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  • FAPTO stages protest demanding better PRC January 21, 2022 5:51 am VIJAYAWADA: Government teachers led by the Federation of Andhra Pradesh Teachers’ Organisations (FAPTO) staged protests on Thursday against the PRC implementation, under which they had gheraoed collectorates in districts on Thursday. The leaders of FAPTO …
  • Rs 3,136 crore loans given to 16.96 lakh beneficiaries: APSMFC chairman January 21, 2022 2:27 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: Andhra Pradesh State Minorities Finance Corporation (APSMFC) chairman Sk Asif said loans to the tune of Rs 3,136 crore were given to 16.96 lakh beneficiaries under various schemes through the corporation. Asif on …
  • Andhra logs 12k Covid cases, 3.6k recoveries January 21, 2022 2:27 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: The spike in Covid-19 cases continues in the State. In the 24 hours ending 9 am on Thursday, 12,615 new Covid infections emerged from 47,420 samples tested. The daily positivity rate increased to 26.60%. According to a …
  • Daily Covid cases shoot past 10k in Andhra January 20, 2022 1:53 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: After more than seven months, the daily Covid-19 count in the State crossed the 10,000-mark. In the first week of June, 2021, more than 10,000 fresh cases were reported in a single day.  According to a media bulletin …
  • AP sees steep surge in Covid cases at 10,057, eight more Covid-deaths January 19, 2022 8:38 pm Vijayawada: Andhra Pradesh registered a steep rise in coronavirus infections with the daily infection tally on Wednesday put at 10,057 and eight more deaths  –  against 6,996 cases and four deaths on Tuesday. With this, AP reported a daily hike of 3,061 …
  • ₹1 crore worth sandalwood and sandal oil seized January 19, 2022 6:05 am ANANTPUR: In joint raids, police and forest officials seized ₹1 crore worth sandalwood and sandal oil, which smugglers had earlier robbed from the custody of a forest office at Penukonda in Anantapur district. The raid was led by Penukonda DSP Sri Lakshmi. …
  • Covid tally in AP hits 7-month high of 7k with 18.38% positivity rate January 19, 2022 3:58 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: The daily Covid-19 count hit a seven-month high of nearly 7,000 cases on Tuesday with a positivity rate of 18.38%. According to a media bulletin released by the State Command Control Room, 6,996 fresh Covid cases emerged …
  • Andhra Pradesh sees 74 per cent attendance in schools January 19, 2022 3:10 am Vijayawada: The number of students attending schools has gone up to 74 per cent on the second day against 61 per cent on the first day of reopening of schools after Sankranti vacation in the state. Minister for education Adimulapu Suresh here on Tuesday …
  • Several VIPs get infected with Covid in AP January 19, 2022 3:09 am Vijayawada/Visakhapatnam: As AP sees a steep rise in Covid-19 cases, several VIPs are getting infected with the virus. Telugu Desam chief and former chief minister Chandrababu Naidu was down with the infection on Tuesday. “I’ve tested positive for …
  • A.P. records 7,000 fresh COVID-19 cases in 24 hours January 19, 2022 2:59 am The State reported 6,996 fresh infections and four deaths due to COVID-19 in the 24 hours ending Tuesday morning. It was the highest single-day tally in the past 220 days (since June 13). The daily test positivity rate, at 18.38%, was also the highest in …
  • Every district to get cyber cell, social media lab January 18, 2022 7:01 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: Director General of Police (DGP) Gautam Sawang has said state-of-the-art cyber cells and social media labs will soon be set up in every district to curb, control cyber crimes and educate people on it, and tackle …
  • 50 medicos infected at Kadapa RIMS January 17, 2022 11:20 pm ANANTAPUR: At least 50 medicos from RIMS in Kadapa tested C-positive on Monday while reports are awaited about the Covid-status of a few more medicos and other staff in the medical college. A group of 150 medicos are scheduled to appear for final …
  • AP to set up cyber cells, social medial labs to curb cybercrime January 17, 2022 10:41 pm Vijayawada: The Andhra Pradesh government would set up modern cyber cells and social media labs in all districts to check cybercrime in the state soon. DGP Goutam Sawang said on Monday that one each cyber cell and social media lab will be set up in …
  • Covid new infections surge continues in AP January 17, 2022 6:38 am Vijayawada: The coronavirus infections saw a rapid rise in Andhra Pradesh during the past few days at the rate of nearly 5,000 infections per day. The figure for all the 13 districts was 4,348 on January 13, 4,528 on January 14 and 4,955 on January 15. …
  • A.P. sees highest daily positivity rate in 231 days January 17, 2022 6:10 am Andhra Pradesh reported 4,570 infections and one death due to COVID-19 in the 24 hours ending Sunday morning. Though the number of infections reported was less than the previous day’s tally, the test positivity rate of the 30,000 samples tested during the …
  • The right signs: Restaurant built on grit & vision  January 17, 2022 4:35 am By Express News Service ANANTAPUR: The newly set up ‘Sign With Hands Hotel’ in the town is quite different from other eateries as it is run by four hearing and speech impaired persons.  They serve food items to customers after taking orders through signs. …
  • Cops facing more stress in Covid times not happy with 62 as age for retirement January 16, 2022 10:35 pm ANANTAPUR: The state government decision to extend the services of employees from age 60 to 62 appears to be receiving mixed responses. The uniformed services, mostly in the police department up to inspector level, have a worry over continued physical and …
  • Parents tensed as over 100 students test Covid positive in Athani January 16, 2022 2:07 am By Express News Service ATHANI, BELAGAVI: Parents and authorities in Belagavi district are worried as over 100 children tested positive for Covid in Athani on Saturday. Most of the children are from rural areas and have reported mild symptoms. All of them …
  • Agriculture officials move to reuse rain guns procured at Rs 29 crore January 15, 2022 1:46 am Express News Service ANANTAPUR: The previous TDP government had launched rain guns to water crops in Anantapur, a district where rains are scanty. Procured at a cost of Rs 29 crore, the equipment is now collecting dust as they have not been used for the …
  • No social audit held for NREGS works in Anantapur district in 2 years January 14, 2022 2:37 am Express News Service ANANTAPUR: No social audit was held for two years in Anantapur district with regard to MGNREGS, though it was mandatory to be held every eight months. The Covid pandemic was cited as the reason. MGNREGS is a boon to the drought-prone …
  • Rice bowl of Karnataka hit by floods January 12, 2022 8:20 pm ANANTAPUR: Massive damage to paddy crop in various stages during the recent untimely heavy rains and floods will have an adverse impact on rice production. Analysts say prices of top quality rice may go up in wholesale and retail markets. Siriguppa, …
  • Now, you can apply for plots in Andhra Pradesh smart townships January 12, 2022 1:04 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy formally launched the website of Jagananna Smart Townships at his camp office at Tadepalli on Tuesday. It will accept applications for layouts in Dharmavaram of Anantapur, Mangalagiri …
  • Jagananna Smart Township to fulfil dreams of middle classes January 12, 2022 12:18 am VIJAYAWADA: Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy said that the government aims to ensure that every poor person has a home and the dream of owning a house for middle-class people will be fulfilled through the Jagananna Smart Township scheme. The Chief …
  • Police in India's Telangana State Left Puzzled After Severed Head Found at Hindu Goddess' Feet January 11, 2022 5:40 pm https://sputniknews.com/20220111/police-in-indias-telangana-state-left-puzzled-after-severed-head-found-at-hindu-goddess-feet-1092175698.html Police in India's Telangana State Left Puzzled After Severed Head Found at Hindu Goddess' …
  • Rs 800 cr unaccounted cash transactions unearthed in IT raids in Telugu states January 11, 2022 8:47 am (MENAFN- IANS) Hyderabad, Jan 11 (IANS) The searches by the Income Tax Department on three real estate firms in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have resulted in the detection of unaccounted cash transactions to the tune of Rs 800 crore. The IT Department said …
  • 1,12,575 get booster dose Covid vaccination in AP January 11, 2022 6:01 am Vijayawada: The booster dose vaccination for senior citizens aged above 60 and medical staff in AP started on Monday and 1,12,575 persons took the booster dose on the first day. As many as 11,269 senior citizens above 60 years of age, 69,884 Health Care …
  • UAE - Mary Kay Inc. & Mary Kay Ash FoundationSM Celebrate 2021 Year-End Highlights January 11, 2022 12:00 am (MENAFN- AETOSWire) DALLAS-Monday 10 January 2022 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE ) -- Mary Kay Inc., a global entrepreneurship development company and advocate for corporate social responsibility and sustainability, today released its year-end highlights. …
  • Income Tax raids in 3 states unearth Rs 800 crore illegal transactions January 10, 2022 11:23 pm By Express News Service HYDERABAD: The Income Tax Department, which conducted a series of searches on three real estate firms in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka on January 5, detected unaccounted cash transactions to the tune of Rs 800 crore and …
  • Andhra Pradesh sees huge surge in COVID cases, 2 deaths January 10, 2022 8:35 am VIJAYAWADA: A huge increase was registered in the Covid19 infections in AP on the daily chart released on Sunday. As many as 1,257 new infections were reported in 13 districts, of which the highest 257 infections were registered in Chittoor district. This …
  • AP daily count surges to 1,257, caseload up to 4.7K January 10, 2022 2:54 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA/GUNTUR: The sharp spike in Covid-19 cases in the State continued on Sunday. The State reported 1,257 new cases, the highest after September 24, 2021, from more than 38,000 samples tested in the 24 hours ending 9 am on …
  • YSRCP celebrates 3 yrs of YS Jagan's Praja Sankalpa Yatra January 9, 2022 6:23 pm Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) [India], January 9 (ANI): The Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP) workers on Sunday celebrated three years of Praja Sankalpa Yatra across the State by recalling all those moments and promises made by Chief Minister YS …
  • Mary Kay Inc. & Mary Kay Ash FoundationSM celebrate 2021 year-end highlights January 8, 2022 1:25 pm Dallas--(ANTARA/Business Wire)- Mary Kay Inc., a global entrepreneurship development company and advocate for corporate social responsibility and sustainability, today released its year-end highlights. In 2021, Mary Kay Inc. continued its decades-long …
  • We can’t even get a fair trial January 7, 2022 8:59 pm It has been 11 years since Felani, a Bangladeshi teenager, was shot dead by a member of India's Border Security Force and left hanging from the barbed fence of the border along Kurigram, but her family is still waiting for justice. Felani's murder …
  • 11 years of Felani killing: Family still waiting for justice January 7, 2022 8:38 am Today marks the 11th anniversary of Felani Khatun killing. On this day in 2011, Bangladesh woke up to the dreadful image of the teenage girl hanging from the barbed fence at the India border. Her body was hanging from the fence for four and half hours. …
  • Police book Potluri Vara Prasad for trespass, intimidation January 19, 2022 3:09 am HYDERABAD: Businessman Potluri Vara Prasad (PVP), who seems to be turning into an alleged serial offender, was booked by the Banjara Hills police for trespassing in his neighbour’s property and threatening them using his ‘goons’. The police booked cases …
