of Special Operations Team, Malkajgiri Zone along …
  • 100 kg ganja coming in from Visakhapatnam seized in Hyderabad, two youths arrested 23 Jan 2019 05:40 By Express News Service HYDERABAD: Over 100kg of ganja -- coming into the State from Vizag, Andhra Pradesh -- was seized by the Telangana State Prohibition and Excise department Enforcement teams on Tuesday. Two accused were arrested and several buyers in …
  • Special trains to clear passenger rush during Sankranti, Bhavani Deeksha relinquishment 28 Dec 2018 04:44 By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: The South Central Railway will run four special trains from Hyderabad to Narasapur and Machilipatnam to Secunderabad to clear extra rush of passengers during the festive season of Sankranthi. These special trains consist …
  • Discovering the wonders of AP on bicycles 13 Dec 2018 05:49 In a bid to explore the Sunrise State and discover its hidden beauty, 20 cyclists from across the country embarked on a three week-long ‘Tour de Heritage’. The cyclists, who were flagged off amidst much fanfare by AP CM Chandrababu Naidu in Vijayawada last …
  • Contraversial video: Minister Ayyanna’s brother files police plaint 28 Nov 2018 05:41 By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: As a video clip having Ch Sanyasi Patrudu (known as Jameelu),  the brother of Roads and Buildings minister Ch Ayyanna Patrudu from Narsipatnam constituency along with some YSRCP leaders and a few Maoist sympathisers …
  • Development of Girijans will be prime focus: new SP 03 Nov 2018 05:14 Development of Girijans by implementing all government schemes will be the prime focus of the police, said Attada Babujee, Superintendent of Police, Visakhapatnam district, here on Friday. He was addressing the media after taking charge as the new SP from …
  • 9 inter-state smugglers arrested, 650 kg ganja worth Rs 1 cr seized 01 Oct 2018 01:18 By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: In a major catch in recent times, the Task Force Wing of Excise & Prohibition department arrested nine inter-state smugglers from whom  650 kg of ganja was seized at Narsipatnam on Sunday. It was being transported …
  • Ten new Excise check-posts coming in Agency areas to rein in ganja smuggling 27 Aug 2018 02:31 By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: In an attempt to curb ganja smuggling, the Prohibition & Excise Department will set up 10 check-posts in North Coastal Andhra Agency areas — Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and East Godavari districts. An amount of Rs …
  • Vizag: 1125 endangered tortoises species seized, 3 arrested 05 Aug 2018 15:23 [India], August 05 (ANI): The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized 1125 Indian Star tortoises from Vizag railway station and arrested three people who were illegally transporting the tortoises. The DRI officials handed over the seized tortoises …
  • Bharat Dynamics spending heavily on CSR in AP, Telangana: CMD 11 Jul 2018 13:25 Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL), a PSU under the Union Ministry of Defence, at present having two units in Telangana and one in Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, is spending heavily on several projects under corporate social responsibility in the two Telugu …
  • Pregnant woman carried for 6 km as ambulance fails to reach Andhra village 10 Jun 2018 03:16 Visakhapatnam: A pregnant woman was carried to a primary health centre by locals who hurriedly assembled a makeshift stretcher using bedsheets and bamboos. The locals walked over six km from Anuku village to Gottivada panchayat, where they found an …
  • Addasaram farmers allege land grab bid 23 May 2018 05:55 Joint Collector G. Srijana attended a gram sabha in Addasaram village in Rolugunta mandal to assess the problem of alleged land grabbing in the village on Wednesday, based on a complaint filed by PS Ajay Kumar, Co-Convenor of Swaraj Abiyan, and farmers. …
  • 1394kg cannabis worth seized in Vijayawada 25 Apr 2018 00:26 [India], April 25 (ANI): The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized 1,394 kilograms of cannabis worth Rs 2,09,14,800 here on Tuesday. Based on specific intelligence that prohibited narcotic drugs were being illegally transported, officers from …
  • 1,394 kg ganja worth Rs 2 crore seized, two arrested 24 Apr 2018 23:47 Image for representational purpose only VIJAYAWADA: Sleuths of the Director of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized 1,394 KG of ganja worth 2 crore near Benz Circle here on Tuesday evening. Two persons were arrested in connection with the incident. Based on a …
  • Vizianagaram JC II booked in DA case 19 Apr 2018 05:27 ACB sleuths on Wednesday raided the properties of Vizianagaram Joint Collector II Kakarla Nageswara Rao and unearthed assets disproportionate to his known sources of income. Searches were conducted at 10 places, including those of his friends and family …
  • Depressed over failure in Intermediate examination, two students end life in Andhra Pradesh 15 Apr 2018 02:22 VISAKHAPATNAM: Depressed over failure in Intermediate examination, two students have ended their lives in the district. The deceased have been identified as S Suresh Kumar, the senior Intermediate student and a resident of Sivalayam street at Chodavaram …