  • Now, you can apply for plots in Andhra Pradesh smart townships January 12, 2022 1:04 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy formally launched the website of Jagananna Smart Townships at his camp office at Tadepalli on Tuesday. It will accept applications for layouts in Dharmavaram of Anantapur, Mangalagiri …
  • Jagananna Smart Township to fulfil dreams of middle classes January 12, 2022 12:18 am VIJAYAWADA: Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy said that the government aims to ensure that every poor person has a home and the dream of owning a house for middle-class people will be fulfilled through the Jagananna Smart Township scheme. The Chief …
  • YSRCP celebrates 3 yrs of YS Jagan's Praja Sankalpa Yatra January 9, 2022 6:23 pm Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) [India], January 9 (ANI): The Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP) workers on Sunday celebrated three years of Praja Sankalpa Yatra across the State by recalling all those moments and promises made by Chief Minister YS …
  • Dharmavaram legislator accused of grabbing land January 7, 2022 6:29 am YSRCP legislator from Dharmavaram Kethireddy Venkatarami Reddy has amassed wealth and grabbed land, former MLA G. Suryanarayana (popularly known as Varadapuram Suri) has alleged. Demanding a CBI probe into the issue, Mr. Suryanarayana told the media here …
  • Farmer sets banana plantation on fire after losses  December 16, 2021 5:28 am By Express News Service KURNOOL: A farmer from Dharmavaram village in Dhone mandal has burnt his banana plantation after he failed to net his expenditure from the crop.   Mallikarjuna spent Rs 5 lakh to grow plantains in his 3 acres of agriculture land. …
  • Travel troubles for KPSC exam candidates December 9, 2021 11:46 pm Bengaluru: While the Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC) exams are scheduled for December 13 and 14, many aspirants who have been allocated exam centres away from their hometowns are worried about limited transport options, particularly with …
  • Rail services on Chennai-Renigunta route hit  November 24, 2021 2:46 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: Train services have been disrupted on the Chennai-Renigunta section due to suspension of operations between Razampeta and Nandalur in the Guntakal Division of the South Central Railway and heavy seepage between the …
  • Heavy rains in Andhra Pradesh disrupt train services November 21, 2021 10:42 pm By Express News Service CHENNAI: Travel plans of thousands of passengers went for a toss as several train services were cancelled on Sunday in the Chennai-Gudur section due to heavy rains in Andhra Pradesh. Tracks between Nellore and Padugupadu of …
  • 'Pawan Kalyan tried 15 costumes in just two hours' November 11, 2021 9:21 pm Not all actors can carry off the rustic look on screen, but Pawan Kalyan makes the lungi seems like a fashion statement! In the upcoming film Bheemla Nayak, a remake of Mollywood’s Ayyappanum Koshiyum, Pawan will be seen sporting lungis and Khakhis. Though …
  • Four years of Jagan Mohan Reddy's Praja Sankalpa Yatra November 6, 2021 6:14 am (MENAFN- IANS) Amaravati, Nov 6 (IANS) It was on November 6, 2017 that the then leader of opposition in Andhra Pradesh Assembly and present Chief Minister Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy began the historic Praja Sankalpa Yatra which changed the polity of the state …
  • Unauthorised layouts cheating gullible in AHUDA areas October 13, 2021 5:14 am ANANTAPUR: A middle class Anantapur resident Sharma had purchased two plots in a venture on city out skirts in 2016 as investment for performing the wedding of his daughter. But he was shocked when Anantapuram Hindupur Urban Development Authority (AHUDA) …
  • Silk B2B startup ReshaMandi raises $30 million in funding October 12, 2021 10:58 am ReshaMandi, a business-to-business marketplace focused on silk products, has raised $30 million, or about Rs 225 crore, in Series A funding round led by Creation Investments. The equity plus debt round saw participation from Omnivore, which led the seed …
  • ReshaMandi raises $30 million from Creation Investments, others October 12, 2021 8:53 am ReshaMandi, India’s first silk-tech startup that serves as a B2B marketplace for silk farmers, businesses, and retailers in India, announced a Series A funding round of $30 million, led by global alternative investment manager Creation Investments and …
  • ReshaMandi raises $30 million in Series A funding October 12, 2021 6:43 am Silk-tech start-up Reshamandi, which serves as a B2B marketplace for silk farmers, businesses and retailers, has raised $30 million in Series A funding led by global alternative investment manager Creation Investments and other investors. The latest round …
  • Six more held in Telugu Akademi FDs fraud October 6, 2021 11:26 am With the arrest of six more persons, including kingpin Chanduri Venkata Koti Sai Kumar (49) on Wednesday, Hyderabad police claim to have unravelled the sensational Telugu Akademi’s Fixed Deposits (FD) fraud. Since December last, the accused persons …
  • Telangana asks Krishna River Management Board to stop Jiledubanda reservoir works in Andhra Pradesh October 5, 2021 7:25 am By Express News Service HYDERABAD: Telangana irrigation officials, on Monday, urged the Krishna River Management Board (KRMB) to restrain Andhra Pradesh government from constructing the Jiledubanda reservoir, proposed to store 2.41 tmcft and to irrigate 23 …
  • Potholes filled, damaged road stretch black-topped ahead of Pawan’s visit October 2, 2021 5:14 am In a knee-jerk reaction to JSP president Pawan Kalyan’s proposed ‘shramadaan’ to repair the Puttaparthi-Dharmavaram State Highway at Kothacheruvu on Saturday, the R&B Department had hurriedly filled all the deep potholes and black-topped the entire …
  • Six surrender after hacking partner to death September 25, 2021 3:17 am ANANTAPUR: A 43-year-old trader and rowdy-sheeter Madhusudhan Reddy was hacked to death by his rivals at Erraguntla cross in Dharmavaram town in broad daylight on Friday. The culprits surrendered soon after the incident. Madhusudhan Reddy of Venkata …
  • Study throws light on groundnut cropping in Anantapur September 8, 2021 2:13 pm A study conducted by the Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture (CRIDA) with Maruthi Sankar Ghattamraju, a retired agriculture statistician leading it, on the groundnut growing conditions in 63 mandals of Anantapur district, under rainfed …
  • Sajjala, Mekapati promote conventional handloom August 8, 2021 7:15 am VIJAYAWADA: Advisor to government Sajjala Ramakrishna Reddy and industries minister Mekapati Gautam Reddy have sought promotion of conventional handloom clothes to help weavers' community. Attending the Seventh National Weavers Day celebrations here on …
  • RITES bags 'highest ever' Rs 4,027-cr order from Ministry of Railways August 6, 2021 2:22 pm State-owned RITES Limited on Friday announced bagging a railway track order worth Rs 4,027 crore. The company in a statement said it has secured its highest-ever work order for railway track works from the Ministry of Railways. The turnkey order includes …
  • Hearts From Donors Who Used Illicit Drugs Or Overdosed Safe for Transplant July 28, 2021 2:11 pm (HealthNewsDigest.com) - DALLAS, July 28, 2021 — Survival rates after a heart transplant are unaffected if the organ donor had used illicit drugs or died due to an overdose, a fact that is increasing the availability of hearts due to the rise in drug …
  • Sericulture farmers see 20% higher prices on the back of ReshaMandi's digital support July 18, 2021 4:15 pm A Bengaluru-based agri-tech startup is offering digital technologies to link the entire silk industry supply chain, helping sericulture farmers get better prices for their produce to ensuring quality of cocoons and yarn to reelers, weavers and retailers. …
  • EBIDD ‘FRAUD': Cops fail to arrest prime accused in huge cheating case July 11, 2021 10:17 pm Anantapur: Two months since the cheating case involving tens of crores by a trading company came up, the district police has not arrested the main accused while he is trying to get anticipatory bail. Sunil Kadiyala, prime accused in the cheating case, has …
  • Technology weaves a stronger silk supply chain June 23, 2021 7:34 am Karnataka-based silk agritech startup ReshaMandi is helping to bring different strands of the industry together through IoT and other app-based services Silk occupies a prime position in our country’s sartorial profile. The Indian wardrobe is rarely …
  • City-bound train to have 3-hour halt enroute from Thursday May 27, 2021 5:23 am By Express News Service BENGALURU: In a move that is already drawing criticism, the Bengaluru Railway Division on Wednesday announced a stoppage of 3 hours and 20 minutes for a MEMU special that will depart from Dharmavaram. The move will come into effect …
  • Police create green channel for oxygen tanker to Vijayawada GGH May 8, 2021 4:21 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: The timely response by Andhra Pradesh Police on Friday in creating a ‘green channel’ for an oxygen tanker from Dharmavaram in East Godavari district to Vijayawada has saved hundreds of Covid-19 patients currently under …
  • AP Police traces missing oxygen tanker, escorts it to GGH via green channel May 7, 2021 11:24 pm VIJAYAWADA: The Andhra Pradesh Police has traced a missing oxygen tanker and brought it to Government General Hospital (GGH) here on Friday. The Vijayawada-bound 18-tonne oxygen tanker went missing late at night on Thursday. Within minutes after the …
  • Andhra Police traces missing oxygen tanker, saves 400 patients May 7, 2021 1:05 pm The Andhra Pradesh Police tracked a missing oxygen tanker and ensured its delivery on time, thus saving the lives of nearly 400 patients on Friday. A Vijayawada-bound tanker carrying 18 tonnes oxygen from Odisha went missing late Thursday. According to …
  • 'Green corridor' created for bone-tired driver to supply medical oxygen to 400 Covid patients of Vijayawada hospital May 7, 2021 9:40 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: The timely response of Andhra Pradesh police in creating a green corridor for an oxygen tanker to travel from Dharmavaram in East Godavari district to Vijayawada has saved hundreds of lives of COVID-19 patients who are …
  • Restrictions at borders remind weavers of misery during first Covid wave April 21, 2021 5:26 am Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: Increasing intensity of the second wave of Covid19 in the state and restrictions like compulsory production of  Covid negative certificates when crossing state borders on business purposes have created apprehensions among …
  • Spike in COVID cases in Anantapur April 8, 2021 2:35 pm The number of COVID-19 cases in the Anantapur district, which stood below 50 for the past four months, shot up to 197 on Wednesday, with results of 2,990 samples tested on Tuesday. The last time the single-day positive cases reached the 200-figure mark was …
  • Andhra Pradesh records 64.34 percent polling in civic elections March 12, 2021 1:07 am Vijayawada: Voting percentage in urban local body polls in the state has gone up to 64.34 from the previously assessed 62.28 per cent in Andhra Pradesh, it was announced on Thursday. The state election commission and municipal administrations announced …
  • YSRC wins two civic bodies in Kurnool district ahead of polls March 4, 2021 9:57 am ANANTAPUR : YSRC is continuing to have an upper hand in municipal polls with TD unable to field its candidates from several municipal wards in various parts of Andhra Pradesh. For example, YSRC has bagged Dhone and Atmakur municipalities in Kurnool …
  • AP Phase 2 gram panchayat polls to be held today February 13, 2021 1:47 pm VIJAYAWADA: The second phase of gram panchayat elections in Andhra Pradesh will be held on Saturday to elect 2,786 sarpanches and 20,817 ward members. There are 7,507 sarpanch candidates and 44,876 ward members in fray, as 539 sarpanches and 12,604 ward …
  • 30 projects of Telangana, Andhra awaiting Railway Board nod January 30, 2021 1:07 pm Indian Railways has made use of limited services during the pandemic to fast track key infrastructure repairs and works from last year. However, there are also some pending projects of Telugu States of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh awaiting final green …
  • Road accidents, deaths drop by over 20% in 2020 partly due to Covid-19: Gadkari January 18, 2021 1:44 pm India has recorded significant drop in road accidents and deaths in 2020 against 2019. This is partly due to Covid-19-prompted lockdown and people voluntarily not venturing out to prevent transmission. “India has seen 26.48 per cent reduction in road …
  • Andhra woman stabs man to death, surrenders before police January 13, 2021 8:31 pm By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: A 20-year-old woman stabbed a man to death on the outskirts of Dharmavaram village in Kovvur mandal of West Godavari district late Monday night.  According to Kovvur Rural CI M Suresh Babu, the deceased was identified as …
  • Dalit organisations gherao Women’s panel chief, MLA December 24, 2020 2:46 pm Snehalatha’s mother alleges police inaction. A.P. Women’s Commission Chairperson Vasireddy Padma and Anantapur Urban MLA Anantha Venkatarami Reddy along with Superintendent of Police B. Sathya Yesu Babu came to the house of murdered SBI employee Snehalatha …
  • Andhra Pradesh: Jilted lover strangles SBI employee, sets her body on fire in Anantapur December 24, 2020 6:48 am Image Source : VIDEO GRAB Andhra Pradesh: Jilted lover strangles SBI employee, sets her body on fire in Anantapur In a spine-chilling incident, a young man along with his friend mercilessly murdered his former girlfriend, who was working at the State Bank …
  • Gone is the glitz of Margazhi December 22, 2020 8:07 pm Express News Service CHENNAI: Creativity is no longer valued as a skill’, ‘Art and arts are lovely but not essential’, ‘Is art really necessary in this time and age?’ Several such statements and questions that were being thrown around over the past few …
  • Villagers protest by refusing ration, prepared to decline pension as well November 25, 2020 3:48 am Express News Service ANANTAPUR: While people often protest by staging dharnas and blocking roads, the villagers of Pulletipalli in Anantapur district’s CK Palli mandal have chosen a different route. They stopped taking ration from the government through …
  • APCO online store will create international market: CM Jagan October 21, 2020 5:20 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Tuesday launched the APCO online store and Lepakshi web portal, which are aimed at providing better marketing facilities to weavers and artisans. After the launch, he purchased a …
  • Two days on, RO-RO train leaves for Solapur September 1, 2020 6:04 pm On Sunday, the train had returned after making a brief journey till the next station, Chikkabanavara, mainly because of poor preparedness.BENGALURU: Two days after South Western Railway (SWR) faced severe embarrassment after the journey of its first Roll …
  • Yediyurappa flags-off Bengaluru-Solapur RO-RO train August 30, 2020 10:22 am Bengaluru, Aug 30 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa flagged off the roll-on/roll-off (RO-RO) train service from Nelamangala in Bengaluru’s northwest outskirts to Solapur, Maharashtra ferrying trucks loaded with goods, an official said on …
  • CM flags off RORO train from Bengaluru to Solapur August 30, 2020 7:45 am Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa flagged off the maiden Roll On Roll Off (RORO) train from Bengaluru to Solapur through a video conference on Sunday morning. The train, carrying trucks on an open flat wagon, left from Nelamangala. It will cover a distance …
  • Roll On-Roll Off train service to have its maiden run on August 30 from Karnataka to Maharashtra August 26, 2020 6:58 am Express News Service BENGALURU: Nearly five months after the trial runs were approved by the Railway Board, the first Roll On-Roll Off (RO-RO) service between Nelamangala in Bengaluru and Bale in Solapur district will make its debut this Sunday (August 30 …
  • This software engineer has recreated Amritsar Golden Temple using pen refills August 17, 2020 5:28 pm Express News Service MYSURU: Amritsar's Golden Temple built using 1500+ pen refills? That is what MR Sreenivasulu, a miniature artist from Bengaluru, has done to commemorate his 13th year as a miniature artist in 2020.  Sreenivasulu needed two years …
  • Family alleges negligence after man dies outside Anantapur hospital, authorities deny charge July 24, 2020 9:13 am By Express News Service ANANTAPUR: A 45-year old construction worker from Dharmavaram town in Anantapur district who came to Anantapur Government General Hospital in the early hours of Friday died allegedly due to negligence of the hospital authorities.   …
  • Dharmavaram man dies in GGH, after waiting for hours for medical help July 24, 2020 8:55 am A construction labourer, Raju, hailing from Dharmavaram town in Anantapur district battled for his life for six hours on the premises of the Government General Hospital (GGH) here and died due to shortness of breath at 9 a.m. on Friday for lack of medical …
  • Highest number of Covid cases added to AP tally June 27, 2020 6:46 am VIJAYAWADA: Andhra Pradesh on Friday recorded the highest single-day spurt of 570 COVID-19 cases, taking the total number to 11,489. Nine patients did of the viral disease in Kurnool, Krishna, Guntur and Visakhapatnam, taking the fatalities to 146. Among …
  • COVID-19 count shoots past 9,000 with 443 fresh cases in Andhra Pradesh June 23, 2020 4:29 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: With 443 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, Andhra Pradesh’s total confirmed COVID-19 count rose to 9,372 on Monday. While 392 cases reported were of locals, 44 persons who returned from other states and seven foreign …
  • 81,024 weavers get Rs 194.46 crore under 'Nethanna Nestham' June 21, 2020 2:44 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: Extending a helping hand to the handloom weavers in distress due to coronavirus crisis and lockdown in the State, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Saturday released the promised annual aid of Rs 24,000 for each …
  • Amid COVID-19 crisis, Andhra CM releases Rs 194 crore to weavers six months in advance June 20, 2020 9:10 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: Extending a helping hand to handloom weavers in distress due to the coronavirus crisis and lockdown in Andhra Pradesh, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Saturday released the promised annual aid of Rs 24,000 for …
  • Going all out to ensure customers’ safety June 17, 2020 4:47 am As one enters Jagga Hari’s Food Magic - an eatery in Dharmavaram, in the backdrop of the colourful interiors of the restaurant, server Mahesh appears in a light-blue transparent protective gear, commanding the attention of visitors. At a time when a …
  • RITES signs pact to acquire 24% stake in Indian Railway Station Development May 22, 2020 1:41 pm NEW DELHI: State-owned RITES Ltd on Friday said it has signed an agreement to buy 24% stake in Indian Railway Station Development Corp. Ltd, (IRSDC), the company tasked with redeveloping railway stations across the country. RITES has also resumed …
  • RITES signs pact for acquiring 24% in IRSDC; resumes operation post lockdown May 22, 2020 11:55 am New Delhi: Infrastructure consultancy and engineering company RITES on Friday said it has signed an agreement for acquiring 24 per cent stake in Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation (IRSDC) for Rs 48 crore. The company has signed shareholders…
  • 210 industrial units allowed to revive operations in Anantapur district April 30, 2020 9:52 am The district is limping back to normal, in small pockets though, with activity resuming in 210 industrial units, which are now permitted to operate as per the revised guidelines of the Union government. The district administration has received 232 …
  • Initial results from the New Horizons exploration of 2014 MU69, a small Kuiper Belt Object April 6, 2020 2:02 pm Initial results from the New Horizons exploration of 2014 MU69, a small Kuiper Belt Object Status Report From: arXiv.org e-Print archive Posted: Monday, April 6, 2020 S. A. Stern, H. A. Weaver, J. R. Spencer, C. B. Olkin, G. R. Gladstone, W. M. Grundy, J. …
  • Elusive Covid19 suspect from Indonesia held in Kurnool March 21, 2020 7:56 am Kurnool: As news spread that an Indonesian man, who is a coronavirus (Covid-19) suspect, was missing, it led to tense moments to the police and health officials here on Friday, and led to nine bus passengers, his co-journeymen, being taken to the isolation …
  • More rain, thunderstorms forecast for North-West, Central, East India March 10, 2020 4:09 pm   A third strong and active western disturbance is waiting to enter North-West India, and may perpetuate an uninterrupted run of rain, snow, thunderstorms, lightning, hail and high winds over the region and across the adjoining East and Central India as …
  • Salar Jung Museum to inaugurate art exhibitions on women’s day March 6, 2020 11:31 am Hyderabad: Salarjung Museum will be inaugurating two exhibitions by the Hon’ble Governor and the Chairman on 7th March, 2020 on the eve of “International Women’s Day”. Blooms and Looms A  special exhibition being held at Salar Jung Museum with the title of …
  • Budget gives ₹6,846 crore to South Central Railway in 2020-21 February 6, 2020 4:49 am South Central Railway (SCR) has been allocated ₹6,846 crore for the year 2020-21 in the Budget including grants of ₹2,856 crore for new lines. In addition, doubling, third line and bypass works have been provided ₹3,836 crore, while ₹152 crore has been …
  • Two from Andhra Pradesh among Padma Shri awardees January 26, 2020 7:49 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA:  Two persons from Andhra Pradesh will receive the prestigious Padma Shri award for their contribution to the field of art. Yadla Gopal Rao, a theatre artiste from Srikakulam district, and Dalavai Chalapathi Rao, a …
  • Trains to zoom at 110 kmph on 2 routes in Bengaluru division January 23, 2020 12:16 am Express News Service BENGALURU: For the first time in the South Western Railway zone, trains have been given green signal to run at a maximum speed of 110 kmph along two crucial stretches of the Bengaluru Railway Division from Saturday. The maximum …
  • Handloom expo showcases variety fare in Vijayawada January 21, 2020 5:58 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA:  The National Handloom Exhibition 2020 was inaugurated at Siddhartha College of Hotel Management in the city on Monday. Apart from Andhra Pradesh, participants from eight other States set up stalls and displayed their …
  • Karagiri brings the Heritage collection January 10, 2020 6:48 am An ode to the timeless glamour of our Indian Heritage. An exquisite collection of intricately handcrafted designer pieces, conceived and crafted as an ode to the Indian Handloom Industry – brimmed with its characteristic graphic form lush colour, rich …
  • Unable to bear harassment by FB friend, three girls attempt suicide January 10, 2020 4:27 am By Express News Service ANANTAPUR: Three girl students, all in their early 20s, who were unable to bear harassment by a friend from whom they had borrowed money, attempted suicide by consuming sleeping pills late on Wednesday night. The locals, who found …
  • Jagan launches scheme for handloom weavers December 22, 2019 8:19 am Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Saturday launched ‘Nethanna Nestham’ at Dharmavaram of Anantapur district. The scheme aims to extending an aid of ₹24,000 every year for each handloom weaver family that is currently running a loom. Speaking at a …