  • It’s gloom and doom in Vizag 09 Apr 2018 09:01 A bleak scenario stares at mango growers in Visakhapatnam district as a majority of the mango-growing areas fail to produce expected harvest post the flowering stage. Normally, mangoes flood the market by this time. However, owing to low fruit set, local …
  • Illegal assets worth Rs 70 crore seized from three officials in a single day  04 Mar 2018 00:41 VISAKHAPATNAM: In a major catch, the sleuths of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) raided the properties two mandal cluster village revenue officers (VROs) and a chainman of town planning department of Zone-III of the Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation …
  • There is improvement in quality of life, says Naidu 06 Jan 2018 05:46 “With continued emphasis on welfare, development, and good governance, my government has delivered, resulting in marked improvement in the quality of life,” Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu has said. Addressing the Janmabhoomi Maa Vooru programme at …
  • CM Chandrababu Naidu’s SEZ promise in Visakhapatnam circle set to spur job market 06 Jan 2018 02:54 Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu (Photo | ANI) VISAKHAPATNAM: Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu promised to set up a special economic zone (SEZ) in the Narsipatnam Circle to create employment for the youngsters of the rural areas. Addressing a …
  • Car belonging to Roads and Buildings Minister ’s brother bugged 31 Oct 2017 06:02 VISAKHAPATNAM: A spying bug has been found in the vehicle of Narsipatnam municipality vice-chairman Ch Sanyasi Patrudu, the younger brother of Roads and Buildings Minister Ch Ayyanna Patrudu, sending the family previously targeted by Maoists into a tizzy.  …
  • 3 waterfalls in Agency to be made tourist getaways 09 Oct 2017 03:30 VISAKHAPATNAM: With the tourism season on the threshold, the Tourism authorities have decided to give a facelift to three waterfalls in Visakhapatnam Agency. Dharmatham in Golugonda mandal, Sarugudu in Nathavaram mandal and Tadiguda waterfall in …
  • Sarojini Devi Eye Hospital botch up: Kin of victims demand compensation 04 Sep 2017 03:59 Family members of victims who lost vision in one eye after cataract surgery at SD Eye Hospital stage a protest near Secretariat on Sunday | sayantan Ghosh HYDERABAD: Distressed family members of patients who lost vision in one eye after undergoing cataract …
  • Visakhapatnam cops tame rowdies one selfie at a time 17 Aug 2017 04:26 VISAKHAPATNAM: In an innovative way to monitor the whereabouts of history-sheeters in rural areas, the district police have instructed beat constables to click selfies with rowdies in their jurisdiction on a daily basis. The policemen have to keep track of …
  • Vizag land scam: ‘Part of ashram land occupied illegally’ 09 Aug 2017 04:37 Roads and Buildings Minister Ch Ayyanna Patrudu VISAKHAPATNAM: Roads and Building Minister Ch Ayyanna Patrudu who went at the land scam in Vizag hammer and tongs was at it again on Tuesday. Revealing about the illegal acquisition of around 4 acres in his …
  • From Bigg Boss set to SIT & back: All in a day’s work for Mumaith 28 Jul 2017 05:09 HYDERABAD: Actress-dancer Mumaith Khan faced questions for six and a half hours from the special investigation team of prohibition and excise department here on Thursday, the eighth day of questioning in connection with investigation into the drug racket. …
  • 15 passengers injured as RTC bus overturns on highway, traffic disrupted 18 Jul 2017 07:12 An RTC bus that overturned near Port Hospital Junction on NH-16 on Monday | Express VISAKHAPATNAM: Fifteen passengers, including a senior citizen, sustained injuries after a speeding RTC bus overturned near Port Hospital Junction on NH-16 on Monday …
  • 16 injured as RTC bus overturns on NH-16 in Vizag 17 Jul 2017 11:04 Vehicular movement was disrupted between Birla Junction and IV- Town police station due to the accident. | Express Photo Service VISAKHAPATNAM: Sixteen passengers on board sustained injuries after an RTC bus overturned near Port Hospital Junction in …
  • Varma takes charge as Srikakulam SP 27 Jun 2017 03:16 Curbing road mishap is my priority, says Srikakulam SP CM Trivikrama Varma SRIKAKULAM: CM CM Trivikrama Varma assumed the office of Srikaluam superintendent of police on Monday morning. After taking the charge Varma, who earlier has worked as Prakasam SP, …
  • 3 more bars to come up in Narsipatnam, Yelamanchili  25 Jun 2017 05:12 Image for representational purpose only. VISAKHAPATNAM: After the new liquor policy was announced by the state government, the excise authorities of Visakhapatnam district have accorded permission for three more bars in rural areas. The officials appealed …
  • Very heavy rain, thunderstorm likely in coastal AP today 17 Jun 2017 02:47 A roadside vendor selling colourful umbrellas near Andhra University campus in Visakhapatnam on Friday | Express VISAKHAPATNAM :The southwest monsoon became vigorous over Rayalaseema, but remained active over coastal Andhra Pradesh on Friday. Heavy rain …