  • Andhra CM Jagan launches YSR Nethanna Nestham to benefit 85k weavers December 22, 2019 3:46 am By Express News Service DHARMAVARAM (ANANTAPUR DISTRICT): Keeping his promise made to the handloom weavers during his 3,648 km Praja Sankalpa Yatra, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy launched the YSR Nethanna Nestham scheme here on Saturday.  Addressing …
  • Frustrated weavers in Telangana plan 'Chalo Delhi' seeking ban on mill-made handlooms December 5, 2019 8:06 am By Express News Service HYDERABAD:  Frustrated by the government’s failure to curb mill-made “handlooms”, the members of Weavers United Joint Action Committee have decided to launch the “Chalo Delhi” programme, to take up the issue with Union Minister for …
  • Ruckus at Guntur village: Stones pelted at police  November 18, 2019 3:17 am By Express News Service GUNTUR: The locals and the police engaged in a scuffle at Dharmavaram of Durgi mandal on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday.  The Jana Sena workers allegedly organised a social play ‘Konidena Kodama Simhalu’ at Dharmavaram …
  • With natural mulching, Anantapur farmers avoid air pollution November 15, 2019 3:04 am Stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana has pushed air pollution to high levels not only there and Delhi, but even spread over distant Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka as wind flow brought the smog to even Anantapur, taking PPM 2.5 to dangerous levels. Farmers …
  • Antique Jain Tirthankara idol unearthed in Prakasam October 13, 2019 4:04 am A seventh century stone idol of Parswanatha, the 23rd Jain Tirthankara, has been found in the fields close to the Bhimeswara temple at Dharmavaram village, near Addanki in Prakasam district. E. Siva Nagi Reddy, CEO, The Cultural Centre of Vijayawada & …
  • SWR launches special trains to clear Deepavali rush October 11, 2019 3:00 am By Express News Service BENGALURU: To clear the extra rush of passengers for the upcoming Deepavali festival, the South Western Railway has decided to run the following pair of Suvidha Special trains: Train between Yelahanka and Bidar Yelahanka-Bidar …
  • Anantapur district farmers elated as tanks get copious inflows September 23, 2019 5:34 am Heavy rainfall, with a district average of 13.2 cm, brought relief to farmers in all mandals with each and every mandal receiving rain between 4.5 mm and 132 mm on Saturday night and early hours of Sunday. Several colonies in Anantapur city and looms of …
  • 3 dead, 8 injured in road accident in Andhra Pradesh August 18, 2019 3:30 pm East Godavari: Three people died and eight were injured as an auto carrying them crashed into a halted lorry, a police official said on Sunday. This incident took place near Dharmavaram village in Prathipadu Mandal in East Godavari district of Andhra …
  • ‘Development not in common man’s perspective’, says Former Union Secretary EAS Sarma August 13, 2019 3:13 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: Former Union Secretary EAS Sarma has said development in the State is being conceptualised in the perspective of the elite group of the population, which is a minority, rather than from the perspective of the common man. …
  • Kharif sown area drops to 18% in Anantapur July 29, 2019 3:58 am Sowing operations in Anantapur district have been badly hit during the current kharif season as the southwest monsoon failed yet again in the first two months recording (-) 43.7% deficit rainfall from June 1 to July 27. The sowing of various crops in the …
  • Aashadam sale at APCO showrooms begins June 27, 2019 7:28 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: The much anticipated Aashadam sale started at selected APCO showrooms in Vijayawada division from Wednesday. It will go on till July 20.  A total of eight showrooms in the districts of Krishna, Guntur and West Godavari …
  • Hyderabad: TV Serial actress goes missing from SR Nagar June 26, 2019 5:48 pm Hyderabad: A female television artist was reported missing from her hostel room in SR Nagar since last week. The incident came to light on Wednesday, after her family approached the police and lodged a complaint. The woman, identified as Lalitha, a native …
  • Rajamahendravaram Central jail sets up Rs 4 crore petrol pump June 10, 2019 3:47 am By Express News Service RAJAMAHENDRAVARAM:A Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) petrol pump set up by Rajamahendravaram Central Jail was inaugurated by Srinivasa Rao, DIG, prisons, here on Sunday. Speaking on the occasion, he said that this was …
  • Andhra Pradesh: 1 killed over construction of Anganwadi building June 1, 2019 6:55 pm Category: Andhra Pradesh Posted by Shameen Published: Jun 01, 2019, 3:52 pm IST Updated: Jun 01, 2019, 3:52 pm IST Anantapuram: One person was killed and five others were injured on Saturday after a minor scuffle over land turned violent in the Anantapuram …
  • 1 dead, 4 injured in clashes between TDP, YSRCP workers in Andhra June 1, 2019 4:55 pm The police have registered an FIR under Sections 302 and 307 of Indian Penal Code (IPC). Anantapuram: One dead and four others got injured in clashes between YSRCP and TDP workers in Bathalapalli Mandal in Andhra Pradesh's Anantapur district on …
  • YSRCP writes to EC, seeks free and fair counting of votes May 18, 2019 2:36 pm [India], May 18 (ANI): YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) on Saturday shot off a letter to the Election Commission of India (ECI), seeking support to ensure free and fair counting of votes in the state. YSRCP national general secretary V Vijayasai Reddy, in the …
  • Unscheduled track work delays trains from Bengaluru May 12, 2019 2:18 am Express News Service BENGALURU: After an hour’s block was announced on railway tracks to carry out maintenance work along the Bengaluru-Dharmavaram section, the blockage was extended by an additional two hours, upsetting train schedules along the route.  …
  • Online Kanchipuram silk sarees in contrast borders at kanjivaramsilks.com May 6, 2019 5:51 pm May 06, 2019 (AB Digital via COMTEX) -- The contrast borders kanchipuram silk sarees are weaved by 2 weavers to make this saree. According to the ceo of kanjivaram silks. “The kanchipuram silk sarees in contrast borders are most preferred sarees …
  • After train delay ends in NEET debacle, students worried about missing a year May 6, 2019 12:20 pm Hundreds of panicked students scrambled out of Hampi Express (train no. 16591) when it finally pulled into Yeshwantpur Junction station after a delay of nearly seven hours on Sunday. The train, which runs from Hampi to Bengaluru via Mysuru, was filled with …
  • 8 hours behind schedule, train leaves 400 NEET examinees stranded May 6, 2019 10:53 am BENGALURU: Over 400 students from North Karnataka could not appear for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2019 here on Sunday after Hampi Express they had boarded to reach Bengaluru where they had to right the exam reached the city eight …
  • Cyclone Fani to ‘weaken further’ in next 6 hours, lay centred over Bangladesh: IMD May 4, 2019 9:23 am Fani weakened into a deep depression and lay centred over Bangladesh (IMD/Twitter) New Delhi: The cyclonic storm ‘Fani’ that wreak havoc in Odisha on Friday and West Bengal on Saturday, has now weakened into a deep depression and lay centred over …
  • Problems aplenty for TDP in its stronghold March 29, 2019 4:47 am Express News Service ANANTAPUR: One of the most backward districts in the country, Anantapur is still reeling under drought and the situation has not improved in the last one decade. The farming community is peeved over non-payment of input subsidies. …
  • Anantapur: Two kill man over loan, given life March 15, 2019 2:05 pm Anantapur: Hindupur second additional district judge on Wednesday sentenced life term imprisonment to two persons for killing a person to evade repayment of loan at Pamudurthi in Kotha-cheruvu police limits in the district. Sources said E. Krishna of …
  • Jana Sena releases the first list of candidates for Lok Sabha and Assembly constituencies March 14, 2019 2:54 pm 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 March 14, 2019 1:09 pm 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 March 14, 2019 9:27 am [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 …
  • Dharmavaram MLA objects to deletion of 15,000 votes February 24, 2019 4:48 am Dharmavaram MLA Gonuguntla Suryanarayana has taken objection to the repeated complaints being made by YSR Congress Party convener and former MLA Kethireddy Venkata Rami Reddy to the Election Commission seeking deletion of fake votes or names of non- …
  • AP: Lorry drags bike for 3km, 3 students killed February 13, 2019 4:09 am VISAKHAPATNAM: Three teenagers riding a motorbike faced a horrific death on Tuesday when a cement-laden lorry dragged their bike for 3-km after knocking them down at Dharmavaram Agraharam junction in the city. Police, who confirmed that lorry driver Sheik …
  • Reputed agencies to build R&R colony for Kovvada oustees January 19, 2019 3:20 am By Express News Service SRIKAKULAM:  Nuclear Power Corporation of India limited (NPCIL), has come forward to construct the rehabilitation colony for the evacuees, under Kovvada Atomic Power Project at a cost of Rs 10.5 lakh for each structure on an area of …
  • Gooty-Dharmavaram rly  line restored for traffic October 14, 2017 6:40 am VIJAYAWADA: Gooty-Dharmavaram railway line which was damaged at places due to incessant rains, was restored and normal train operations were resumed at 2 am on Friday, a South Central Railway press release said.With the damage to tracks in the section on …
  • ₹1 crore worth sandalwood and sandal oil seized January 19, 2022 6:05 am ANANTPUR: In joint raids, police and forest officials seized ₹1 crore worth sandalwood and sandal oil, which smugglers had earlier robbed from the custody of a forest office at Penukonda in Anantapur district. The raid was led by Penukonda DSP Sri Lakshmi. …
  • Bengaluru: Devarapalli–Hindupur double line with electrification commissioned December 17, 2021 3:56 pm <p><br>The section was commissioned on Wednesday after statutory inspection and approval by Abhai Kumar Rai, Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS), southern circle.</p>BENGALURU: Passengers of major trains like Rajdhani Express and …
  • Andhra Pradesh to promote tourist amenities in big way, nod for cruise to Papikondalu December 16, 2021 6:28 pm Vijayawada: The Andhra Pradesh government that aims to promote tourism in a big way is relaunching the Godavari river cruise service from Pochavaram to popular tourist destination of Papikondalu from Dec. 18. This is in addition to developing amenities at …
  • Travel troubles for KPSC exam candidates December 9, 2021 11:46 pm Bengaluru: While the Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC) exams are scheduled for December 13 and 14, many aspirants who have been allocated exam centres away from their hometowns are worried about limited transport options, particularly with …
  • YSRC sweeps civic polls in Andhra Pradesh November 18, 2021 4:40 am Vijayawada: In a fresh assertion of its supremacy in AP, the ruling YSR Congress bagged a majority of 261 municipal wards out of the 353 that were up for polling in the state. The Telugu Desam took 82 wards and the Jana Sena and independents five each. In …
  • Exit polls predict YSRC win, except in Akividu November 17, 2021 12:02 am VIJAYAWADA: Exit polls on Tuesday indicate a win for YSR Congress in most places, including Kuppam municipality. However, the exit survey has forecast Akividu municipality for Telugu Desam. Several private political agencies have conducted their exit poll …
  • TDP, YSRC indulge in fierce ballot battle to win Kuppam November 16, 2021 4:04 am By Express News Service CHITTOOR/NELLORE:  The high stakes ballot battle between the opposition TDP and the ruling YSRC to win the Kuppam municipality came to an end on Monday and the election result will be announced on Wednesday. It is the maiden …
  • TDP seeks protection for its candidates in local body polls November 5, 2021 1:00 pm (MENAFN- IANS) Amaravati, Nov 5 (IANS) Telugu Desam Party (TDP) national president N. Chandrababu Naidu on Friday demanded the State Election Commissioner (SEC) to provide security to its candidates filing nominations for local body polls after a TDP …
  • YSRC hopes to corner glory in mini polls November 3, 2021 10:16 pm VIJAYAWADA: Election enthusiasm picked up momentum after a notification for elections to 12 municipalities and Nellore Municipal Corporation (NMC) was issued on Wednesday. Polling for NMC is scheduled for November 15 and counting of votes two days later. …
  • Election schedule for pending municipalities issued in AP November 1, 2021 11:27 pm VIJAYAWADA/TIRUPATI: The State Election Commission (SEC) on Monday announced a timetable for the elections to local bodies, where polls were not conducted for a variety of reasons, including the death of contesting candidates. According to the schedule …
  • AP Cabinet urges Centre to okay caste-wise BC census October 28, 2021 10:55 pm VIJAYAWADA: The state Cabinet meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, on Thursday, took some key decisions, the foremost one being a resolution urging the Union government to take up caste-wise BC census. The Cabinet also extended the …
  • AP govt allots 130 acres in Vizag for Adani group’s data centre park October 28, 2021 8:35 pm The Andhra Pradesh Cabinet on Thursday approved the allotment of 130 acres of land to Adani Enterprises for setting up a data centre park in Visakhapatnam. This was among the various proposals cleared by the Cabinet. “Cabinet has approved administrative …
  • AP cabinet allots 130 acres to Adani for Data Centre Park in Vizag October 28, 2021 4:17 pm The Andhra Pradesh Cabinet on Thursday approved the allotment of 130 acres of land to Enterprises for setting up data Centre Park and others aimed at attracting over Rs 14,000 crore investment creating nearly 25,000 jobs. According to an official release, …
  • Unauthorised layouts cheating gullible in AHUDA areas October 13, 2021 5:14 am ANANTAPUR: A middle class Anantapur resident Sharma had purchased two plots in a venture on city out skirts in 2016 as investment for performing the wedding of his daughter. But he was shocked when Anantapuram Hindupur Urban Development Authority (AHUDA) …
  • Bengaluru Railway Division recycles old concrete sleepers to build path October 11, 2021 3:48 am By Express News Service BENGALURU: In yet another eco-friendly move, the Bengaluru Railway Division has built an eco-friendly siding (a short track that opens onto a railway line) at the Tumakuru side entry of the Yeswanthpur Railway Station. It is made …
  • Spurred by 9/11, Little Rock interfaith service aims to unite, foster understanding August 28, 2021 9:53 am A decade after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, Arkansas religious leaders marked the anniversary with an interfaith service in Little Rock. Ten years later, the event is now an annual celebration, held each September and co-sponsored by …
  • Vigil increased at AP-Karnataka border to prevent spread of Covid-19 August 18, 2021 3:31 am ANANTAPUR: Anantapur superintendent of police Fakkeerappa Kaginelli on Tuesday directed police outposts and check posts on AP’s border with Karnataka to exercise vigil for preventing spread of Coronavirus into the state from neighbouring Karnataka. At the …
  • Illegal sandalwood oil factory seized after major raid August 14, 2021 8:31 pm ANANTAPUR: In a major breakthrough, police cracked down on a sandalwood smuggling gang and seized a sandal oil factory at Basavanapalli in Amarapuram mandal. Sandalwood worth Rs 1.27 crore and 16 litres of pure concentrated sandalwood oil were seized from …
  • Nidimamidi inscriptions highlights Vijayanayanagar empire July 30, 2021 10:26 pm ANANTAPUR: Three inscriptions, two in Telugu and one in Kannada, were unearthed at the 1,000-year-old Nidimamadi Samsthanam in Nidimamidi village in Puttaparthi mandal in Anantapur district on Friday. Historian Mynaswamy identified the inscriptions as …
  • Yelahanka-Penukonda doubling project of railways delayed as farmers protest land acquisition July 21, 2021 9:36 am Express News Service BENGALURU: The crucial doubling line project between Yelahanka and Penukonda of the South Western Railway Zone will now be completed only by October 2021. Delays in land acquisition as well as COVID related lockdown and labour issues …
  • World heritage tag eludes AP historic sites June 9, 2021 12:26 am ANANTAPUR: There does not seem to be any appetite for securing world heritage tag for any of the famous monuments in the state from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco). Nor is there any concerted effort to protect …
  • No more space to bury the dead in Anantapur June 4, 2021 10:42 pm ANANTAPUR: Amid increase in death toll due to the second wave of Covid-19, burial grounds in the city are running out of space, with the result that the Covid victims are being denied dignity in death. And their kin are lamenting inability to bid the last …
  • Sasi K. Penukonda, MD, Joins WK Children’s Health Specialists June 1, 2021 3:56 pm Pediatric endocrinologist Sasi K. Penukonda, MD, has joined Joseph Bocchini, MD, FAAP, at WK Children’s Health Specialists in Shreveport. A native of India, Dr. Penukonda earned his medical degree from Sri Venkateswara Medical College, University of Health …
  • New medical colleges will give impetus to rural health infra: CM June 1, 2021 3:29 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA:  Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy virtually laid the foundation stone for the construction of 14 government medical colleges/teaching hospitals, and 14 nursing colleges on Monday. He announced `5 lakh financial …
  • Andhra CM lays foundations for 14 medical colleges May 31, 2021 6:18 pm Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Monday virtually laid the foundation stones for the construction of 14 medical colleges in the state. With the addition of the new colleges coming up at Piduguralla, Machilipatnam, Vijayanagaram, …
  • Jagan Reddy lays foundation for 14 new medical colleges in Andhra May 31, 2021 1:20 pm AMARAVATI: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Monday laid the foundation stone for the establishment of 14 new medical colleges across the state to provide advanced medicare and better healthcare services for the future generations. At …
  • Andhra wins 13 national panchayat awards, but villagers unimpressed April 1, 2021 1:03 pm At a time when several villages in Andhra Pradesh are facing major issues such as lack of potable water, among others, Panchayat Raj principal secretary Gopal Krishna Dwivedi has said that the state has won 13 national panchayat awards under various …
  • All set for fourth phase GP polls in Anantapur, Kadapa districts February 21, 2021 9:09 am ANANTAPUR: Anantapur district is all set to conduct the fourth phase of gram panchayat polls. Additional forces, including 150 rapid striking contingents, have been deployed in hyper-sensitive parts of Penukonda, Hindupur and Madakasira areas of Penukonda …
  • Phase IV of panchayat elections to be held in Andhra Pradesh today February 21, 2021 9:09 am Vijayawada: The fourth phase of the gram panchayat elections will be held on Sunday and nearly 67.75 lakh voters are expected to cast their vote between 6.30 am and 3.30 pm. Polling is scheduled to be held in 16 revenue divisions covering 161 mandals. Out …
  • Phase-I Gram Panchayat polls on February 5 in Andhra Pradesh's 11 districts January 24, 2021 12:30 pm VIJAYAWADA: The State Election Commission has issued notification for conduct of gram panchayat polls on February 5 from 6.30 am. to 3.30 pm in 11 districts during Phase-1. The districts left out are Vizianagaram and Prakasam. Polling during Phase-II will …
  • Andhra SEC issues directions for Feb 5 Panchayat polls January 23, 2021 7:41 am Amid uncertainty raging over disagreement on the conducting of the crucial rural local bodies elections, Andhra Pradesh State Election Commissioner (SEC) Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar on Saturday issued notification for four phase panchayat polls. “In exercise …
  • Tumakuru Industrial Corridor big economic boost for Anantapur January 2, 2021 7:35 am ANANTAPUR: The newly sanctioned Industrial Corridor in Tumkur district of Karnataka would be a big boost for border areas of Anantapur district too. The proposed location is 42 km from the Andhra Pradesh-Karnataka border and 48 km by National Highway 48. …
  • Train carrying vehicles leaves for Bangladesh November 26, 2020 1:40 am Krishnagiri: The South Western Railway operated the first goods train to Bangladesh from the Hosur railway station on Tuesday evening. Divisional railway manager of Bengaluru division Ashok Kumar Verma flagged off the first export-bound new modified goods …
  • SWR flags off first export NMG rake to B’desh from B’luru November 25, 2020 8:04 am South Western Railway’s (SWR) Divisional Railway Manager, Ashok Kumar Verma, on Tuesday flagged off the first export-bound New Modified Goods (NMG) rake from the Hosur railway station to neighbouring Bangladesh. This is the first NMG rake dispatched by the …
  • Formula 3 racing track getting ready in Andhra Prdesh November 16, 2020 1:32 am FIA recognition sought for the 3.4-km circuit coming up as part of a 219-acre resort under development in Anantapur A Formula Three (F3) racing track is getting ready at Kotapalli of Tankallu mandal in Andhra Pradesh’s Anantapur district. The 3.4-km track …
  • Two women who broke glass ceiling among six Karnataka railway employees to bag national award November 7, 2020 1:02 pm Express News Service BENGALURU: Six railway employees in Karnataka have been selected to receive the 65th annual Railway National Award from the Railway Ministry, a much coveted honour billed as a 'once-in-a-lifetime' opportunity. They are part of …
  • Mahindra Bolero Export To Bangladesh Via Indian Railways – First Batch October 27, 2020 9:51 am Mahindra Bolero getting loaded on to train Automakers in India could reduce logistic costs by 15-40 percent while transporting vehicles by using railways. The recent lockdown in view of the COVID-19 pandemic saw trucks and lorries off the road and it was …
  • Indian Railways helps Mahindra export Bolero pickups to Bangladesh with October 27, 2020 1:44 am The Indian automotive industry has been intensifying its ties with the Indian Railways and making quick progress in adopting more sustainable and faster modes of transporting newly-built vehicles. After Kia Motors India's recent news of having shipped …
  • Rail ticket reservation counters to open from October 16 | Check details October 16, 2020 5:50 am Image Source : PTI Rail ticket reservation counters to open from October 16 | Check details  South Western Railway on Thursday announced that it will open computerised Passengers Reservation Centres (PRCs) at several areas from October 16, to facilitate …
  • No workers, railway projects move at snail's pace in Karnataka August 24, 2020 3:16 am Express News Service BENGALURU:  The surge in the number of Covid-19 cases in Karnataka is keeping the labour workforce away from the State. A slew of railway projects that depend on workers from various parts of the country, are now progressing at a snail …
  • Railway projects hit as migrant workers refuse to return to Karnataka due to COVID-19 surge August 21, 2020 9:28 am Express News Service BENGALURU: Migrant workers are in no hurry to return to Karnataka due to the marked surge in COVID-19 cases, with Bengaluru topping the state in terms of active cases and deaths. As a result, a slew of railway projects that desperately …