  • Most wanted among four ganja smugglers arrested 12 Jun 2017 01:19 VISAKHAPATNAM: A most wanted ganja smugglers, Srinivas alias Baba Chowdhary, along with three others were reportedly nabbed by Visakhapatnam Rural Police on Saturday late night. The police nabbed the four while the latter were transporting around 500 kg of …
  • Two more held in gang-rape of tribal girls in Andhra Pradesh 31 May 2017 01:22 VISAKHAPATNAM: The Chintapalle police on Tuesday arrested two more accused in the case of gang-rape of two minor tribal girls on May 20. Another two,  reportedly from Visakhapatnam city, are still absconding. Police say that they are yet to get the reports …
  • As chemical ripener banned, ethylene comes in handy for city mango traders  28 May 2017 02:28 The artificial mango ripening chamber set up at MVP rythu bazaar, in Visakhapatnam | Express VISAKHAPATNAM: In an bid to make it convenient for the mango traders, a ripening chamber has been set up at the MVP Colony rythu bazaar in the city June last year. …
  • Anandapuram sizzles at 44.5 degrees C 16 May 2017 01:53 VISAKHAPATNAM:Vizag recorded more than 40 degrees Celsius for the second time in less than two weeks on Monday, as many areas on the city outskirts recorded temperatures hovering around 42 to 44 degrees Celsius. Motorists faced a tough time driving in heat …
  • Realtors in Vizag district threaten to declare ‘construction holiday’ 15 May 2017 02:42 VISAKHAPATNAM: The skyrocketing cement prices has kept the builders and construction sector in Visakhapatnam district on tenterhooks. Having put the overall loss at around Rs 500 to Rs 600 crore, the builders are mulling over declaring a construction …
  • 500 kg of ganja being smuggled to Hyderabad seized by Devarapalli police 13 May 2017 01:26 ELURU: Police on Friday arrested seven persons and seized ganja weighing 500 kg which was being smuggled to Hyderabad from Vizag on Friday morning. The Devarapalli police received a tip off in the wee hours of Friday that some people had loaded ganja …
  • Ganja smugglers use women as ‘safe couriers’ to hoodwink cops in Visakhapatnam 12 May 2017 02:26 VISAKHAPATNAM: Despite crackdown on the ganja smuggling, the kingpins are now resorting to various methods to hoodwink the police. Indigent women from Vizag Agency are being hired for transporting the contraband to other states. These women are being paid …
  • Showers bring temperature down, keep Andhra Pradesh people’s spirits up 10 May 2017 00:57 VISAKHAPATNAM:Heavy rains coupled with lightning lashed Vijayawada and various parts of the State on Tuesday evening. The mercury levels which have almost come down to normal at several places in coastal Andhra Pradesh will continue to remain the same for …
  • Andhra Pradesh seeks Central aid to strengthen police force to face Maoist threat 09 May 2017 01:42 VIJAYAWADA: The Andhra Pradesh government has urged the aid of the Centre to strengthen its police force in the wake of increase in threat perception from the outlawed CPI (Maoist). After the recent Maoist ambush in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh, in which …
  • Impersonator nabbed, gold of Rs 23 lakh recovered in Visakhapatnam 05 May 2017 02:10 Image used for representational purpose. VISAKHAPATNAM: The city south sub-division police on Wednesday nabbed a person on charges of posing as an electrical lineman and stealing valuables from people’s house, at Parawada.  On interrogation, the accused …
  • Two children killed, 24 hurt as van overturns in Visakhapatnam 01 May 2017 02:10 VISAKHAPATNAM: Two children died and 24 were injured when a van in which they were travelling overturned on the ghat road near Luthupeta area of Annavaram police station limits in Visakhapatnam agency at around 7.30 am on Sund when the villagers were going …
  • Quality of water in question as local bodies have no labs 02 Apr 2017 02:21 VIJAYAWADA: Municipalities of Vizianagaram and Salur, both in Vizianagaram district were found discharging the drainage water into the Pedda Cheruvu and Vegavathi river respectively. Both the water bodies are main drinking water sources for the respective …
  • Five-member thief gang busted, valuables worth Rs 23 lakh seized 01 Apr 2017 01:46 VISAKHAPATNAM: In a major catch, the city police on Friday arrested five members of a gang and a 43-year-old person in two sperate cases, who have been involved in many theft cases reported in the city and district limits. The cops recovered valuables …
  • Hostage freed, seven arrested, one at large 22 Feb 2017 03:05 VISAKHAPATNAM: Cracking the kidnap case of realtor P Lova Raju, the Chodavaram police on Tuesday arrested seven persons of the eight-member gang. The police came to the conclusion that financial issues were the reasons behind the abduction. The arrested …
  • Abducted Real-Estate Businessman Rescued, Seven Held 21 Feb 2017 20:41 Visakhapatnam:  A 50-year-old businessman, who was abducted for a ransom of Rs 5 lakh by his friend, was rescued from a house in Chodavaram in the district on Monday night, police said. Real estate businessman P Lova Raju was kidnapped from Narsipatnam …