  • Kia Motors employee in Anantapur tests positive for COVID-19 after returning from TN June 4, 2020 12:53 pm By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: An employee of Kia Motors India (KMI) in Anantapur, who came from Tamil Nadu on May 26, has tested positive for COVID-19. A statement issued by KMI on Thursday said as part of the safety measures, it is insisting that  …
  • The great Railway bazaar June 2, 2020 11:15 am As Unlock 1.0 gets underway, automobile and tractor manufacturers are relying on trains to get the job done Roads and rail tracks have always been the lifelines of economies. As the country gets back on track and resumes economic activity, it’s the …
  • 1st organic disinfection tunnel comes up in Andhra Pradesh April 14, 2020 6:19 am By Express News Service Andhra Pradesh got its first organic disinfection tunnel in Anantapur district The Sub-Collector of Penukonda took the initiative with the support of Dr Karthik Narayana, who is running Sugaradhana project in Karnataka, in setting …
  • 8-year-old boy dies in Andhra after failing to get timely medical aid amid lockdown March 27, 2020 12:59 pm By Express News Service ANANTAPUR: In a tragic incident, the eight-year-old son of a daily wager died after being unable to get timely medical treatment amidst the lockdown imposed to control the spread of COVID-19. The incident took place in Gorantla of …
  • Andhra Pradesh, Kia deny shifting plant to Tamil Nadu February 6, 2020 10:16 pm Anantapur: A report by international new agency Reuters about South Korean auto major Kia Motors planning to shift its manufacturing facility currently located in Penukonda, Ananta-pur district, to neighbouring Tamil Nadu created ripples in Andhra Prad-esh …
  • Kia Motors denies move to shift unit out of Andhra Pradesh February 6, 2020 11:17 am Anantapur: The Andhra Pradesh government on Thursday refuted reports that Kia Motors India is intending to move its manufacturing facility in Penukonda in Anantapur district to Tamil Nadu. Rajat Bhargava, special chief secretary in the Andhra Pradesh …
  • Kia Motors ponders shifting $1.1-billion plant from Andhra Pradesh to Tamil Nadu, reports say February 6, 2020 8:09 am South Korean auto giant Kia Motors is in talks with Tamil Nadu regarding the possibility of shifting its $1.1-billion Andhra Pradesh plant to the state, Reuters reported on Wednesday. Kia Motors, being represented by an executive of its sister company …
  • Lepakshi festival to be held in Hindupur on February 29 January 26, 2020 7:39 am By Express News Service ANANTAPUR: District collector Gandham Chandrudu has directed officials concerned to complete all arrangements for Lepakshi festival to be held on February 29. Holding a review meeting on conduct of Lepakshi festival with the …
  • Trains to zoom at 110 kmph on 2 routes in Bengaluru division January 23, 2020 12:16 am Express News Service BENGALURU: For the first time in the South Western Railway zone, trains have been given green signal to run at a maximum speed of 110 kmph along two crucial stretches of the Bengaluru Railway Division from Saturday. The maximum …
  • Robbers steal Rs 38,000 from Andhra's Hindupur ATM January 17, 2020 3:55 am By Express News Service ANANTAPUR: Unidentified miscreants broke open an ATM by using a gas cutter and decamped with Rs 38,000 in Hindupur on Thursday. They also made a vain bid to rob another ATM. Speaking to media, DSP Mehaboob Basha said around 2:20 am, …
  • Axis Bank ATM catches fire during theft attempt in Penukonda January 16, 2020 7:50 am An Axis Bank Automated Teller Machine (ATM) at Telugu Thalli Centre in Penukonda town of Anantapur district got damaged following a theft attempt by some unknown miscreants at 3.20 a.m. on Thursday. According to Penukonda Circle Inspector Sree Hari, the …
  • Karnataka Bank opens its 848th Branch at Penukonda on 30-12-2019 December 30, 2019 1:14 pm Karnataka Bank has opened its 848th Branch at Penukonda on 30-12-2019. Smt. Nishanthi T, IAS, Sub Collector & Sub - Divisional Magistrate, Penukonda, inaugurated the new branch. The other dignitaries who graced the occasion include Smt. A Shilpa, …
  • Wanted: Infra-suture! December 16, 2019 12:49 am Express News Service For politicians and planners in the state, unfortunately, Karnataka is Bengaluru. That is probably because 59% revenue comes from Bengaluru (thanks to IT,industrial and research centres). But it is time the government looked at the …
  • 2020 travel goals: 5 budget-friendly backpacking trails December 9, 2019 5:22 am For rushed millennials ravaged by the tugs and travails of work and life, balance is often restored through short holidays taken 2-3 times a year. The truncated vacation, stitched together from extended weekends and stolen weekdays, is not only simple to …
  • Andhra Pradesh CM launches Kia plant, assures government’s support December 6, 2019 5:23 am By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Thursday inaugurated Kia Motors fully-functional production facility at Erramanchi in Penukonda mandal of Anantapur district and assured the company of the government’s support. …
  • CM Jagan Mohan Reddy inaugurates fully operational Kia Manufacturing Unit in Anantapur district December 5, 2019 1:34 pm By Express News Service ANANTAPUR: Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Thursday inaugurated the fully functional Kia Motors Production Facility at Erramanchi village Penukonda mandal, Anantapur district and assured the company of government support. …
  • KIA Motors’ new Andhra plan: Hire locally and train youth for factory jobs December 4, 2019 11:18 pm After Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy came to power, KIA found itself under scrutiny for the concessions extended by ex-CM N Chandrababu Naidu. KIA Motors, which was under pressure by the new Andhra Pradesh government over recruitment of local persons in its …
  • Kia Seltos Nov 2019 sales at 14k – Kia is now 4th largest car maker in India December 2, 2019 3:57 am - Advertisement - Kia Seltos has managed to increase sales yet again. And in doing so, has posted its highest ever monthly sales in Nov 2019. Launched in August this year, sales of Seltos has only increased, month after month. - Advertisement - From …
  • Trains from Bengaluru Division chug off carrying cars November 23, 2019 9:01 am Express News Service BENGALURU: In a breakthrough for the Railways on the commercial front, the South Western Railway (SWR) Bengaluru Division has begun transporting cars through its goods trains from Nagasamudram railway station in Andhra Pradesh which …
  • Heavy damage to crop as rain batters Anantapur district October 8, 2019 2:37 am By Express News Service ANANTAPUR/KURNOOL: Heavy rains battered parts of Anantapur district cutting off road connectivity to several villages in Tadipatri, Rayadurg, Madakasira and other Assembly constituencies. Police quarters in D Hirehal Mandal and …
  • Five persons die in two road accidents in Anantapur October 5, 2019 7:03 am Five persons died in two different accidents on National Highway No.44 in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh in the early hours of Saturday - three persons at Gooty and two persons close to RTA Checkpost near Penukonda. Incidentally both happened in a …
  • One dead, 2 injured in RTC bus accident September 28, 2019 4:52 am An Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) bus driver P. Sayed Vali died on the spot when the bus travelling from Nandyal to Bengaluru hit a cement-laden lorry from behind on National Highway No.44 near Penukonda in Anantapur district in …
  • Seltos has over 23,000 pre-bookings in India: Kia Motors August 9, 2019 3:17 am Anantapur (AP): Mid-sized SUV KiaSeltos has over 23,000 pre-bookings as of now, a senior official of the Korean automaker said on Thursday. The automaker rolled out the much touted vehicle manufactured at its state-of-the-art facility in Anantapur, Andhra …
  • Kia Motors to roll out first car from AP plant August 6, 2019 12:16 pm Kia Motors is making arrangements to roll out first "Made-in-India" car from its plant in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh on Thursday, and the company has invited Chief Minister Y.S Jaganmohan Reddy to be the chief guest at the function. The …
  • CM Jagan Mohan Reddy invited to Kia Seltos’ launch in Anantapur August 6, 2019 4:15 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA:   Representatives of Kia Motors invited Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy to participate in the launch of its new car Kia Seltos on August 8. The event will be organised at Kia Motors plant at Penugonda in Anantapur …
  • AP govt to hold mega conference to attract investments July 28, 2019 4:25 am Amaravati: In a bid to attract investments, the Andhra Pradesh government in coordination with Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) is organising a mega conference in Vijayawada on August 9. The conference will be attended by high-level representatives from …
  • KIA to launch its first 'Made in India' car on Aug 8, invites CM Jagan July 28, 2019 3:59 am Korean auto major Kia Motors will launch its first 'Made in India' car on August 8, according to the Andhra Pradesh Chief Ministers Office. "Kia is preparing to launch its car on August 8 and has invited Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy …
  • Kia Motors to launch first ‘Made in India’ car on Aug 8 July 27, 2019 6:36 pm Amaravati, July 27 (IANS) South Korean auto major Kia Motors will launch first car from its India plant in Andhra Pradesh’s Anantapur district on August 8. The company has invited Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy for the launch of its first ‘Made in …
  • SWR bags efficiency shield in civil engg  July 9, 2019 3:52 am By Express News Service HUBBALLI: The South Western Railway (SWR) has bagged ‘Efficiency Shield in civil engineering’ for 2018-19. The national level award is instituted by the Railway Board. The shield will be presented by Union Railway Minister Piyush …
  • ‘Tenders for completing HNSS canals will be floated soon’ June 11, 2019 4:06 am Tenders for completing construction of distributary canals of the Handri-Neeva Sujala Sravanthi (HNSS) network in Anantapur district would be floated soon to ensure water in 10 lakh acres, said Rapthadu MLA-elect Thopudurthi Prakash Reddy. After a review …
  • Peace Fires – a new tradition unites people around the world June 4, 2019 7:05 am 3rd Annual Peace Fires Summer Solstice 26-Hour Global Event unites people of all faiths and backgrounds for world peace and healing LAYTONVILLE, Ca. — Peace Fires is calling people of all faiths and backgrounds to join together on the Summer Solstice in …
  • ‘Dead man’ returns home after two years; police role come under scanner May 14, 2019 5:21 pm Category: Andhra Pradesh Posted by Sameer Published: May 14, 2019, 9:25 pm IST Updated: May 14, 2019, 9:25 pm IST Anantapur: Police in Anantapur district in Andhra Pradesh have come under severe criticism when a man who was believed dead and cremated …
  • After train delay ends in NEET debacle, students worried about missing a year May 6, 2019 12:20 pm Hundreds of panicked students scrambled out of Hampi Express (train no. 16591) when it finally pulled into Yeshwantpur Junction station after a delay of nearly seven hours on Sunday. The train, which runs from Hampi to Bengaluru via Mysuru, was filled with …
  • 8 hours behind schedule, train leaves 400 NEET examinees stranded May 6, 2019 10:53 am BENGALURU: Over 400 students from North Karnataka could not appear for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2019 here on Sunday after Hampi Express they had boarded to reach Bengaluru where they had to right the exam reached the city eight …
  • Kia SP SUV based on new Creta platform gets LED headlight, all 4 disc brakes – Spied March 20, 2019 10:53 am Kia Motors had started the trial production of vehicles at its Penukonda plant recently. The first product planned for India happens to be a SUV based upon the SP Concept which was displayed earlier at the 2018 Auto Expo. Though the exact name of the SUV …
  • Khimji units enhance Duqm school facilities March 17, 2019 6:44 am Eshraqa, the social development arm of Khimji Ramdas, and Khimji’s Sparkle Marine Services recently collaborated to enhance the building infrastructure at Bahr Al Arab School located within the Special Economic Zone Authority Duqm (Sezad). Under the …
  • Congress poll pitch: Only Rahul Gandhi as PM can give SCS to AP February 20, 2019 5:49 am By Express News Service ANANTAPUR: The ‘Pratyeka Hoda Bharosa Praja Yatra’ of the Congress as a prelude to the party’s election campaign in the State commenced at Neelakantapuram of Madakasira in Anantapur district on Tuesday. The bus yatra will cover 13 …
  • Interim budget: Rs 1,828 crore set aside for railway projects in South Western Railway February 2, 2019 1:52 am By Express News Service BENGALURU: The interim Union Budget presented on Friday has earmarked Rs 1,828 crore as budgetary grant for the South Western Railway (SWR) zone for 2019-2020, an increase of 20% over the sum provided for 2018-2019. No new project …
  • Kia Motors launches trial production January 31, 2019 12:59 am The first-ever car made in Andhra Pradesh — Kia SP2i, an SUV based on the Kia SP Concept —rolled out onto the testing track here on Tuesday with Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu and Kia Motors Corporation CEO Han-Woo Park riding on the prototype entirely …
  • KIA launches programme to boost self-reliance among villagers January 19, 2019 8:05 am South Korean students performed in a cultural show at the Industrial Training Institute(ITI) here at the launch of the KIA Green Light Project Initiative (India) on Friday. Incharge Collector S. Dilli Rao asked car-manufacturer KIA Motors to take lead in …
  • On New Year’s Eve send peace and light circling the globe December 28, 2018 10:29 pm LAYTONVILLE, Calif. — December 27, 2018: Peace Fires is bringing the ancient practice of gathering around a fire together with the modern technology of the internet in a call for world peace and healing on New Year’s Eve. Peace Fires is connecting people …
  • Kia Motors India gifts Niro EV, Niro Hybrid, and Niro Plug-in Hybrid to Andhra Pradesh government December 7, 2018 1:04 pm KIA Motors India, Ananthpur Plant Tour Kia Motors India has gifted one of each Niro model–Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid and EV–to the Andhra Pradesh government. Kia Motors India signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the state of Andhra Pradesh to …
  • Kia Motors to begin production in Andhra Pradesh mid-2019 December 6, 2018 1:44 pm Kia would partner with the government to develop local electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure, including vehicle-charging stations. Photo: AFP Amaravati: Korean carmaker Kia Motors Thursday said production of its made-in-India cars would begin in the second …
  • Rail track-doubling work on three sections faces hurdles November 26, 2018 12:31 pm BENGALURU: South Western Railway’s track-doubling work in three sections appears to have run into several problems. While doubling work on Toranagallu-Ranjitpura (22.9km) is awaiting the railway board’s sanction, the Birur-Shivamogga (60km) section has …
  • Families enjoy freedom brunch September 4, 2018 3:08 pm The Freedom Buffet that was held at Le Meridien in Bangalore was a heartwarming family affair. On offer at the lunch and dinner buffet was a rich spread of the best Indian dishes, which many people were seen relishing with their families. 01 / 7 / …
  • Three of a family from JP Nagar killed in Anantapur district August 6, 2018 4:12 pm By Express News Service BENGALURU:A family of three died on the spot after their speeding car crashed into a truck in Penukonda in Andhra Pradesh’s Anantapur district on Sunday morning. The kin of the deceased alleged that the police did not file a case …
  • Two Kailash pilgrims from Andhra Pradesh die of heart attack July 4, 2018 2:36 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: Two pilgrims from Andhra Pradesh who were stranded in Nepal due to bad weather conditions died of cardiac arrest triggered by altitude sickness. Grandhi Subba Rao from Kakinada died after suffering a heart attack at …
  • 2,000 to undergo skill training at Kia Motors June 21, 2018 12:49 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA/ANANTAPUR: Kia Motors, in partnership with the Andhra Pradesh State Skill Development Corporation (APSSDC), has selected 2,000 candidates for skill training workshop. These candidates were shortlisted from over 4,000 …
  • Kapil Dev to spruce up two golf courses in State March 6, 2018 5:46 am Legendary Indian cricketer Kapil Dev has agreed to play a crucial role in the promotion of golf in Andhra Pradesh and soon he will be preparing two golf courses, spruced up keeping in mind the foreign investors and tourists. The ace cricket all-rounder is …
  • Naidu reiterates demand for SCS February 23, 2018 5:47 am Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday demanded that the Centre fulfil its promise of according Special Category Status (SCS) to Andhra Pradesh as the same was also being extended to other States. Addressing a public meeting after attending the …
  • ‘Why Andhra Pradesh is being denied Special Category Status when some enjoy it?’ February 22, 2018 10:33 pm VIJAYAWADA: Yet again raising the issue of Special Category Status, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has demanded to know why the Central Government is denying it to Andhra Pradesh when it has accorded the same to other States. Addressing a public …
  • Bandh: Mixed response in Chittoor, TDP joins protest February 9, 2018 3:35 am The State bandh call given by the Opposition parties, demanding justice to A.P. as per the provisions of the State Reorganisation Act, evoked mixed response in Chittoor district while it was near total in Anantapur district. In Tirupati, the shutdown was …
  • 161-km suburban route for city gets railway nod February 7, 2018 1:01 am BENGALURU: The over two-decade-old demand for a suburban railway network for the city has finally been met by the Railways with the project and amount approved for it in the Railway budget 2018-2019. Meanwhile, a 142-km corridor costing Rs 12,061 crore has …
  • Activists submit wish list to railways January 30, 2018 3:17 pm DH News Service, Bengaluru, Jan 30 2018, 18:56 IST File photo for representation. A 170 km suburban rail network for Bengaluru, electrification of major lines and completion of new lines in Gadag, Bagalkot and Raichur sections are some of the demands …
  • HC directs CB-CID to re-investigate case against Satya Sai Central Trust member January 19, 2018 5:31 am HYDERABAD: The High Court has recently directed the CB-CID of Andhra Pradesh to re-investigate and to file a final report in the case registered by the Puttaparthy police against Satya Sai Central Trust member RJ Ratnakar based on the complaint filed by …
  • A Korean ‘township’ coming up in Anantapur January 6, 2018 5:46 am A “mini South Korean township” is coming up in Anantapur town, about 60 km from the under-construction automobile manufacturing facility of South Korean car major, KIA Motors, near Penukonda. With the work on the KIA factory on the outskirts of Penukonda …
  • Manipal hospitals may buy Hyderabad's Star Hospitals December 28, 2017 11:00 am By Baiju Kalesh & CR Sukumar HYDERABAD | MUMBAI: Backed by the investments from global private equity giants, Manipal Hospitals, which has been looking to expand its presence both in India and abroad, is in advanced talks to buy Hyderabad's …
  • Now, ‘Descendant’ of Owk rulers lays claim to Chennampalli Fort December 25, 2017 2:54 am The 16th century Chennampalli Fort. Workers at the excavation site in Kurnool district | Express KURNOOL: The mystery over ‘mineral exploration’ at the 16th century Chennampalli Fort in Tuggali mandal is deepening day by day. On Sunday, a person claiming …
  • ACB discovers assets worth Rs 50 crore held by ICDS officer in Andhra Pradesh October 4, 2017 10:03 am Image used for representational purpose only. ANANTAPUR: Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) officials raided the properties of Integrated Child Development (ICDS) senior assistant Narayana Reddy in Anantapur, Penukonda and Nadimi Doddi in Narpala mandal on …
  • AP tells HC of plan to amend Endowments Act to justify govt's nomination to TTD Board January 22, 2022 1:03 am Vijayawada: The Andhra Pradesh government has informed the High Court that it plans to amend the AP Charitable and Hindu Religious Institutions and Endowments Act 1987 to allow the nomination of 52 special invitees to the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam …
  • Man ‘kills’ infant for not resembling him, say police October 23, 2021 2:13 am By Express News Service ANANTAPUR: Suspecting the fidelity of his wife, a man in Kalyandurg allegedly abducted and killed his two-and-a-half-month-old daughter alleging that the infant did not resemble him, police said on Friday. Naming the suspect as …
  • Heavy showers send vegetable prices soaring through roof in Hyderabad October 18, 2021 6:20 am Express News Service HYDERABAD: The intense rainfall in many parts of the State resulted in the prices of essential vegetables, including  tomatoes, green chillies and onions, going up sharply across many vegetable markets and rythu bazaars in the city. At …
  • HC order on special invitees to TTD Board: caveat filed in Supreme Court September 25, 2021 11:50 am TDP leader M. Uma Maheswara Naidu from Kalyandurg in Anantapur district filed a caveat application in the Supreme Court with regard to the High Court's order to State government to keep under suspension the nomination of 52 individuals as special …
  • AP High Court suspends G.O issued for appointment of 52 special invitees to TTD Board September 22, 2021 4:24 pm A division bench of the High Court comprising Chief Justice Arup Kumar Goswami and Justice N. Jayasurya suspended the operation of G.O. numbers 568 and 569 through which the government nominated a total of 52 special invitees to the Tirumala Tirupati …
  • Civic office caught stealing power in Andhra Pradesh September 15, 2021 2:42 am Express News Service ANANTAPUR: Giving a ‘shock’ to officials of the District Water Management Agency (DWMA) of Kalyandurg, APTransco staff have disconnected power supply to the DWMA office for allowing the local municipal office to draw power from its …
  • Leopard cub found in Setturu, sent to Tirupati Zoo dies on the way July 10, 2021 2:28 pm A 45-day-old leopard cub got separated from its mother and fell into a farm pond in a mango plantation in Setturu village of Anantapur district on Friday and was rescued by Forest Department Officials. The Kalyandurg, Rayadurg and Uravakonda forest areas ( …
  • Covid fear forced them to live in fields, untimely rains sent them back home  May 28, 2021 7:21 am Express News Service ANANTAPUR: Out of fear of contracting coronavirus, about one fourth of the total 1,900 population in Duradakunta village of Kalyandurg mandal in the district left their houses and started living in agriculture fields. But untimely …
  • Anantapur man teaches the Art of Giving April 11, 2021 11:54 am Express News Service ANANTAPUR : For Kambala Timma Reddy, life was never easy till he reached the stage of getting the job of a government teacher. Having affected by polio, it was with the help of Rural Development Trust (RDT) that he was able to walk …
  • AP Phase 2 gram panchayat polls to be held today February 13, 2021 1:47 pm VIJAYAWADA: The second phase of gram panchayat elections in Andhra Pradesh will be held on Saturday to elect 2,786 sarpanches and 20,817 ward members. There are 7,507 sarpanch candidates and 44,876 ward members in fray, as 539 sarpanches and 12,604 ward …
  • Double murder plan foiled in Anantapur district January 20, 2021 6:01 am The Kalyandurg police in Anantapur district, with the help of Central Crime Station here, foiled a double murder attempt and arrested six persons, including those who provided explosives to the culprits, on Tuesday. The police also recovered 23 improvised …
  • Andhra temple desecrations: treasure hunters to drunks January 18, 2021 3:48 am Amid a political row in Andhra Pradesh over a series of incidents of vandalism of temples, with the ruling party and the Opposition pointing fingers at each other, The Indian Express has found that police investigations into these incidents show that the …
  • Why re-lay foundation of old project, TDP to govt. November 25, 2020 12:09 pm The Telugu Desam Party(TDP) has questioned the re-laying of the foundation for the expansion (up-gradation) project of 31 hospitals in the State by Municipal Administration Minister Botcha Satyanarayana and R&B Minister M. Sankaranarayana at Rayadurg …
  • A.P. will have 25 or 26 districts soon: Botcha November 24, 2020 7:29 am The State will very soon have 25 or 26 districts once all the aspects related to the creation of the new districts are discussed and sorted out, Minister for Municipal Administration Botcha Satyanarayana told the media here on Monday, after laying the …
  • Andhra Pradesh collector for a day, this school student paves way October 12, 2020 3:38 am By Express News Service ANANTAPUR: M Sravani, an Intermediate student of KGBV in Mudigubba of Anantapur, will never forget October 11, 2020. She got a chance to sign two important files — granting Rs 25,000 as compensation to victims of sexual assault, and …
  • Once brimming irrigation tank turns bone dry October 10, 2020 9:35 am Borewells sunk become defunct despite district receiving 100% excess rainfall in September More than 100 borewells dug in the past one year, a majority of them during the pandemic, have gone dry, and Pathacheruvu, a village in Kalyandurg mandal of …
  • RTA unearths major scam related to theft of cars September 25, 2020 1:54 pm The Road Transport Authority officials in Anantapur unearthed a major scam in which a gang worked like a well-oiled machine and cheated several people, stole their cars and hoodwinked the Andhra Pradesh Transport Department to avoid paying lifetime road …
  • Andhra govt to set up four mega energy plants in Rayalaseema July 30, 2020 3:40 am Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: After unveiling the Andhra Pradesh Renewable Energy Export Policy, 2020, to promote the establishment of renewable power plants in the State, the Energy department has accelerated efforts to start the development of Ultra …
  • India, US 'most essential' countries for global peace: Texas Governor Greg Abbott June 25, 2020 5:27 am By PTI HOUSTON: The US and India, as the world's two leading democracies, can provide a balance globally and are the "most essential" countries to ensure peace and prosperity, Texas Governor Greg Abbott has said. Participating in a webinar …
  • Leopard found dead at Kalyandurg in Anantapur May 18, 2020 12:46 am Hyderabad: A leopard was found dead under suspicious circumstances in the revenue land hillocks of Kambaduru in Rayadurg range of Anantapur district in Andhra Pradesh. According to forest officials, the claws, teeth and skin of the leopard are intact. “It …
  • 35 fresh cases push COVID-19 tally to 349 in Andhra Pradesh; death toll reaches five April 9, 2020 6:37 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: The State recorded 35 fresh COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, taking the total number of positive cases to 349. Those who tested positive include two doctors and two nurses at the Government General Hospital in Anantapur. …
  • Guntur hospital death not due to COVID-19, confirm results March 22, 2020 4:35 am By Express News Service GUNTUR/KAKINADA/ANANTAPUR/NELLORE/VIJAYAWADA: The doctors at Guntur Fever Hospital, who were anxiously waiting for the results of 55-year-old man’s samples sent to Virology Research and Diagnosis Lab (VRDL) at Sri …
  • Chartered plane makes emergency landing in Andhra’s Anantapur February 17, 2020 3:24 pm A chartered single-engine plane Cirrus SR22 (VT-VDN) made an emergency landing in the fields of Eradikera village of Bhrahmasamudram mandal of Anantapur district, close to the Karnataka border on Monday morning. The four-seater plane, carrying two persons …
  • Bengaluru Suburban rail to cost Rs 23k crore February 6, 2020 2:48 am By Express News Service BENGALURU: In a move that has surprised even top railway officials associated with the Suburban Rail Project for the city, the project cost has been revised to Rs 23,050 crore, up from Rs 18,621 crore estimated in the Detailed …
  • Cut red tape, graft at grassroots, Secretariat recruits told October 1, 2019 6:51 am Decentralisation of administration is a boon and you all are becoming part of a historic occasion, said Anantapur Urban MLA Anantha Venkatarami Reddy at the launching of the Village and Ward Secretariats and formal handing over of appointment orders to …
  • Three bears attack farmer in Kalyandurg September 28, 2019 9:30 am Three bears attacked a farmer at Duradakunta village in Kalyandurg mandal of Anantapur while he went there alone for farming work in the early hours of Saturday. The farmer Karenna Chowdary, 45, was alone at the field at the time of the incident and could …
  • Andhra Pradesh: 11 infant deaths in 12 days, govt orders inquiry June 14, 2019 11:00 am Doctors said that out of the four babies who died on June 9-10, three were referred to from other hospitals while one was born at the hospital. (Representational) Days after the death of 11 infants at the Anantapur Government Hospital, the Andhra Pradesh …
  • Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Telugu parties all set for D-Day May 22, 2019 7:42 pm Hyderabad: Forty-two long days after the April 11 elections, all claims and counterclaims, speculation and expectation will be put to the final test when the EVMs start reeling out the numbers from 8 am on Thursday. While the TRS had sought a clean sweep …
  • Indian elections 2019: Stage... April 10, 2019 8:19 am The polling will be held in 7 phases across the country. The stage is set for polling in 91 Lok Sabha constituencies across 20 states and Union Territories on Thursday in the first of seven-phased polls to elect a new government at the Centre. Voting for …
  • Indian elections 2019: Stage set for polling... April 10, 2019 5:52 am The polling will be held in 7 phases across the country. The stage is set for polling in 91 Lok Sabha constituencies across 20 states and Union Territories on Thursday in the first of seven-phased polls to elect a new government at the Centre. Voting for …
  • Stage set for polling in 91 LS seats, 4 Assemblies April 10, 2019 5:07 am New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) The stage is set for polling in 91 Lok Sabha constituencies across 20 states and Union Territories on Thursday in the first of seven-phased polls to elect a new government at the Centre. Voting for Assembly polls will also be …
  • Total recall: Twists and turns in the electrifying campaign April 10, 2019 3:06 am By Express News Service The acerbic campaigning for high stakes simultaneous elections to Lok Sabha and State Assembly ended on Tuesday. The electioneering had been anything but decent, with leaders of TDP and YSRC often hurling choicest expletives at each …
  • Rahul Gandhi to address poll rallies in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka today April 1, 2019 12:58 pm Category: Andhra Pradesh, News Posted by Neha Published: Mar 31, 2019, 8:59 am IST Updated: Mar 31, 2019, 8:59 am IST Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh): Congress President Rahul Gandhi will on Sunday sound the poll bugle by addressing two election rallies in …
  • Raghuveera applies for Kalyandurg seat in Anantapur February 8, 2019 4:25 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: The candidate selection process in the Congress state unit for the upcoming Assembly and general elections has commenced on Thursday with receipt of applications from ticket aspirants. On the first day, 204 applications …
  • Interim budget: Rs 1,828 crore set aside for railway projects in South Western Railway February 2, 2019 1:52 am By Express News Service BENGALURU: The interim Union Budget presented on Friday has earmarked Rs 1,828 crore as budgetary grant for the South Western Railway (SWR) zone for 2019-2020, an increase of 20% over the sum provided for 2018-2019. No new project …
  • Charity Game Master Signs Agreement with Award-Winning Development Firm to Begin Creating Charity Network October 15, 2018 1:00 pm BOCA RATON, FL, Oct. 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Charity Game Master, LLC (CGM), a Pre-ICO crypto technology company, announced today that it has signed an “onboarding retainer agreement” (http://cgmcoin.io/wp-content/uploads/ …
  • Will play kingmaker ifpeople bless us: Naidu October 11, 2018 2:41 pm “Having a Prime Minister of our choice is important to protect the interests of Andhra Pradesh and the Telugu Desam Party will be in a position to play a key role if people send all our candidates to the Lok Sabha in the coming elections,” said Chief …
  • Out On the Town: D.C. arts & entertainment highlights — September 27-October 3 September 28, 2018 5:49 pm Manmade LOVE, GILDA Back in the ’70s, when Saturday Night Live was in its infancy — and still fresh — Gilda Radner stood out as one of the show’s most vibrant lights. Her most iconic characters — Emily Litella, Lisa Loopner, and Roseanne Roseannadanna — …
  • Critic's Notebook: An Enchanted Evening of Indian Dance Under a Turner Sky August 16, 2017 7:28 pm Monday’s event closed with Parul Shah’s display of contemporary Kathak, in which the virtuosically rhythmic turns of the traditional genre alternated with an entirely modern, often expressionist, use of the torso and limbs. Her solo, superbly married to …
  • No proper food or medication, say students August 7, 2017 3:54 am ANANTAPUR: Why are ACB sleuths conducting raids on the social welfare hostels in Anantapur is one question that is bothering people of the district. The answer of the ACB officials is simple, the number of officials of these hostels indulging in corrupt …
  • TDP leader killed over property dispute? August 4, 2017 6:08 am Valmiki Federation Corporation Director Boya Badanna ANANTAPUR: Valmiki Federation Corporation Director Boya Badanna (66) was brutally murdered by miscreants at Golla village in Kalyandurg mandal, while he was going for a morning walk on Thursday.  …
  • Mother and son gather supporters for extreme hopscotch July 21, 2017 8:07 pm Parking spaces were turned into colorful chalk hopscotch grids at the Recess Olympics, the first Hopping 4 A Cure for multiple sclerosis fundraiser. "We just hopped into Boca," said Marla Jaffe with her son David Nassau, 23, who turned the …
  • Med student walked 3 miles on hands, seeking world record, charity funds June 26, 2017 9:35 pm June 26 (UPI) -- A Florida man walked more than 3 miles on his hands in hopes of breaking a world record and raising funds for charity. Ashwin Kalyandurg, 22, walked 3.17 miles on his hands, surpassing a 2002 Guinness World Record by 100 meters, during an …
  • Handwalker breaks Guinness Book of World Records in Boca Raton June 26, 2017 4:40 pm Ashwin Kalyandurg, a 22-year-old medical student at Nova Southeastern University, lent a helping hand to four charities last week. Two hands, in fact. He surpassed the Guinness Book of World Records’ record for handwalking by walking 5.1 kilometers (3.2 …
  • Five killed in lightning strike in Andhra Pradesh May 15, 2017 2:42 am ANANTAPUR: Five people taking shelter from thunder storm in Kalugodu village of Gummagatta mandal in Anantapur district were killed when lightning struck the small shed they had gathered in. Boya Obanna, a 25-year-old from the village along with two others …
  • 18 diverting reasons to leave the house this week January 25, 2017 10:13 am Thursday, 1/26 Rich the Kid @ The Crofoot Rich the Kid may only be 24 years old, but he’s done a whole lot with those years. In addition to his 16 mixtapes, he’s also started his own record label, Rich Forever, and has collaborated with the likes of …